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Consultant In Cardiology (ICC/CMR)

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£82,096 to £110,683 a year pa
Closing date
1 Mar 2022

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Hospital, Cardiology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for a cardiologist with specific interest in Inherited Cardiac Conditions and Cardiac MRI to join our rapidly growing team. This is a post created to support the increasing workload in the department. The post is whole-time (10 PA) and in accordance with Trust policy for consultant appointments, a minimum of 1.5PAs will be available for supporting professional activities.

We are looking for dynamic individuals who want to join our team. It is envisaged that the post-holder will contribute to both the expanding Cardiac MRI and the Inherited Cardiac Conditions service. An on-call service for non-invasive cardiology is the on-call rota commitment on an approximately 1 in 9 basis with cross cover.

The interview date will be 5th April 2022.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be provided with an adequately equipped office, including information technology facilities and will have secretarial and administrative support.

The contract will be held with the University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust. The post-holder will also have responsibilities to develop and contribute to continuing education, professional development, audit and research within the Division and the Trust.

Applicants should hold MRCP (UK) or equivalent qualification and should be on the General Medical Council (GMC) specialist register, or be within 6 months of their CCT date at interview.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description
Job responsibilities

This post is a new post which will support the expansion of the Cardiac MRI service which has recently incorporated a second scanner. The post holder will work alongside the existing team to utilise this new facility. The CMR Unit of the Bristol Heart Institute operates 5 to 6 days a week, ~12 cases per day. Cases include stress perfusion, cardiomyopathy, congenital and vascular. Inpatient and outpatient cases total ~ 2800 cases per year, the largest unit in the Southwest of England. The personnel includes 3 consultant radiologists, 9 rotating radiographers and two administrators. The CMR unit is managed by the cardiology department in the BHI.

Person Specification
Qualifications & Training

  • MRCP (UK) or equivalent qualification
  • Full and specialist registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) or ?Eligible for specialist registration within six months of interview or ?Holder of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or evidence of within six months of award of CCT or equivalent by date of interview
  • Level 3 accreditation in CMR (or equivalent)


  • Higher academic qualification *


  • Evidence of thorough and broad training and experience in relevant specialty
  • Able to take responsibility for delivering service without direct supervision


  • Evidence of a special interest and expertise that complements those of other consultants in the department and is consistent with the Trust's service strategy

Clinical Knowledge and skills

  • Up to date knowledge and experience of relevant specialty
  • Knowledge of NHS priorities with reference to specialty
  • Skills in Cross-sectional cardiac imaging


  • Broad range of IT skills

Clinical Governance and Audit

  • Understanding of clinical governance and the individual responsibilities it implies
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical audit and evidence of participation
  • Positive approach to evidence based practice
  • Participation in continuing professional development (CPD) scheme and, where relevant, evidence of participation


  • Knowledge of the principles involved in research
  • Evidence of involvement in research
  • Evidence of peer review research papers


  • Ability to increase the academic profile of the department.

Teaching and Training

  • Experience of teaching medical students.
  • Experience of supervising trainees.
  • Knowledge of teaching to a multidisciplinary team


  • Formal teaching qualification

Management & Leadership

  • Evidence of management training and evidence of learning from it
  • Ability to organise efficient and smooth running of a specialist service
  • Ability to cope with and effectively organise the workload of a consultant
  • Ability to cope with and effectively organise the workload of a consultant
  • Ability to take on responsibility and show evidence of leadership
  • Ability to work under pressure and cope with setbacks


  • Management experience
  • Demonstration of knowledge of NHS management structures

Interpersonal, communication and team working skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, relatives, clinical colleagues, support staff and other colleagues.
  • Good knowledge of, and ability to use, spoken and written English.
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods, and to respond to questions and queries
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships on an individual and multi-professional basis with all levels of staff both within and across divisions
  • Ability to be a flexible team member

Any other Personal Abilities and Aptitudes

  • Ability to adapt and respond to changing circumstances
  • Awareness of personal limitations


  • Ability to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional or national levels


  • Demonstrates the 4 Trust values
  • Meets professional health requirements
  • Willingness to travel to and work in other sites necessitated by the role


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