Consultant Physician in Stroke Medicine

Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
£76,761 to £103,490 p/a
10 Jul 2017
28 Jul 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Physician with an interest in Stroke Medicine to join the team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The successful candidate would be part of a team providing inpatient support to 20 stroke beds, as well as TIA and stroke review clinics. The QE Hospital stroke service is currently achieving a SSNAP score “C” but there is an opportunity to improve parts of the pathway and we are looking for a consultant who can lead the stroke service and support our ongoing transformation. We are seeking an innovative and forward-thinking individual, who can support and motivate the dedicated and experienced MDT around them, as well as working with partners in the clinical network.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work with colleagues at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Newcastle, as part of a new hyperacute pathway.

This new partnership came into effect in November 2016, after a period of joint service planning.

Stroke patients receive the first 72 hours of their inpatient care on the HASU at the RVI hospital before being discharged directly home or repatriated to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for ongoing acute or rehabilitative care. Patients benefit from direct admission to the stroke unit, 24/7 face-to-face consultant assessment and access to thrombectomy. The stroke service at the RVI has a Category “A” SSNAP score.

The successful candidate would be asked to join the hyperacute rota at the RVI and would be offered the opportunity to provide further sessions on the HASU.

If you would like to find out more about the post or would like to visit the Queen Elizabeth or RVI Hospital, please contact Head of Service for Medicine at the QE, Dr Narayanan (0191 445 2856) or Clinical Lead for Stroke Medicine at Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals Dr Anand Dixit (0191 2824194).

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Closing Date: 28th July 2017