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Consultant Physician-with Special Interest in Stroke


Main area
Care of Elderly
11.5 PAs plus on call
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£77,913-105,042 per annum
02/12/2018 23:59

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"Be part of the team that delivers "Excellent patient care in world class hospitals"

The Trust has 5 Values as defined by the Star Chart. Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with these Values which can be found by clicking on the 'About Us' pages on the Trust internet site. 

Our latest achievements include:

  • St Helens Hospital rated outstanding (CQC 2016)
  • Whiston Hospital rated good with outstanding features (CQC 2016)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
  • Best in the NHS in the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE 2014 and 2015)
  • Cancer services rated 4th best in the country by Macmillan Cancer Support 2014
  • Ranked one of the highest in the country for extremely positive feedback received from patients (Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked highest in Cheshire and Merseyside for staff recommending the hospitals for the care of their friends and relatives (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked in the top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal 2014)

In the 2017 Staff Satisfaction Survey the Trust was rated best nationally in the following areas,

  • As a place to work
  • A place to receive treatment
  • Staff satisfaction in the care they deliver
  • Staff satisfaction with the resources available to them and the support they receive

Consultant Physician in Geriatric and General Medicine with Special Interest in Stroke

Whiston Hospital

Medicine for Older People


11.5PA’s plus on call

£77,913-£105-042 per annum

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the second year running! We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

Due to further development of our hyper acute stroke service, we are seeking to recruit two additional consultants specialising in stroke and geriatric medicine.

The successful appointees will join the stroke service which sits within the department of medicine for older people, consisting of 16 consultants providing a range of geriatric medicine sub-specialisms.

The 32 bed Hyper-acute stroke unit and 25 bed rehabilitation unit at Whiston Hospital provides specialist stroke care by a highly skilled and motivated multidisciplinary team, for stroke patients from the Knowsley, St Helens, Halton and Warrington area, currently seeing approximately 900 confirmed strokes per year. The successful appointee will be part of a happy and friendly team that is forward looking with a lot of support from the executive board for the department.

The stroke service has been consistently one of the highest performing teams in the country on the Stroke Sentinel National Audit for the last 2 years and continues to improve and develop its breadth of service and innovative working practices.

Successful applicants will join the 1:8 hyper-acute stroke unit and stroke thrombolysis rota. This is consultant-delivered, but will benefit from integrated telemedicine support later this year.

The Trust is one of the most sought after teaching venues for students from the University of Liverpool and attracts high quality, enthusiastic trainees. The department has a high profile within the Medical Care Group with a very successful Stroke service, Orthogeriatrics and Frailty service. There are currently 6 consultants with special interest in Stroke participating in a hyper acute service on the Whiston Hospital site.

This is an 11.5 PA job plan; it will be reviewed in line with stroke service reconfiguration.

Applicants must be registered medical practitioners and either be on the Specialist Register or be within 6 months of completion of specialist training at the time of interview

Advert date: Friday 02nd November 2018

Closing date: Sunday 02nd December 2018

Shortlisting date: week commencing 03rd December 2018

Interview date: Monday 14th January 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Sanjeevikumar Meenakshisundaram, (Clinical Director for Stroke Services & Department of Medicine for Older People) or Dr Andrew Hill (Clinical Lead for Stroke) on telephone 0151426 1600 Ext 5309.

If you have problems applying, contact

0151 676 5493