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Consultant Physician with an interest in Stroke Services

Job Description

We are a pioneering research active organisation and we are proud to be doing things differently; whether that be redefining the shape of the local health and care system through our innovative plans for integrated care, or developing new services such as our Frail Older Person’s Assessment Service and our Medically Fit for Discharge Ward.

As well as creating the future, we also know the importance of providing really good, safe, and caring services for our patients. Our iCARE ethos sets out the principles which every member of our staff works to, ensuring good communication, attitude, respect and care for the hospital environment. Our patients tell us we’re getting this right, with our Friends and Family Test results consistently above 95 per cent (patients ‘extremely likely’ or ‘likely’ to recommend us to their friends and family).

11 PA’s per week

Applications are invited for the post of a Consultant Physician with an interest in Stroke Medicine. This post has been developed to provide a comprehensive stroke service based on new models of care within the stroke service both at Yeovil District Hospital and our new Stroke Rehabilitation Unit based at South Petherton Community Hospital. It represents an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic department with lots of opportunities to contribute to the on-going development of services in Stroke Medicine within our local community.

Yeovil District Hospital serves a growing population of over 185,000 in the expanding market town of Yeovil and the surrounding areas; we are seeking an enthusiastic Stroke Physician to help further develop an expanding Stroke service and play a key role in hyper acute stroke, TIA management and rehabilitation. We have a well-developed hyper acute stroke service with 24/7 thrombolysis supported by the stroke network.

It is an exciting time to be part of Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the stroke service in particular given our exceptional links with the Stroke Somerset Network. The successful candidate will join our existing Stroke team of two Stroke Physicians, three Stroke Nurse Specialists and a Stroke Rehabilitation Team to provide a comprehensive Stroke Service, and will contribute to continued service and team developments. Stroke thrombolysis service is well established and current thrombolysis rate is over 20%. We have established protocols for immediate imaging, including CT angio and an agreed thrombectomy referral pathway. Our 7 days TIA clinic is well established using same day MRI and carotid imaging. There is an excellent liaison service with cardiology, including access to loop recorders, bubble ECHO and TOE services

Stroke services in Yeovil Hospital have performed well both in the SSNAP and the regional data.Yeovil Hospital received a ‘B’ rating, in the latest SSNAP data.

There are teaching opportunities for Undergraduate, Postgraduate medical staff and other professional groups, and for personal development with involvement in research and medical education. The Stroke Service has an excellent record in recruitment to Stroke trials and research within Stroke Medicine and other research areas will be actively encouraged. Extra sessional funding is available to support extra research activities.

Applicants must be fully registered with the GMC and hold a licence to practise. Applicants must have entry on the GMC Specialist Register via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview date), CESR or European Community Rights. Practitioners whose names are on the Specialist Register with the GMC in General Medicine and Elderly Care who have experience in Stroke Medicine are equally eligible. This post attracts 11 PA’s per week and the successful candidate will take part in the Consultant on call commitment of 1 in 16 over the weekend and 1 in 13 for weekdays.

Yeovil District Hospital has enjoyed a stable and successful history; trusted and respected by our patients, staff and commissioners. We have been repeatedly rated as one of the top-10 healthcare employers in the country, a leading-light in global stroke research and development, and attracted national interest in our iCARE model, which has established the principles of exemplary patient care experience within our Hospital.

Yeovil District Hospital has recently been awarded ‘Vanguard’ status following a successful joint bid with NHS England. Being a ‘Vanguard’ site identifies us as one of the most innovative trusts in the country and gives us unique access to national support and funding to realise our exciting plans.

Yeovil District Hospital is a modern hospital in pleasant countryside only two hours from London and less than one hour from the nearest coast. There are excellent facilities in a purpose built Education Centre on-site. Purpose built, off-site, accommodation for Yeovil District Hospital staff members opened on 1st August 2012 and is managed by Yarlington Housing Group.

For further details / informal visits contact:
For further information regarding the vacancy, please contact Dr K A Rashed, Consultant Stroke Physician on  ( Phone number removed )  or Dr J Gotto, Clinical Director for the Medical Division on  ( Phone number removed ) .

We also have a range of nursing, medical and GP vacancies. If you know of anyone who might be interested in these roles we’d be delighted to hear from them. You can find our adverts for these posts by searching for Yeovil District Hospital in the employers list on NHS Jobs, or please contact our Recruitment Team on  ( Phone number removed ) , or ( Email address removed ) for details.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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