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Specialist in Stroke Medicine

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
£83,945 to £95,275 per annum, depending on experience
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a new post for a Stroke Specialist Doctor to join us on the Isle of Wight. The right candidate will be enthusiastic and inspirational, supporting patients across the whole stroke pathway. This will include patients presenting at ED with Stroke symptoms, HASU support, inpatient ward rounds and TIA/Stroke Clinic. We work closely with our partners in Portsmouth where there are opportunities for shared learning, and MDT working. We also work with Southampton for patients requiring transfer for mechanical thrombectomy. The trust has consistently maintained a high rating for its SSNAP score and is proud of its rating for thrombolysis and diagnostics. Join us as we look to expand our HASU and redesign our Stroke Unit to enable improved patient experience,

This is a full-time position but candidates wishing to work part-time or in a job-share are encouraged to apply. If a part-time or job-share person is appointed modification of the job plan will be discussed with the appointee on a personal basis.

Please note this job description is currently with the Royal College for approval

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Duties of the Post

1. Working with colleagues at both St. Marys Hospital and the Queen Alexandra Hospital, contribute to the delivery of a comprehensive and high-quality Hyper-acute, Acute and Stroke Rehabilitation Service.

2. Manage their time and prioritise and time-manage effectively in response to departmental activity. Take a critical approach to own medical practice, looking for opportunities to make improvements in the care of patients and share with others.

3. Responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of patients who present with Stroke and Stroke mimic symptoms and appropriate referral to other clinical and non-clinical colleagues including primary care colleagues, as appropriate.

4. Manage hyper acute Stroke including the delivery of thrombolysis to patients in line with protocols.

5. Undertake trans-ischaemic and outpatient clinics and ward work as per job plan collaborating with colleagues in relation to progressing patient care from admission to discharge.

6. Participating in multi-disciplinary meetings as scheduled in the job plan.

7. Undertake the clinical supervision of junior medical and other clinical staff sharing specialist knowledge and expertise.

8. Engage in medical audit and other clinical effectiveness activities, the Trusts Clinical Governance processes and in CPD is provided in job plans and attendance at audit and other governance meetings is mandatory.

9. Work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary colleagues across the Partnership to deliver effective clinical care, looking for continuous improvement in line with clinical strategy.

10. Contribute to existing research projects and clinical trials undertaken within the service.

11. Providing cover for colleagues annual leave and other authorised absences as appropriate.

See Job Description for further details

Job description is currently with Royal College for approval

Person Specification



  • Full GMC Registration with a license to practice
  • MRCP (UK) or overseas equivalent
  • Relevant training in Stroke Medicine and Hyper Acute Stroke Care
  • Knowledge and application of up to date evidence based practice



  • Minimum of 12 years' medical work (either continuous or aggregate) since obtaining a primary medical qualification, of which a minimum of 6 years should have been in a relevant specialty in the Specialty Doctor and/or closed SAS grades OR equivalent years' experience in a relevant specialty from other medical grades including overseas.
  • Relevant specialties are Stroke Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, General Medicine or Neurology.
  • Fully competent in diagnostic and therapeutic management of acute strokes including Thrombolysis
  • Experience in Postgraduate teaching
  • Knowledge of current trends in specialty

Leadership & Manage-ment


  • Demonstrates a sound knowledge of current NHS and wider social care issues.
  • Ability & willingness to work within the Trust & NHS performance framework and targets

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital

Parkhurst Road



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