Fixed term until March 2018
40 hours per week (10 PAs)
Norfolk Community Health and Care are looking to recruit to this post which arises due to the successful appointment of the incumbent Specialist Registrar to a Consultant post. The post is available from August 2017 for six months with a possibility of extension if we are not able to recruit from national recruitment.
This post will therefore be covering the Colman Centre for Specialist Rehabilitation Service (CCSRS) in Norwich and will involve the day to day management of patients who require neurological and post-amputation rehabilitation.
CCSRS neuro-rehabilitation is a level 1 unit (one of seven level 1 units in England) is commissioned by NHS-England to provide Neuro-Rehabilitation for complex acquired neurological impairments for all East of England. The CCSRS also host an inpatient rehabilitation unit following limb loss with a total of 29 beds (20 level 1 Neuro-Rehabilitation beds at Caroline House and 9 amputee rehabilitation beds at Pine Cottage).
CCSRS delivers specialist rehabilitation to patients with neurological disabilities and with limb loss. The Wheelchair Service, incorporating specialist seating, is also under the umbrella of CCSRS. This post is primarily involved with the service for people with complex disability of a neurological origin. The service is delivered through inpatient and community by an inter-disciplinary team. The team includes rehabilitation nurses, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, neuropsychologists and has integrated colleagues from Social Services. Input from dietician and pharmacy colleagues is obtained via the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust (NNUH).
The post will provide an excellent opportunity for a career in neurology, neurosurgery, rehabilitation medicine or general medicine. You will be exposed and contribute to the management of complex brain injuries, and various acquired neurological impairments with a chance to develop specific skills in tracheostomy management, spasticity management and dealing with patients with complex trauma including limb loss.
You will be actively encouraged to contribute to the outpatient clinics; Neuro-Rehabilitation, assessment, spasticity management clinic, intrathecal Baclofen (ITB) pump management service, Prosthetic clinics, neuro-muscular clinics, wheelchair and postural management.
For more information please contact Dawn Riley on 01603 272271or email: email@example.com or to apply visit www.jobs.nhs.ukquoting the reference number above.
Closing date: 30th September 2017.
Interviews will be held in mid September 2017.