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Senior Heart Failure Fellow

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£33,790 to £53,132 a year Monday-Friday ST3 no bandng. Appoint post hold expect to be ST6/7
Closing date
12 Oct 2022

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Hospital, Cardiology
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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St George's Senior Fellow in Heart Failure

Full time

We are looking for a senior cardiology trainee, ideally ST6/7 or immediately post CCST, to undertake a one year Senior Fellowship in Heart Failure or Heart Failure and Imaging at St George's to start in October 2022.

Main duties of the job

The primary goal of this fellowship is to provide a thorough knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of congestive heart failure with an emphasis on pathophysiology, imaging, therapeutics, and prevention through to end-of-life care. Training and active participation in research and education will provide the trainee with further experience in thinking critically, evaluating the clinical literature, and preparing the candidate for a career in heart failure. The final job plan will be designed around the successful candidate to focus and enhance their strengths and interests. The post holder should have completed their General Professional Training and hold full MRCP or equivalent and be a member of their National Society for Heart Failure. The clinical, research and educational experience gained will provide an excellent foundation for a future consultant post in heart failure.

About us

The heart failure fellow will work alongside the 5 Heart Failure Consultants providing cover for the heart failure unit and delivering the inpatient and outpatient Heart Failure and Cardiac Imaging Service. The candidate will have the opportunity to gain further accreditation in CMR and advanced echocardiography and the opportunity to be part of the multidisciplinary CRT optimisation service. There is also the potential to learn CRT/ ICD implantation and programming. The candidate will be involved in heart failure research as an Investigator in Acute Heart Failure Trials on the Unit and in the training and education and can participate in the set up and running of an MSc programme in Heart failure.

Job description
Job responsibilities

You are welcome to contact the Heart Failure Consultants Dr Lisa Anderson, Dr Nesan Shanmugam, Dr Robin Ray & Dr Fadi Jouhra at St Georges Hospital for more information or to arrange an informal visit.

Person Specification
Qualifications and Training

  • Membership in relevant specialty
  • Full GMC Registration


  • Postgraduate research
  • BSE accreditation in transthoracic echo (or equivalent)


  • Experience in heart failure, general cardiology and general medicine.
  • The candidate will have completed specialist training in cardiology or be in the last 2 years before completion of training.
  • Management of acutely ill patients Competent in general medical procedures


  • Recent ALS course


  • Understanding of the principles and applications of clinical research


  • Experience of clinical research & clinical publications


  • Ability to work as member of a team
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to higher training in Heart Failure


  • Experience of undergraduate teaching


  • Experience of clinical research & clinical publications


BMJRef: BMJ-88338/200-MCCAG-4432917-AU


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