Consultant Neurologist with a Special Interest in Epilepsy

Birmingham, West Midlands
17 Jul 2017
09 Aug 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Applications are invited for a Consultant Neurologist with a special interest in Epilepsy. This post is a replacement post funded to facilitate the provision of epilepsy services for the West Midlands region and is based predominantly at the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. You will, alongside general neurological duties, provide both inpatient and outpatient care of adults with neuromuscular disorders/motor neuron disease and help to co-ordinate the long term of such patients in the community. General Neurology clinics would take place in Tamworth.

The Neurosciences Department is based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and includes: neurosurgical wards, one combined neurology and acute stroke unit ward, a short stay/investigation facility, a neuroscience critical care area, four dedicated operating theatres, an imaging and interventional radiology centre (including MRI, multimodal CT scanning and angiography), a neurophysiology unit, neuropathology, a neuroscience outpatient suite and seminar facilities.

The West Midlands Complex Epilepsy Service takes referrals from a catchment of 6 million people, and has an epilepsy surgery program with two epilepsy surgeons and a team that is leading the UK in Stereotactic EEG. You would join a vibrant department with 3 epileptologists and the opportunity to develop a sub-interest to compliment the team. Clinical service improvement, audit and research are actively encouraged to further build on the department’s national reputation. 

The Trust is world-renowned for trauma care and has developed pioneering surgical techniques in the management of ballistic and blast injuries, including bespoke surgical solutions for previously unseen injuries. As a result of its clinical expertise in treating trauma patients and military casualties, QEHB has been designated both a Level 1 Trauma Centre and host of the UK’s only £20m National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC).
The inpatient unit is based on the 4th Floor of the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) where neurology and neurosurgery is combined geographically and operationally with stroke and both civilian and military traumatology services. An acute brain injury focus is intrinsic to this aggregate and reflects developing pathways from the front door of the hospital through to rehabilitation. There is already much interest and investment in this aggregate from external funding bodies such as the NIHR as it could be an environment for both research and developing new ways of working. 

Informal enquires and visits are welcomed and can be arranged by contacting Dr Saiju Jacob Consultant Neurologist and Clinical Service Lead on 0121 371 5793.

To apply for this post, complete the online application form by clicking the apply button entering reference 304-17C048 into keyword search field. You must also email your current CV to quoting reference number 304-17C048 by the closing date 09 August 2017.

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