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Consultant in Stroke Medicine


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Specialist Medicine
10 sessions
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
08/02/2018 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital services and community health services to a population of 1.6 million in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology services across the wider region.

We employ more than 6,500 staff, with a turnover in excess of £370m in 2014/2015 and have approximately 900 beds.

Our main activities are

  • Cardiovascular care at our Cardiac Centre.
  • Accident and Emergency at Blackpool Teaching Hospital
  • Community Midwifery and Women and Childrens Services.
  • Clinical research with an 80-strong team of nurses and doctors
  • Community nursing ans school nursing
  • Recovery and rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including brain injury, stroke and elderly care.
  • Sexual health and family planning services
  • Wellbeing and lifestyle including mental health services, heart health campaigns, and smoking cessation services.
  • End of life and palliative care.

Between April 1 2014 and March 31 2015 we treated 100,662 day cases and inpatients (elective and non-elective), 329,257 outpatients and had 83,303 A & E attendances. The total number of community contacts was 1,228,494.

The Trust houses a state of the art Simulation & Skills Facility that provides training for all grades of staff to improve the safety and quality of the service that we offer our patients.

We run a portfolio of in-house courses that can be accessed by all staff to enhance their professional development needs. The training is supported by the use of modern equipment including part task trainers for such skills as venupuncture and full body manikins for the practice of emergency drills.

Applications are invited for a Consultant in Stroke Medicine at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic consultant who will contribute to the provision and development of high quality stroke care for the Fylde coast population. Sessional commitments will include work on the Combined Acute and Rehabilitation Stroke Unit, rapid-access TIA clinics and stroke review clinic. Telestroke thrombolysis is included in the job plan. You will join a team of two Consultants in Stroke Medicine.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 330,000. The Fylde coast is a beautiful place to live with easy access to both rural and urban pursuits. Blackpool Victoria Hospital has 849 beds and provides acute medical services, tertiary cardiology and tertiary haematology. The hospital has a reputation as a friendly, welcoming place to work.

You should have MRCP and be on the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register or (at the time of interview i.e. March 2015) within six months of completing a Training Programme recognised for the award of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT).

For informal enquiries or to arrange a visit please contact Dr Jim McIlmoyle on 01253 953861.

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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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