Consultant Physician in Stroke & Acute Medicine

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NHS TAYSIDE NINEWELLS HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL SCHOOL, DUNDEE PART OF THE ACADEMIC HEALTH SCIENCE PARTNERSHIP (AHSP) IN TAYSIDE Consultant Physician in Stroke Medicine and Acute Medicine (10 PAs Available) Applications are invited for the above...

NHS TAYSIDE

NINEWELLS HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL SCHOOL, DUNDEE

PART OF THE ACADEMIC HEALTH SCIENCE PARTNERSHIP (AHSP) IN TAYSIDE

Consultant Physician in Stroke Medicine

and Acute Medicine (10 PAs Available)


Applications are invited for the above new position in one of Scotland’s major teaching hospitals. The successful applicant will be based within the Stroke team with contribution to the Acute Medicine Service.

The Stroke Service in NHS Tayside has undergone significant change with centralisation of stroke admissions for the whole of Tayside in a Hyper Acute Stroke Unit, based at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. This has led to significant improvements in care as measured by the Scottish Stroke Care Audit (SSCA) and made the staffing model more sustainable. Ninewells is planned to be the Thrombectomy Centre for the North of Scotland and the phased introduction of this treatment has begun,  working towards a 24/7 service over the next 3 years. The successful applicant will join the dynamic and innovative team developing and delivering this exciting new service with our Interventional Radiology colleagues. The successful applicant will be involved in the evening on call and weekend rota for the stroke service.  In addition they will contribute to the weekday Acute Medical Unit rota. The successful applicant will be expected to take part in postgraduate training and education along with opportunities to collaborate in research, and quality improvement. 

In addition, NHS Tayside with its associated Health and Social Care Partnerships, is redesigning adult models of care with a particular emphasis on rehabilitation pathways. This post offers the opportunity to work across the whole health and care system to develop new ways of working. 

Acute Medicine in Ninewells Hospital consists of a 30 bedded AMU, Ambulatory Assessment Area, 20 beds in Short Stay Medicine and 30 beds across Acute Medicine for the Elderly (run by Medicine for the Elderly). The medical model consists of a successful Prof-to-Prof GP advice line and patient-centred outpatient pathways that have reduced hospital admissions. Inpatient care is provided by acute physicians, acute frailty team, speciality in-reach consultants and a large multidisciplinary team. The highly developed ambulatory service deals with over 20% of referrals. The new model has led to a large increase in front-door discharges, 70% within 72 hours, which has helped reduce bed occupancy in medicine to 90-95%. This success has attracted praise and interest from Scottish Government and other health boards.

Candidates should possess MRCP and be on the GMC Specialist Register in Stroke Medicine and General Medicine or be within 6 months of the anticipated award of CCT or already in possession of CESR (CP) at the time of interview for the post. Less than full time applications will be considered.

Informal enquiries are welcome by contacting:

Dr Helen Elder, Care Group Clinical Director (Unscheduled Medicine), Consultant Physician at helen.elder3@nhs.scot, Dr Wai Yu, Clinical Lead for Stroke at wai.yu@nhs.scot or Dr Achyut Valluri, Clinical Lead for Acute Medicine at Achyut.valluri2@nhs.scot

Closing Date:  21st April 2024  

Interview Date: 3rd May 2024    


NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.