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Junior Clinical Fellow in Cardiology

Employer
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Norwich
Salary
£40,257 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Sector
Hospital, Cardiology
Career Level
Fellow
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Full Time
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This a new full time Junior Clinical Fellow post in response to Service need within the Cardiology department.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of this post are to support the provision of emergency cardiology care on the wards. However the department is willing to try and meet the training requirements of the successful applicant

The post holders will be responsible for the assessment and management (under consultant supervision) of patients with acute coronary syndromes in the coronary care unit and the emergency assessment unit. As most of these patients will proceed to emergency percutaneous intervention, this is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the comprehensive management of the patients.

The post holders will also be expected to assist the specialist registrars in the efficient running of the inpatient service (including acute cardiology triage) and may have a regular commitment to the out-patient service.

About us

The Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) is one of the busiest teaching trusts in England. We serve over 900,000 people across Norfolk, North Suffolk and surrounding areas for specialist services. In 2016/17 our 7,500 members of staff delivered 816,000 outpatient appointments, 90,000 day cases and 90,000 inpatient admissions from our two hospitals.

  • The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is located on the Norwich Research Park and serves the population of Norfolk and Norfolk Suffolk and further afield for specialist services. It opened in 2001 and is a 1,200 bed teaching hospital with state-of-the-art facilities. We provide a wide range of secondary and tertiary services, including Accident and Emergency. The trust will be commemorating 250 years of a hospital in Norwich in 2021.


Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see Job Description for further information.

The post holders will also be expected to assist the specialist registrars in the efficient running of the inpatient service (including acute cardiology triage) and may have a regular commitment to the out-patient service.

Service commitment permitting, the post holder will be able to undertake training in the more invasive aspects of Cardiology. This can be best accommodated in the areas of pacing, coronary angiography and coronary intervention. It must also be noted that there are 9 SpR grade trainees who also require access to the catheter laboratories.

For pacing and devices, the department serves a population of over 750 000, undertaking 550 bradycardia device implantations and 70 ICDs, including a total of around 80 CRT cases per annum. Along with the lead pacing consultant who currently undertakes most complex devices, there are 5 other consultants who implant devices at present. Thus there will be the potential for exposure to and training from a number of different consultants in the field. There is a highly experienced and qualified pacing department with ample opportunity for the fellow to contribute to and participate in device follow-up and programming, and a huge potential for audit and research projects.

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

 

  • Full GMC Registration
  • Basic medical qualification (MBBS or equivalent)

Desirable

  • MRCS part 2

Communication & Language Skills
Essential

  • All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues demonstrated by one of the following:
    • that applicants have undertaken undergraduate medical training in English; or
    • have achieved the following scores in the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in a single sitting within 24 months at time of application - Overall 7, Speaking 7, Listening 7, Reading 7, Writing 7

Academic/Research Skills
Essential

  • Demonstrates understanding of the basic principles of audit, clinical risk management & evidence-based practice
  • Understanding of basic research principles, methodology & ethics, with potential to contribute to research
  • Evidence of active participation in audit.

BMJRef: BMJ-80530/234-MS1779

 

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