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Consultant Cardiologist

Job Description

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Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

  • care about what they do;
  • respect and value others;
  • listen in order to improve; and
  • always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.



With a sub-speciality interest in Echocardiography/Cardiac Imaging


REF: 419-YHT-0281

Whole Time or Job Share – 11 Programmed Activities

Scarborough Hospital is undergoing an exciting period with an approved £20 million capital investment and service improvement programme which is ongoing. We are committed to both expanding and improving services in order to deliver the best care possible for those that matter most – our patients

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated individual, preferably with a specialist interest in Echo and Imaging, to work at Scarborough Hospital with the opportunity for cross site working at York Hospital. Applicants with a specialist interest in Cardiac MRI could also be accommodated via sessions at the local tertiary centre. The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic team of 12 cardiologists delivering services to York and Scarborough Hospitals and surrounding areas amounting to a population of approximately 800,000 and covering an area of 3,400 square miles. York Foundation Trust has a large Cardiology Department providing acute inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic services at York and Scarborough Hospitals, and outpatient clinics at Selby, Bridlington, Malton and Whitby Hospitals. We are entering an exciting period of change and innovation within the Trust with York Hospital delivering a new Complex Device Service from December 2016 and approval obtained for a second Catheterisation Lab at York and a new Catheterisation Lab at Scarborough. Scarborough Hospital has just opened a purpose built Cardio Respiratory Department with state of the art ECHO facilities and plans to develop a wide range of further investigations including stress echo and 3D TOE. Myocardial perfusion studies are carried out within the Nuclear Medicine Department at Scarborough and a CT Coronary Angiogram service is planned for early 2017.

The posts are designed to give an attractive and balanced job plan whilst allowing full personal development in General Cardiology and/or specialist interest and offers flexibility for dedicated programmed activities at York Hospital.

Candidates with other areas of special interest may also be considered and are encouraged to contact the department for further discussion.

Candidates must have a higher medical qualification (RCGPCH or equivalent) and be on the GMC Specialist Register for Cardiology, or be within six months of obtaining the CCT at the time of interview.

Informal enquiries from applicants within their last 6-12 months training would be welcomed.

Scarborough is a vibrant seaside resort on the North East Coast of Yorkshire set in beautiful countryside. The local industries include agriculture, fishing and tourism. Scarborough is one of the top ten tourist destinations in England, attracting more than one million visitors during the summer months. Scarborough is easily accessible both by car and public transport routes.

York is a richly historic city with a population of around 100,000 and was recently voted the top city in the UK to raise a family in. It has high quality schools in both the state and independent sectors and there are excellent road and rail links to surrounding towns and cities as well as easy access to the beautiful Yorkshire Moors and Dales and the spectacular beaches of the East Yorkshire Coast. London is accessible by train in under 2 hours and there are regional airports in Leeds and Hull.

The recruitment programme for this position will take place over two days as follows (please note that shortlisted candidates will need to be available to attend the Trust on all of the dates listed below):

  • Day 1 – 9th November 2016: Assessment Centre – all shortlisted candidates
  • Day 2 – 10th November 2016: Interviews – candidates successful at Assessment Centre

For further information about these posts please contact: Sharon Lewis, Directorate Manager ( ( Phone number removed ) ) for Acute & General Medicine across the Trust or David Humphriss, Clinical Director ( ( Phone number removed ) ) for Acute & General Medicine at Scarborough Hospital.

Candidates must be aware of the organisation's expectation, (where it is a requirement of the service) for them to be prepared to work across any of the Hospital sites managed by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Hospital sites include, York, Scarborough, Malton, Bridlington and Whitby. Please review the supporting documents for this vacancy or contact the department for more details on base location.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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