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Consultant in Paediatric Cardiology

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
12 Oct 2023


We are delighted to offer consultant position for the suitable candidate to join our integrated team at RMCH.

Job plans will encompass consultant of the week and on call out of hours commitment. The on-call commitment is 1 in every 6 weeks.

Outpatient clinic work is based at RMCH. Weekly MDT and surgical conference are hosted by Alder Hey Children's Hospital and held online.

We are looking for motivated and ambitious candidates with a strong background in paediatric cardiology.

Main duties of the job

The post will attract 10 programmed activities per week (8.5 PA direct clinical care and 1.5 PA supporting professional activities) as per Trust Policy for consultants. Increases above 10 PA in respect of appropriate activities can be negotiated by agreement following annual job planning reviews.

The candidate will provide a Consultant of the Week service at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital one week in five (hot week). During Hot week all routine clinics/specialist sessions are cancelled and Consultants are expected to do daily ward rounds on all cardiac patients, see emergency patients and run two hot week clinics when on call.

The Post Holder will work closely with all members of the department to deliver a world class paediatric cardiology service. They will be encouraged to develop special interests and previous experience is an advantage.

Joint paediatric cardiac surgical meetings are undertaken every Thursday morning hosted at Alder Hey Children's Hospital and all consultants attend these meetings to discuss and present their cases.

Cross-cover arrangements are in place to cover patients during times of leave. It is expected that the post holders will work closely with consultant colleagues to ensure clear handover and continuity of care for all patients.

The post will attract nationally agreed study and annual leave entitlements. Cover for annual, sick, maternity and other leave will be shared equally by appropriate consultants within the Trust.

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 you'll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that you're even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, you'll 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 you'll 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
Qualifications and Training

  • MBChB or equivalent
  • Postgraduate qualification or equivalent MRCPCH
  • Completion of general professional training (paediatrics)
  • On the specialist register or be within 6 months of obtaining CCT at interview
  • Recent and adequate clinical experience in a tertiary paediatric cardiology centre


  • MD, PhD or other higher degree

Teaching and Audit

  • Teaching medical students
  • Teaching junior medical staff
  • Experience of Audit

Academic Achievements and Research

  • Publications in peer reviewed journals or a demonstrable commitment to developing research within this field in the Trust

Interpersonal Skills

  • Organisational skills
  • Team working and communication skills


  • Leadership skills

Other Requirements

  • Full registration with the GMC with license to practise
  • Registered on the GMC Specialist Register for general paediatrics or paediatric cardiology (or be within 6 months of CCT date from the date of interview)

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.



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