GLOUCESTERSHIRE HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
Cardiology Devices Fellow (ST3+level) post in Cardiology.
This post is a new appointment based in the Cardiology from Wednesday 3rd August 2022 for 12 months.
Main duties of the job
This is a 12 month post with an option to extend for a further 12 months subject to satisfactory performance and progression. It is not a training grade post but it is expected that the post holder will develop additional skills and experience in cardiology to enable them to secure a training post in the future.
The successful applicant would be expected to have 2-3 clinics per week under the supervision of a devices consultant. In addition, they would attend the lab and implant both bradycardic and complex devices. They would help on the ward and contribute to SpR ward cover. They will be expected to contribute to local and national audit, MDT and M&M meetings.
The arrhythmia and device service is rapidly growing with 4 full time complex implanters. This year we will have implanted approximately 150 CRT devices and 75+ ICDs including subcutaneous ICDs. Furthermore, we are also performing His bundle pacing, venoplasty and tunnelling of leads.
Currently electrophysiology procedures are carried out at the local tertiary centres with one consultant having a session a week at the Bristol Heart Institute. There is a bimonthly EP MDT/clinic with visiting consultants form the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford. There are plans for an electrophysiology service at Gloucester Royal Hospital in the near future.
There is no on call commitment.
We are a large organisation providing acute services from Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester and Cheltenham General Hospital to a population of 652,475* in Gloucestershire as well as caring for patients from surrounding counties and beyond.
Our workforce is almost 8,000 strong and our caring and dedicated staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred, high quality emergency, elective and specialist care across a range of clinical areas.
We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision of providing Best Care for Everyone and our success depends on the commitment and dedication of our staff, many of whom are world leaders in healthcare, teaching and research. You could make a real difference to our patients' lives by joining our team.
*Figures based CCG data on the number of people registered at a GP surgery in Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has undergone a number of structural changes in the wake of the COVID pandemic and in preparation for the Trust's 'Fit For The Future Programme', designed to optimise delivery of modern healthcare to the local population. As part of this process planning is well under way for creation of a new three cath lab suite with associated day case area jointly with interventional radiology co-located with a single site ED department. Acute cardiology is delivered as a distinct speciality accepting patients from the Acute Internal Medical team, except where direct admission to cardiac services is appropriate.
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Qualifications, Education and Special Training
- Primary medical qualification
- Full registration with the GMC, holding a licence to practice
- MBBS or equivalent
- Full MRCP
- Other post graduate qualifications
- IBHRE/ EHRA or equivalent
Knowledge and Skills
- Understanding of NHS Structure
- Understanding of clinical and information governance
- Good level of general cardiology knowledge
- IT skills
- Cardiology experience
- Evidence of completion of original projects
- Previous experience in cardiac pacing
- Previous teaching experience
- Experience at SpR level
- Competent in bradycardic pacing and programming
- Evidence of research interest
- Teaching qualification