Locum Consultant Stroke Physician

Northampton General Hospital

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Job summary

This is an opportunity to join an ambitious and forward looking stroke service as a Consultant Stroke Physician based at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust. The post is full time with opportunities for part time work for applicants who may prefer this option. This post will complement and augment the Stroke Service currently provided by the five existing Consultant Stroke Physicians at NGH and 2 stroke physicians at KGH including 24/7 thrombolysis delivery fully supported by stroke specialist nurses. In addition the post includes cover of a 21 bed general medical ward shared with the stroke physicians

Main duties of the job

  • Supervise and train junior medical staff
  • Have responsibility for 12 Hyper-Acute Stroke beds on Eleanor ward (covering 1 week in 6) with prospective cover
  • Management of patients on the Hyperacute Stroke Unit
  • Contribute to running the TIA clinic
  • Take part in multidisciplinary case conferences
  • Take part in the on-call stroke rota (1:6) with prospective cover
  • Teaching and administration
  • Exact make up of job plan can be finalised after discussion with successful candidate
  • Have responsibility for 12 stroke rehabilitation beds at a community stroke rehab unit.
  • To be involved in audit and clinical governance activities of the Unit
  • To be involved in appraising and assessing juniors
  • Develop the Stroke Service along with the other Consultants at NGH
  • Option to participate in General Medicine On Call

About us

NGH is the Primary Stroke Centre for Northamptonshire and has a cohesive team of experienced staff from all disciplines.

The Northampton stroke service has developed over many years and has a centrally placed 12 bed Hyperacute stroke unit (Eleanor ward) near A&E, radiology and ITU with a 27 bed subacute/rehabilitation unit (Allebone ward) next door and close to a nearby excellent physiotherapy gymnasium. The Northamptonshire Community Stroke team links with the inpatient stroke team to facilitate a smooth transition for patients back into the community.

Over the past year our SSNAP score has varied between 78-80, giving us A/B. It is our plan to become a solid A, and consolidate this over the next year.

We have similar stroke numbers on the SSNAP audit to Nottingham and Leicester and so we are a significantly sized service with ample opportunity for service development and improvements.

Date posted

28 April 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Band

Consultant

Salary

£84,559 to £114,003 a year plus opportunity for additional bank shifts

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

265-4122500

Job locations

Northampton General Hospital

Cliftonville

Northampton

NN1 5BD


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further details and information about this role.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further details and information about this role.

Person Specification

OTHER

Essential

  • Full and Specialist registration (and with a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC), or be eligible for registration within six months of interview.

Desirable

  • A special interest in an area to complement the other consultants in the department

Qualifications

Essential

  • FRCPath or show evidence of equivalent qualification
  • Wide knowledge and experience of Haematology
  • Applicants that are UK trained, must ALSO be a holder of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or be within six months of award of CCT by date of interview.

Desirable

  • MD, PhD or other higher degree

Teaching & Research

Essential

  • Experience of audit and quality improvement in Haematology
  • Experience of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching

Desirable

  • Research projects relating to speciality
  • Publications in recognised haematology journals

Interpersonal Skills

Essential

  • High level organisational Skills
  • Communication Skills - Written and Verbal

Desirable

  • Leadership Skills
Person Specification

OTHER

Essential

  • Full and Specialist registration (and with a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC), or be eligible for registration within six months of interview.

Desirable

  • A special interest in an area to complement the other consultants in the department

Qualifications

Essential

  • FRCPath or show evidence of equivalent qualification
  • Wide knowledge and experience of Haematology
  • Applicants that are UK trained, must ALSO be a holder of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or be within six months of award of CCT by date of interview.

Desirable

  • MD, PhD or other higher degree

Teaching & Research

Essential

  • Experience of audit and quality improvement in Haematology
  • Experience of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching

Desirable

  • Research projects relating to speciality
  • Publications in recognised haematology journals

Interpersonal Skills

Essential

  • High level organisational Skills
  • Communication Skills - Written and Verbal

Desirable

  • Leadership Skills

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Northampton General Hospital

Address

Northampton General Hospital

Cliftonville

Northampton

NN1 5BD


Employer's website

https://www.northamptongeneral.nhs.uk/Home.aspx (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Northampton General Hospital

Address

Northampton General Hospital

Cliftonville

Northampton

NN1 5BD


Employer's website

https://www.northamptongeneral.nhs.uk/Home.aspx (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Dr Mel Blake

Melanie.blake@ngh.nhs.uk

01604545965

Date posted

28 April 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Band

Consultant

Salary

£84,559 to £114,003 a year plus opportunity for additional bank shifts

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

265-4122500

Job locations

Northampton General Hospital

Cliftonville

Northampton

NN1 5BD


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