Consultant Cardiologist

Shrewsbury, Shropshire
£77,913-£105,042 per annum
19 Aug 2019
04 Sep 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Consultant Cardiologist with an interest in Intervention

The role: An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Consultant Cardiologist with an interest in Intervention to work with The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. There has recently been allocation from the Department of Health and Social Care of £312 million to improve the healthcare infrastructure within Shropshire.

As part of this funding there are plans for major developments to the Cardiology Services available in the County. Accordingly we are open to candidates who offer a variety of skills that would support and advance our existing services. Bespoke assistance will be given to the successful candidate in the development of their interests as appropriate.

Candidates for this role must have GMC registration and is desirable that you have recent experience within the NHS.

The Department: This is a shared post with The Royal Wolverhampton Trust and you will be part of a team of nine Consultant Cardiologists serving a 560,000 population across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Wolverhampton and Mid Wales.

The post will have a cross County commitment, with sessions at both the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in Shrewsbury. You will also be an active member of the primary PCI rota provided by the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

Our Hospitals: We are entering an incredibly exciting period here at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH).

We have been guaranteed more than £300 million pounds to develop our hospitals into two state-of-the-art facilities that will offer greatly improved environments, more sustainable staffing and better facilities.

The Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford will become a dedicated Planned Care site and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) will become a specialist Emergency Care site. 

This will allow specialist doctors to treat the most serious cases on the Emergency Care site, which is proven to be safer, provide better results for patients and reduce the amount of time people have to stay in hospital.

By having a separate Planned Care site, patients will wait less time for their appointments and beds would be protected for planned operations, meaning that is highly unlikely operations will be cancelled due to emergency admissions.

The Royal Wolverhampton Hospital: The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the West Midlands. The purpose-built Heart and Lung Centre, which opened in October 2004, is one of four Cardiothoracic Units in the region, and the first in the UK to deliver an integrated Cardiothoracic and Cardiology service.

As the most productive unit in the West Midlands, the Centre delivers approximately 1,000 adult cardiac surgical cases, 500 thoracic surgical cases, 1,400 PCIs and 1,300 diagnostic angiograms. It has provided a 24/7 Primary PCI programme since April 2007 and more commenced a TAVI programme 10 years ago and perform in excess of 150 TAVI procedures per year.

Our facilities comprise three Catheter Laboratories and a dedicated Pacing Room supported by a  radial lounge (6 chairs) and 12 beds on the Cardiac  Day Ward; there are 37-beds on the Cardiology Ward and 31 beds on the surgical ward with 14-bed dedicated cardiac ICCU and 3 dedicated cardiothoracic theatres.

If you would like to find out more about the department and our hospitals, then we invite you to contact Dr Jayesh Makan on 01952 641222 ext 4592 or email with any questions you may have or even to arrange a visit to the Departments. Alternatively apply via the apply click button.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: Wednesday 4th September 2019 (Midnight).