Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Job Description

Applications are invited for the Consultant in Cardiologist post. This post is within the Cardiology Department/Specialist medicine care group of the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro.

We are currently a team of 12 substantive Cardiologists, and 2 NHS Fixed Term Locums (covering Maternity Leave and vacancy).
We aim to employ 3 further substantive Cardiologists to take us to 15 substantive Consultants delivering the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Cardiology service.

This post is principally designed to support the delivery of both emergency and elective PCI. The post holder should have advanced training in PCI. A program of local PCI commenced in September 2001, and now all elective and inpatient PCI is performed on-site. We have a successful complex PCI program including rotablations and CTO PCI and a 24/7 primary PCI service has run since January 2011.

One catheter lab has recently undergone complete refurbishment and the second lab is due to undergo refurbishment during the next few years.

Applicants should also have broad training in all aspects of Cardiology. The candidate will be expected to take part in the General Cardiology service on the wards and in outpatients. The on-call rota is manned by seven Interventional Cardiologists with no separate General Cardiology on-call. The non-interventional Cardiologists provide comprehensive weekend ward rounds. There is no general medical commitment.

Applicants are required to be on the GMC Specialist Register or within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT at the time of the interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share while recognizing that the full-time post attracts up to a 12 PA job plan.

The postholder will share the in-patient management of Cardiology patients with our existing consultants.
In-patients are managed in CIU and Roskear Wards and the CCU, although there are also outlying patients. The Cardiologists are responsible for the clinical management of all patients in the CCU and CIU.

The successful ‘interventional’ candidate will participate in the provision of PPCI on a 1:7 basis, currently attracting 2.0 PAs of on-call. Weekend duties will usually follow CCU / Roskear COW weeks.

Please see the job description for further details.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael’s Hospital Hayle, and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of £380 million, and has 750 beds. We work with health and social care organizations -including NHS Kernow and NHS England- to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical, and specialist services to around 500,000- which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually develop clinical services and are committed to maximizing the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realize your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbors to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, and excellent schools, colleges, and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career.

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click view the supporting document on the right-hand side

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:

  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right-to-work checks

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Additional circumstances

The post-holder must have a valid UK driving license, access to transport, and the ability to travel within and outside of the county, sometimes at short notice when required

  • We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.
  • Agency interest will not be considered until this advert has closed.

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