Consultant Stroke Physician
Gloucestershire Royal and Cheltenham General Hospitals
10 PAs – Negotiable up to 11.5PAs
Relocation Package – Negotiable
Are you trained in Stroke Medicine and want to join a dynamic and friendly team in a large hospital in a wonderful part of the country? Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Stroke Physician which provides a superb opportunity to join an enthusiastic and forward-thinking team with 4 other Stroke Consultants in continuing to develop stroke services within Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Stroke services for the Trust were reconfigured to be run from a single site at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, with two combined acute and rehabilitation stroke wards, stroke thrombolysis, TIA clinics, Stroke Early Supported Discharge Teams and close links with our resident team of 7 Consultant Neurologists.
We are also about to open a community Stroke Rehabilitation Unit in early 2019 at the Vale Hospital in Dursley (south of Gloucester and only 30 minutes from Bristol).
We are actively working towards enhancing our patient centred approach to patient care, in order to achieve greater consistency with our SSNAP data and TIA metrics. The developments in Stroke are supported by collaborative working with other Consultants around the region via the Avon, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset Cardiac and Stroke Network and the Stroke Thrombolysis rota is shared with the other Stroke Consultants in this network. Thrombectomy services are provided in collaboration with the neurosciences unit at Bristol. We also have team of Stroke Specialist Nurses and have just appointed our first Stroke Advanced Clinical Practitioner. We are also part of the South West Stroke Research Network and have Stroke Research nurses, providing many opportunities for clinical research.
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust was formed in April 2002 and became a second wave Foundation Trust in July 2004. Gloucestershire is well known for its natural beauty, cultural and leisure activities and many staff live in and around Cheltenham, The Cotswolds and The Forest of Dean.
The county has many excellent state and private schools as well as colleges of higher education and its own university. There is good rail and road access to Bristol, Birmingham, South Wales and London.
Whole-time, part-time or job share applicants welcome. Relocation expenses, flexible working arrangements and support with childcare are available.
For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit please contact Dr Kate Hellier, Clinical Lead for Stroke on 0300 422 6112.
To apply, please click the apply button. You should also attach a CV to your online application form.
Closing Date: 20th February 2019. Anticipated Interview Date: 18th March 2019