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Consultant - Geriatric Medicine YM72

YC72

Main area
Geriatric Medicine
Grade
YC72
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
360-A-8560
Department name
West Herts - Medical Staffing
Site
Medical Care of the Elderly
Town
Watford
Salary
£82,096 - £110,683 Fringe £149 Per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
21/03/2021 23:59

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust!

Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust – which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) – is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

 


 

Job overview

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust wishes to appoint a Substantive Consultant Stroke Physician. This post is a replacement post for a Consultant colleague who has recently retired.

The post will be primarily based at Watford General Hospital.

The post holder will join a Watford General Hospital team of three Substantive Stroke consultants and be part of the larger medicine for the Elderly department.

The appointee will provide 10.5 PA of inpatient and outpatient services, including support of the thrombolysis service, provision of ward rounds on the hyper-acute and acute Stroke Unit and participation in Stroke follow up and TIA clinics.

Main duties of the job

The appointee will provide 10.5 PA of inpatient and outpatient services, including support of the thrombolysis service, provision of ward rounds on the hyper-acute and acute Stroke Unit and participation in Stroke follow up and TIA clinics.

The post holder will take part in a rotating team job plan in partnership with all the Stroke Consultants at Watford Hospital.

Working for our organisation

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute healthcare services to a core catchment population of approximately half a million people living in west Hertfordshire and the surrounding area.

We offer a range of more specialist services to a wider population, serving residents of North London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and East Hertfordshire.

It has three hospitals (Watford General, St Albans City Hospital and Hemel Hempstead Hospital). The trust also manages an outpatient physiotherapy unit at Abbotts Langley. The Watford site is by far the biggest and is the focus for the trust’s emergency and specialised care. The trust provides a range of more specialist services to a wider population, serving residents of north London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and east Hertfordshire.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Stroke service at Watford hospital provides thrombolysis 24 hours, seven days a week in conjunction with East of England Telemedicine Service (out of hours). The thrombolysis service within normal working hours is provided by the local Stroke Consultant team.

The out of hour’s telemedicine service is a regional service supported by 11 Stroke Consultants and covers 7 Hospitals within the East of England.

The post holder will be expected to contribute to the Thrombolysis rota within normal working hours.  There is an expectation that the local out of hours on call thrombolysis service will eventually be provided by the Watford Stroke Consultant team.

We have facility for multi modal imaging with CT angiography and CT perfusion.  There is an established pathway that involves rapid assessment in A&E by Stroke Clinical Nurse Specialists who review patients triaged by the ambulance service or the A&E team. There are excellent working relationships with the ambulance service, the ED department and radiology.

We have a close working relationship with Charing Cross Hospital who provide a 24/7 thrombectomy service.

We provide daily TIA clinics and regular Stroke follow-up clinics.  The successful applicant will be expected to take part in the provision of a 7 day service as part of a weekend rota i.e. a 3 hour session on a Saturday or a Sunday. The consultant is not expected to be present on site outside of these sessions.

Person specification

Your application will be scored against the Person Specification

Essential criteria
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Committed to being an Inclusive EmployerApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employer

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dr Tolu Adesina
Job title
Clinical Director
Email address
TAdesina@nhs.net
Telephone number
01923217741
Additional information

Dr Tolu Adesina

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