The post would be suitable for any trainee who has successfully completed a 2-year Foundation School programme or has achieved equivalent competencies. Previous relevant medical experience would be desirable but not essential. The post comprises care of cardiology patients in a busy tertiary centre with general ward duties and participation in the eight person full shift rota with out of hours commitments.
For appropriately qualified individuals there will be the opportunity to gain additional practical cardiology experience. We consider good postgraduate education and training with appropriate educational supervision to be essential components of these posts. Within the Trust there is a comprehensive postgraduate teaching programme with protected MRCP teaching time and access to the excellent medical school library facilities (Guy's, King's and St Thomas School of Medicine).
Informal enquiries welcomed.
Interview date: TBCMain duties of the job
The department provides a full range of adult cardiac services to a number of districts within the South Thames Region. The work of the Unit includes non-invasive and invasive cardiac investigations and treatment acute coronary care acute primary angioplasty for MI interventional cardiology procedures including percutaneous coronary intervention,3 valvuloplasty, electrophysiological investigations andablation therapy, defibrillator implants and permanentpacing a heart failure clinic an acute chest pain clinic andcardiac rehabilitation. The cardiac rehabilitation departmentholds several quality awards including a Charter Mark. There are strong links at King's with other associated tertiary specialties including Renal,Neurosciences, Liver and Thoracic Medicine Departments, as well as the Vascular Surgeons.The department was a pilot site for the introduction of an electronic patient record system, direct booked admissions and direct booked dates for diagnostics. All of these are now fully implemented within the speciality.About us
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.
We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.
King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible. Job description Job responsibilities
The clinical duties of the post will be the day to day care of patients admitted to the cardiology wards including admission, clinical examination, co-ordination of investigation of elective and emergency cardiac patients and liaison with senior colleagues. The post will also include participation in outpatient clinics and supervision of non-invasive investigations such as exercise tolerance and TILT tests and offers excellent exposure to cardiology in a tertiary setting. There is the potential for exposure to more advanced forms of cardiac imaging and investigation for individuals with appropriate levels of experience.
*NHS EXPERIENCE DESIRED*
*ALS in the UK*Person Specification Qualifications & Training Essential Desirable
Audit Essential Academic Achievements Desirable
- Minimum of 2 years' full time (or equivalent part time) hospital service in the ST1-2 grade or higher
- 1 years' experience in Cardiology
- NHS Experience or ALS in the UK
Interpersonal Skills Essential
- Distinctions or Prizes during undergraduate training
- Research & Publications
Other Requirements Essential
- Organisation Skills
- Communication Skills
- Team working Skills
Employer details Employer name
- Full registration (or eligible for full registration) with the General Medical Council
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation TrustAddress
King's College Hospital
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