Trust Grade Doctor in Stroke Medicine

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Stroke Medicine
40 hours per week
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£30,605 - £48,123 per annum
03/07/2018 23:59

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 

Applications are invited for Trust Grade Doctors in Stroke. This post would be an excellent opportunity to increase your expertise in aspects of stroke care. The post is based at The University Hospital in Coventry.

The stroke unit (ward 41) has 6 hyperacute (HASU) and 30 acute/rehabilitation beds and is run by 4 Stroke Physicians (3 Geriatricians and 1 Neurologist). You will join 3 Specialist Registrars (2 geriatricians and 1 neurologist) and 3 Stroke Trust Grade doctors. You will work closely with other members of the stroke multidisciplinary team including specialist stroke nurses and therapists.

The successful candidate will be based on ward 41 stroke unit. You will be expected to join registrar and consultant ward rounds, arrange investigations and participate in running the day to day activities on the HASU/stroke ward. Although this post is not accredited for training purposes, the post holder will be able to attend various educational activities including regular stroke audit/radiology MDTs and an academic half day.

Our Department runs the Coventry and Warwickshire Thrombolysis service. This is a busy 24/7 service covering a population of around 1 million and last year around 150 patients were treated with iv tPA. A dedicated 'one stop' acute TIA clinic runs 7 days a week supported by a daily, on site carotid ultrasound service.

The departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuroradiology, Vascular surgery and Neurorehabilitation are all based at this hospital and we work closely with them providing a seamless, comprehensive Stroke Service.
Applicants must be fully registered with the GMC and have significant experience above FY1 level.

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.

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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 Anthony Kenton
Telephone: ext 28261