Consultant in Stroke Medicine
Great care can change everything. Like you, at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust we want to deliver truly brilliant, integrated care. And just like you, we are ambitious about what we do. We are continually striving to improve patients’ experience and outcomes.
Bring your dedication and determination here, and you will benefit from the support of an experienced and enthusiastic multi-professional team committed to the delivery of brilliant patient care.
We like to think we offer you the best of both worlds. We are a welcoming and friendly place that’s devoted to our vibrant, diverse community. But the plans for the future – yours and ours – are HUGE. We know where we’re going and we want inspirational, compassionate and caring individuals to join us on this journey.
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services. We have been nationally recognised for providing excellence in healthcare; we are home to the busiest and most technologically advanced Cardiac Centre in the West Midlands. We have a strong research focus; the Trust hosts the Clinical Research Network West Midlands (CRN WM), which is part of the National Institute for Health Research, the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS. This alliance makes sure that clinical research occupies the place it deserves and is a driver to improve patient care.
Will you join us on this journey? Here’s more about the role and what we are looking for.
Consultant in Stroke Medicine
We are seeking applications for Consultant posts in Stroke Medicine. You will join an enthusiastic and cohesive team of 8 Stroke consultants to deliver Hyperacute, Acute and Stroke Rehabilitation care in our Hospital
We are seeking a physician at Consultant or ST7 level with a background in any of the following specialities: Stroke, Geriatric Medicine, Neurology, Acute medicine, or an allied specialty with previous experience in Stroke medicine.
In terms of background, our Stroke unit is based in a major University teaching hospital with 800 inpatient beds. We have tertiary Cardiology, Cardiothoracic and Renal services on site.
Our Stroke service delivers thrombolysis 24/7 and 7 day TIA clinics.
We have an established thrombectomy pathway to University Hospital of North Midlands and we are investing in new technologies like CT perfusion.
We have weekly neuroradiology meetings for continued service development. We have access to vascular surgery and interventional radiology. We have 7 day physiotherapy and 7 day occupational therapy on our Hyperacute and acute unit. We are also able to discharge patients to a 7day ESD service locally.
On site we have an excellent neurology team with access to EEG and EMG diagnostics as well as consultant neurology review.
Our increase in size and subsequent recruitment will create a 1 in 6 on call.
We have built a newly designed purpose built 39 bedded unit on our hospital site to accommodate all new Hyperacute and Acute Stroke patients. The new unit is directly adjacent to our new ED department that has full scanning facilities.
The job has been advertised as a 10 PAs contract as per RCP guidance. Other potentially interested candidates who need more flexibility should contact me directly to discuss their requirements by email.
We can accommodate most working pattern requests and special interests so please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements.
We would welcome phone contact to discuss this posting in further detail if required. We would also be happy to entertain informal visits to our unit.
For further information please contact Dr Simon McBride, Clinical Director Stroke and Neurology, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. Phone number 07962424885.
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