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Clinical Fellow Interventional Cardiology

Job Description

Applications are invited for an interventional cardiology fellowship programme at Wythenshawe University Hospital South Manchester NHS trust. This is a one year fixed term contract.

Wythenshawe Hospital provides tertiary cardiac services to the South Manchester and North Cheshire area and is supported by on-site Cardiothoracic surgery and an active cardiac transplant unit. This is a senior training position covering all aspects of complex coronary intervention such as rotational atherectomy, true bifurcation cases and CTO angioplasty including antegrade dissection re-entry and retrograde techniques.

The angioplasty program delivers around 1400 PCIs/yr and the unit has 4 Cardiac Catheter Laboratories. The Fellow works with a team of 6 in-house interventional cardiologists who perform a wide range of acute and complex elective PCI including 24/7 primary PCI for a population of 32 million. The department is particularly active in intracoronary imaging using IVUS and OCT, hosting the largest national annual training meeting in the UK. There is an active structural program including ASD/PFO closure, a mature TAVI program, and a percutaneous mitral valve clip program. The interventional programme is supported by a comprehensive imaging service including stress echocardiography as well as dedicated cardiac MRI and CT (including CT coronary angiography).

The department is active in interventional research with a strong record of recruitment into international trials as well as developing in house research protocols covering IVUS, OCT, FFR and Cardiac MRI.

Candidates should have undergone at least 3 years specialist training in general cardiology, be fully competent in radial access coronary angiography and preferably have basic proficiency in coronary intervention.

Fellowship testimonial (2014-2015 Fellow)

'The interventional cardiology fellowship at Wythenshawe has been an excellent training opportunity and is ideally suited to those who are already competent at basic PCI techniques and wanting to gain further experience in complex techniques and working independently. Depending on experience level, the fellow can expect to be lead operator in the majority of complex cases including LMS, bifurcation, rotational atherectomy and CTO cases. Intracoronary imaging with IVUS and OCT is utilised in a significant proportion of these cases. The fellow can expect to have a minimum of 7 cath lab sessions per week and complete at least 400 1st operator cases per annum. There are opportunities to be involved in the research programme including undertaking retrospective analysis of the large available PCI database.

I would highly recommend this fellowship programme particularly to trainees who already have substantial experience in PCI and looking for a ‘finishing school’ to refine their complex techniques and prepare them for a consultant post.'

Dr Abdul Mozid
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
Bristol Heart Institute, UK

For further details / informal visits contact:
Enquires may be made to Dr Saqib Chowdhary on  ( Phone number removed ) .

PLEASE NOTE: UHSM is committed to supporting its current employees move into new roles as a result of organisational change or other circumstances. We therefore reserve the right to prioritise current staff who may need to be redeployed into this role.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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