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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/07/2020.

Consultant in Cardiology

Job Reference: 323-AMD702

Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
323 Cardiology
Chertsey, Surrey
£79,860 to £107,668 pa plus HCAS



Ashford & St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant in Interventional Cardiology
11PAs plus On call

Ashford & St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the South East with a well established cardiology department. The Trust provides all general Cardiology services, including subspecialty interests in PCI (including 24/7 primary PCI), simple and complex pacing (including cardiac resynchronization therapy and ICD implantation), transthoracic, transoesophageal and stress echocardiography, cardiac MRI, electrophysiology and ablations. In conjunction with radiology we also offer CT coronary angiography. Other interests, beyond PCI, would therefore be welcomed in an applicant. We have a vibrant research department and welcome on-going interest in research.

This post offers the successful applicant the chance to work in high-achieving, forward-looking Trust committed to maintaining local provision of high quality services while living in an attractive environment with a good quality of family and personal life.

This is a substantive contract in interventional and general cardiology in the first instance to join a strong team of eight full time, two visiting Cardiologists and 4 specialist nurses. The post has arisen due to an increase in demand of the general and interventional cardiology service and the post now requires someone with general and interventional skills. The team will consist of five interventionalists, a general cardiologist with an interest in imaging, heart failure and devices, a non-invasive cardiologist focusing on imaging and two Electrophysiologists.

The applicant will need the skills to cover all inpatient care on our acute cardiac unit and medical assessment unit and undertaking both general cardiology and stable chest pain clinics. It will be expected that you will be able to perform diagnostic angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention including primary angioplasty. Experience in simple pacemaker implantation would be desirable.

Ashford & St Peter’s Hospital is the largest provider of cardiac services to the Surrey population. The Trust performs emergency and elective angiography, coronary intervention and pacing for Epsom Hospital. The successful candidate will be expected to support the on call for coronary intervention on a 1:5 basis.

Candidates must be listed on the GMC’s Specialist Register and hold a certificate of Specialist Training (CCT/CCST) in Cardiology and ideally General Internal Medicine or be within 6 months of CCT/CCST at the date of interview.

Please contact either: Matthew Goodwin, Service Manager, telephone: 01932 722540, or Dr Sumeet Sharma via his secretary, telephone: 01932 722230.

Coronavirus update

Due to the changing environment that the pandemic has brought upon us, we are continually reviewing our recruitment process on a regular basis to ensure we are following the guidelines from Public Health England (PHE).

It's essential that we continue recruiting safely. Therefore, interviews and communication will be virtual wherever possible and this will be communicated to you directly by the recruitment team.

Please also expect that advert closing dates and interview dates may change as required. We still continue to welcome applications for our current roles and wish you the best of luck with your application.


Please check that you have the qualifications and experience required for this job. If you do not show how you match the person specification you will not be short listed.

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This Trust promotes equality and diversity. Please see our Single Equality Scheme and Criminal Record Bureau Policy (links below). We welcome applications from people with a disability and we operate the Guaranteed Interview Scheme where you meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification. If you are short listed for interview we will make reasonable adjustments to facilitate your application including providing signers for deaf applicants in accordance with RNID guidelines.

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.

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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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