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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/10/2020.

Consultant in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Job Reference: 434-MSPEC-24

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Spinal Cord Injuries
£82,096 - £110,683 per annum

At Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust we have lots to be proud of:

  • We are an integral member of the Buckinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) providing both acute and community services, and at the forefront in developing ICP systems and new models of care.
  • The Trust’s latest CQC inspection report, rated the Trust as “Good” overall, “Outstanding” for caring with an “Outstanding” end of life service and a range of “Outstanding ”practices in areas such as the Emergency department, adult community services and outpatients.We have been ranked as one of the UK's top hospitals by health intelligence specialists CHKS.
  • Our Stroke Unit has maintained the ‘A grade’ in the latest Royal College of Physicians’ Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) audit
  • We are the home for the National Spinal Injuries centre, the birthplace of the Paralympics.


The National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Consultant in Spinal Injuries Rehabilitation Medicine

Full Time Post

The National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC) has been serving patients since 1944 and has established an international reputation for the quality of its services. Most recently the NSIC became the first unit in the UK to achieve international accreditation for excellence in the care of adults and children with spinal cord injury.

We offer diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for patients with traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries. Patients are referred from all over the UK and from many countries around the world.

The NSIC is a purpose built and well-equipped spinal centre, with 103 beds divided between acute admissions, readmissions and rehabilitation. On average the centre admits 130 to 150 traumatic and non-traumatic new cases of spinal cord damage a year. There are also in the region of 600 further emergency and elective admissions to the unit. The NSIC out-patient department reviews around 4,000 patients a year.

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Spinal Injuries Rehabilitation Medicine, a substantive consultant post in a team of six spinal cord injury consultants. The successful candidate will have appropriate training in rehabilitation medicine and specific spinal cord injury experience.

We warmly welcome the development of special interests within the field of spinal cord injury to develop or enhance those of the existing consultants. We’re also looking for a strong commitment to service development and improvement in the provision of spinal cord injury services within the Centre.

Support is provided by an establishment of five junior grade doctors, six middle grade doctors, and strong multi-disciplinary teams in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, clinical psychology, speech and language therapy, dietetics and nursing. The centre also benefits from a case management team, co-ordinating the discharge of patients from the centre, and contributions from a range of medical and surgical services from within the wider healthcare Trust. There are also opportunities for research in the department

Applicants must hold full GMC Registration and be on, or eligible for entry to the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of completion of training at time of interview. They must also be able to demonstrate a wide range of experience in all aspects of rehabilitation medicine.

This is a permanent position, however fixed term would be considered (please specify this in your application).

The planned AAC Interview date is Wednesday 18 November 2020.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact Dr Allison Graham, 01296 315851 or

We are committed to providing staff with learning and development opportunities to support their career progression. We also offer on-site subsidised childcare, flexible working and a generous pension.

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and are constantly striving to improve the working lives of our staff. We do not offer London Weighting. It is Trust policy that travel expenses for interview will not be reimbursed.

The post will close on the closing date stated at midnight. Please note that we may when necessary be required to close a job prior to the closing date, due to a large number of applications or change in circumstance. Contact with candidates will be made via the email address on your application form. Therefore, ensure that this email address is checked regularly.

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications providing the position satisfies the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration service require employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the Government UK visas and immigration website.

The Trust is a NO SMOKING environment. Smoking in all areas of the building and premises is prohibited.

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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