Consultant Stroke Physician 

Stevenage, Hertfordshire
15 Sep 2017
24 Sep 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Consultant in Stroke Medicine. This is a substantive appointment, based at Lister Hospital in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. The post comprises 10 programmed activities (PAs). 

This is an excellent opportunity within the Stroke department at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. The department has just been designated a hub (HASU) and will progress from receiving around seven hundred attendances per annum to around eleven hundred. This is an exciting opportunity to develop and expand our stroke service with an aim to make it 7 day consultant led Stroke Service in near future. We are seeking a dynamic individual with an interest in leadership and the skills to provide high quality stroke care! 

The post is negotiable to be integrated with general medicine depending on individual interests. However we are planning to develop 7 day consultant led Stroke service requiring majority of the on- call commitments within the Stroke Department. We have excellent support from our local GPs, commissioners and at executive / board level within the trust. 

Following the investment of £150 million in major new facilities at the Lister, along with a £30 million New QEII hospital built by the local clinical commissioning group, the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust has brought together all its specialist emergency and inpatient services at the Stevenage hospital. Our state-of–the-art clinical facilities include a major new Emergency Department, the Hertfordshire Cardiology Centre (which includes a 24/7 PPCI service), new scanning centre, McMillan chemotherapy unit, ward, endoscopy and theatre blocks. 

Applicants must be on the Specialist Register, or be within 6 months of doing so, at the time of interview. Applications from those wishing to work part-time or job share are welcomed. 

Applicants wishing to arrange an informal visit, please contact Dr Aparna Pusalkar, Consultant Physician and Clinical Director for Stroke (email 

It is imperative that you also attach your CV to your application as this is an integral part of the application process. Dependent on the number of applications, we may not contact you if you fail to do so. Please ensure to supply the names and addresses of referees. This must cover a period of 3 years with no gaps, one of whom must be your current employer. To apply please click the apply button and quote reference 361-R2R1297. 

Closing date for completed applications: 24th September 2017.

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