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Middle Grade in Rehab Medicine

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Middle Grade in Rehabilitation Medicine (with registrar level experience in Rehabilitation / General Medicine / Surgery/ Orthopaedics and Trauma / Neurosciences / A+E / General Practice)

The Walton Centre invites applications from enthusiastic and motivated doctors to join our established multicentre specialist rehabilitation service.

This service offers inpatient rehabilitation to patients with complex disability from across Cheshire and Merseyside. With strong links to the major trauma centre, Neurosciences and acute trusts across the region, patients’ needs are catered for throughout their rehabilitation journey and prompt admission following medical/surgical stabilisation is facilitated. Each of our 5 units have a comprehensive multidisciplinary team enabling patients to optimise their abilities, independence and quality of life whilst receiving ongoing medical care and intervention.

The hub unit is based at the Walton Centre, with 30 beds for those with hyperacute and supportive rehabilitation needs. A further 43 beds are provided at spoke units (Broadgreen Hospital 15, St Helen’s Hospital 20, Clatterbridge Hospital 8, The Walton Centre 10) for patients able to participate in active rehabilitation programmes. Each unit has a dedicated consultant and the post holder will work alongside an SHO level doctor. The successful applicant is likely to be based at one unit but may be required to rotate to/cover other units.

At present the post is 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Once all posts are filled there are plans to develop a middle grade on-call rota.

Applicants do not require any previous rehabilitation medicine experience, our Consultants can support with on-the-job training. However, acute-care skills, flexibility to provide care across a variety conditions and good communication skills are vital.

The post holder will also be involved in outpatient care in a clinic setting; working with patients rehabilitating in the community and with long term conditions and can receive training in the use of botulinum toxin for spasticity.

A medical rehabilitation teaching programme has been developed, the post holder will also be encouraged to attend educational meetings at the Walton Centre and their host Trust. All units are actively involved in audit and research and participation in projects would be welcomed. There will be opportunity to develop skills, address personal interests and for career development.

Informal enquiries are very welcome to Dr Ganesh Bavikatte, Lead Rehabilitation Consultant on telephone number  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed )

Closing date; 1st November 2016

Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process please contact a member of the HR Services Team on  ( Phone number removed )  or  ( Phone number removed )  at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post.

Any trans applicants who will require a DBS check and do not want to reveal details of their previous identity can contact the DBS Sensitive Applications Team ( ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed )) with their application number once they have completed their DBS application form. The team are then able to preventany previous identity showing on the DBS Certificate, unless the applicant has a conviction under their previous details in which case this will need to be disclosed.

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.

UK Registration

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

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