An excellent opportunity exists to join our dynamic and forward thinking team as a Consultant Neurologist. This position is based at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, part of the Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust and is linked to the Wessex Neurological Centre, Southampton.
All newly appointed Consultants are mentored, via the “WSHFT Mentorship scheme for senior medical staff”.
The Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a new Trust, formed by the amalgamation of the highly performing Royal West Sussex and Worthing and Southlands Hospitals NHS Trusts, providing health care for nearly 500,000 people. The Trust has recently been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, and we are one of only seven Trusts in the country to be awarded this status and recognition.
Based in Chichester on the South Coast of England, 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. The locality is one of outstanding natural beauty and richly endowed with excellent sporting and cultural facilities with good transport links to London and Europe.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is one of the country’s largest teaching hospitals. It provides services to its local catchment population of 500,000 people and its growing tertiary services are provided to a population of three million across the southern counties of England including the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.
The Wessex Neurological Centre is the regional Centre for Neurosurgery, Complex Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology serving a population of 3.5 million. We provide a wide range of specialist adult and paediatric services housed in both the Wessex Neurosciences Centre UHS and in the out-patient departments across our catchment area. Stroke Services, MS and Neuropsychology are also part of the Care Group.
The Care Group has a budget of £26.5 million and employs 341 WTE staff. We manage our elective and emergency flow through 70 Neurosciences beds, 10 regional transfer beds, 9 hyper acute stroke beds, and a 28-bedded stroke ward. The Wessex Neurological Care Group is a welcoming, busy and dynamic environment.
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 Simon Hammans
Tel: 01243 788122 Ext 35227
Dr Debie Alvares
Tel: 01243 788122 Ext 35227
Dr David Hunt
Consultant Physician and Clinical Director for Elderly Medicine
Tel: 01903 205111 Ext 84522
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
St Richards Hospital
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: 16 December 2018
Interview date: January 2019 (TBC)