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Clinical Fellow in Complex Epilepsy

MN37

Main area
Neurology Medical Staffing
Grade
MN37
Contract
Fixed term - 12 months
Hours
40 hours per week
Job ref
309-SHB901-ZR
Site
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
Town
London
Salary
£30,302 - £47,647 pa plus London weighting
Closing
22/02/2018 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

We want you to come to UCLH, and stay at UCLH; all of our staff have been involved in developing our values.

We believe that UCLH is a better place for patients and staff alike. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

UCLH has two major strategic projects underway. On Grafton Way, we are building a facility which will be home to one of only two high energy NHS proton beam therapy centres, Europe’s largest centre for the treatment of blood disorders and a hyper modern surgery service.  Close by on Huntley Street we are developing the new Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals. Replacing the current hospitals on Grays’ Inn Road, this development will mean we can provide multidisciplinary care to our dental and ENT patients in a modern environment. Our Grafton Way facility is due to open in 2020, with Huntley Street opening in 2019.

NHS staff survey results from 2016, UCLH has been named one of the ten best performing non-specialist trusts against the following statement: “If a friend of relative needed treatment I would be happy with the standard of care provided by this organisation”.

Applications are welcomed for a 12 month fixed term appointment, with a possibility to extend to 2 years. The post is aimed at candidates who have obtained or are close to obtaining Neurology or Neurophysiology CCT or equivalent, and is an excellent opportunity to get further training in clinical epilepsy, video EEG telemetry including intracranial EEG, and also deepen their experience of presurgical assessment of patients with medically refractory epilepsy.


The post will be based mainly on the Jules Thorne Telemetry Unit, at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. This is a seven bedded unit with fully integrated state-of-the art digital video and EEG recording capability. We perform diagnostic cases, sleep studies and epilepsy surgery evaluation, receiving referrals from both local neurologists and tertiary cases from the UK. Up to 600 patients are investigated each year at NHNN, of those, approximately 180 are investigated for presurgical evaluation, and 200 with sleep studies. Intracranial recordings are performed at the Sir Jules Thorn telemetry Unit currently two to three patients a month, using both subdural electrodes and SEEG (Stereotactic EEG approach).
The successful candidate will be expected to carry out telemetry ward work, attend epilepsy clinics, undertake reporting of scalp and intracranial EEG studies, under Consultant supervision and participate and present cases in Multidisciplinary meetings with the Epilepsy Surgery Team. Training will be provided in EEG reporting. They will also gain experience of other non-invasive presurgical investigations such as ictal SPECT and PET.


There are numerous educational opportunities in the weekly timetable including weekly Neurophysiology and Telemetry departmental teaching, the Gowers round, and attendance at the weekly Epilepsy Surgery MDT. The appointee will also be expected to participate in departmental audit. The department has a strong ethos of research and the fellow will be encouraged to take part in a research project.

Interviews are likely to be held in the last two weeks of March.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Fahmida Chowdhury, Clinical Lead in Telemetry
Tel: 0203 448 8169
fahmidaamin.chowdhury@nhs.net

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
020344 79170