- Advert number: 294329-1
- Posted Date: 14/06/12
- Closing Date: 06/07/12
Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Consultants in Stroke Medicine
Applications are invited for two further consultant posts to expand our stroke service in Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. We see over 500 patients with stroke each year. Thrombolysis is provided with Accident and Emergency in conjunction with the AGWS out of hours network. There are close links with onsite Neurology and Neuro-rehabilitation teams, and recent investment has been used to develop a hyperacute unit and meet national strategy targets for acute stroke care. We’re a top performing member of the Stroke Research Network and are completing a major Kings Fund project to produce a truly patient centred service.
Why should you work for us?
We’re committed to your personal development. You’ll be part of a team of nine Consultant Geriatricians and Stroke Physicians, alongside three Neurologists, in a department which has a good reputation in the Trust and beyond. You’ll have the potential to lead key areas of stroke pathway development: we’d welcome applicants with a background in Geriatric Medicine or Neurology and we’ll be flexible with your job plan.
Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton is a successful, progressive and award-winning 750-bed Foundation Trust, affiliated to the Medical School of Bristol University, and serving a population of 330,000. We recently opened a £6m cardiology unit and a £20m cancer centre: by 2013 we’ll have a new surgical block to join our existing modern medical buildings.
Taunton’s a great place to live. It’s a thriving county town with good schools. We’re only minutes away from spectacular areas of outstanding natural beauty, varied coastline and family friendly beaches, but just an hour from Bristol’s shopping and two hours from London. We know that a healthy work-life balance is important, and whatever your interests, Somerset has everything you need.
For further information, and to arrange a visit, please contact Dr Rob Whiting, Stroke Consultant on 07896 152542, or Dr Stuart Walker, Clinical Director for Urgent and Emergency Care on 01823 342458.
For an information pack please contact Mandy Gibson, Medical Staffing Adviser on 01823 342224 or email: email@example.com quoting reference number 403-CON877. You can also apply on line at: www.jobs.nhs.uk
Closing date: 6th July 2012.