The Trust’s Stroke Department in the Directorate of Elderly Care, Stroke and Rehabilitation falls under the remit of the Division of Emergency Medicine and Medicine.
There are currently approximately 700 patients for North Cumbria each year with a discharge diagnosis of stroke. Approximately 20 patients per week are seen in the Neurovascular clinic at Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle (CIC).
The Trust is excited to be developing a Hyper-Acute Stroke Unit (HASU) at the Cumberland Infirmary site. This will comprise a 10 bedded HAS unit at CIC, with 25 acute and rehabilitation beds and a further 15 acute and rehabilitation beds at WCH. Successful candidates will join the newly forming team and have the opportunity to contribute to this exciting development for our patients in North Cumbria; and the establishment of a high quality stroke service across North Cumbria. A 7 day service model will allow the delivery of 7 day stroke/TIA clinics which will rapidly speed up diagnosis and therapeutic intervention, and will provide an integrated pathway into community services.
This development will be implemented in 2018. When the new service becomes increasingly embedded into Integrated Care Communities (ICCs) specialist ESSD rehabilitation will be delivered at local level under the joint management of the ICC and the ESSD coordination team.
We are looking to appoint dynamic and forward-thinking Consultant Physicians with a special interest in Stroke Medicine to complete a team of six (including new appointments) within the Trust covering North Cumbria. The Directorate would equally welcome applications from existing and newly trained Consultants (on a full or part-time basis).
This is an opportunity to join an organisation in which Clinicians are at the forefront of management.
Additional specialist interests in Elderly Care, Neurology, Pharmacology or Acute Medicine can be accommodated.
An educational supervisor will be assigned to provide support. Appraisal and Job Planning is carried out at regular intervals, and forwarded to the specialty lead.
The programme of training for each individual doctor will be flexible depending on his/her particular needs and stage of training.
Relocation assistance of up to £8,000 may be available for successful applicants moving to the region.
The post currently attracts a discretionary recruitment premium of up to 10% (based on basic salary) per annum. This is payable for up to 4 years and is reviewed by the Trust on an annual basis.
North Cumbria University NHS Trust is committed to ensuring a safe and high quality of patient care underpinned by our Trust values. It is expected that all employees demonstrate their commitment to these in their daily activity. In addition to this you may be asked ‘Values-based interview questions at interview.
The post is subject to the Medical and Dental Staff Terms and Conditions of Service.
You will be contacted via your NHS Jobs account within 1 month after the closing date, it is important you regularly check your emails as any interview details will be communicated to you via NHS Jobs and not by post.
Please see the Job Description for more information about this post.
The post will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Closing date: 14th August 2020
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