This is an excellent opportunity to join the Cardiology department at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust and Barts Health NHS trust.
The successful candidate will join a service that prides itself in effective leadership, innovative thinking, and excellent teamwork. We strive to challenge our existing working practices and to constantly improve our service to deliver best practice guidance and to ensure that our patient outcomes are successful, and they feel valued during their visits to the Trust.This is a substantive appointment, based at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage but with clinical outpatient activity at other sites and cath lab sessions at Barts Heart Centre. The Lister Hospital enjoys a unique geographical location close to London and Cambridge and the Trust has a reputation for our commitment to the highest standards of care, but also for our friendly and supportive approach.
Main duties of the job
The successful applicant will be expected to be actively involved in the arrythmia service at East and North Herts NHS Trust, including outpatient clinics and cath lab sessions. The postholder will also have arrhythmia cath lab sessions at Barts. They will also contribute towards the general cardiology service at the Lister, including participation in the Cardiologist of the week rota which includes weekend cardiology ward rounds.Please note: The job description is currently awaiting approval from the Royal College of Physicians.
At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.
We run the following hospitals:
- The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
- New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
- Hertford County, Hertford
- Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood
We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.
We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. This means that any employee is entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns and we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made and considered formally, and will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.
Contribute towards the management of arrhythmia patients at East & North Herts NHS Trust, including invasive procedures at Barts. There is also a contribution to general cardiology. A strong commitment to the training and education of trainees and other staff members is also expected. Maintenance of high-quality patient centered care. Shared responsibility for the day-to-day management of the service and participation in strategic planning Teaching and training within the multidisciplinary service Active involvement in multidisciplinary team meetings and directorate clinical governance activity Active participation in continuing medical education
- Entry on GMC Specialist Register or, be within 6 months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) at time of interview or, provide GMC confirmed eligibility for entry on the Specialist Register
- MRCP or qualification of an equivalent level
- Complex Devices and Electrophysiology training and accreditation
- Advanced Life Support
- Postgraduate degree (or equivalent)
- Broad range of experience in cardiology, arrythmia management
- Competency in ICD and CRT implantation
- Competency in simple and complex EP including AF
- Experience of supervising undergraduates, doctors in training and other colleagues
- Ability to offer and be accountable for full and independent expert diagnostic opinion
- Can evidence leading on patient safety issues and achieving a change in practice
- Demonstrable experience in a Locum Consultant role
- Published papers and original work in peer reviewed journals
- Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of audit, evidence based practice, and clinical quality improvement initiatives
- Demonstrable experience and participation in research
- Able to evidence engagement with clinical governance and the identification of errors and the learning from errors.
- Evidence engagement with appraisal and revalidation
- Able to show situational awareness and application of good decision making
- Ability to effectively teach clinical skills.
- Ability to critically appraise published evidence
- Demonstrate understanding of basic principles of audit, evidence-based practice, and clinical quality improvement initiatives
- Comprehensive knowledge and insight regarding all the domains within the GMC standards of Good Medical Practice
- Demonstrates an interest and commitment to the specialty
- Experience and evidence of engagement around the equality, diversity, and inclusion agenda. Able to actively support the development of a culture that recognises and promotes equality, values diversity, and actively leads by example in deploying these qualities. Understands the impact on equality, diversity, and inclusion issues in all aspects of service delivery and planning
- Role models our Trust values every day
- Understands and can demonstrate the values of the NHS constitution.
- Evidence of being up to date and fit to practice safely, and aware of own training needs
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