Consultant Stroke Physician

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


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Job overview

Consultant Physician with Special interest in Stroke Medicine - 1 post

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is one of four Specialist hospitals in the Greater Manchester Region.

Due to a recent retirement we are inviting applications for a full time post of Consultant Physician with Special interest in Stroke Medicine to join our dynamic stroke team at one of the three Hyper acute Stroke Centers in Greater Manchester .The Department of Stroke Medicine is being heavily invested in as part of the Trusts long term strategy to continue to provide and enhance the quality of care delivered. This is an extremely exciting time to join a growing specialist hospital, co-located with the serene rural setting to the south and the bustling urban vibe of Manchester to the North including excellent links via airport and rail.

Main duties of the job

The appointees will join a cohesive team of 9 consultants involved in Stroke services enhancing service delivery. You will be expected to participate in Stroke Thrombolysis on call Rota (1 in 9 on call from 7am -11.30 pm only). There is no general medical on call commitments.

The successful candidate should have completed Specialist Training in General Medicine and Geriatrics and or subspecialty training in Stroke Medicine. The candidate should be on the Specialist Register of the GMC, or have a CCT date within six months of the date of interview.

About us

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services for children and adults across Stockport and the High Peak, as well as community health services for Stockport, Tameside and Glossop. Stepping Hill Hospital treats over 500,000 patients per year and community health services are run across 24 sites in Stockport and 17 sites in Tameside and Glossop.

There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities youll see in yourself.

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focussed workforce.

We are constantly improving how we work with staff and this is reflected in the awards we have been awarded, which can be viewed on our website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be expected to participate in teaching and mentoring of junior medical staff, medical students and specialist nurses.

Supervise the training of junior medical staff on the team in conjunction with the other consultant physicians in the department.

Jointly manage with the other consultants in the department patients admitted to the allocated wards and areas of clinical responsibility. Participate in regular departmental and national audit and help with the departmental research activities and contribute to the departmental and medicine business group meetings.

Demonstrate active contribution to Primary stroke centre clinical governance programme and other governance process within the business group.

Work in close partnership with the Lead Clinician for Stroke in the implementation of the Primary Stroke Centre, developing protocols/guidelines as well as undertaking audits to facilitate governance

Specifically adopt, in conjunction with colleagues, an active role in the planning, development and delivery of a high quality Stroke Service for the Business group.

Assume a continuous commitment for the care of patients, and ensure that adequate arrangements are made for leave and off duty periods

Promote high professional standards of clinical care for patients, both through direct patient care and by the maintenance of continuing professional development.

Develop close links with General Practitioners operating in the area.

All Consultants are required to work flexibly in undertaking their duties. This may require working during the evenings and weekends to ensure effective delivery of service and its sustainability. The need for any alterations will be highlighted by the Clinical Director and discussed with all relevant Consultants.

This timetable is open to discussion/adjustment within reason depending on the needs of the service and credentials of the individual and where appropriate agreed changes can be incorporated into this timetable

If successful, this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of £43.50. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary. In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of £13.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

Person Specification



  • Primary Medical Qualification MBChB or equivalent
  • CCT in General Internal Medicine or Geriatric Medicine by the time of taking up appointment or within six months of achieving this.


  • MD or PhD
  • Subspecialty CCT in Stroke medicine
  • CCT in both Geriatric and General medicine



  • 12 months minimum experience in Stroke Medicine
  • 12 months minimum experience in Stroke Medicine


  • Stroke Fellowship



  • A broad training, which demonstrates appropriate experience and a positive attitude towards patients
  • Experience in and commitment to post graduate and undergraduate education
  • Comprehensive patient management


  • Evidence of training in teaching skills



  • Broad understanding of research methodology
  • Evidence of participation in research


  • Evidence of independent or supervised research with relevant publications

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 NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Stockport NHS Foundation Trust



Employer's website

Date posted

19 January 2021

Pay scheme

Hospital, medical and dental




£82,096 to £110,683 a year



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