Consultant in Stroke Medicine

Location
Luton, Bedfordshire
Salary
£77,931 to £105,042 pa
Posted
28 Jan 2019
Closes
24 Feb 2019
Sector
Hospital
Specialty
Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Applications are invited for the above full time post for this 650 bed acute hospital with regional HASU stroke service. The catchment population for Stroke Medicine is 750,000 from Bedfordshire, North Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes.

The directorate of stroke medicine offers 24/7 thrombolysis service and daily TIA clinics with one stop MRI and carotid doppler. The appointees will work on a rota to cover these areas, with the existing five consultants. Pursuit of a specialist interest in neuro intervention, thrombolysis, and stroke imaging is encouraged, subject to mutually agreed timetabling.

There is a 1:4 to 1:6 rota to oversee stroke thrombolysis supported by five experienced Middle Grade Doctors and Stroke Nurses. The directorate has a very well established Stroke Research Centre with two full time Stroke Research Nurses and one Stroke Research Administrator.

The Medical Directorate has thirty-five consultants in medicine and sub-specialties and a Department of Medicine for the Elderly (DME) which has seven consultants.

The Hospital has always been renowned for its friendly atmosphere and good working relationships. Ongoing developments are now enabling a considerable expansion in facilities, staff and hence services offered.

The Trust has University Hospital status with UCL and the Royal Free providing an opportunity to strengthen our teaching and R&D programme and bring a more academic environment to the hospital. Our links for undergraduate students also include Cambridge Medical School and we have an excellent reputation for junior staff training.

The Trust has recently received an overall Good for services at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital following its recent CQC inspection, and was recently announced the only hospital in the country to meet all of the key targets.

The Hospital has easy access to central London and the rural Chilterns. Excellent schools are found nearby. There is also very good access to the Midlands and London by road or by rail. London Luton Airport is within fifteen minutes drive of the hospital. Residence is required within ten miles by road or up to thirty minutes travelling time of the hospital.

Candidates unable for personal reasons to work full-time are invited to apply. Applicants must be fully registered on the UK General Medical Council’s Specialist Register. Specialist Registrars may apply if within six months of obtaining CCT at the date of interview.

An informal visit may be arranged by appointment with Dr L Sekaran, Clinical Director for Stroke Medicine on 01582 497140 / lakshmanan.sekaran@ldh.nhs.uk and/or Dr Duke Phiri, Consultant Stroke Physician on 01582 718130 / duke.phiri@ldh.nhs.uk

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Job Reference: 418-M-GM-531-C-NBC.

Closing date: 24 February 2019
Interview date: 5 April 2019

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