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Consultant Stroke Physician

Job Description

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute hospital trusts in the country. We provide a full range of services to more than 650,000 people across Portsmouth, South East Hampshire and West Sussex. Most services are provided at Queen Alexandra Hospital but we also offer a range of outpatient and diagnostic facilities closer to patients’ homes. We handle around 130,000 Emergency Department admissions a year and have the busiest maternity department on the South Coast. The Trust employs around 6,000 staff and is the second largest employer in Portsmouth.

The Trust’s vision is to be the best hospital, provide the best care by employing the best people and to ensure our patients are the centre of all that we do. If you share the same values as Portsmouth Hospitals; Respect & Dignity, Quality of Care, Working Together and Efficiency we want you to work for us.

Consultant Stroke Physicians

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust serves a catchment area of over 650,000 people and provides a range of acute services at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham. A number of community services are provided by the Trust at Saint Mary’s Health Campus, Petersfield Community Hospital and Gosport War Memorial Hospital. The Trust also hosts the largest Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit (MDHU) in England. The Unit treats members of the armed forces and their families from all corners of the United Kingdom.

The Clinical Service Centre provides a comprehensive service to the frail, elderly and adult stroke patients across the district. Our stroke service encompasses hyperacute services, daily TIA clinics, rehabilitation and an early supported discharge service which has received both national and international recognition.

We require two fully committed and flexible individuals (two substantive posts are available) who are happy to adapt to the opportunities presented as the clinical service centre continues to evolve.

The Trust recognises the need to be flexible and is willing to consider tailoring the post to meet the requirements of a high calibre applicant. The recruitment is being handled by Hunter Healthcare who are managing the whole process and are authorised by the Trust to discuss individual requirements with candidates.

Applicants must hold full GMC registration and be on the Specialist Register in General Internal Medicine (GIM) and Geriatric Medicine as well or eligible within 6 months of the interview date.

Please find attached a detailed candidate pack under 'additional information'.

For more information or a confidential discussion please contact Rebecca Bridger at Hunter Healthcare on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Closing date is 27th November 2016.

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