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Consultant Stroke Physicians


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Stroke Medicine
Full time 10 PAs per week
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King's Mill Hospital
£77,913 - £105,042 per annum pro rata
07/08/2019 23:59

Sherwood Forest Hospitals (SFH) We are a multiple award-winning, modern and friendly trust, with a growing reputation for providing outstanding care across our three hospitals and in the Mid Nottinghamshire community. We have a stable leadership team, a clear sense of direction and we are working very closely with our health and local authority partners in the Mid Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), to deliver a better future for the population we serve. Our staff and volunteers strive to ensure patients are at the centre of our decision making.

At SFH we value our staff.  We know happy, well supported staff provide high quality care to patients. We want all patients to receive the level of care we expect our friends and family to receive and we are making progress with this aim. We have the highest staff engagement scores across the Midlands and in 2018, the Care Quality Commission assessed us as Good Overall and Outstanding for the Care we provide.

We offer a growing range of staff benefits, excellent training facilities and a modern, well equipped working environment. We are committed to supporting colleagues to maximise their potential and enjoy satisfying careers, underpinned by our staff health and wellbeing strategy; ‘Happy, Healthy, Here’. 

If our vision and values appeal to you, now is the time to join #Team SFH. 


Applications are invited for the post of a full-time Consultants to join the Department of Stroke Medicine at out Trust. This is a new post which have arisen as a result of service development. You would be joining an enthusiastic and experienced stroke specialist multidisciplinary team.

The stroke service is an all-inclusive model covering hyper-acute, acute and rehabilitation services, as well as the Early Supported Discharge (ESD) team for stroke. All of these are under the same management team, sharing team members, clinical protocols and governing structures.

We admit approximately 500 stroke patients annually and was recently been given an A rating by the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) . This puts us in the top 29 of 178 Trusts nationally.

Research is encouraged within the stroke service and is supported by a full time stroke research nurse. The portfolio of trials is wide. In ENCHANTED trial of low versus standard dose thrombolysis the SFH stroke service achieved the fastest mean door-to-needle time for recruiting centres across the world.

Our site provides excellent facilities - the stroke wards consist of a fully-monitored, four bedded hyper-acute area and a 34 bedded acute and rehabilitation unit, which has an integral therapy gym and ADL assessment and rehabilitation area. Therapy services run seven days per week.

The thrombolysis service runs 24/7 and is supported by a telemedicine model shared with neighbouring Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH). Referrals are made from the ambulance service directly to the stroke unit and a stroke response nurse (NIHSS trained) is available at all times to assess new stroke referrals (including thrombolysis cases) and works closely with the Consultant Stroke Physicians.

The on-call commitment is 1:7 which includes out of hours thrombolysis and weekend daytime cover of the stroke unit and the three acute/subacute geriatric wards. There is no obligation to join the acute medical on call rota although this could be explored according to your experience and preferences.

On average 40% of stroke patients admitted to the unit are transferred to the Early Supported Discharge team which receives weekly sessional Consultant input.

TIA clinics run five days per week on the KMH site (with a weekend service being provided at Nottingham) and are fully supported by dedicated radiology and imaging teams. Neuroimaging meetings are held weekly to discuss stroke and TIA patients.

Joint operational and Clinical Governance structures enable close partnership working with neighbouring NUH with whom we share a Partnership Board. Junior doctors rotate from Nottingham and North Trent and medical students from Nottingham and Derby are regularly attached to the service.

We are also able to offer an attractive recruitment package to include:
An attractive recruitment and retention premium (details to be discussed with individual applicants) 

-Relocation budget of up to £5,000
-Named Mentor for the first year of employment to facilitate settling in to the new working environment
-Additional allocation of SPA time within the job plan for the first 2 years in order to allow time for service development (typically 7.5:2.5 split between DCC and SPA time)
-Access to additional study leave funding for the first 2 years of employment

Full registration with Specialist Registration and a license to practice with the GMC is essential. Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry from date of interview or eligibility for specialist registration (CESR).The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team is also essential.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Emma Gillies, Head of Service for Stroke Medicine 01623 622515 ext. 6585 or Dr Martin Cooper, Stroke Consultant and Clinical Lead for Stroke 01623 622515 on ext. 2419