The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL KING’S LYNN NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
Consultant Physician in Stroke Medicine
Applications are invited for a full time Consultant who is required for the Department of Stroke Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust. This is a new post to join our enthusiastic and multi-disciplinary Stroke service team and is designed to support the progressive development of Stroke Services.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn NHS Foundation Trust provides a hospital and community health service serving the principle towns of King’s Lynn, Downham Market, Fakenham, Hunstanton, Swaffham and Wisbech. The district is predominantly rural. The King’s Lynn Hospitals provide the greater part of the general hospital services for the district supported by the North Cambridgeshire Hospital, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.
The post is at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gayton Road, King’s Lynn which is located on the outskirts of the town of King’s Lynn, some two miles from the town centre.
During the past year emergency stroke admissions to QEHKL were about 550 with a thrombolysis rate of around 20%. We provide 24/7 thrombolysis with the use of telemedicine out of hours. The hyper-acute unit has 6 beds with 23 acute stroke and rehab beds. We provide seven day hyper-acute Consultant ward rounds and daily weekday MDT meetings with our enthusiastic and dedicated therapists, psychologist and nursing staff.
We provide a one-stop consultant led TIA clinics seven days a week seeing high risk TIA patients within 24 hours. It is expected that about 900 patients should present to our acute TIA service per annum. The new post will enable us to further develop the TIA service and stroke follow up clinics.
Within the department we work closely together as a multi-disciplinary team, with ward based therapies 7 days a week. There is a good relationship with management and the commissioners who are supportive of developing the Stroke service.
The job offered is for 10 sessions but part time applicants will be considered.
Applicants must be included in the GMC Specialist Register for General Internal Medicine and / or Stroke Medicine or be within three months of CCT accreditation. The successful applicant will provide a high quality Stroke and General Medicine service.
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VALUES AND BEHAVIOURS
OUR VALUES - AT THE HEART OF ALL THAT WE DO
At The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin our core values.
Broadly, these values include such attributes as being dedicated, showing courage and embracing innovation. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.
Can you show us through your application and at interview how you would treat our patients with the compassion, dignity and respect they have a right to expect? Are you able to evidence behaviours that are supportive of your colleagues?
If you believe that you are able to meet these essential requirements, we would be very happy to consider your application.
(For a full list of our Values and Behaviours, please see below)
‘TWO TICKS’ SCHEME
We are a committed Two Ticks employer. If you believe that you are eligible for a guaranteed interview under this scheme, please indicate this on your application. More information on eligibility for the scheme can be found below.
If you are successful in applying for this post we will require company email addresses for your referees to speed up your start date (personal email addresses for employers are not acceptable). At least one of your referees must be your current/most recent employer. We require references to cover 3 years employment history (unless just leaving education).
If you haven’t worked for three years or more you should provide us with a reference from your most recent employers; where this isn’t possible we will accept references from someone of sufficient standing within your community who knows you, such as a doctor, solicitor, MP, religious leader/minister.
Applicants who are in, or have just left full time education and have never worked should obtain references from a lecturer or teacher within the educational establishment attended.
***Please be aware that if you are shortlisted for interview you will be required to bring the relevant Identification and Qualification documents. For the list of acceptable forms of identification please see below the link to the Establishing Identity document***
We offer our staff a wide range of benefits including work life balance policies, flexible working opportunities, Childcare support, a free counseling service, Occupational Health services, excellent pension scheme and NHS shopping discounts.
The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we do advise you to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
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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