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Consultant Cardiologist/Physician - acute cardiovascular medicine

Job Description

Applications are invited for the post of Cardiologist or Acute Physician in Cardiovascular Medicine. This is a new role to deliver and develop cardiology/cardiovascular medicine and support the emergency pathway. The successful applicants will join an established team of cardiologists delivering secondary and tertiary cardiology to the local and regional populations.

The post holder(s) will be based at Glenfield Hospital (GH) to provide high quality, safe cardiology/cardiovascular care to non-elective cardiology patients. The post holder will be an integral part of the cardiology and clinical decisions unit team to support the admissions processes at UHL. He/She will have the opportunity to develop an area of special interest; this will be tailored to meet both personal and service needs.

The Cardiology Department has 106 beds, plus a 19-bedded acute coronary care unit to which the ambulance service has direct access. Acute patients are also transferred from referral hospitals as the department offers a 24/7 acute service. The Respiratory and Cardiology teams work together to support a streamlined cardio-respiratory take through the Clinical Decisions Unit accepting accepts half of the Leicester hospitals acute medical take.

The department undertakes a full range of cardiology procedures to both elective and acute patients, referred both from the local area and also tertiary catchment of around 3 million. The service is supported by imaging services with state of the art imaging and active research in stress echo, nuclear stress/perfusion and stress MRI along with cardiac CT.

A transcutaneous aortic valve implantation programme, first nationally and one of the largest in the country, is run jointly by the cardiologists and the cardio thoracic surgeons.

The service has strong links to academic and other services; the opportunity to be involved in research is available for interested candidates.

Successful candidates will be expected to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and clinical governance/audit.

Set in the heart of England, the vibrant and historic city of Leicester has a wealth of leisure and shopping facilities, is well connected to London and other major cities and it is a great place to live, work and play.

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country, serving the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland – and increasingly specialist services over a much wider area. Our nationally and internationally-renowned specialist treatment and services in cardio-respiratory diseases, cancer and renal disorders reach a further two to three million patients from the rest of the country.

Working closely with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University to provide world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

We continue to work with many different organisations throughout the world to push the boundaries of research and new surgical procedures for the benefit of our patients. Areas of world-renowned expertise include diabetes, genetics, cancer and cardio-respiratory diseases. We are now home to three NIHR (National Institute of Health Research) Biomedical Research Units and during the year we carried out more than 800 clinical trials, involving thousands of our patients who are among the first to try the latest medicines and techniques.

Our purpose is to provide ‘Caring at its best’ and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we’re here to do. They are:

  • We focus on what matters most
  • We treat others how we would like to be treated
  • We are passionate and creative in our work
  • We do what we say we are going to do
  • We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that ‘Caring at its Best’ is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience. That’s why we’re proud to be part of the NHS and we’re proud to be Leicester’s Hospitals.

Those interested are strongly recommended to contact the service and arrange a visit.

For an informal discussion please contact (Elved Roberts, Head of Service ( Email address removed ) [ ( Phone number removed ) ), Dr Rajesh Chelliah, ( Email address removed ) ( ( Phone number removed ) ) or Dr Adrian Stanley, ( Email address removed ) ( ( Phone number removed ) )

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We are committed to delivering equality of opportunity for all of our service users, and for our staff. Our aim is to create a workplace in which discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported.

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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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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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