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Specialist in Cardiology

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£83,945 - £95,275 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Hospital, Cardiology
Career Level
Trust / Career grade, Staff grade
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for the post of Specialist Grade in Cardiology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. This is a new post, which has been created with the purpose of improving care of inpatients admitted with cardiac disorders under non-Cardiology teams and streamlining delivery of Advice & Guidance to colleagues in primary care.

The aim is to optimise quality of patient care, improve patient experience, reduce length of stay and reduce readmission rates. The post will be suited to someone experienced in looking after patients presenting with acute cardiac disorders and with a broad experience of Cardiology Outpatient clinics.

Main duties of the job

The department delivers a General Cardiology service within a large teaching hospital, supported by specialist services at Royal Papworth Hospital. Addenbrooke’s Hospital has a ward-based system, with 31 beds dedicated to Cardiology, managed by a consultant and junior team. There are many cardiology consult requests throughout the hospital and the successful applicant will primarily oversee delivery of the consults service, supported by StRs, with the aim of ensuring that patients admitted with cardiac disorders but not admitted to the Cardiac Ward are seen promptly, treated optimally, discharged or transferred without delay and are followed up.

The post-holder will also deliver Advice & Guidance to local GPs, ensuring good communication with primary care. Alongside this post, a separate Inpatient Heart Failure service is in development. The post-holder will contribute to Cardiology outpatient clinics, including triage of referrals.

There is no on-call or General Medicine commitment.

You will have completed a minimum of 12 years’ medical work (either continuous period or in  aggregate) since obtaining a primary medical qualification of which a minimum of  six years should have been in a relevant specialty in the Specialty Doctor and/or closed SAS grades. Equivalent years’ experience in a relevant specialty from other medical grades including from overseas will also be accepted. 

Please note that these posts do not carry Postgraduate Dean’s approval or training

Working for your organisation

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

Full Registration and a Licence to Practice with the General Medical Council at time of application is required.

Applications from job seekers who require skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

It is a requirement for skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the Job description and Person specification attached for further details on the main responsibilities and duties for this post.

For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Peter Pugh, Specialty Lead for Cardiology, Telephone number 01223 349147


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