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Consultant in Neurology

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Neurology
Grade
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
438-CA559A
Site
Royal Preston Hospital
Town
Preston
Salary
£82,096 to £110,683 pa
Closing
01/11/2021 23:59

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Neurologist to join our expanding regional Neurology service. The post will support neurology services at Royal Preston Hospital and at a peripheral hospital in the region. We are particularly interested to recruit Consultant Neurologists with a special interest in Epilepsy but would encourage applications from candidates with any neurological sub-specialty interest which complements the existing team.

This is an exciting time to be part of our diverse and dynamic consultant neurologist workforce and join one of the major acute Trusts in the North-west with a reputation for responsive innovation and desire to make a difference.  The Trust prides itself on its investment in staff and offers unparalleled opportunities for personal and professional development, through participation in consultant leadership program, medical education and research.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will:

  • Take an active role in provision of a first-class regional neurology service
  • Provide inpatient service and outpatient sessions at Royal Preston Hospital and a peripheral hospital depending on the needs of the service, but this will be discussed with the post-holder during the job planning process.
  • Contribute to multi-disciplinary teams and lead the co-ordination of care for patients
  • Provide effective leadership to all staff engaged in the specialty
  • Sustain and develop teaching and research wherever appropriate
  • Assume a continuous commitment for the care of patients, even if employed less than full- time and ensure that adequate arrangements are made for leave and off duty
  • Promote high professional standards of clinical care for patients, both through direct patient care and by the maintenance of continuing professional development.
  • Exercise the freedom to develop the services to reflect perceived priorities within available resources.

Working for our organisation

Our team is our work family. At Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, you will be working as part of a collaborative, friendly and caring team of incredible people who are committed to providing excellent care with compassion. We celebrate diversity, encourage everyone to contribute, and you are valued for who you are.

Our mission is to provide excellent care with compassion. We will support you to achieve your personal goals and to build the career you want.

The Neurosciences Centre comprises both Neurosurgery and Medical Neurosciences (Neurology, Neurophysiology, neuroradiology, including interventional neuroradiology, neuropathology and Neurorehabilitation). The population served by the Neurosciences Centre is approximately. 1.5 million from the catchment area of Lancashire and South Cumbria.

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job description, Person specification and Specialty/ Trust Brochure for further details on:

  • What we can offer
  • Job Plan/On-call Requirements
  • The Team

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust forms one of the major acute Trusts in the North West with a complement of over 1100 beds for a local population of 390,000 and a regional population of 1.5 million. We have all of the usual specialties on site as well as being a Tertiary Centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria in Neurosciences, Oncology, Plastic Surgery and Renal Medicine. There is extensive undergraduate medical student teaching, and the Trust has active research links with the Universities of Manchester, Lancaster and Central Lancashire.

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMCs Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

If you are successful in obtaining a position with our Trust which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check. As a registered body with the DBS, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will conduct the administration of this application on your behalf and the cost will be recovered from your salary, either as a one-off payment or over 3 months. Currently the charges made by the Disclosure and Barring Service for an Enhanced DBS check is £48.20.

Successful applicants will be contacted by e-mail. Please ensure that email addresses are provided for your referees wherever possible.

As we often have many applicants for jobs at LTHTR, we regret that we will only be able to contact those applicants who are short-listed for interview.  Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, then please assume that you have not been short-listed for interview on this occasion.

The NHS Constitution outlines what staff working in the NHS can expect from their employer and what is expected of you. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to the NHS Values and Pledges as expressed in the Constitution.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. An interview is guaranteed to any applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the person specification.      

If you have any difficulty applying on line, please contact the Medical Workforce Team       

Previous applicants need not apply

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Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • MRCP or equivalent postgraduate general medical experience.
  • Within 6 months of appointment, must gain CCT in neurology or equivalent training obtained outside the EU leading to entry on the specialist register.

Research and Development

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of interest in personal development, e.g. through research and/or publications.
Desirable criteria
  • Track record of research C

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Wide range of clinical experience in neurology.
  • Subspecialty expertise.

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Commitment to working as part of a clinical team
Desirable criteria
  • Teaching skills for both medical and paramedical disciplines
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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Professor Suresh Chhetri
Job title
Consultant Neurologist and CD
Email address
suresh.chhetri@lthtr.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01772 523643
Additional information

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal enquiries and requests to visit the Hospitals are welcome and should be made, following shortlisting, with Dr. Gerry Skailes, Medical Director and Kevin McGee, Chief Executive (01772) 522692.