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Trust Doctor in Cardiology

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,923 to £55,329 per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Specialist doctor, Cardiology
Non-training post
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Applications are invited for the post of Trust Doctor in Cardiology / Clinical Registrar with subspecialty training in Heart Failure / Devices or Coronary intervention.

This job is based in a dynamic acute cardiology unit and is suitable for those interested in a career in cardiology or seeking to work at specialty doctor level.

This post provides excellent training and experience in all aspects of general and sub specialty cardiology although it does not carry a national training number.

Cardiology is responsible for the investigation and treatment of all forms of adult cardiac disorders and supports the large outpatient service, a rapid access chest pain clinic, rapid access heart function clinic, a 10 bedded coronary care unit, cardiac investigation unit and non-invasive investigations hub (including echocardiography, exercise testing, tilt testing, outpatient clinics and device monitoring clinics).

Cardiac inpatient work is based primarily on coronary care unit, cardiac investigation unit and Roskear Ward. We have very experienced nursing team supporting the ward base care along with specialist nursing team.

Main duties of the job

The post would suit a post MRCP doctor looking for more extensive cardiology experience and training in sub specialties. The junior role would suit a person seeking experience in cardiology before applying for specialty training.

These roles cover 10 sessions Monday to Friday with no on-call commitment. There are no GIM duties. There is a cardiology registrar rota covering the wards, referrals, GP calls, acute medical unit and emergencies. When not covering the bleep the duties include clinics, cardiac catheter lab sessions and/or echocardiogram/imaging/complex devices/intervention depending on the post holder's experience.

There is an expectation that the clinical registrar will be involved with audit and quality improvement projects.

There are several research opportunities available to the successful candidate.

Cardiology is part of the Acute and Emergency Medicine care group. The Care Group is responsible at Executive Level to the Chief Operating Officer. The Care Group is comprised of individual specialties with a Clinical Specialty Lead, Service Manager and Matron managing each specialty, reporting to the Care Group triumvirate comprised of a Clinical Director, General Manager, and Head of Nursing.

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 develop 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

Person Specification
Essential Criteria

  • Full GMC registration with a Licence to Practice


  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians or equivalent qualification
  • Cardiology experience (echo/ imaging/ devices/intervention)


  • Experience in Cardiology and Medicine at F2 level or above


  • Previous cardiac pacing experience
  • Previous experience of and an enthusiasm for medical undergraduate teaching

Personal Requirements

  • Committed to a clinical career in cardiology
  • Problem solving skills, lateral thinking, questioning approach
  • Enthusiastic, flexible and adaptable
  • Highly motivated, well versed at self-directed learning with a track record of achieving goals
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to cope in stressful situations and work under pressure.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team

Other requirements

  • Committed to continuing medical education and professional development
  • Integrity and credibility, ability to act as an ambassador for the Unit





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