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Consultant Physician with an Interest in Stroke Medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week (10 PA's (plus 1 PA on call rota))
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£82,096 - £110,683 per annum
Salary period
03/05/2021 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.



Job overview

We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious individual to join our team in the position of Consultant Physician with an Interest in Stroke Medicine at Southport and Ormskirk District General Hospital.  

You should have MRCP and be on the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register or within six months of completing a Training Programme recognised for the award of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) within 6 months of interview. 

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS clearance with both children and adults barred lists.

All applicants must be either on the GMC Specialist Register or be within six months of obtaining their CCT award at the time of interview

Main duties of the job

The 20 bedded Acute Stroke Unit at Southport and Ormskirk District General Hospital which includes expansion of  our hyperacute stroke services, the post holder will support the stroke team in providing a specialist service. The successful candidate will be supported by a well-established, dedicated stroke MDT and a stroke specialist nurse. We are also supported by trainees from the deanery and an excellent admin team comprising personal assistants & medical secretaries.

To support service needs the post will work across two sites in addition we provide outpatient services at both Southport and Ormskirk sites, including General Medicine / Stroke & TIA Clinics.

The Stroke Ward is based at Southport District General Hospital and an expectation of this post is to carry out inpatient ward rounds and board rounds.

Participation in the Telestroke on-call rota is currently in place.  An on call intensity supplement which is payable. 

Working for our organisation

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see job description and person specification for full details of role responsibilities

Advertising Date:   25th March, 2021

Closing Date:  3rd May, 2021

Shortlisting Date:  4th/5th May, 2021

Proposed Interview Date:  22nd July, 2021

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Basic Medical Qualification
  • On the specialist register with a CCT in General Medicine and Geriatrics or within 6 months of achieving this
Desirable criteria
  • MSc, MD or PhD


Essential criteria
  • Knowledge and experience of General Medicine and multidisciplinary Geriatric Medicine.

Training Expected:

Essential criteria
  • Extensive training and experience in General and Geriatric Medicine in an accredited training programme.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in Stroke Medicine

Teaching Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of teaching / educational supervision
Desirable criteria
  • Educational qualifications /courses
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Ahmed
Job title
Clinical Director
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Further information can be obtained from:

Dr P McDonald, Consultant Stroke Physician, Urgent Care Division, Tel: 01704 705181 


Dr A Ahmed, Clinical Director for Medicine, Tel: 01704 704159