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Locum Consultant Neurologist North

Job Reference: 262-A-18-50972

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC)
262 70530 Neurology
Penrith Hospital, Penrith
£79,860- £107,668 per annum

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (NCUH) have merged to form North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC). Joining forces is an historic step in the journey to truly join up health and care services for a happier, healthier population in Cumbria. As a result of the two organisations working closely together with our partners we are already being regarded nationally as a leading edge integrated care system.

The Trust encourages applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and is committed to having a workforce that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities.

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust are seeking an experienced Locum Consultant Neurologist to fill a vacancy in North Cumbria. Your base will be in North Cumbria at the Penrith Hospital. You will be working alongside another Consultants and three Specialist Nurses, together covering the North, East and West of Cumbria, which includes a significant part of the Lake District National Park with World Heritage Centre status.

There would be opportunities to develop specialist interests in the following areas if the successful candidate wished this to happen, areas such as Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s or MND and Movement Disorders. We have close links with the Royal Victoria Hospital in Newcastle and the Walton Centre in Liverpool.

Cumbria is an excellent place to live with stunning scenery and a fantastic quality of life, particularly for those who love the outdoors. Whether you prefer living in towns and cities, or small villages and hamlets, with views of hills and lakes, Cumbria will have a place for you. Average house prices are amongst the lowest in the UK, making it an affordable place to live. Schools are also highly rated by Ofsted with a mix of state and private sector provisions.

We have an active educational program and we teach medical students on placement from Lancaster. We have an enthusiastic research department with several Consultants now principal investigators in the Trust.

The service is very forward thinking. We constantly strive to improve patient and staff experience. We have a number of national research projects running and have an active audit system in place. We are also keen to embrace new technology and work closely with our colleagues in General Practice and utilise an active advice and guidance system. We are also actively working to embrace technology that will reduce travel and improve patient follow up and general experience of the service.

Job plans are regularly reviewed as a team allowing doctors the opportunity to change roles, whether these include clinical, academic, managerial or other activities. This allows everyone’s job to remain interesting, do-able and equitable, avoid burn-out and foster career development.

This post is open to those applicants wishing to work full time or part time.

There are no On-call responsibilities included in this job role.

If you are up for this challenge and want to live in a beautiful place then please contact Dr Vanderpol, Consultant Neurologist and Clinical Director for Service Development for an informal discussion; Or telephone her on 07717303115.

Closing Date: 20th February 2020

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