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Consultant Cardiologist with special interest in Heart Failure

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust.
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Specialist doctor, Cardiology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The successful candidates should be trained and proficient in all areas of heart failure and additional subspecialty interests that would complement the current departmental requirements and skill sets will be actively encouraged and supported.

This is a new post for a consultant cardiologist with specific interest in heart failure. The successful applicants will join 10 other consultant cardiologists in this significant service expansion and will be expected to further develop cardiology services and specifically Heart Failure services in Northampton General Hospital, collaborate in delivering a county cardiology service with Kettering General Hospital and with Primary care.

The successful applicants should have extensive general cardiology skills in order to participate in the general cardiology on call rota, which is a specialty cardiac take as cardiology is no longer part of the general medical take. This runs alongside the urgent care pathway which includes a new build of an Acute Medical Assessment unit in 2017. The on-call rota is currently 1:7 at the NGH site, on site from 0830-1800hrs daily, reviewing patients throughout the day as referred to expediate treatment and on-call for emergencies overnight from home (within 30 minutes). There is also a cardiology ward rota for Monday to Friday daytime cover, separate from the take.

This JD is approved by the RCP approval

Interview date TBC

Main duties of the job

The appointed candidates will join the existing cardiologists in providing comprehensive care to patients requiring specialist input. The ethos of the team is to share the workload and there will be an opportunity for the successful candidates to pursue areas of interest and research. They will lead ward rounds, out-patient clinics, specialist heart failure and optimisation clinics, participate in the general cardiology on-call rota and participate in multi-disciplinary and mortality and morbidity meetings.

The post holders will also be contracted with Kettering General Hospital as we are now in a collaborative with a patient population of circa 800,00. There will be significant design and implementation of a new service as a centre of excellence and is likely to require cross site working.

Please see attached JD for further information.

About us

The NGH Cardiology Department currently has eight consultants, four specialist registrars and one middle grade equivalent. Our services include on-site coronary intervention, complex intervention, nuclear cardiology and have developed services for complex pacing and devices including Micra leadless pacing and SICD insertion. We have trained Cardiac specialist nurses, Heart Failure nurses, Physiologist led ILR implanters, a Nurse Angiographer and arrhythmia nurses.

NGH Cardiology specialist registrars

Four specialist registrars on the Leicester Deanery Rotation (East Midlands South). In addition, there are two part-time middle grade doctors working at this level.

Specialist nurses / pharmacist

We currently have 9 specialist nurses, working in the chest pain / revascularization clinics, cardiac angiography, acute coronary syndrome and cardiac rehabilitation. We have recently expanded to 6 Heart failure nurses with plans to expand by a further 2 within the year. We have 2 arrhythmia nurse specialists and a Nurse Angiographer. Our nurse-led services have been highly successful, and we plan to strengthen and expand current services to work collaboratively with the KGH site.

Cardiac CRM physiologists

We have 9 cardiac CRM physiologist positions. Our loop recorder implant service is run by trained Physiologists with a plan to train further for explantation.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further information about the Job Plan.

Person Specification

  • Qualifications- relevant speciality degree
  • Trained and proficient in Heart Failure
  • Full GMC registration
  • Completion of Specialty Training (CST or equivalent) or within 6 months of achieving it in relevant specialty


  • Education/Medical education qualification (masters level)


  • Experience of audit and quality improvement
  • Experience of teaching junior staff
  • Experience of under graduate teaching


  • Experience of Curriculum development & delivery

Management experience

  • Effective team worker, valuing experience and contribution
  • Demonstrate Team Leadership skills and experience


  • Understanding and experience of delivering organisational change


  • High level of organisational skills
  • Communications skills

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