Consultant Stroke Physician

Worthing, West Sussex
£77,913 - £105,042 per annum
22 Oct 2018
11 Nov 2018
Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

An excellent opportunity exists to join our dynamic and forward thinking stroke team as a Consultant Geriatrician with an interest in Stroke. This position is based at Worthing Hospital, part of the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

This appointment is to expand the Department of Medicine for the Elderly by supporting and further developing Stroke services. We are proud of our achievements in our stroke units performance and are now in SSNAP rating ‘A’ which places us in the top 20% performing stroke units nationally.

The successful candidate will work alongside our team of Consultant Stroke Physicians, Stroke Nurses and dedicated multidisciplinary team, which includes close links with our Neurologists and Neuroradiologists. We have a 28 bedded acute stroke unit which cares for both hyper-acute patients and those with ongoing rehabilitation needs.

The post-holder will contribute to all aspects of stroke care including hyper-acute care, stroke rehabilitation, rapid access TIA and stroke follow up clinics. We are working towards provision of 7 day working including TIA clinics. As part of the agreed job plan the post-holder will be expected to join the rota for stroke thrombolysis.

All newly appointed Consultants are mentored, via the “WSHFT Mentorship scheme for senior medical staff”.

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only CQC-rated “Outstanding” hospital trust on the south coast and one of only four in the country. We’re an ambitious organisation that champions our people, equipping them with new skills to continually improve services for patients.

The CQC recognised our leading approach to continuous improvement which encourages and supports innovation at all levels. We are an acute trust with three hospitals; St Richard’s in Chichester and Worthing Hospital, where we provide emergency and inpatient care; and Southlands Hospital in Shoreham, where we provide out-patient care and day surgery. We are a forward looking and innovative trust whose purpose is to provide high quality emergency and elective care for the people of West Sussex. Foundation Trust Status was achieved in July 2013.

Our hospitals are all situated along the beautiful Sussex coast, nestled against the South Downs National Park, and close to vibrant towns that are richly endowed with excellent cultural and sporting facilities, offering good transport links to London and Europe.

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of attaining Specialist Registration at the time of interview. Applications from candidates who, for personal reasons, are unable to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for this post.

For further information please contact:

Dr Rajen Patel
Consultant Physician & Lead for Stroke Medicine
Tel: 01903 205111 Ext 84342 (Secretary ext 85620)

Dr Nabarun Sengupta
Consultant Stroke Physician
Tel: 01903 205111 ext 85556

Dr David Hunt
Consultant Physician and Clinical Director for Elderly Medicine
Tel: 01903 205111 ext 84239

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

All applicants are required to provide the names and contact details of four referees; three will be clinical referees including one from the current employer (or most recent employer if not currently working) and the final referee will your current Responsible Officer for revalidation.

Please note shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide an up to date CV for their interview.

Applications from Agencies will NOT be considered, therefore please do not send any directly to the department or Medical HR

Closing Date: 11 November 2018
Interview Date: November/December 2018 (TBC)

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