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The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services. We have been nationally recognised for providing excellence in healthcare; we are home to the busiest and most technologically advanced Cardiac Centre in the West Midlands. We have a strong research focus; the Trust hosts the Clinical Research Network West Midlands (CRN WM), which is part of the National Institute for Health Research, the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS. This alliance makes sure that clinical research occupies the place it deserves and is a driver to improve patient care.
Will you join us on this journey? Here’s more about the role and what we are looking for.
Consultant Cardiologist - Heart Failure and Devices
Based in a Tertiary Centre
Heart & Lung Centre,
This is an exciting opportunity to join our tertiary service. We are seeking a consultant who in addition to heart failure brings skills in complex cardiac devices to the Directorate. The Directorate has one further Heart Failure cardiologist who will be interim heart failure lead although applications from experienced Heart Failure consultants wishing to be service lead from the outset would be welcomed. The Directorate currently has two consultants who implant complex devices and undertake electrophysiology procedures and one consultant who implants bradycardia devices and ICDs. This post holder will not be expected to undertake electrophysiology procedures.
The Heart Failure Service consists of two Heart Failure consultants and two additional consultants who support the in-patient service together with a skilled team of Heart Failure Advanced Nurse Practitioners. Dedicated Heart Failure clinics are provided at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton and Cannock Chase Hospital. The service provides a daily in-reach service for in-patients with Heart Failure throughout the hospital five days a week. The Nursing Team provide support to patients with heart failure across the hospital and in the community.
The post holder will be part of the cardiology ward on-call week 1:13 and will provide a job planned weekend ward round 1:7 weeks.
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the West Midlands. The purpose-built Heart and Lung Centre, which opened in October 2004, is one of four Cardiothoracic Units in the region, and the first in the UK to deliver an integrated Cardiothoracic and Cardiology service. As the most productive unit in the West Midlands, the Centre delivers approximately 1,000 adult cardiac surgical cases, 500 thoracic surgical cases, 1,400 PCIs and 1,300 diagnostic angiograms. It has provided a 24/7 Primary PCI programme since April 2007 and more recently commenced a TAVI programme, with more than 200 patients successfully treated to date. We have a large device implant programme and our Electrophysiology service is rapidly growing treating approximately 300 cases per annum. Our facilities comprise three Catheter Laboratories and a dedicated Pacing Theatre supported by a 16-bed Day Ward, 37-bed Cardiology Ward and 31-bed surgical ward with 14-bed ICCU and 3 dedicated cardiothoracic theatres.
The successful candidate must have full GMC registration, and have or be eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register within 3 months of the interview date. This post will be offered in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Service (England) for the new Consultant contract.
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For further information and informal discussions about the post, applicants are invited to contact: Dr Mike Norell, Clinical Director and Consultant Cardiologist, Heart & Lung Centre, tel: [Click here to apply].
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