Consultant Physician in Stroke Medicine

Location
Luton, Bedfordshire
Posted
11 Jun 2018
Closes
02 Jul 2018
Ref
418-M-GM-523-NBC
Sector
Hospital
Specialty
Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Applications are invited for the above full time post for this 650 bed acute hospital with regional HASU stroke service. The catchment population for Stroke Medicine is 750,000 from Bedfordshire, North Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes.

The directorate of stroke medicine offers 24/7 thrombolysis service and daily TIA clinics with one stop MRI and carotid doppler. You will work on a rota to cover these areas, with existing four consultants. Pursuit of a specialist interest in neuro intervention, thrombolysis, stroke imaging is encouraged, subject to mutually agreed timetabling.

The directorate has a very well established Stroke Research Centre with two full time Stroke Research Nurses and one Stroke Research Administrator.

The Hospital has always been renowned for its friendly atmosphere and good working relationships. Ongoing developments are now enabling a considerable expansion in facilities, staff and hence services offered. The Trust has University Hospital status with UCL and the Royal Free provides an opportunity to strengthen our teaching and R&D programme and bring a more academic environment to the hospital. Our links for undergraduate students also include Cambridge Medical School and we have an excellent reputation for junior staff training.

The Trust has recently received an overall Good for services at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital following its recent CQC inspection, and as recently announced the only hospital in the country to meet all of the key targets.

The Hospital has easy access to central London and the rural Chilterns. The rural areas include many attractive villages and towns within easy reach of the Hospital including St Albans and Harpenden. Excellent schools are found nearby. There is also very good access to the Midlands and London by road or by rail. London Luton Airport is within fifteen minutes drive of the hospital. Residence is required within ten miles by road or up to thirty minutes travelling time of the hospital.

Candidates unable for personal reasons to work full-time are invited to apply. Applicants must be fully registered on the UK General Medical Council’s Specialist Register. Specialist Registrars may apply if within 6 months of obtaining CCT at the date of interview.

An informal visit may be arranged by appointment with Dr L Sekaran, Clinical Director for Stroke Medicine on 01582 497140, email: lakshmanan.sekaran@ldh.nhs.uk and/or Dr Duke Phiri, Consultant Stroke Physician on 01582 718130, email:
duke.phiri@ldh.nhs.uk

To apply online please click the apply button.

Closing date: 2 July 2018
Interview date: 9 August 2018

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