Consultant in Cardiology
- Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- £88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum
- Closing date
- 3 Apr 2023
- Hospital, Cardiology
- Career Level
- Contract Type
- Full Time
Would you like to develop your career in cardiology and also further your leadership skills?
This post will work alongside the cardiology team at the Trust and also undertake improvement and transformation work with the North London Cardiology Operational Delivery Network and NHS London
West Middlesex University Hospital is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to flexible working arrangements.
**Please note the job description is pending Royal College approval**
Main duties of the job
The appointment is for a full-time Consultant Physician in Cardiology with an interest in Electrophysiology / Devices and is a new post. Applications are invited from Full time, Part time and Job Share applicants. If a person is appointed as a part-time or job share position modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis with the trust in consultation with consultant colleagues.
The post holder will work with the existing Consultants to develop services in Cardiology and arises from increasing demand for services. This post is designed to support electrophysiology services, in collaboration with local tertiary centre colleagues at Imperial. This is an exciting time for the service with a new diagnostic centre planned for the West Middlesex Site and an increasing innovation and research programme.
We provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East. We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.
We're one of the best preforming Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for - our staff say they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.
Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good' in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of 'Good'. We've also been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating for 'use of resources' by an NHS Improvement inspection.
Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around 10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending 25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children's unit at West Middlesex - in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.
This appointment has arisen in this busy hospital in response to the needs of the local communities. It is anticipated that the post holder will work closely with the existing consultants to provide a wide range of respiratory services in partnership with primary care colleagues. We welcome full-time, part time and job share applications for this post.
Cardiology services fall within the recently formed Medical Division. The Cardiology department is part of the outpatients area which comprises of all medical and surgical outpatient areas in addition to diagnostic and imaging services. The inpatient ward (Syon 1 on West Midd site, AAU on the Chelsea site) provides care for all cardiology patients including those who require non-invasive ventilation and step down patients from ITU/HDU. Our catheter lab opened in 2016 and currently performs a range of coronary procedures including shock wave, IFR/ FFR/ IVUS and brady pacing. We undertake around 1500 procedures per annum.
The cardiology service is involved in local and regional projects designed to modernise and improve outpatient services, some of which have received national recognition. At present the main focus of the directorate is to redesign services around the needs of the patient along Ambulatory care and digital pathways.
Education and Qualification
- Full GMC Registration and MRCP
- On specialist register or within 6 months of completion for CCT in Cardiology
- The candidate should have advanced training in an area of cardiology
- MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
- Good understanding of and adherence to the principles of Good Medical Practice set out by the General Medical Council.
- Teaching qualification
- Higher research degree
- Evidence of broad based training experience in General Cardiology
- Experience in audit and research
- Advanced skills in EP/ devices
Skills and knowledge
- High level of Cardiology skills
- Competent Leadership, Organisational, Communication, professional and personal skills to undertake the role of Consultant.
- Good personal and interpersonal skills
- Good spoken and written English
- Experience of teaching undergraduates and postgraduate trainees
- Willingness and ability to participate in the on-call rota
- IT proficiency including, email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Experience of teaching GPs
- Knowledge of the organisation of the NHS and the government's agenda for its modernisation
- IT skills and computer literacy
- Awareness of local needs and issues
- Publications in Cardiology
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