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Junior Locally Employed Doctor in Cardiology

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,923 Per annum
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Specialist doctor, Cardiology
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Applications are invited for Junior Locally Employed Doctor/ Junior Clinical Fellow posts in Cardiology. There are 2 posts based at Manchester Royal Infirmary which are part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Working in busy and supportive tertiary cardiology departments offers ample opportunities for developing clinical knowledge and skills to IMT level and opens exciting opportunities to enhance your CV towards careers in medical specialties, particularly cardiology.

Successful candidates will be exposed to the assessment and management of patients presenting with a wide range of cardiac conditions competency in interpreting ECGs, assessing complex presentations including tachy and brady arrhythmias, acute coronary syndromes, performing procedures such as central venous lines, temporary pacing, pericardial drains, echo cardiograms, depending upon the interests of the candidate.

Experience working in a cardiology department in the UK will be useful for these posts due to the busy and challenging nature of the work.

Main duties of the job

The primary duties of the post include management responsibilities for patients on the cardiology wards. In addition, educational opportunities will be facilitated for all successful candidates in line with personal development aspirations. For example, these could include exposure to cardiology outpatient clinics, catheter laboratory procedures, and outpatient cardiac diagnostics. The level of involvement in these activities would be commensurate with the individuals' level of training.

The post holder will contribute an on call rota. This rota is a 1:9 partial shift rota to care for cardiology inpatients and new admissions under the cardiology team.

All pre-MRCP candidates will have the opportunity to join the Trust's MRCP training programme in conjunction with other Trust clinical fellows.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of 2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

  • MB ChB or equivalent
  • GMC Registration


  • Completion of basic training in Medicine
  • Three years' experience in general medicine (including foundation/ post-foundation year level)
  • Ability to manage patients admitted to cardiology ward and communicate effectively with supervising consultants


  • Experience in cardiology
  • Desire to pursue a career in cardiology

Skills and Knowledge

  • Sufficient leadership skills to supervise more junior members of medical staff
  • Ability to co-ordinate patient care and follow-up in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Professional skills to adequately assess acutely ill patients and initiate care, seeking senior help where appropriate
  • Good personal and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English/ Communication skills
  • Ability to routinely enter data into clinical audit databases requiring basic computing skills


  • Experience of teaching undergraduates and trainees
  • Evidence of participation in routine clinical audit
  • Experience of research related to cardiology/B Sc Publications in Medical Journals




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