Consultant Neurologist

£76,761 - £103,490
30 Apr 2018
28 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type

Our trust manages three hospitals in Worcestershire: the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch; Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and Worcestershire Royal Hospital. We also manage a surgery ward at Evesham Community Hospital.

We provide acute services to a population of over 500,000 and our staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care.

Our vision is about taking pride in our healthcare services, and our 4WARD values are important in our everyday work.

Proposals to improve local health services in Worcestershire have recently been approved.

The three Governing Bodies of NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove, NHS South Worcestershire and NHS Wyre Forest – who are responsible for buying healthcare services for Worcestershire residents – made the decision to support a clinical model which will bring stability and certainty to the local acute hospital service.

The model, which has taken over five years’ to develop, will see the:

  • Centralisation of emergency surgery to Worcestershire Royal Hospital with skilled staff which will improve outcomes and patient experience

  • Creation of centres of excellence for planned surgery at the Alexandra Hospital

  • Retention of emergency and urgent care services at the Alexandra Hospital

  • Centralisation of inpatient care for children at Worcestershire Royal Hospital with the majority of children’s care remaining local

  • Centralisation of births at Worcestershire Royal Hospital with ante-natal and post-natal care remaining local

  • Day-case and short-stay surgery increased at Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre.

In addition they made a number of recommendations on future staffing levels, transport, maternity services and the quality of services.

The decision follows an extensive consultation process.

For further information visit the Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire website.

We are committed to making changes that ensure all of our hospitals thrive, and it’s an exciting time for you to join us.

Applications are invited for a full time Consultant in Neurology to actively develop and enhance services within Worcestershire. We would welcome and support applicants with a sub speciality interest, assist in development of such a role and facilitate a Tertiary clinical role. This post will complement the service delivered by existing neurology consultants in the county.

It is envisaged that this post will provide an excellent opportunity to significantly build on the existing service in Neurology. The post holder will provide a countywide service with some sessions at Worcestershire Acute Hospital, Alexandra hospital and at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Regional Neurosciences Unit, and Birmingham (QEHB). Neurology ward admitting rights, day-case admissions and junior staff support is provided at the QEHB.

Worcestershire is an excellent rural county with some delightful local sights and amenities. Local National and International links are easily accessible. The Second city of Birmingham with its entertainment and restaurant and cultural delights is a very short distance away and readily accessible.

The county has some of the best schools and house prices amongst the UK, and is a highly desirable place to live and work.

The post holder will potentially provide outpatient clinics at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Alexandra hospital and Kidderminster Treatment Centre by agreement, providing advice on neurology problems for inpatients under other consultant teams, liaise with general practitioners on all aspects of neurology care and liaise with multidisciplinary Neurology service teams in the Regional Centre and in the community. The post holder will also take part in cross-county governance meetings as necessary. The post holder will have an allocated secretarial assistant from within the department of Neurology.

The Trust has three acute sites with clinics at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Kidderminster Hospital Treatment Centre and the Alexandra Hospital.

There are close links with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (QEHB) with the opportunity to undertake outpatient clinics at Worcestershire and Birmingham in any offered or preferred sub-speciality of neurology and General Neurology.

CME/SPA would be scheduled to take place at QEHB to allow attendance at consultants meeting, journal club etc. The Trust encourages and facilitates post holders to accumulate their CME both nationally and internationally.

The post holder will be expected to take part in the on call QEHB rota which is currently 1:18.

Essential requirements include entry on the specialist register in Neurology (or entry expected within 6 months from date of interview) and clinical training/experience equivalent to that required for gaining (UK) CCST in Neurology. Applicants should hold full GMC registration with a Licence to Practise.

For further information please contact Dr Tom Heafield (Consultant Neurologist) or Dr Pravin Torane (Consultant Neurologist), via switchboard on 01905 76 33 33.

To apply for this post, please click on the APPLY button.

Important information about your application

  • You must fulfil all of the essential criteria in the person specification
  • References from current and previous employers must cover at least three years
  • Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • All correspondence will be sent through NHS Jobs, so please check NHS jobs and your email account regularly
  • If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion
  • By accepting a position within our Trust you agree that the Occupational Health Department can access your occupational health records from your current or previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. This is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and supports flexible working. We offer excellent learning and development opportunities, career progression, and are part of the NHS pension scheme. All of our sites are completely smokefree.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. 

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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