Cardiology across the Humber – Hull University Teaching Hospitals as the tertiary centre and NLAG NHS Trust as the DGH’s is undergoing transformation. This brings exciting opportunity to join 29 cardiologists in one of the largest and most progressive cardiology units in the NHS. The work / life balance in this part of the world is incomparable, with opportunities for career development, teaching, research, service development and being part of a forward-looking cardiology service.
Imaging services include CT, PET-CT, cardiac MRI, nuclear cardiology and 3D, contrast, and stress echo. Castle Hill has opened an on-site cyclotron allowing a huge expansion of the PET-CT service and exciting research opportunities.
Consultants will be employed by Hull University Teaching Hospitals – working across the region. There are close links with Hull York Medical School (HYMS) and Hull is its own training deanery for cardiology – training 15 specialist registrars in cardiology. Academic time can be made available to aspirant academics.
Main duties of the job
1 or 2 clinics per week, alternate weeks between Castle Hill and NLAG.
Admin and SPA
All admin and SPA time can be done wherever is convenient – much SPA activity has moved ‘on-line’, although we are hoping to move back towards our Friday p.m. face to face departmental CME meeting in due course.
In-patient / ward work
Castle Hill (46 beds on two wards), Hull Royal (16 beds), and Grimsby (up to 26 beds). Each week there are 3 consultants of the week, with middle grades, juniors and ACP’s. A typical working year of 52 weeks will have 2 weeks covering Castle Hill, 2 weeks covering Hull Royal Ward 39, and 3 weeks covering as consultant of the week in Grimsby.
The employment contract will be held with Hull University Teaching Hospitals, which is where the ‘base hospital’ will also be. Clinical time will be split approximately 60%/40% across the two organisations – dependent on subspecialty expertise and will be relatively seamless for the appointees.
Working for your organisation
HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately £500 million. The Trust employs around 11,000 staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area.
The Trust’s secondary care service portfolio is comprehensive, covering the major medical and surgical specialties, routine and specialist diagnostic services and other clinical support services. These services are provided primarily to a catchment population of approximately 600,000 in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area.
HUTH provides specialist and tertiary services to a population of 1.25 million extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively.
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust strongly encourages new starters to have the Covid-19 vaccine. However, it is not a mandatory requirement to work for us.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The attached job description is generic but allows a lot of flexibility in the design and job planning of the post-holders job. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss the details of the role with interested applicants.
To be integral to the team of cardiac imagers for a region of 1.4 million people. Imaging consultants will spend the large proportion of their time at the tertiary centre in Hull where both CT, PET-CT, and MRI are based. The CT service will be expanding across the region and will likely involve some reporting sessions across the region. Echo, complex echo, and TOE (dependent on the imaging expertise of the post holder) is also undertaken across the region – so individual job plans will depend on and be shaped around the imaging modalities of the post holder. Nuclear cardiology is undertaken at Hull and Grimsby. There are 3 MDT’s per week for valve, coronary, and EP that variously the imaging team are involved with.
For further details / informal visits contact: Name Dr Simon Thackray Job title Associate Medical Director Email address email@example.com Telephone number 01482 875875 Additional contact information
Professor Andrew Clark, Consultant Cardiologist (heart failure)
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Dr Renjith Antony, Consultant Cardiologist (heart failure and devices)
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Dr Matthew Balerdi, Consultant Imaging Cardiologist & Clinical Lead for Cardiology
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