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Consultant Geriatrician with an interest in Stroke

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Stroke Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 40 sessions per week (10 PA's per week)
Job ref
Russells Hall Hospital
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
12/06/2022 23:59

Job overview

There are two full-time Consultants involved in the management of patients in the hyper-acute/acute stroke unit and stroke rehabilitation, and two part-time Consultants.  We admit approximately 650 stroke patients per annum. The Trust is currently Level B in the SSNAP audit, and we aim to achieve Level A. The new Consultant will augment the service.  The Trust currently provides a 24/7 stroke thrombolysis service.  Currently, there are 7 one-stop TIA clinics per week and ‘high-risk TIA’ patients are also seen in the unit daily.

Weekend ward rounds are undertaken in both hyper-acute/acute stroke and stroke rehabilitation units.  The stroke unit is fully equipped with all investigation facilities (portable echo/TOE, carotid duplex, 7-day ECG monitoring, and trans-cranial Doppler).

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will work for the Dudley NHS Foundation Trust full-time for at least 10 programmed activities (with 2 extra PAs available for extra activities).

The post-holder is expected to work with the four other Consultants in Stroke Medicine to develop Stroke Services further in Dudley.

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake.

Working for our organisation

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do to offer a high quality patient experience in a caring and supportive environment.  This aligns with our vision of providing safe, caring and effective services because people matter. 

This is an opportunity to join an NHS organisation that inspires its staff to innovate, with support and encouragement to continually develop. We expect all of our staff to demonstrate the Trust values of Care, Respect and Responsibility.  

We believe healthcare is better when provided by supported and dedicated staff, so if you are innovative, forward thinking and dedicated to high quality patient care come and join our amazing team.

At the Dudley Group everyone is welcome, please ensure you have read our Recruitment Equality Statement included in the advert.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake.

Person specification

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Relevant professional qualifications
  • Degree from a recognised University
  • MRCP (UK) or recognised equivalent qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to manage and lead the specialist unit if required

Relevant registration requirements

Essential criteria
  • Full GMC registration with a license to practice

Relevant knowledge and experience requirements

Essential criteria
  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CCST/CST
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for the care of patients and offer expert clinical opinion in the specialty
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload effectively
Desirable criteria
  • Training/experience in Stroke Medicine

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Dr Shahid Kausar
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Additional information

Please contact Dr Shahid Kausar for more information on shahid.kausar@nhs.net or 01384456111.