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Consultant in Cardiology (Intervention)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
16 Feb 2024

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Specialist doctor, Cardiology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Required to fill this replacement post within the Cardiology Department at the Leeds General Infirmary.

Leeds General Infirmary is one of the leading interventional cardiology units in the United Kingdom, with a national and international profile for service, innovation, and research. LGI serves a regional population of 2.8 million in West Yorkshire, and performs over 1100 primary PCI procedures annually, with around 2500 PCI procedures in total. There is a full range of advanced coronary intervention, including a high-volume CTO service, rotational atherectomy, orbital atherectomy, laser, IVUS, OCT, FFR, CFR etc. The service is delivered currently by 10 Leeds-based consultants, with a further 13 visiting interventionists on the rota. There is a very active Professorial research group led by Professor Blackman, Professor Wheatcroft and Dr Bulluck.

The successful applicant will specialise in advanced coronary intervention with scope for further leadership roles.

If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10-minute presentation on:

How I Will Develop the Interventional Cardiology Service in Leeds


Main duties of the job

We are seeking an individual focused on excellence and innovation in coronary intervention, who will further develop the national and international profile of the unit. The post-holder will contribute to the rotas for acute and primary PCI, as well as ward care of coronary artery disease patients. A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching is desirable.

The successful applicant should possess MRCP (or equivalent) and should be included on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, if currently within a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.

Applicants should have established skills in Cardiology and its related specialties including interventional Cardiology. A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and a research interest is desirable.

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share.

About us

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one the largest teaching hospital trusts in Europe, with access to leading clinical expertise and medical technology. We care for people from all over the country as well as the 780,000 residents of Leeds itself. The Trust has a budget of £1.1 billion. Our 20,000 staff ensure that every year we see and treat over 1,500,000 people in our 2,000 beds or out-patient settings, comprising 100,000 day cases, 125,000 in-patients, 260,000 A& E visits and 1,050,000 out-patient appointments. We operate from 7 hospitals on 5 sites all linked by the same vision, philosophy and culture to be the best for specialist and integrated care.

Our vision is based on The Leeds Way, which is a clear statement of who we are and what we believe, founded on values of working that were put forward by our own staff. Our values are to be:






We believe that by being true to these values, we will consistently achieve and continuously improve our results in relation to our goals, which are to be:

1. The best for patient safety, quality and experience

2. The best place to work

3. A centre of excellence for specialist services, education, research and innovation

4. Hospitals that offer seamless, integrated care

5. Financially sustainable

Job description
Job responsibilities

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is appointing one interventional cardiology consultant post with a specialist interest in coronary intervention. This is a post created to replace a retiring colleague. The appointee will be based at the Yorkshire Heart Centre (on the Leeds General Infirmary site). The appointee will be on the on-call rota for coronary intervention including primary PCI and will be responsible for assessment and management of in-patients with acute coronary syndromes and out-patients with ischaemic heart disease/chest pain in the cardiology unit at Leeds General Infirmary.

The appointee will contribute to the delivery and development of complex coronary intervention in Leeds and to enhance service and reputation of the centre nationally and internationally.

The appointee will participate in the existing out-of-hours coronary intervention rota, on-call 1 weekday night every 5 weeks, and 1 weekend (Friday/Sunday) in 10. In addition to PPCI, out-of-hours on-call activity will expand to include non-STEMI patients. In-hours there is a 1 week in 9 rota for acute intervention (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm). The appointee will join a team of 10 interventional cardiologists responsible for the assessment and management of ACS patients on the wards.

There is a separate consultant on call rota for general cardiology.

There are currently 33 consultant cardiologists working part or full-time in Leeds. All consultants are based at the Yorkshire Heart Centre on the Leeds General Infirmary site. There are currently 10 consultants (9 NHS, 1 University) delivering the interventional and adult structural programme at Leeds. The planned post is to replace a retiring NHS colleague.

There are seven full time cath labs at the Yorkshire Heart Centre (YHC), currently nearing completion of a high specification refurbishment. The Yorkshire Heart Centre provides a PPCI service to Leeds and West Yorkshire currently delivering 1100 PPCI procedures annually currently led by Dr Jonathan Blaxill. The YHC is the regional lead for TAVI and delivers 250-300 procedures annually. The YHC as a single centre delivers the highest number of PPCI and TAVI procedures nationally. There is a strong research base within interventional cardiology.

There are active Teaching and Research links with the Leeds School of Medicine and the University of Leeds, both well situated on adjacent sites.

Person Specification

  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in cardiology to provide consultant level on-call.
  • Specifically, must demonstrate higher subspecialty experience in interventional cardiology.
  • Evidence of continuous career progression consistent with personal circumstances.


  • Significant experience in complex coronary intervention e.g. rotational atherectomy, OCT/IVUS, left main stem PCI, bifurcation PCI

Training, Research, Teaching & Audit

  • Should have completed a recognised training programme in cardiology.
  • Should have completed a recognised 2-year subspecialty training programme in interventional cardiology.
  • Evidence of the ability to carry out medical research.
  • Experience in training undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors.
  • Experience of participation in regular clinical audit.


  • Dedicated Interventional Fellow training programme for more than 1 year.
  • Previous experience of supervising research.
  • Previous investigator experience.
  • Publication evidence of commitment to research.
  • Previous attendance on Appraisal Techniques and Small Group Teaching Workshops.


  • MRCP(UK) or equivalent qualification.
  • Relevant higher degree.
  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice. YOU MUST STATE YOUR GMC NUMBER ON YOUR APPLICATION FORM TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SHORTLISTING.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.

Management, Interpersonal Skills & Other Requirements

  • Understanding of current issues in the NHS.
  • *Well organised and skilled in good time management.
  • *Effective interpersonal skills.
  • *Demonstrate ability to relate to and work within a team.
  • *Hold full GMC Registration with a license to practice.
  • *Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via:
  • -CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview) CESR (or) international applicants should comply with the GMC specialty registration process:


  • Attendance at recognised management course.

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