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BRADFORD TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
CONSULTANT CARDIOLOGIST - Imaging
Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Cardiology with an interest in Imaging at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The successful candidate will work alongside a team of 7 other Consultants in Bradford.
The Opportunity – is to be a key member of the multi-modality imaging team to enable cardiac evaluation in a timely fashion. We are developing increased provision for stress echocardiography and trans-oesophageal echocardiography to fully support the needs of our patients.
The Service – Inpatient services are based on ward 22 at Bradford Royal Infirmary and include a £2.3million state-of-the art cardiac catheter laboratory and day-case suite. Here we provide the full range of cardiological investigations and treatments, other than heart surgery and electrophysiology which is carried out at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.
Bradford Foundation Trust has well-established stress echocardiography and trans-oesophageal echocardiography services. 3-D echo is available for assessment of complex valvular disease and a hand-held service has been developed for LV assessment post-MI. Basic TTE is undertaken using GE and Philips systems. The Trust has established CTCA and Nuclear Cardiology services which provide the bulk of the capacity for cardiac chest pain evaluation. The new catheter lab commissioned in October 2014 provides imaging for complex coronary interventional procedures and adjunctive technologies. There is a local service which implants pacemakers and complex devices (both implantable defibrillators and resynchronisation devices).
The Role – The appointee will participate in the on call rota for general cardiology. This post will change the on call frequency to 1:8. The department runs a consultant led service and has adopted a consultant of the week model for general cardiology and in reach into the Acute Medical Unit (AMU). The on call consultant reviews all inpatients on cardiology wards and reaches into other areas in the hospital and provides a 7 day a week, Consultant Cardiology input for the hospital. Supporting the delivery of medical care, the role is to provide early and regular review and proactive management of cardiology patients to enhance their flow along acute medical pathways. Anticipated changes will include: further development of acute and ambulatory pathways in cardiology. Complementing these service based changes; we will also have the opportunity to add to and further enhance our growing reputation for research and education.
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides acute services for the City of Bradford and surrounding areas, and has two large Hospitals; Bradford Royal Infirmary and St. Luke’s Hospital. All main specialties are represented in Bradford, and the Trust has a base of 1107 beds. For further information regarding the Trust please go to: www. bradfordhospitals.nhs. uk .
The Trust is committed to improving the working lives of its staff; we aim for a flexible approach to working hours, and have a number of family friendly policies.
Bradford has excellent road, rail and air links and boasts a wide variety of Art and Culture, as well as sports facilities and a vibrant social scene. It is also within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire Moors, the Lake District, Peak District and Northumberland.
For further information regarding this post please contact Dr John Kurian, Clinical Lead Specialty, Consultant Cardiologist, on 01274 366563 or Dr Paul Sainsbury, Specialty Lead Cardiology on 01274 383182 .
Short-listed candidates are encouraged to visit by prior appointment.
Applications should contain details of GMC registration and CCT (or evidence of eligibility to apply for CCT) along with names and addresses of three referees (one of which should be your current or most recent employer), please note,
- If you are currently a substantive consultant, we would require one of your referees to be either the Medical Director or Chief Executive,
- If you are currently a Specialty Registrar, we would require one of your referees to be your Training Programme Director.
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