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Consultant Physician in Stroke Medicine

Job Description

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Torbay Hospital, Torquay, Devon


Applications are invited for a permanent full-time (1 WTE/10PA) Consultant Physician in Stroke Medicine based at Torbay Hospital.

This new post is to enhance the services provided by the current stroke team and to support the ongoing programme of development that is underway within the stroke service. There will be an emphasis on continuing to deliver and develop a high quality stroke service locally in South Devon with an absolute commitment to providing excellent stroke care, using SSNAP as a benchmark. A key development that we are working towards will be the provision of seven-day specialist cover, and this post holder will in due course be expected to contribute to the delivery of this service. The prospective post holder will also contribute to our unique walk-in rapid access TIA clinics.

The Stroke service is well established and provides comprehensive service to South Devon Community. The Service has all components of the national stroke pathway including hyperacute service with 24/7 thrombolysis (since 2006), acute care, rehabilitation and TIA service, all provided and delivered locally. There is a progressive community rehabilitation service with established ESD.

The Service has achieved and continues to achieve excellently in many fields with very good performance including the last CQC review, and was strongly commended by National Stroke Review Team in 2010. Similarly it achieved excellently in National Sentinel Audits, and National SINAP. As with most trusts in the UK, there are challenges with SSNAP results.

Neuroimaging is well developed with CT and CTA as well as MRI (DWI) readily available, with a successful and innovative modified MRI protocol as the imaging of choice for TIA patients.

The Stroke service, across the community as whole, enjoys close relationships both with the Commissioners and clinicians from all disciplines across the whole pathway. The Trust provides a successful and nationally recognised Early Supported Discharge service across the whole community.

The new post holder is expected to be accredited (or within 6 months of accreditation, at the date of the interview) in stroke medicine, or demonstrate equivalent experience and qualification. Accreditation in general medicine is essential. There is a commitment to on-call general medicine rota.

We have an ambitious and inclusive vision to improve health and well-being for the population from all local stakeholders across health and social care, and have been awarded Pioneer status by NHS England. Integration with the community health and social care provider in 2015 allows us to radically re-think and re-shape the way we deliver care, free from traditional organisational constraints. This post will offer an opportunity to be part of designing and delivering innovative new services in Torbay and South Devon, including more integrated and streamlined care pathways for patients.

South Devon is an area of exceptional natural beauty, with outstanding opportunities for both dry-land and water based activities, and has a very mild climate. Schools in the area are excellent in both state and private sector, with a selective grammar school system.

Informal enquiries would be welcomed by Dr Biju Bhaskaran (Clinical Lead and Consultant Physician) telephone  ( Phone number removed ) , Dr Kate Lissett (Clinical Director) telephone  ( Phone number removed )  or Lesley Wade (System Manager) telephone  ( Phone number removed ) .

Applicants are required to be on the GMC’s Specialist Register with a license to practice at the time of interview. Please ensure you attach an up to date CV with your online application.

Closing date: 7th November 2016

NO Agencies or Canvassers.

If you would like support completing an application form, please contact the recruitment team on  ( Phone number removed )  where one of our administrators will be able to assist you.


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  • Please note: where the post is a temporary position there may be a possibility of the post becoming permanent.

The Trust is committed to preventing discrimination, valuing diversity and achieving equality of opportunity. No person (staff, patient or public) will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of the nine protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010: Sexual Orientation; Gender; Age; Gender Reassignment; Pregnancy and Maternity; Disability; Religion or Belief (non-belief); Race; Marriage and Civil Partnership. In addition to these nine, the Trusts will not discriminate on the grounds of domestic circumstances, social-economic status, political affiliation or trade union membership.

As an inclusive organisation we welcome applications from people who are underrepresented in the health and care workforce (for example; people from a Black or Minority Ethnic background, people with disabilities and people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender)

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