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Specialist Grade in Cardiology

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£58,859 to £96,888 a year pa
Closing date
3 Jun 2022

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Hospital, Cardiology
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity for a Specialist Grade Doctor to join the Bristol Heart Institute. It is envisaged that the post-holder will principally manage the patients on the ward, assisting and co-ordinating the care of acutely unwell patients and also facilitating patient flow. Supporting and training of junior medical staff and close working with the consultant body is also anticipated. The post holder will also attend the outpatient clinic and see generally cardiology patients. There is also opportunity to develop or continue to pursue a specialist interest such as echocardiography or pacing, although other areas of interest could be considered.

Main duties of the job

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

About us

University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, with a workforce of over 13,000 staff and 100+ different clinical services across 10 sites, serving a population of over 500,000 people across Bristol and Weston. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to patients. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust, committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.

Join us and you can enjoy city living, be in the countryside or by the seaside, with easy access to all the South West offers. 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 create a workforce that represents the diversity of our community and are committed to designing our services around the needs of patients and their loved ones. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

It is important that you are aware that you may need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, for all patient facing roles and roles within patient facing areas (unless there is a clear medical reason or where there are other exceptional circumstances such as no requirement for occasional patient contact).

Job description
Job responsibilities

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, and have at least one year of NHS experience.

Person Specification
Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience working within Cardiology
  • 1 year UK healthcare experience

Qualifications and Training

  • MRCP or equivalent medical qualification
  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment
  • 4 years or more full time post graduate experience in Cardiology (or its equivalent gained on a part time or flexible basis)
  • Applicant's knowledge is up to date and fit to practice safely
  • Meets professional health requirements (in line with GMC standards in Good Medical practice)
  • Eligibility to work in the UK


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

Skills and Abilities

  • All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are adequate and enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues
  • Applicants have scores in the academic international English language testing system (IELTS) or equivalent equal to those required for recruitment to MMC speciality training programmes
  • Relevant speciality clinical knowledge: capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge relevant to the job

Clinical judgement

  • Experience in making clinical decisions and managing risk.
  • Knows when to seek help, able to prioritise clinical need.
  • Practical skills show aptitude for practical skills required in the job.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in clinical settings required in the job.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrates awareness of good decision making.
  • Aware of own limitations Track Record of engaging in clinical governance: reporting errors, learning from errors
  • Audit: Evidence of active participation in audit.
  • Teaching: evidence of interest and experience in teaching where required in the job, experience of teaching medical students, experience of supervising trainees.
  • Effective communication skills: demonstrates clarity in written/spoken communication and capacity to adapt language as appropriate to the situation.
  • Empathy and sensitivity: capacity to listen and take in others perspectives
  • Works in partnership with patients: always considers patients preferences when discussing treatment options.
  • Always considers the full impact of clinical decisions on the patient, Practice shared decision making
  • Directs and supports patients to access the information they need to support decision making
  • Team working - demonstrated experience working in a team, values the input of other professionals in the team.
  • Team working - demonstrated experience working in a team, values the input of other professionals in the team.
  • Capacity to work effectively in multi professional teams.
  • Coping with pressure: Capacity to operate under pressure.
  • Demonstrates initiative and resilience to cope with setbacks and adapt to rapidly changing circumstances.
  • Problem solving & decision making - capacity to use logical/lateral thinking to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Organisations & Planning: capacity to organise oneself and prioritise own work.
  • Demonstrates punctuality, preparation and self-discipline.
  • Understands importance of information technology.
  • Flexible approach to work: able to adapt and work with employers

BMJRef: BMJ-76702/387-SPS-3189-RM


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