ST3+ Trust Doctor in Stroke Medicine


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Stroke Medicine
40 Hours per week
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£30,605 to £48,123 + 1B banding
02/03/2018 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. 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 patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.


As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.


Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

Applications are invited for appointment to ST3+ Doctor to join our Stroke team, working predominantly on the Combined Acute and Rehabilitation Stroke Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. This permanent post is available immediately and this post includes a 1 in 9 General Medicine On-Call commitment and attracts a 1 B banding.

.The Combined Stroke Unit has 41 beds – 17 acute and 24 rehabilitation beds. The Stroke Unit is based on the ground floor in close proximity to A&E and beside radiology to facilitate brain imaging.  The Stroke Unit receives direct admissions from A&E after assessment by a member of the stroke team.

The post holder will join our existing Specialty Doctor and provide middle grade medical cover on the Stroke Unit and support the work of the 3 Consultants. The team on the unit includes four and seven stroke nurse specialists. The Consultants work a team job planning system covering acute admissions / thrombolysis, rehabilitation / outpatient clinics and daily TIA clinics.  The Consultants are friendly, approachable and keen on teaching / training.  This vacancy has arisen through investment from the Trust to enhance Medical staffing at Specialty Doctor level.

All candidates should be eligible for registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) and MRCP part 1 is desirable. Where equivalent qualifications or experiences are being offered it is essential that the successful candidate provides written confirmation and attaches this to their application.

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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

Dr J McIlmoyle on 01253 953861.

If you have problems applying, contact

01253 957015