Consultant Cardiologist with a special interest in Inherited Cardiac Diseases

Leicester, Leicestershire
£77,913 to £105,042
27 Jun 2019
24 Jul 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for 1 highly motivated, ambitious individual to join our team for the following new post at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

This new post is intended to complement existing excellence in subspecialty areas which overlap with ICC, including tertiary level electrophysiology, pacing, cardiac imaging, metabolic medicine, and an evolving leading edge program for out of hospital cardiac arrest. There is funding to support specialist nursing input. It is expected that the successful appointee will help set up a comprehensive ICC service to meet the needs of the local and extended tertiary level catchment population. Significant work to develop and embed user friendly pathways for specialist referral to the centre will be required.

UHL’s Cardiac Unit is a major UK provider at secondary, tertiary, and quaternary level and benefits from on-site cardiac surgery, ECMO, structural intervention, and Leicester’s National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre.

Cardiology provides specialised services for investigation and treatment of patients with cardiac conditions patients from Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Mansfield, Northamptonshire and the Southern half of Lincolnshire. The service also undertakes a mixture of locally and nationally commissioned specialist work and has an expanded referral base of up to 3 million for some services. There is an emphasis on acute secondary level provision for a catchment population of approximately 1 million, some referrals being direct and some from the Accident and Emergency Department.

Facilities include a dedicated angio-catheter suite (with 5 catheter labs), CCU, hybrid lab/theatre, cardiac admissions unit (part of cardiorespiratory clinical decisions unit (CDU), day care and outpatients, pacemaker clinic, and a non-invasive unit where a full range of investigations are performed. This includes trans-oesophageal echocardiography, stress echo, CRT optimisation echo, exercise testing, ambulatory ECG, tilt testing, autonomic function testing, stress MRI and radio nuclear studies. Recent capital expansion has increased our facilities, particularly a dedicated MRI/CT facility with up to date scanners, including FFR CT.

Cardiac care at UHL is currently based on the Glenfield site. The Accident and Emergency Department is based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. We will reconfigure these services to optimise cardiac provision at both acute hospitals.

The successful applicants will join us in our bid to provide very high quality cardiology services and will be expected to offer specialist skills in the specific areas outlined above.

For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Elved Roberts, Head of Service – Tel: 0116 250 2780, Mr Darren Turner, General Manager – Tel: 0116 258 3331, Dr Riyaz Somani, Consultant Cardiologist - Tel: 0116 250 2378.

To apply please click the Apply button, Job Reference: 358-1681336-CON.

Closing date: 24th July 2019.