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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/12/2019.

Consultant Cardiologist

Job Reference: 236-ICD-CON29-2019

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Salford Care Organisation, Salford
£79,860 - £107,668

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be. This is a really exciting time to join our new team.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Consultant Cardiologist to join our team at Salford Royal Foundation Trust. The post offered is a full time position of 10 PAs.

This is a replacement post to further develop and expand the cardiac services provided at Salford Royal Hospital. It is expected that the successful applicant will be have CCST in general cardiology. A range of subspecialty interests will be considered; interest and skills in cardiac CT and / or cardiac MR would be desirable.

You will be expected to support and develop services locally, with neighbouring centres, and integrating cardiology service provision with Primary Care and the local community. You will also participate in general cardiology out-patient and in-patient services. There will be opportunities for research and quality improvement developments.

Our team provides specialist inpatient care on the Heart Care Unit and Heart Care Unit Stepdown and provides cardiology support to the rest of the Trust. We provide a comprehensive service with our consultants having subspecialty interests in intervention, devices, imaging and heart failure.

You will join the out of hours cardiology rota (1:7 basis) and you will be expected to participate in a consultant of the week working rota. Core components of the post will include 2 outpatient clinics and 2 – 3 subspecialty interest sessions. A draft job plan is included within the job description.

It is an exciting time for our service and we are looking for someone who is keen to support and develop our services and to work collaboratively with other specialties with overlapping clinical interests.

You would work alongside 7 consultants: Dr N Abidin, Dr A Cooper, Dr A Fitchet, Dr N Hussain, Dr J MacDonald, Dr G Freeman and Dr P Woolfson. You would also be supported by an excellent team of junior doctors, specialty doctors in cardiology, specialist registrars, advanced nurse practitioners, specialist nurses, secretarial and management.

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has one of the strongest track records of providing excellent Patient Care Services, financial delivery and staff satisfaction in the NHS. The Trust provides a wide range of Tertiary and Secondary Services. It is a major Teaching Hospital and Foundation Trust having a total budget of £240 million, and 6,000 staff. The Trust has invested £200 million in a major Capital Investment Programme that includes state-of-the-art Educational and Clinical facilities.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups, individuals with disabilities and women are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Peter Woolfson
Consultant Cardiology and Clinical Lead, Salford Health and Social Care,

Tel: 0161 206 1640

Dr John MacDonald
Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Director (Acute Medicine), Salford Health and Social Care

Tel: 0161 206 5035

If you are applying to work for Salford Royal it is important that you are aware of the following:

The Trust has four core values which are a focus for how our staff and volunteers work with each other and care for patients.

These shared values (patient and customer focus, continuous improvement. Accountability and respect) help us to work together to continuously improve the organisation and our staff.

As part of the recruitment process (application form and interview) you will be assessed to see if you meet the Trust Values

If you have a disability please ensure you read additional information for disabled applicants.

Please be advised that the Trust will not re-imburse any expenses incurred by candidates for attending interview.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply would require immigration sponsorship. You can self assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorhip for this post please visit the UKBA website.

Please note that if you are short listed for interview you will be contacted via email and it is important that you check your email regularly.

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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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Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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