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Locum Consultant Cardiologist - Primary Percutaneous Coronary Interve posted by The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Full Time
New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton
£77,913 - £105,042 / year
NHS Band 9

Job Description

Great care can change everything. Like you, at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust we want to deliver truly brilliant, integrated care. And just like you, we are ambitious about what we do. We are continually striving to improve patients’ experience and outcomes.

Bring your dedication and determination here, and you will benefit from the support of an experienced and enthusiastic multi-professional team committed to the delivery of brilliant patient care.

We like to think we offer you the best of both worlds. We are a welcoming and friendly place that’s devoted to our vibrant, diverse community. But the plans for the future – yours and ours – are HUGE. We know where we’re going and we want inspirational, compassionate and caring individuals to join us on this journey.

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.


Locum Consultant Cardiologist -

PCI Interventionist fixed term starting on 4 November 2019 for 6 months in the first instance

Based in a Tertiary Centre

Heart & Lung Centre,

Wolverhampton

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 tertiary Cardiothoracic Units in the region.

We have an established TAVI programme, performing approximately 130 cases per year and are looking for an experienced independent operator to join our TAVI team for a fixed term of 1 year whilst a senior colleague is on sabbatical. The successful candidate will also be part of our 24/7 tertiary primary angioplasty service for patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) for the population of Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley, parts of Staffordshire, Shropshire and North Wales.

The PCI team is made up of a total of 9 intervenionists, of which you would be one, and includes 4 colleagues from neighbouring Trusts. There will be a total of 13 cardiology consultants based at New Cross Hospital with one week in 13 spent as the consultant on-call for the cardiology ward. The on-call ratios should change to 1:10 for PPCI and 1:14 for the ward week as we are also looking to recruit a substantive cardiology interventionist at this time.

We have a skilled Cardiac Assessment Team who in liaison with the consultant on-call ensure that our NSTEMI pathway works in line with best practice so that patients are transferred from our feeder hospitals in a timely manner.

The Heart and Lung Centre delivers approximately 1,000 adult cardiac surgical cases, 500 thoracic surgical cases, 1,400 PCIs and 1,300 diagnostic angiograms per year. We have a large device implant programme and our very successful electrophysiology service has expanded and includes visiting consultants. Our facilities comprise three Catheter Laboratories and a dedicated Pacing Room supported by a radial lounge of 6 chairs; 12-bed Day Ward; 37-bed Cardiology Ward and 31-bed surgical ward with 14-bed ICCU and 3 dedicated cardiothoracic theatres.

The department has an active research programme; the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to existing trials and will be supported in developing their own research projects where appropriate.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information and informal discussions about the post, applicants are invited to contact: Professor James Cotton, Consultant Cardiologist, Heart & Lung Centre, tel: [Click here to apply] or Mr J S Billing, Clinical Director on [Click here to apply].




Please be advised that if the post that you are applying for requires any level of qualification (e.g. A-Levels, Degree etc) or Professional Registration (e.g. Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Medical Council etc) you will be required to provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider. Furthermore, a sample of all applicants’ qualifications will be checked back to the educational institution or provider to interview letters to further deter fraud.

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