Specialist in Stroke

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£83,945 to £95,275 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit enthusiastic individuals committed to excellence in Stroke to join a pro-active team with an excellent clinical reputation, providing a range of services within the hospital. You will also have an opportunity to gain valuable experience of service transformation and development.

We offer an attractive package to include:
  • A recruitment and retention premium (details to be discussed with individual applicants)
  • Relocation budget up to �5,000
  • Named Mentor for the first year of employment to facilitate settling in to the new working environment
  • Additional allocation of SPA time within job plan for the first 2 years allowing time for service development (typically 7.5:2.5 split between DCC and SPA time)
  • Access to additional study leave funding for the first 2 years of employment

Main duties of the job

Duties & responsibilities
  • To assist in the provision and development of a safe, effective and efficient Stroke service and support Trust and Network, in the aim to provide the best possible care to patients
  • Provision with Consultant colleagues of a service, with responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness, and the proper functioning of the department
  • Cover for colleagues' annual leave and other authorised absences
  • Out-of-hours responsibilities, including participation in the consultant on-call rota for Stroke.
  • To participate in service development and business planning
  • Professional supervision and management of junior medical staff
  • Responsibilities for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required and contributing to undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education activity, locally and nationally
  • Participating in medical audit, the Trust's Clinical Governance processes and in CPD
  • Managerial, including budgetary responsibilities where appropriate

About us

You will be joining a well organised department providing a wide range of services at specialty and sub-specialty level. We work collaboratively and supportively, always looking to improve the care for stroke patients.

Our services are based at King's Mill Hospital, offering superb facilities for Stroke inpatients and outpatient services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer to the job description attached

Person Specification



  • MRCP or equivalent
  • Full registration (with a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC)


  • Postgraduate thesis
  • Completed fellowship programme
  • Progress towards or attainment of college exams



  • Ability to work autonomously to a level of defined competencies within Stroke medicine and be an expert decision maker having overall responsibility for patient care
  • Must have completed at least twelve years full time post graduate training (or equivalent gained on a part time or flexible basis) with a minimum of six years in Stroke Medicine in the Specialty Doctor or equivalent grade.
  • Ability to maintain clinical credibility and authority with a multi-professional team including senior trainees.


  • Previous experience in a multidisciplinary setting
  • Experience within the specialty in the UK

Management & Administrative Experience


  • Ability to effectively organise and manage clinical workload


  • The potential to develop management and leadership skills



  • Demonstrable ability as a teacher with evidence of training for the role



  • Ability to convert research evidence into clinical practice


  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals



  • Communication skills - to have language competency and communication skills necessary to do the job safely & competently
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members, patients, relatives, GPs, nurses and other agencies
  • Commitment to Continuing Medical Education and the requirements of Clinical Governance and Audit
  • Ability to participate in specialty out of hours rota


  • Willingness to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional or national levels

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


King's Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road


NG17 4JL

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