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Clinical Fellow in Stroke

Job Description

Clinical Fellow in Stroke

Applications are invited for post of clinical fellow in Stroke Medicine with a background of general medical experience wishing to gain further experiences in stroke medicine or acute neurology based at Northampton General Hospital.

All applications will be considered for whole time, part time and flexible working for candidates who have skills and experience more suited to some aspects of the posts.

The post holder will work alongside a team of enthusiastic stroke Consultants, Stroke SpRs, junior medical staff and specialist nurses to optimise the running of the Comprehensive Stroke Centre.

The post-holder will work across all aspects of the service but mainly be involved in

Hyper acute, acute stroke care and TIA management. There is close supervision

by the Stroke Consultants and other appropriate specialist colleagues (for example

Consultant Neuroradiologists).

The post holder will contribute to the operation of the 12 bedded HASU as part of a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses and therapists, with support from a Stroke Consultant and a trained Band 6 Stroke Nurse. Responsibilities also include supervision of junior doctors.

This HASU attachment is an excellent opportunity to gain extensive experience in various aspects of hyper acute stroke care, including brain imaging, telemedicine, and delivery of thrombolysis.

The key aim is to develop the knowledge, and skills required to work in a high quality stroke service.

The post is essentially 9-5pm Monday to Friday with opportunities to do out of hours work and/or acute medicine on call if the applicant so wishes.

Although this appointment is not accredited for training, the appointees will have the opportunity to participate in the educational and training programs at NGH including a weekly academic half-day.

The successful candidate will be allocated an educational and clinical supervisor and encouraged to complete training assessments in line with other trainees at the same level.

Educational supervision will be provided and opportunities to develop further experience of stroke will be available. The training programme is based on the JRCPTB core curriculum for Stroke Medicine but will be specifically tailored for each trainee to complement their specialist training to date and ensure the programme meets the educational needs of the appointee.

This post would be suitable for candidates who have completed their Core training level (or equivalent), and wish to gain specific experience and training in stroke medicine, neurology or rehabilitation, perhaps with a view to pursuing related formal specialty training.

For further details please contact: Dr M Blake Tel:  ( Phone number removed )  Dr P Boovalingam Tel:  ( Phone number removed )  Dr L Brawn Tel:  ( Phone number removed )  Dr D O’kane Tel  ( Phone number removed )  Dr Srinivasan Tel  ( Phone number removed ) 

Closing Date: 29th September 2016

To deliver best possible care for our patients:

  • We put patient safety above all else

  • We aspire to excellence

  • We reflect, we learn, we improve

  • We respect and support each other


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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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