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Our client is seeking to appoint Consultant Cardiologists with interests in cardiac imaging or heart failure. They will join the existing team of 7 Cardiologists. The basic contract is for 10 programmed activities.
The Trust is seeking to expand the cardiology department to meet the increasing demand for modern and comprehensive care to a population of around 600 000 in an area with a high prevalence of heart disease. The post-holder will be expected to provide a range of in-patient and outpatient general cardiology services as well as to develop areas of special interest such as cardiac imaging or heart failure.
The post-holders will also be expected to contribute to provision of acute “front of house” cardiology as well as participate in a weekend ward round rota. Encouragement, including a financial bursary of up to £3000, will be offered to candidates with appropriate training who wish to further develop skills in Cardiac Imaging (particularly Cardiac CT) to support clinical cardiology services in the future. Successful applicants with appropriate skills will be released for up to 2 PAs per week to pursue specialist interests outside the Trust. Research and development of special interests will be encouraged and supported. A role in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching will be encouraged.
There is a trust-wide cardiology service, centred on the two acute admitting sites. There are currently 7 (+2 Associate Specialists) cardiologists in post. The new appointment will contribute to the development of a vision for cardiology services that centres on the expansion and delivery of cardiac diagnostics in the Trust as well as the enrichment of the heart failure infrastructure.
The service currently provides:
CCU and inpatient care at both DMH and UHND. Cardiology specialist care is provided during the working week. Cardiologists perform ward rounds on the weekend at the acute sites to review patients on the CCUs, cardiology wards and in the acute medical units.
Professor Murphy (DMH) has nurtured a strong tradition in research with a focus on heart failure and staff on both sites contribute to national trials. The cardiology department has an established in-house research programme. Currently there is 1 PhD student, 1 clinical research fellow studying for an MD and 2 health care scientist physiology trainees studying for a Masters Degree. Over the last 3 years Professor Murphy has held NIHR and charitable grants worth £1.35 million.
Priorities for development:
DUTIES OF THE POST
There is no commitment to the acute medical rota.
The Trust is committed to providing time and financial support to enable Continuing Professional Development for consultants as required by the Royal College of Physicians and supports annual consultant appraisal and revalidation.
Office accommodation with appropriate IT facilities and secretarial support will be provided.
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