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Consultant Cardiologist

Job Description

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Consultant Cardiologist with interests in heart failure and echocardiography

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust has recently become a pioneering Integrated Care Organisation and has a deserved reputation for innovation and excellence winning the HSJ Hospital of the Year Award in 2012.

We are seeking to appoint a Consultant Cardiologist to fill a post vacated by retirement. The successful applicant would join another non-interventional consultant in providing in-patient care for general cardiology patients with an emphasis on heart failure. Interests in echocardiography or other types of cardiac imaging would be welcome. The post currently includes regular ACHD Clinics which could also be maintained for an appropriately trained applicant. There are, in addition, four interventional cardiologists who provide in-patient care for CCU, a cardiology on-call service and 24/7 primary PCI.

This post does not include commitment to the cardiology or general medical on-call rotas. In line with the drive towards seven day working however, it is likely that some weekend working will become required in the future.

All applicants must be in possession of the essential qualifications for the post, as set out in the person specification by the time interviews take place.

The location is one of the UK’s most beautiful areas with easy access to the region’s top beaches, Dartmoor, the South West Coast Path, walking, sailing, water sports, cycling and mountain biking. There are also a number of outstanding schools. There are good road and rail connections to the rest of the country.

If you would like more information about the post please contact:

Dr Guy Gribbin, Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Lead for Cardiology;  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed )

To apply please complete the NHS Job application form on line and attach a copy of your CV to your on-line application.

NO Agencies or Canvassers.

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  • Please note: where the post is a temporary position there may be a possibility of the post becoming permanent.

The Trust is committed to preventing discrimination, valuing diversity and achieving equality of opportunity. No person (staff, patient or public) will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of the nine protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010: Sexual Orientation; Gender; Age; Gender Reassignment; Pregnancy and Maternity; Disability; Religion or Belief (non-belief); Race; Marriage and Civil Partnership. In addition to these nine, the Trusts will not discriminate on the grounds of domestic circumstances, social-economic status, political affiliation or trade union membership.

As an inclusive organisation we welcome applications from people who are underrepresented in the health and care workforce (for example; people from a Black or Minority Ethnic background, people with disabilities and people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender)

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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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