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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/11/2021.

Cardiac Research Fellow

Job Reference: 337-MS-0932-NP

Employer:
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Department:
Cardiology Research Fellow
Location:
Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middx
Salary:
£33,128 - £52,090 per annum

Our team of more than 8,000 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of approximately one million people providing hospital and community services to the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A&E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country’s top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark’s Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for colorectal disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, which also offers a range of outpatient services and urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

To find out more about our Trust, why not view our video We are London North West University Healthcare

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting

We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.

  • Honesty
  • Equality
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Teamwork

These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

LNWUH is a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Please speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.


Cardiac Research Fellow

Applications are invited for the above post to join the Cardiac Research Department, Northwick Park Hospital, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust. The person appointed will work under the supervision of Professor Roxy Senior, Director of Cardiac Research. The department is embedded within the Cardiology department at Northwick Park and works alongside the clinical team.

The successful candidate will take a proactive and major role in the department’s commercial and non-commercial research, including recruitment of patients and responsibility for their clinical care throughout trials. The department conducts research involving all aspects of heart disease.


The post will also offer extensive experience in cardiovascular imaging techniques including dobutamine and Exercise Stress Echocardiography; Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography and Myocardial Perfusion Scintigraphy. If desired, there is the possibility of pursuing related research towards a higher degree i.e. MD or PhD, at Imperial College London, in one or more of these fields.


The Echocardiography Department at Northwick Park has been granted Centre of Excellence status in the UK for Transthoracic, Transesophageal and Stress Echocardiography, following a formal visit by the British Society of Echocardiography. It is one of the busiest departments in the country, performing ~ 8000 echocardiograms and 3000 stress echocardiograms annually. The department is also one of the few hospitals in the UK to host National Stress Echocardiography workshops throughout the year.

Our facilities include a new angiography suite, along with state-of-the-art echocardiography equipment, a dedicated 26 bed cardiac ward, 8 bed coronary care unit, heart failure unit and 8 bed day care unit for elective outpatient procedures. Please note there is no commitment to a General Medical on call with this post, and we cannot offer any interventional sessions during this post either.

Candidates must be medically-qualified and possess MRCP (or equivalent) and be registered with the GMC with a license to practice. It is a condition of this post that satisfactory Enhanced disclosure is obtained from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This full time, fixed-term post will be offered as an initial contract period of 12 months, subject to annual review with the possibility of extending to a maximum of 3 years, depending on the candidate’s academic research interests. The job vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received.

Cardiovascular Medicine is a high profile, exciting and demanding team specialty. You must have the ability to communicate well and wish to develop your academic potential, whilst being interested in effective therapies and enjoy working in a team of specialist nurses, cardiac physiologists and interventionalists. Cardiology is at the cutting edge of medicine with the rapid translation of academic research to clinical practice.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Ann Banfield, Business Manager, Cardiac Research, annbanfield@nhs.net - 07941668036




The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We promote the wellbeing and safety of all our patients and carers by acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately, according to the standards determined by our policy and procedures. All posts working with vulnerable groups will be subject to an enhanced criminal records check upon appointment and staff will need to give their consent for the Trust to receive regular updates on their criminal records status throughout their employment.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive for certain posts, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. After the closing date we strongly advise you check the email account which is registered with NHS Jobs regularly. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted

Our employment checking processes require that all shortlisted applicants provide the contact details of their current HR Department. If shortlisted you will be sent an email reminder to present the contact details of your HR Department at the interview.

Please note the Trust uses identity checking software for verifying the authenticity of identity documents provided by candidates.

Please note, as per updated UKVI guidelines, from April 2017 candidates appointed to any role that we are able to request sponsorship for a Tier 2 (general) visa will be required to provide an overseas criminal record certificate for themselves and any adult dependents from each country that they have lived in consecutively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Further information on obtaining the criminal record check for time spent abroad can be found on the gov.uk website.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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.

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UK Registration

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



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