Specialty Doctor in Cardiology

Ashford, Kent
£39,060 - £72,840 per annum
22 Aug 2019
19 Sep 2019
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

 East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust (EKHUFT) manages three acute district general hospitals (at Margate, Canterbury and Ashford) and two supporting hospitals (at Dover and at Folkestone). The Trust was awarded University status in August 2008.

The Trust is one of the biggest in the country, employing about 7,000 people with many part-time employees and a budget of more than £480 million. We are a very friendly, supportive and professional department who are willing to invest our time in supporting your own career aims by offering excellent training, educational opportunities and career advice.

As the successful candidate, you will be part of the senior cardiology team, ensuring that the highest standards of care, in accordance with the National Service Framework for Cardiology and relevant NICE guidance are provided to patients.

This post is aimed at supporting the existing team of 10 Consultants, two Registrars and 5 long-term staff grades based at the William Harvey Hospital. At the William Harvey all patients admitted to the CCU (10 beds) and Bartholomew Unit (22) are under the care of a senior Cardiologist. Daily ward rounds are established. The 2 main Catheter Laboratories provides angiography, angioplasty (primary and elective), complex pacing and Electrophysiology. The separate Pacing laboratory is used for other pacing. Since April 2010, the William Harvey Hospital has been the site of 24/7 primary PCI service at for Kent and Medway residents. We are one of the busiest pPCI centres in the country and have expanded our workforce to deliver this high quality service. This post has been developed to increase middle grade support for the ward based system, outpatient clinics and the management of the elective and emergency patient pathway. The aim is to provide more specialised out-of-hours cardiology middle grade support, while enabling speciality training for middle grades. The post holder duties will initially be largely ward-based, and with mutual agreement, in time, they would be expected to develop an interest in echocardiography, pacing or coronary angiography. It is desirable for you to hold full MRCP with Part 1 being essential. You will also have had at least two years acute medical experience, one year of which must be within the NHS. You must have worked for at least twelve months in cardiology, and greater cardiac experience is desirable.

A Job Plan will be agreed with the successful applicant working Monday to Friday and initially 1 in 5 weekend and bank holidays, during the day. We plan to expand the rota by increasing the number of participants so that evening work is also included, but the frequency is reduced. In the future a 24/7 rota is envisaged.

There is an organised induction programme into the Trust which all new appointees are expected to attend.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jane Fisher on jane.fisher5@nhs.net