Consultant in Neurophysiology
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
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Applications are invited for a Consultant Neurophysiologist post across South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. The post is offered on a 10PAs basis, however LTFT applications will be considered.
The department provides a comprehensive range of neurophysiological diagnostic services for patients of all ages (including the neonatal period) in Sunderland, South Tyneside and North Durham, plays an important role in the delivery of the 18-week patient pathway in a number of major specialties and is critical in the diagnosis and understanding of a range of common diseases.
We are looking for a friendly, dynamic and supportive individual to join our service and team in continuing to provide an excellent and comprehensive neurophysiology service. You must possess strong leadership and communication skills and a desire to develop and grow the service. There are close academic links with the Regional Neuroscience Centre at the RVI in Newcastle.
Applicants must possess MRCP, hold a CCST and be on the GMCs Specialist Register, or be within 6 months of being admitted to the GMCs Specialist Register.
Informal enquiries are welcomed and encouraged. Applicants interested in applying should contact Dr Richard Telford, Clinical Director on ext. 47496 or Bleep 52454 and Mrs Debra Young, Head of Neurophysiology / Senior Chief Clinical Physiologist on ext. 49086 / 42534.
Main duties of the job
The post-holder will be expected to coordinate and deliver the strategic and operational aspects of the Neurophysiology services across the STSFT reflecting national and local priorities. There is no on call commitment associated with this post.
Clinical - Provision and delivery of consultant support to manage patients requiring a range of neurophysiology investigations and diagnostics. Performing NCS/EMG studies and writing own reports. Supervising and reporting physiologist nerve conduction studies. Reporting EEGs, video telemetry recordings and EP studies. Ability to facilitate discussions and onward referrals for patients. Provision of expert knowledge and support to colleagues to assist patient management. Support outpatient services such as EMG / EEG / NCS clinics. Actively participate in the MDT and any other meetings necessary to patient care. Support with the development of neurophysiology services across STSFT.
Administrative - Participate in local and national audit activities relevant to neurophysiology. Attendance at clinical governance activities / meetings. Act as an educational and clinical supervisor for junior medical staff and physiologists in training. Support the delivery of integrated services as required
Research - Participate in existing clinical trials and research. Working with the STSFT research and innovation team assist with the recruitment of potential participants into future research studies.
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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.
We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support.
The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.
To coordinate and deliver the strategic and operational aspects of the Neurophysiology services across the South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust footprint. These will reflect National and Local priorities including the strategic direction of South Tyneside and Sunderland and the Directorate of Rehabilitation and Care of the Elderly.
The post holder is expected to possess Membership of the Royal College of Physicians and to be on the GMC Specialist Register at the time of taking up the post.
The post holder is expected to attend the monthly Directorate meetings. The Clinical Director in the Directorate of Rehabilitation and Elderly Medicine is Dr Richard Telford.
The post holder will be expected to develop the service in keeping with National guidance and Local HImP
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