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Consultant in Cardiology

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£91,722 to £119,079 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Specialist doctor, Cardiology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This is an exciting opportunity for a Consultant Cardiologist to join the forward-thinking Cardiology Team at Prince Philip Hospital at a time when the Health Board is continuing its focus on driving forward its pioneering Cardiology Pathway Transformation Programme across West Wales.

As a member of a network of Cardiologists across the Health Board, this role will support the Cardiology services at Prince Philip hospital predominantly but may require some travel to and support of any of the other 3 acute sites. This appointment will complement the existing 11 substantive Cardiology Consultants in providing a high-quality Cardiology service to the population of Mid & West Wales.

This role will provide opportunities to develop a specialist interest to compliment the other Cardiology Consultants. Dependant on your sub-speciality area of interest, diagnostic and procedural sessions will be available either on-site or at another Health Board acute site including DSE, TOE, pacing, angiography, CT Coronary Angiography, Myocardial Perfusion Scanning and complex device follow-up.

Main duties of the job

This full-time position is an exciting opportunity to lead and innovate cardiology services. Modification of the job plan is flexible to suit you and content will be discussed on a personal basis in consultation with consultant colleagues.

Main Duties of the Job:

  • Responsible for the care of cardiology inpatients
  • Provision of cardiology speciality support to wider General Medical service
  • Provision of cardiology support to hospital front-door and Same Day Emergency Care departments
  • Delivery of cardiology sub-specialty diagnostics and/or interventional services
  • Delivery of secondary care cardiology as a part of face to face and virtual outpatient care
  • Providing proactive clinical leadership to the broader cardiology multi-disciplinary team
  • Engaging with the Health Board's wider Cardiology Pathway Transformation Programme developments and innovations

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 12,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

47 general practices (6 of which are managed practices), 45 dental practices (including 4 orthodontic), 96 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For full details of the role requirements please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for this vacancy.

**Please note, this JD is currently with the Royal College and subject to approval**

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Person Specification

  • -Full GMC Registration and Licence to Practice
  • -On Specialist Register with GMC or CCT due ) within 6 months of interview date
  • -Or CESR or equivalent European Qualifications for Specialist Registration
  • -MRCP
  • -Valid Certified Advanced Life Support Skills


  • -Appropriate Higher Degree e.g. MD, PhD or MSc or equivalent

Clinical Experience

  • -Broad based experience in General Adult Cardiology
  • -Knowledge of UK hospital systems (or equivalent)
  • -Knowledge and participation in CPD
  • -Competence in Adult Clinical Cardiology
  • -Able to apply knowledge
  • -Safe and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • -Knowledge and experience of communicating bad news
  • -Meet the requirement of the GMC's Good Medical Practice


  • -Experience of NHS
  • -Wider experience, research and training in providing sub specialty service
  • -Evidence of above average performance
  • -Membership of the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS)
  • -Additional clinical qualification(s)

Clinical Governance

  • -Evidence of participation in clinical audit and understanding role of audit in improving medical practice
  • -Comprehension of core philosophy and building blocks of Clinical Governance


  • -Knowledge of risk management
  • -Knowledge of annual job planning/appraisal review process


  • -Experience and knowledge of critical appraisal of evidence so as to improve clinical outcomes


  • -Evidence of initiating, progressing and concluding research projects with publication
  • -Research degree


  • -Evidence of organising programmes and teaching medical students and junior doctors
  • -Willingness to teach all grades of professional multidisciplinary staff


  • -Organisation of further teaching programmes in medical education
  • -Training the Trainers experience


  • -Knowledge of the management and structure of the NHS
  • -Willingness to participate in clinical management


  • -Evidence of management training

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