Consultant Neurologist with an interest in Epilepsy
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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ROYAL VICTORIA INFIRMARY / FREEMAN HOSPITAL
DIRECTORATE OF NEUROSCIENCES
CONSULTANT NEUROLOGIST WITH AN INTEREST IN EPILEPSY
We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious individual to join our well integrated team. We strongly encourage informal contact from clinicians and clinical academics worldwide.
This is a new post and therefore prospective candidates are encouraged to develop their own area of interest within the epilepsy team, looking to strengthen existing areas, or expand the service. You will be expected to contribute to the acute and general out-patient neurology service and support a specialist epilepsy service. You should also be agreeable to the possibility of a future local district general hospital attachment as the Department's regional presence expands.
In addition to the challenges of the role, we can offer you a commitment to teaching, education, research and audit.
Candidates for the post must be registered medical practitioners and on, or eligible to join, the Specialist Register within six months of the date of the Appointments Committee.
Please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification document.
Main duties of the job
This post is based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in the regional neurosciences centre. You will provide a general neurology service, comprising acute and elective outpatient and inpatient work, and will take part in the provision of a specialist service in epilepsy. Future expansion of the regional role of the department may introduce a contribution to the provision of services at a local district general hospital.
Within the epilepsy service we provide first seizure, epilepsy surgery, adolescent transition, neuro-obstetrics and learning disability/epilepsy clinics in addition to the general/complex epilepsy clinics. Weekly MDTs are held with the neurophysiology department to review EEGs, and there is a twice monthly epilepsy surgery meeting. We are planning to expand our provision of vidoetelemetry. We are growing our team in 2022 and are looking for an enthusiastic new colleague.
The appointee will be expected to participate in the weekly academic meetings and in the departmental teaching programme for the undergraduate medical students from Newcastle University. They will also be expected to contribute to the postgraduate training.
The appointee will be expected to undertake administrative duties in relation to the care of his/her patients and in relation to the running of the Department of Neurology in co-operation with the Head of Department, Departmental Manager and Clinical Director.
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region's major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff's commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an "employer of choice" offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide "healthcare at its best - with people at our heart".
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Duties and Responsibilities:
- Participate in departmental work in providing neurology services to our patients.
- Contribute to the departmental on-call system.
- Provide a specialist epilepsy service.
- Undertake administrative duties in relation to the care of his/her patients and in relation to the running of the Department of Neuroradiology, in co-operation with the Heads of Department, Directorate Manager and Clinical Director.
- To undertake general administrative duties within a context of compliance with Directorate and Trust aims and objectives.
- Become involved with the financial management of the Directorate budget - at all times looking to ensure the delivery of high-quality care to agreed standards, but at the same time reviewing working practices to provide the most efficient use of resources.
- The Trust welcomes and encourages research as a high-profile activity that compliments the service provided, the emphasis being studies that fall within the National Institute of Health Research Portfolio. This research activity can be supported by Clinical Research Network funding. The department will support candidates who look to develop a research career from within the NHS post. We have a number of excellent Clinical Research Nurses who are currently helping us recruit to a number of national and international multicentre trials such as ARISE, BioJuME, CoreVNS and the AED registry study.
It is anticipated that you will:
- Participate in the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
- Participate in the teaching and training of other health care professionals within the Directorate.
- Be actively involved in the clinical supervision of all postgraduate trainees in the department.
In line with the Trusts core value of placing patients at the heart of everything we do, we are developing our service provision to be responsive to the needs of our patients. To meet those needs some staff groups will be increasingly asked to work a more flexible work pattern so that they can offer services in the evening or weekend. As a result any offer of employment to a consultant post will be subject to you agreeing to work a new more flexible pattern or working in the future if required, including evening and weekend work.
Education, Qualifications and Specialist Skills
Management and Administration Experience
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