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Clinical Fellow in Cardiology

Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
£51,017 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Nov 2022

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Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust


Salary:MT04 (51017 per annum) plus on call allowances


Applicants are invited for 2 posts of Clinical fellow in Cardiology with training in general cardiology and subspecialty training (imaging, coronary angiogram, pacemaker and heart failure therapy) .

Main duties of the job

The appointee will participate in the registrar of the week system for inpatients and be on call for cardiology including assisting at primary PCI. Our Cardiology unit is fully equipped to perform advanced angioplasty, Brady pacing & complex devices and imaging including complex echocardiography, CTCA and cardiac MRI.

About us

The post is suitable for those individuals who wish to gain more experience in cardiology to support their application for NTN or completion CESR. The post is based primarily at City Hospital, Birmingham. The Department has 14 full time Consultant Cardiologists and 2 Professors of Cardiology. Further background on the department's interests can be found on our website.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The posts are for a period of one year. Informal enquiries for this post should be made to Dr Fairoz Abdul (0121 507 5841) or Dr Stavros Apostolakis (0121 507 2499).

Any candidate who, for personal reasons, is unable to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for the post. For further information regarding the trust, please visit our website


Person Specification

  • Basic Medical Qualification( e.g. MBBS or MB ChB)
  • MRCP
  • Written Permission from specialty training program to apply for this fellowship before interview


  • BSE accreditation CTCA level 2
  • Higher degree

Clinical Experience:

  • Completed 3 years full time Cardiology training (or Equivalent) with competent in Transthoracic Echocardiography
  • Achieved competencies at completion of ST5 level (or equivalent) in Cardiology


  • Specialist Training registrars Experience in CTCA and CMR

Professional and Multi-disciplinary team working:

  • Ability to work well with colleagues and within a team. Have a degree of organizational ability, a flexible approach to working and basic IT skills.

Clinical Effectiveness

  • Experience of conducting clinical audit
  • Ability to use the evidence base and clinical audit to support decision-making


  • Led audit projects and completed audit cycle

Teaching and Training experience:

  • Ability to teach clinical skills to medical and nursing staff and other disciplines.


  • Higher teaching qualification

Personal Attributes

  • Energy and enthusiasm and the ability to work under pressure
  • An enquiring and critical approach to work
  • Caring attitude to patients
  • An ability to organise and prioritise work effectively
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives, GPs, nurses, other staff and agencies.
  • Commitment to Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to participate on an on call rota
  • An understanding of the current NHS environment, particularly in relation to reforms, initiatives and issues.
  • Full GMC Registration

BMJRef: BMJ-100327/381-ME-4763714



Location:  West Midlands, United Kingdom

Core Values:  Patient Safety and Quality of Care, Innovation and Research

Size:  Three hospitals, Specialist Intermediate Care Centre, Supra-regional Eye Hospital

Specialties:  Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre, National Poisons Information Service, Behçet’s Syndrome National Centre of Excellence

Our new hospital – the Midland Met – opening in 2022

About Us Harnessing ambition, investment, commitment and the contribution of our people, our vision is to be the UK’s best integrated care provider by 2020. We’re already on our way to achieving this. We’ve trebled our training budget, enhanced the way we recognise our people and are constructing career pathway frameworks. Our people have names, they have voices, they have a family here. As we create greater levels of service integration, we know where we’re going and we know we won’t get there alone. That’s why we want you to join us.

Our Trust

First, let us tell you what we’re building on. It’s a firm foundation, of which we’re very proud. We are an integrated care organisation with an outstanding reputation for teaching, education, research and innovation. Our 6,600 staff are here for 530,000 local people when they need us. City Hospital in Birmingham is home to the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre and our Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre. It’s also the regional base for the National Poisons Information Service. At Sandwell General Hospital in West Bromwich, you’ll find inpatient, paediatrics, most general surgery and our stroke specialist centre. At the Trust, we also have significant academic departments in cardiology, rheumatology, ophthalmology and neurology. We have intermediate care hubs at Rowley Regis and at Leasowes in Smethwick. Our community teams throughout Sandwell provide integrated services for children in schools, GP practices and at home. They also offer both general and specialist home care for adults in hospices and nursing homes. In 2022, we will open the brand new Midland Metropolitan Hospital - the perfect demonstration of our vision for the future. And we are investing in far more than buildings. We are dedicated to investing in you. It matters to us that you enjoy the training, support and opportunities you need to fulfil your total potential and build the career you really want. We’ll make that happen by trebling our training budget. We’ve developed new career path frameworks and new ways to recognise your achievements. Because you’re part of our family, we want the best for you.Our organisation has nine care promises that reflect how we expect each other to treat patients, visitors and colleagues. We know these promises embody our caring ethos because they were developed by our own frontline staff. These are our promises: 

I will

… make you feel welcome
… make time to listen to you
… be polite, courteous and respectful
… keep you informed and explain what is happening
… admit to mistakes and do all I can to put them right
… value your point of view
… be caring and kind
… keep you involved
… go the extra mile

Research and Development: a jewel in SWBH’s crown

SWBH has a long and proud track record of delivering world class research that has made a real difference to the quality and safety of care provided to patients locally, nationally and internationally. The Trust was the recipient of the West Midlands Clinical Research Network’s award for outstanding overall performance in 2017-18.The Trust has an ambitious R&D plan, fully supported by the Trust Board, to continue to develop R&D with a focus on a range of domains including:

  • Increasing the internationally recognised excellence of our research portfolio.
  • Increasing the breadth of our clinical research portfolio and the range of health care professionals contributing to it.

Researchers at the Trust have the full support of the Trust’s R&D department and its large and highly motivated team of research nurses, clinical trials practitioners and data coordinators and well as its research management and governance team.

Professor Karim Raza talks about our reputation for world class research

Birmingham as a place to live and work

Birmingham and the borough of Sandwell are great places to live. City Hospital  and the Midlands Metropolitan Hospital site are close to Birmingham City Centre and the popular suburbs of Edgbaston, Bearwood, Harborne and. Moseley. There are six towns that serve Sandwell, they are Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury, and West Bromwich. Each have their own individual character and attractions. There are a huge range of places to live with easy access via road or public transport all serving the Trust sites well. Housing in the area is very affordable with transport links in and around the city and Sandwell are excellent. Birmingham boasts a range of places to socialise in, with a range of top/great restaurants and bars. And the second city is fast-becoming a shopping haven, with a vast array of choice, from designer to unique independently-run shops. Birmingham boasts a number of outstanding schools including the King Edwards VI collective grammar schools and independent schools. The city is also home to the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Midlands Arts Centre  (MAC), Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre and a number of museums including the Art Gallery, and the Thinktank.  Musical stars frequently perform at the Genting Arena, whilst at the adjacent National Exhibition Centre (NEC) there is a comprehensive diary of events. Birmingham offers an impressive range of sporting facilities including cricket, football, golf, rugby, sailing, tennis and has a 50 metre swimming pool. Birmingham and Sandwell have excellent transport links with the International Airport, major rail routes and easy access to motorways. Trains run direct to London from Birmingham New Street, and Sandwell & Dudley with the fastest route taking just one hour 24 minutes. In addition Stratford Upon Avon, rural areas of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire are within easy reach.

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