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Locum Consultant in Cardiology

Job Description

Transform your outlook, transform local healthcare, transform your career…

Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is on a journey. Out of special measures and with some bold and exciting plans for the future, we are an ambitious trust that is going places, and we want you to join us.

With three hospitals, including our flagship Queen’s Hospital, across the central regions of East and South Staffordshire and Southern Derbyshire, we are at the forefront of discussions about transforming local healthcare.

Will you come with us on our journey to Be The Best? Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for.


We are currently developing a new clinical offer, which reflects the changing needs of our patients and will deliver the care that really makes a difference to our local communities. And we want you to help us shape and deliver it.

By joining Burton Hospitals, there are plenty of opportunities to further your career and to be hands-on in these exciting development projects. Our consultant posts offer scheduling flexibility, innovative rotational opportunities with our neighbouring Trust, and a nationally recognised commitment to training and education, as well as great benefits including a highly rated pension scheme, an on-site nursery rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme for childcare and car leasing.

Our Staffordshire/Derbyshire location means we can offer areas of outstanding natural beauty for making the most of your leisure time, as well as vibrant, family-friendly communities and easy access to major cities. In short, we love it here, and we want you to join us.

We are looking for a full-time Locum Consultant in Cardiology at Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, to start as soon as possible.

We are looking for a dynamic individual with a good background in Cardiology to support the current service. Any subspecialty will be considered & supported. A substantive post is currently being advertised.

Within Integrated Medicine the Cardiology service offers in and outpatient services with a new chest pain unit and interventional catheter laboratory which opened in February 2013. The latter incorporates a 6 bedded day-case ward.

The Cardiorespiratory Department offers a comprehensive non-invasive diagnostic service including exercise stress testing, ambulatory rhythm and BP monitoring, tilt testing, echocardiography and TOE. The Department also offers full lung function tests and sleep studies. A new treadmill has been installed in the Chest Pain Unit and echo facilities comprise two Phillips IE33 machines with a smaller unit for ward use.

Permanent pacing has been established for 14 years and implantable loop recorders are in regular use. A substantive appointment has been made to lead on the development of a device service to incorporate ICD follow up, ICD implantation and progressing to biventricular pacing.

The CCU has been upgraded to provide single sex accommodation with 6 monitored and 5 step-down beds.

Currently there is a nurse led rapid access chest pain service which will be incorporated into the chest pain unit and a nurse led DC cardioversion service.

A cardiology MDT currently runs 3 out of 4 weeks with representation from our cardiothoracic surgical colleagues and from Glenfield Hospital & University Hospital North Staffordshire. Future plans exist for this to take place over video link.


  • Delivery of a high quality cardiology service as a member of a team of 5 Cardiologists

  1. Will have the option to participate in the diagnostic angiography service established within the BHFT catheter laboratory, if training & skills allow.

  2. Participate in the rota for care of inpatients on CCU and other wards.

  3. Participation in 1:5 Cardiology non-resident on-call rota. This will include 4 hour ward rounds on Saturdays and Sundays on a 1:5 basis and an element of unpredictable on-call.

  4. Attend the regular Echo and MDT meetings at Burton and with colleagues from the tertiary centre as required.

We offer the best of the Staffordshire and Derbyshire regions when it comes to relocation opportunities and life/work balance. Our main hospital, Queen’s in Burton upon Trent, borders the National Forest and is within easy reach of the Peak District, offering outstanding natural beauty and the opportunity to take part in healthful pursuits such as hiking, biking and camping. We are within easy travelling distance of major cities like Derby, Nottingham and Birmingham for those who prefer metro living, but there are also lots of attractive village communities and excellent schools for those looking to settle with a family.

We’re happy to talk to you and provide advice on housing, schooling and social life in our region. We love it here and are happy to share our tips to help get you settled.

Please note:

Applicants must be full registered with the GMC and hold a licence to practice.

Appointment to this 10 PA post which includes a commitment to a 1 in 5 Cardiology On-call rota is subject to the provisions of the Terms and Conditions of the new consultant contract (2003).

Further conditions have been implemented by the Trust that have been negotiated with the Medical and Dental Local Negotiating Committee. The national salary scale for Locum Consultant appointments will apply (YC73).

We encourage you to come and visit the department and meet our staff, and to talk about relocation. Please contact us for an informal chat or visit, by contacting:

Dr Aftab Gill Consultant Cardiologist & Department Lead

Interview Date: TBC


We hope you join us in making a difference - see our further links for more information.


If sufficient candidates have applied for this position we reserve the right to withdraw the post before the closing date, therefore we advise you to apply as soon as possible if this post is of interest to you.

Applicants should note that where it is deemed that where a Disclosure & Barring Services (DBS) check is required it is applicants responsibility to cover the cost of the check which is currently £4820.

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)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

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