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Consultant Neurologist with an interest in Multiple Sclerosis

Job Reference: 358-829200-ESM-E

Employer:
University Hospitals of Leicester
Department:
Neurology
Location:
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
Salary:
£82,096 - £110,683

Consultant Neurologist with an interest in Multiple Sclerosis

This post is designed to build close working relationships between the neurology department and the speciality services within UHL, including emergency services. You will work clinically in acute neurology when on call, working with other teams to ensure that neurology patients are seen in a timely manner and have access to specialist neurological opinion.

There is also the option to work in an ambulatory care setting linking with specialists in emergency care and specialist nurses to review patients urgently. This is a developing role and the applicants will have the opportunity to work with colleagues to ensure this service is embedded into and contributes to development of acute care pathways.

In addition to contributing to general and acute neurology care, you will develop services for patients in their neurology subspecialty clinic. The priorities for expansion at present are for the multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and movement disorders services. This will complement other specialist services currently provided by the department, which include the neuromuscular, and headache service as well as neuro-ophthalmology, neurogenetics, neuro-otology and designated botulinum toxin clinics for dystonia and chronic migraine. Full secretarial support will be provided and the consultant will share equally with colleagues in the training of the junior staff. The post will involve a commitment to undergraduate teaching and the appointee will be expected to participate in the audit and research activities of the department.

You will be part of the non-resident on call rota and this will run on a 1 in 7 rotation with the existing Neurology Consultant team. The aim of this is to ensure senior cover for specialist registrars on call.

You will participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, clinical audit and clinical research.

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust consists of three acute teaching hospitals serving as the single point of provision of Neurology Specialist Care for the population of Leicestershire. It is fully committed to Continuing Medical Education for consultants. We have recently launched our new Quality Strategy – Becoming the Best - which builds on a wide range of improvements over the last few years.

 

For further information and for an informal discussion please contact:

Dr Ben Simpson -Consultant Neurologist, Department of Neurology on Leicester 07968 798759 or email ben.simpson@uhl-tr.nhs.uk




Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. As it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.


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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