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Consultant - Cardiology (Non-interventional)

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 a year 10 PA
Closing date
1 Sep 2024

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Specialist doctor, Cardiology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Applications are invited for the Consultant in Cardiology post. This post is within the Cardiology Department - Acute and Emergency Medicine (AEM) care group of the Royal Cornwall Hospital,

Truro. We are currently a team of 11 substantive full-time Cardiologists, 1 part-time substantive consultant and 2 NHS Fixed Term Locums. We aim to employ 2 further substantive Cardiologists to take us to 15 full-time Consultants delivering the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Cardiology service.

This post is principally designed to support delivery of non-interventional Cardiology services, specifically Cardiac Imaging, Inherited Cardiac Conditions and Heart Failure and devices. A combination of either is appropriate. Applicants should have a broad training in all aspects of Cardiology. The candidate will be expected to take part in the General Cardiology service on the wards and in out-patients.

Applicants are required to be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share, while recognising that the full-time post attracts up to a 12 PA job plan.

Main duties of the job

The on-call rota is manned by 7 Interventional Cardiologists only with no separate General Cardiology on-call. The non-interventional Cardiologists deliver comprehensive weekend ward rounds including visits to the Acute Medical Unit to review new referrals. There is no general medical commitment.

Inpatients are managed on CIU and Roskear wards and the CCU, although there are also outlying patients. The Cardiologists are responsible for the clinical management of all patients on the CCU and CIU and cardiology patients on Roskear.

During this week, you will have responsibility for the clinical management of patients on CCU and CIU all day on Mondays and in the mornings for the rest of the week, with cath lab sessions and/or outpatient clinics in the afternoon.

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of £380 million and 750 beds

We work with health and social care organisations including NHS Kernow and NHS England to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000 which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually developing clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career

Job description
Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right hand side

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:

  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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Agency interest will not be considered until this advert has closed

Additional requirements

The post-holder must have a valid UK driving licence, access to transport and the ability to travel within and outside of the county, sometimes at short notice, when required.

Person Specification

  • GMC Registration with a Licence to Practice
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • GMC Specialist Register or within six months of obtaining CCT (or equivalent) at time of interview.


  • Higher degree, e.g. MD or PhD


  • Contemporary experience in managing general and acute Cardiology
  • Competency in one or more of the following : Cardiac imaging such as TOE/Stress echo/CTCA/CMRI, Competency in the management of Arrhythmia and expertise in Electrophysiology (EP) and Devices, Competency in the management of Inherited cardiac Conditions (ICC). Competency in Bradycardia pacing and Complex devices.


  • Management course
  • Teaching experience (medical students, peers, MDT)
  • Experience in clinical audit and clinical governance and understanding the benefits of how this improves the quality of care provided to patients and ensuring this is embedded in clinical practice.

Practical and Intellectual skills (including any special Knowledge)

  • Strong clinical and personal credibility
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills adapts style depending on audience
  • Conceptual and analytical skills
  • Speak fluent English to at least I.E.L.R.S Level 7.5
  • Excellent IT Skills


  • Flexible approach and ability to adapt to quickly changing priorities
  • Able to operate as an agent of change and ability to work collaboratively with peers, MDT.
  • High level of attention to detail in all professional tasks





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