Consultant in Neurological Rehabiliation Medicine (2 Posts)

Oxford, Oxfordshire
13 Jun 2018
15 Jul 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a consultant post in Neurological Rehabilitation Medicine at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUHFT). OUHFT comprises four hospitals: John Radcliffe, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Churchill Hospital and the Horton General Hospital. 

The posts are primarily based at the Oxford Centre for Enablement (OCE), which is located at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre campus in Headington, close to the John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals. OCE is a specialist neurological rehabilitation centre with an international reputation for excellence. It has a strong research and academic record going back many years to its predecessor unit, Rivermead. There are 26 inpatient beds (level 1), a day hospital for chronic neurological illness, a specialist spasticity service, specialist seating and disability equipment services. The prosthetic service is co-located in the Rivermead building. 

There will be opportunities for the successful applicants to develop their own areas of interest, which may include management of patients with Disorders of Consciousness, spasticity management, management of chronic neurological illness etc. Consultants in post at present are Dr David Henderson Slater, Clinical Lead, and a Locum Consultant with a specialist interest in spasticity management. Dr Henderson Slater has a special interest in the management of neuropsychiatric/behavioural disorders and prosthetics, and his research is on the role of sleep in recovery following stroke, and neuroplasticity following amputation.  

It is expected that the successful applicants will be responsible for the care of up to 10 inpatients. 

The appointments are on a full-time basis. Applications are welcome from physicians trained in Rehabilitation Medicine, Neurology, Stroke Medicine or Elderly Care with substantive interest and experience in Rehabilitation Medicine and from those who wish to job share or look to combine clinical work with a research career or educational interest. Those with academic and subspecialty interests are encouraged to discuss the opportunities that are available.

Oxford is a beautiful historic city with much to offer. We have excellent schools and fabulous communities. With access to London there is something for everyone.

Candidates are strongly recommended to visit the department and hospital and are invited to contact Dr David Henderson Slater, Clinical Lead for the Oxford Centre for Enablement (OCE) (01865 737306), or Dr Sudhir Singh, Clinical Director for Acute Medicine and Rehabilitation (tel: 01865 234848). To apply and gain further details of the post, please click the apply button. Closing Date: 15 July 2018.