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Consultant Stroke Physician and Clinical Educator

Job Description



A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a stroke physician with a substantial interest in undergraduate medical education to join our team. Applications are invited for a suitably qualified Consultant Physician to join an integrated medical team of 25 General Physicians. The post would suit a stroke physician or general physician with a strong interest and experience in Stroke. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the general medical on call rota.

We are seeking someone with a strong ambition and drive to provide modern, high quality stroke care and have a passion in providing outstanding medical education to the undergraduate clinical programme. A clear track-record of high-quality clinically-oriented teaching is essential.

The Chesterfield Royal Hospital is set in a great location, being an attractive market town close to the major cities of Nottingham and Sheffield and only 10 minutes travelling time from the Peak District National Park, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The hospital is a dynamic Foundation Trust which has invested more than £80 million in new developments and facilities.

The Royal has been developed as a primary centre for stroke and is already delivering high quality stroke services, including MR angiography and thrombolysis. In April 2011, a purpose built Stroke Rehabilitation Unit was opened on-site, which includes a state of the art therapy and relaxation zone for patients. The Trust is the lead provider for the rehabilitation pathway with an Early Supported Discharge Team in place. There has been significant investment in therapy and nursing staff to ensure stroke care is of a high standard. The Trust is linked to the Yorkshire and Humber Cardiovascular Strategic Clinical Network (South) and has an established Telemedicine link with all hospitals within the network.

Applicants for the post should ideally hold a CCT in General Medicine and/or Healthcare of the Elderly (or be within six months of receiving a CCT at the date of interview), or be an experienced Stroke Physician wishing to move to a high quality, well run NHS Foundation Trust.

We recognise that it is often difficult to tempt people in this field to consider a move to a different Trust. We hope our flexible approach and the quality of our service provision will encourage you to have a conversation with us at least – we are willing to look at flexible arrangements that might be just right for you and which will also benefit the Trust, for example combining clinical duties with education responsibilities or maybe an annualised hours contract. We are very keen to attract the best and recognise that we may have to do things differently to achieve this and find ways to provide you with the right opportunities for your career – so please contact us to discuss this further.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate evidence of having received relevant training, including experience in stroke thrombolysis. However, the Trust is willing to provide time, funding and additional training for those with less experience, but who are able to demonstrate a desire and commitment to providing and developing future stroke services.

Enquiries about the post and arrangements to visit should be directed to:

Mr George Briggs, Acting Divisional Director, Medicine and Emergency Care (tel:  ( Phone number removed ) )

Dr Hal Spencer, Clinical Lead, Medicine and Emergency Care (tel:  ( Phone number removed ) )

Dr Mahmud Sajid, Consultant Stroke Physician (tel:  ( Phone number removed ) )

Mrs Janine Wolstenholme, General Manager, Medicine and Emergency Care (tel:  ( Phone number removed ) )

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