Stroke Consultant Physician
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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The Trust sits at the heart of the community as the main provider of acute care to around 250,000 people in the west of Dorset. Our main site is in the county town of Dorchester near to the world-famous Jurassic Coast and other areas of outstanding natural beauty.
We are expanding our team so need to appoint an additional Stroke Consultant. This new role is part of a £2.8m investment in stroke services by the Dorset Integrated Care Board (ICB) supporting the opening of a new Hyper Acute Stroke Unit.
There are opportunities to be developed as a unique individual. A future leader, develop your quality improvement skills, research, innovation, supporting training and education or roles in integrated care.
Our stroke department provides a seven-day service for circa 530 stroke patients admitted annually from West Dorset. This has the potential to increase to around eight hundred with the outcome of a regional stroke reconfiguration programme.
The Stroke Unit is a twenty-four bedded acute unit with a fourteen bedded stroke and neuro rehabilitation facility at the Yeatman Community Hospital in North Dorset. The rehabilitation facility is led by a Consultant AHP, for whom you'll provide clinical advice and support as well as cover for leave/illness.
Interviews are expected to take place 13th October 2023.
Main duties of the job
Applications are invited for the position of Stroke Consultant Physician based at Dorset County Hospital. We are seeking a new stroke physician to provide day to day stroke care and support with the continued transformation of stroke services in line with our strategy and recent business case approval. This will include;
- In-patient and out-patient care for patients referred with suspected stroke or TIA
- To participate in clinical and other activities such audit, research and governance with the object of ensuring ongoing high standards of patient care
- To contribute to the provision of a 24-hour acute stroke service delivering thrombolysis and advising on other specialist treatments
- To contribute to the consultant ward rounds at weekends and public holidays
- To provide clinical advice for community stroke services as required
- To provide continuing medical education and conduct undergraduate and post graduate teaching as appropriate
- To contribute to the development of clinical quality and effectiveness in other clinical areas where these overlap with developments in stroke care
If you reside outside of Dorset and join us in this role you will receive a Warm Welcome payment of £5,000 as a thank you for bringing your expertise and knowledge to our Trust in addition to the usual relocation expenses.
If you have been referred to this role by a current DCHFT employee (and you currently reside outside of Dorset) your friend can also receive a referral payment - make sure to include this at the start of your supporting information and include your friends full name. For more information look here: https://www.dchft.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/DCH-Warm-Welcome-Scheme.pdf
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At DCHFT, we pride ourselves on the care we provide for our patients, and on the culture, we are creating for our staff. We work hard to create a fair, inclusive environment for our staff.
Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them, and our vision is Dorset County Hospital, working with our health and social care partners, will be at the heart of improving the well-being of our communities.
We are a Trust that celebrates diversity, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.
We are a flexible employer and although this is a WTE post, the right candidate wanting LTFTW working, or asymmetrical job plans will be welcomed to apply.
Our DCHFT Job Description and Person Specification (attached) tells you all about this role, what to expect and what is needed to succeed. When completing your application please make sure to tell us how your experience and skills fit the person specification.
Please contact us atRecruitment.Medical@dchft.nhs.ukif you are unable to view or download the attachment.
For all our roles, we are looking for staff who hold our Trust Values of Integrity, Respect Teamwork and Excellence, and who are passionate about providing the best patient care. To read more about our Trust and our Values search Dorset County Hospital online.
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