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Specialty Doctor

Speciality Doctor

Main area
Care of the Elderly
Speciality Doctor
12 Months Fixed Term
40 Hours
Job ref
£37,923 - £70,718 per annum
19/06/2018 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

Specialty Doctor

Whiston Hospital

Department of medicine for older people

Fixed term 12 months

Full Time

£37,923 - £70,718 per annum

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the leading acute Trusts in the North West of England. 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.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Stroke Specialty Doctor to join a rapidly developing and friendly Department of Medicine for Older People.

The Department is a closely knit group of 8 Consultants specialising in Stroke Medicine. The primary purpose of this role is to provide ST3+ cover for the Stroke Unit which is split into a Hyper-Acute Stroke Unit (HASU) and a Rehabilitation Unit comprising of 16 and 23 beds respectively. There is a superb multi-disciplinary environment and the successful candidate will be working alongside a team of Training Grade Doctors. The successful candidate will also be involved in rapid-access TIA clinics and thrombolysis for stroke. There is a daily Consultant ward round in HASU and two Consultant-led ward rounds; plus 2 Consultant-led MDTs in the Rehabilitation Unit offering much needed senior support. There will be an opportunity for the successful candidate to receive formal training in hyper-acute care for stroke and participate in general medical on-calls.

The job is for 10 sessions (pending Job Plan review at 3 months). The post does not include any on-call commitments but this can be negotiated with the successful candidate.  The previous specialty doctors in the trust have either passed their higher exams to go on to become specialist trainees or consultants through alternative career pathway.

The successful candidate would be expected to demonstrate excellent, organisational and time-management skills. Have the ability to work as part of a team, have good interpersonal skills and demonstrate a caring attitude towards patients.

The successful candidate will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrate resilience during times of pressure, but also to seek timely assistance from senior colleagues when appropriate.

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS check barring adults.

Date Advertised: 22/05/2018

Date Advert Close: 19/06/2018

Date Shortlisting to commence: 20/06/2018

Date of Interviews: 02/07/2018



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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

For further information please contact Dr Sanjeevikumar Meenakshisundaram, Clinical Director on 0151 426 1600 / Extension 5309

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