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Locum Consultant Cardiologist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Hospital, Cardiology
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Barts Health NHS Trust invites applications to join the Cardiology teams at UCLH and the Bars Heart Centre as a Locum Consultant Cardiologist with specific expertise in echocardiography and potentially also additional cardiac imaging.

This 10 PA appointment is principally based at UCLH (4 days per week) and the appointee will co-lead the development of this already busy clinical service. We are looking to start on-site stress echocardiography (exercise and dobutamine stress) and to expand our on-site TOE offering. This role will also consolidate the on-site Consultant support for our cardiac physiologist team. It will provide departmental leadership in areas such as audit, governance and quality assurance. The appointee will also assist in provision of clinical advice (particularly in relation to imaging) to our Acute Medical, ITU, Oncology and other specialist services at UCLH.

It is hoped that the successful appointee will also contribute to and extend the current research activities of the department.

Main duties of the job

There will also be involvement in General Cardiology Outpatient Clinics at UCLH (average of 1 clinic per week) and the UCLH Cardiology inpatient/ED/SDEC liaison service (1 week per month, weekdays). Additionally, there is a small on-call commitment (6 weekends per year, providing daytime-only ward rounds and referral reviews).

There is also one weekly clinical session at Barts Heart Centre (the details of which will be guided by the successful appointee's specific interests) plus the opportunity for participation in several specialist cardiac MDT meetings run from Barts e.g. general valve MDT, TAVI MDT, endocarditis MDT etc.

There is no participation in additional cardiac imaging modalities beyond echocardiography in the Locum job plan. However, there is potentially scope for this.

About us

Our WeCare values shape everything that we do, every single day. They are visible in every interaction we have with each other, our patients, their families and our partners.

WeCare about everything from the appointment letters our patients receive, to the state of our facilities when they walk through the door, to the care and compassion they receive when they are discharged. WeCare that the people who join our trust will hold the same values as we do, so our values are embedded within our recruitment and selection processes. WeCare that you feel valued working here, so our values also guide our training and development and performance and talent management. WeCare about working with suppliers that live and breathe our values too.

We have come a long way on our journey to delivering safe and compassionate care. By embracing these values as the way we behave around here, we will achieve our ambition for excellence.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The Locum post is advertised as an appointment for one year. Funding has been secured for a future substantive Consultant appointment although the recruitment for that will be separate and details of that post may differ from the locum advertised here.

It is expected that candidates for this Locum post will be fully trained in general cardiology and show expertise in their subspecialty commensurate with a leadership role at UCLH. Applicants should possess the MRCP or equivalent, be GMC-registered with a license to practice, and be on the specialist register for cardiology or within six months of specialist registration. Candidates with an interest in clinical research relevant to echocardiography and imaging are particularly encouraged to apply.

Person Specification
Professional Qualifications

  • Full registration with the GMC/eligible for registration or within 6 months of CCST in Cardiology at interview date
  • MRCP (UK) or equivalent


  • Higher degree e.g. PhD/ MD submitted/awarded (copy to be brought to the interview)

Clinical Experience & Skills

  • Fully trained in General Cardiology, with sub-specialty training in imaging - including transthoracic, transoesophageal, stress, contrast and 3D echocardiography
  • BSE (or equivalent) accreditation in transthoracic echocardiography.
  • Experience of teaching and training in echocardiography


  • Evidence of attendance at courses, conferences etc. to relevant to both general and subspecialty expertise.
  • Accreditation (BSE or equivalent) in transoesophageal echocardiography and stress echocardiography

Clinical Knowledge

  • All aspects of general cardiology and subspecialty imaging

Audit, Management & IT

  • Ability to undertake and direct audit with demonstrable understanding of the impact and challenges this brings
  • Good IT skills, use of patient and hospital databases
  • Willingness to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional or national level.


  • Evidence of audit and quality assurance in cardiovascular imaging
  • Evidence of innovative approaches to healthcare
  • Evidence of leadership of and involvement with clinical governance
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the highest ethical and professional values and a belief in government funded healthcare

Academic - Research, Teaching skills & Experience

  • Evidence of involvement with research (clinical, translational or basic science) and the ability to describe and discuss the impact of findings
  • Track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at national and international scientific meetings
  • Knowledge of research ethics and grant applications


  • First and last name authorship in publications relevant to this post
  • Evidence of ongoing participation in relevant research, evidence of engagement with research
  • Experience of developing and leading collaborative multi-centre research projects

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to communicate with clarity and intelligently in written and spoken English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work within an MDT
  • Accountability ability to take responsibility, lead, make decisions and exert appropriate authority
  • Interpersonal Skills ability to see patients as people, ability to empathise and work co-operatively with others
  • Self-motivated with an enquiring, critical approach to work
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Caring attitude to patients
  • Willingness to challenge the norm in a positive manner whilst building a team ethos
  • Ability to deliver consistently high levels of care for patients in a productive and cost-effective manner


  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and flexibility to work outside of usual job plan when required
  • Evidence of leadership in clinical settings




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