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Consultant in Cardiology

Job Reference: 358-1681457-CON

Employer:
University Hospitals of Leicester
Department:
Cardiology
Location:
Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
Salary:
£77,913 to £105,042 per a

We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious individual to join our team for the following new post at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

1 x Consultant in Cardiology - THE CLINICAL DECISIONS UNIT

This service receives cardiac and respiratory type patients referred directly by GPs and East Midlands Ambulance Service, as well as transfers from the Emergency Department at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. A significant proportion of admitted patients go on to have emergency or urgent pacemaker implantation, coronary angiography, cardioversion, imaging, or CCU care. The respiratory caseload is dealt with by respiratory physicians. The current structure delivers excellent direct access to specialist cardiac care for cardiac patients presenting to our site. We wish to preserve that unique level of access while providing better services for patients who come to our hospital and need general medical input instead of or as well as cardiology input. This significant reconfiguration of cardiac services is supported by a large investment which includes recruitment of a number of new cardiologists and physicians.

Typically, this post will require ward rounds for admitted patients on the CDU, and review, investigation, and treatment of acutely presenting patients. The successful applicant will be part of a team of consultants (cardiologists and physicians) whose primary responsibility is CDU on a shift pattern through the week. There will be support in the CDU by middle grade and junior staffing. We are in the process of designing rapid access services for those who may not need admission. Ideally, the successful applicant will have a track record of setting up similar services within cardiology.

Our reconfiguration of acute cardiac services will lead to a unique model within the NHS. This offers opportunities for the right candidate to develop projects which could significantly inform the national conversation around acute cardiac and medical care, be they quality improvement, audit, or research based. Within the 10 PAs, 1 PA is for research. A leadership role in the acute cardiac service could be considered for the right candidate.

UHL’s Cardiac Unit is a major UK provider at secondary, tertiary, and quaternary level and benefits from on-site cardiac surgery, ECMO, structural intervention, and Leicester’s National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre.

Cardiology provides specialised services for investigation and treatment of patients with cardiac conditions patients from Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Mansfield, Northamptonshire and the Southern half of Lincolnshire. The service also undertakes a mixture of locally and nationally commissioned specialist work and has an expanded referral base of up to 3 million for some services. There is an emphasis on acute secondary level provision for a catchment population of approximately 1 million, some referrals being direct and some from the Accident and Emergency Department.

Facilities include a dedicated angio-catheter suite (with 5 catheter labs), CCU, hybrid lab / theatre, cardiac admissions unit (part of cardiorespiratory clinical decisions unit (CDU), day care and outpatients, pacemaker clinic, and a non-invasive unit where a full range of investigations are performed. This includes trans-oesophageal echocardiography, stress echo, CRT optimisation echo, exercise testing, ambulatory ECG, tilt testing, autonomic function testing, stress MRI and radio nuclear studies. Recent capital expansion has increased our facilities, particularly a dedicated MRI/CT facility with up to date scanners, including FFR CT.

Cardiac care at UHL is currently based on the Glenfield site. The Accident and Emergency Department is based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. We will reconfigure these services to optimise cardiac provision at both acute hospitals.

The successful applicants will join us in our bid to provide very high quality cardiology services and will be expected to offer specialist skills in the specific areas outlined above.

 

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Elved Roberts, Head of Service – elved.roberts@uhl-tr.nhs.uk Tel: 0116 250 2780

Mr Darren Turner, General Manager – darren.turner@uhl-tr.nhs.uk Tel: 0116 258 3331

Dr Rajesh Chelliah, Consultant Cardiologist - rajesh.chelliah@uhl-tr.nhs.uk Tel 0116 250 2378

 




We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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