Consultant Physician in Geriatric and General Medicine

Whiston, Prescot
02 Nov 2018
02 Dec 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Whiston Hospital 
Consultant Physician in Geriatric and General Medicine with Special Interest in Stroke 
Medicine for Older People 
Permanent 11.5 PAs  
£77,913-£105-042 per annum 

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the second year running! We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.   

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.  

Due to further development of our hyper acute stroke service, we are seeking to recruit two additional consultants specialising in stroke and geriatric medicine.  

The successful appointees will join the stroke service which sits within the department of medicine for older people, consisting of 16 consultants providing a range of geriatric medicine sub-specialisms.  

The 32 bed Hyper-acute stroke unit and 25 bed rehabilitation unit at Whiston Hospital provides specialist stroke care by a highly skilled and motivated multidisciplinary team,  for stroke patients from the Knowsley, St Helens, Halton and Warrington area, currently seeing approximately 900 confirmed strokes per year. The successful appointee will be part of a happy and friendly team that is forward looking with a lot of support from the executive board for the department.  

The stroke service has been consistently one of the highest performing teams in the country on the Stroke Sentinel National Audit for the last 2 years and continues to improve and develop its breadth of service and innovative working practices.  

Successful applicants will join the 1:8 hyper-acute stroke unit and stroke thrombolysis rota. This is consultant-delivered, but will benefit from inte-grated telemedicine support later this year.  

The Trust is one of the most sought after teaching venues for students from the University of Liverpool and attracts high quality, enthusiastic trainees. The department has a high profile within the Medical Care Group with a very successful Stroke service, Orthogeriatrics and Frailty service. There are currently 6 consultants with special interest in Stroke participating in a hyper acute service on the Whiston Hospital site.   

This is an 11.5 PA job plan; it will be reviewed in line with stroke service reconfiguration.  

Applicants must be registered medical practitioners and either be on the Specialist register or be within 6 months of completion of specialist training at the time of interview  

Dr Sanjeevikumar Meenakshisundaram, (Clinical Director for Stroke Services & Department of Medicine for Older People) or Dr Andrew Hill (Clinical Lead for Stroke) on telephone 0151426 1600 Ext 5309.  

To apply please click the apply button. 

Closing date: 2 December 2018. Shortlisting date: week commencing 3

December 2018. Interview date: 14 January 2019. 

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