Due to retirement applications are invited for a Consultant Neurologist to start in April 2019.
The post holder will be based at the Neurology Centre for Dorset in Poole Hospital and will also provide clinical services at Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester. The appointee will join the existing five consultant neurologists, three consultant neurophysiologists, and one consultant in neurological rehabilitation.
In addition to providing the general neurology service across Dorset at three separate trusts (Poole, Dorset County and the Royal Bournemouth Hospitals), the Dorset Neurology Service, run from Poole Hospital, provides sub-speciality clinics in Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, headache and multiple sclerosis which are supported by specialist nurses. There are established multidisciplinary clinics for MND and PSP. There is share of a dedicated ward (Portland ward) with neurorehabilitation, a neurology StR, a neuro-rehabilitation StR and a Foundation Trainee. The department has established links with the Wessex Neurological Centre in Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis and Movement Disorders. A specialist interest to compliment those already established would be welcomed and the development of links with the regional service are encouraged. Specialist CPD is available at the Regional Centre in Southampton.
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a 623-bed acute general hospital, predominantly serving the 272,000 people living in Poole, East Dorset and Purbeck. We are proud of the good reputation Poole Hospital enjoys within the local community, both as a provider of fi rstclass health care services and as a major employer. We consistently feature within the top twenty per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys. Poole Hospital has also been voted as one of the top 100 hospitals to work for by the Nursing Times and was named the best hospital for patient experience in the 2010 Healthcare Excellence & Leadership Awards.
This is an exciting time for our staff, following a recent review of healthcare services in Dorset which will see major changes to the way healthcare is provided. As one of the two acute NHS providers in the east of the county, our services will be closely linked to those provided at the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We’re working in close collaboration to deliver excellent emergency and planned care over the two sites, for the people of east Dorset. Dorset County Hospital is the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.
Poole isn’t just a good place to work; it’s also a great place to live. The town boasts a bustling quay, the best beaches in England and a stunning natural harbour. From Poole there is easy access to the Dorset countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor activities. Our town centre location means that we are conveniently situated for public transport. The bus and mainline train stations are both within easy walking distance, as are the Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole Park and high street shops. Direct trains to central London (Waterloo) are frequent and the journey is only 2 hours.
‘Friendly professional, patient-centred care with dignity and respect for all’ (The Poole Approach)
Applicants are required to be on the GMC’s Specialist Register or within 6 months of their expected date of CCT in Neurology at the time of the interview.
Informal enquiries are welcomed and further information can be obtained from Dr Ralph Gregory or Dr Luke Massey, Consultant Neurologists on 01202 442225.
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A job description and person specification are also available on the website.
Closing Date: 9th February