Consultant Physician with an interest in Stroke and Medicine for the Elderly

Chichester, West Sussex
£76,761 to £103,490
04 Sep 2017
27 Sep 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

10 PAs

An excellent opportunity exists to join our dynamic and forward thinking stroke team as a Consultant Physician with an interest in Stroke and Medicine for the Elderly.

This position is based at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, part of the Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.

This appointment is to expand the Department of Medicine for the Elderly by supporting and further developing Stroke services. We are proud of our achievements in our stroke units performance achieving level C-B and aiming for level A, which places us in the top 30% performing stroke units nationally.

The successful candidate will work alongside our team of Consultant Stroke Physicians, Stroke Nurses and dedicated multidisciplinary team, which includes close links with our Neurologists and Neuroradiologists.

We have a 27 bedded acute stroke unit which cares for both hyperacute patients and those with ongoing rehabilitation needs. We are able to
transfer selected patients to our regional neurosciences centre for thrombectomy. We also have a specialist neurorehabilitation unit on site (Donald Wilson House), and our multidisciplinary team facilitate transfer for appropriate patients who are then under the expert care of our Neurorehabilitation Consultant, Dr Lloyd Bradley.

The post-holder will contribute to all aspects of stroke care including hyper acute care, stroke rehabilitation, rapid access TIA and stroke follow up clinics. We are working towards provision of 7 day working including TIA clinics. As part of the agreed job plan the post holder will be expected to join the rota for stroke thrombolysis.

All newly appointed Consultants are mentored, via the “WSHFT Mentorship scheme for senior medical staff”.

The Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a new Trust, formed by the amalgamation of the highly performing Royal West Sussex and Worthing and Southlands Hospitals NHS Trusts, providing health care for nearly 500,000 people. The Trust has recently been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, and we are one of only three Trusts in the country to be awarded this status and recognition.

Based in Chichester on the South Coast of England, we are a forward looking and innovative trust whose purpose is to provide high quality emergency and elective care for the people of West Sussex. Foundation Trust Status was achieved in July 2013. The locality is one of outstanding natural beauty and richly endowed with excellent sporting and cultural facilities with good transport links to London and Europe.

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of attaining Specialist Registration at the time of interview. Applications from candidates who, for personal reasons, are unable to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for this post.

For further information please contact:
Dr Simone Ivatts
Consultant Physician & Lead for Stroke Medicine (Chichester)
Tel: 01243 788122 Ext 35215 (Secretary ext 35224)

Dr Katrine Hedges
Consultant Geriatrician & Stroke Physician
Tel: 01243 788122 ext 85483

Dr David Hunt
Consultant Physician and Clinical Director for Elderly Medicine
Tel: 01903 205111 ext 84239

For more information and to apply for this position, please click the Apply button

All applicants are required to provide the names and contact details of four referees; three will be clinical referees including one from the current employer (or most recent employer if not currently working) and the final referee will your current Responsible Officer for revalidation.

Please note shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide an up to date CV for their interview.

Applications from Agencies will NOT be considered, therefore please do not send any directly to the department or Medical HR

Closing Date: 27 September 2017

Interview Date: 23 October 2017