Consultant Stroke Physician
An excellent opportunity exists to join our dynamic and forward thinking stroke team as a Consultant Geriatrician with an interest in Stroke. This position is based at Worthing Hospital, part of the Western Sussex Hospitals 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 and are now in SSNAP rating ‘A’ which places us in the top 20% 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 28 bedded acute stroke unit which cares for both hyper-acute 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 Worthing 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 Rajen Patel, Consultant Physician & Lead for Stroke Medicine (Worthing)
Tel: 01903 205111 Ext 84342 (Secretary ext 85620)
Dr Nabarun Sengupta, Consultant Stroke Physician
Tel: 01903 205111 ext 85556
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