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Locum Consultant Cardiologist

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 Per annum
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Specialist doctor, Cardiology, Locum Doctor
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Locum Consultant Cardiology with a Special Interest in Pacing and Complex Devices

This a fixed term (6 months) Locum Consultant appointment in cardiology to support the provision of pacing services for the region, including non-interventional cardiology on-call. The successful applicant would join an enthusiastic and cohesive team of 22 consultant cardiologists.

A candidate who is unable for personal reasons to undertake the duties of a whole-time post will receive equal consideration. If such a candidate is appointed the job content will be modified as appropriate in consultation with consultant colleagues and local management.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working

Main duties of the job

  1. Provide, with the other NNUH consultants, a system of mutual cover for annual, study and professional leave for weekday cover. The weekend cover will only be swapped if necessary after discussion with colleagues.
  2. The new post holder will help provide cross-cover of the pacing service.
  3. Provide consultation and advisory service to medical colleagues in other specialties in the Trust.
  4. Liaise with medical staff in other specialties and participate in the regular clinical meetings and other post-graduate activities of the hospitals.
  5. Take part in the Royal College of Physicians continuing medical education programme. The Trust will provide study leave expenses in line with national terms and conditions of service.

About us

We serve a population of approximately 1m, with an estimated 10,000 patients with heart failure. We are passionate about improving the care of patients with heart failure in collaboration with community partners. We are particularly interested in developing pathways to avoid heart failure admissions, reduce length of stay and work across traditional boundaries between the hospital and community.

NNUH is a 1,200 bedded multidisciplinary teaching hospital with the full range of medical, surgical, obstetric and diagnostic services on site including 24/7 interventional radiology and thoracic surgical cover. The cardiology department includes 24 consultants with specialist interests including coronary disease and intervention, cardiac rhythm management, cardiac imaging, valve disease, heart failure and inherited cardiac conditions (ICC). Four academic consultants have joint appointments with the University of East Anglia Medical School

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please read the attached job description and full advert for details of the post and main responsibilities

Person Specification

  • Full GMC with licence to practice


  • Current ALS


  • MBBS or equivalent
  • MRCP
  • Accreditation in adult cardiology and coronary intervention

Experience and Knowledge

  • Experience of conducting clinical audit
  • Specialist interventional cardiology training and experience, able to undertake routine and emergency PCI independently.
  • Ability to use research outcomes and evidence base in clinical practice


  • Other subspecialist experience (complex pacing, cardiac imaging or other)

Communications& Language Skills

  • Good knowledge of, and ability to use, spoken and written English


  • Good presentation skills and teaching skills


  • Experience of teaching including teaching medical students


  • Commitment to develop an appropriate special interest




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