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Locum Consultant Neurologist

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Fixed Term 6 Months
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University Hospital
£76,761 - £103,490 per annum
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University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

Applicants are invited to apply for the post of Locum Consultant in Neurology for a period of initially six months. It is envisaged that a permanent post will be advertised early in 2018 as a result of retirement. This would be an excellent opportunity to prepare for a substantial consultant post consolidating your experience in all aspects of Neurology including management of acute neurological patients as well as TIA and stroke patients including thrombolysis [on-call].

The Trust provides a Neurological service for the population of Coventry and Warwickshire with a catchment population of approximately 1 million. The department has established specialist clinics in MS, Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Botulinum Toxin and Headache.

The successful applicant will be based at the University Hospital in Coventry with some of the out patient activity based at either Warwick Hospital, Warwick or the George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton shared with other consultants. The unit runs a consultant-of-the-week model with cross-cover for acute stroke out of hours. The Neurology unit currently has 10 Consultants, 1 Associate Specialist, 5 Specialist Registrars and 5 junior grades. The unit has 24 beds.

There is ample support from Neurosurgery, Stroke, Neuroradiology, Neurophysiology, Neurorehabilitation and Neuropsychology, all on the same University Hospital site. The department trains SpRs as part of the West Midlands Neurology Training rotation and has an active weekly educational programme.
The City of Coventry is home to 2 of the UK’s leading and expanding academic institutions, Warwick University and Coventry University. Coventry is one of the culturally most diverse cities in the UK and is bidding to be the UK’s city of culture in 2021. Both Coventry and surrounding Warwickshire offer excellent schooling both in the independent and grammar school sector as well as excellent rural living whilst being within less than 1 hour train journey from London.
Applicants must be on the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register for Neurology, or be within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview and should be able to demonstrate evidence of comprehensive training in all branches of Clinical Neurology including recent experience in the management of acutely ill neurological patients.

Recruiting to Values:
To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.
Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.
The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positive

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 Holger Allroggen (holger.allroggen1@uhcw.nhs.uk) and Dr Lara Teare (lara.teare@uhcw.nhs.uk) or via their secretaries - Linda Ryan (02476 965211) and Sarah Flanagan (02476 965114).

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