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Consultant Stroke Physician

Job Reference: 361-R2R1365

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Stroke Medicine
Lister Hospital, Stevenage, Hertfordshire
As per the Terms and Cond

Applications are invited for a Consultant in Stroke Medicine. This is a substantive appointment, based at Lister Hospital in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. The post comprises 10 programmed activities (PAs).

This is an excellent opportunity within the Stroke department at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. The department has just been designated a hub (HASU) and will progress from receiving around seven hundred attendances per annum to around eleven hundred. This is an exciting opportunity to further develop and expand our 7 day consultant led stroke service. We are seeking a dynamic individual with an interest in leadership, research and the skills to provide high quality stroke care!

The post is negotiable to be integrated with general medicine depending on individual interests. However 7 day consultant led Stroke service requiring majority of the on- call commitments within the Stroke Department including weekend stroke cover. We have excellent support from our local GPs, commissioners and at executive / board level within the trust.

Following the investment of £150 million in major new facilities at the Lister, along with a £30 million New QEII hospital built by the local clinical commissioning group, the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust has brought together all its specialist emergency and inpatient services at the Stevenage hospital. Our state-of–the-art clinical facilities include a major new Emergency Department, the Hertfordshire Cardiology Centre (which includes a 24/7 PPCI service), new scanning centre, McMillan chemotherapy unit, ward, endoscopy and theatre blocks.

Applicants must be on the Specialist Register, or be within 6 months of doing so, at the time of interview. Applications from those wishing to work part-time or job share are welcomed.

It is imperative that you also attach your CV to your application as this is an integral part of the application process. Dependent on the number of applications, we may not contact you if you fail to do so. Please ensure to supply the names and addresses of referees. This must cover a period of 3 years with no gaps, one of whom must be your current employer.

Closing date for completed applications: 31st March 2018

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Aparna Pusalkar, Consultant Physician and Clinical Director for Stroke (email or Dr Suresh Mathavakkannan, Divisional Chair for Medicine (email

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date in certain circumstances. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all members of the community including people with disabilities.

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'If you are affected by the current change process in the organisation and wish to apply for this role please email to discuss pay protection. The Trust will take a pragmatic approach to these issues and will look at it on a 'case by case' basis'

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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