Consultant in Cardiology with interest in Heart Failure
We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious individual to join our team for the following post at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.
This is an opportunity to join our Internationally recognised heart failure team in providing the highest quality of care to our patients. Our heart failure service has grown rapidly with a series of innovations. This post will require an active role in developing and delivering the heart failure service in UHL, both with the Virtual Heart Failure Ward and with inpatient and outpatient heart failure services. This post will be part of a strong team creating a national exemplar offering more patient focussed care, improving outcomes and avoiding lengthy inpatient admissions.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will participate in heart failure MDT and undertake community and hospital liaison to support care of heart failure patients. The post will include supervision and training of junior medical staff. Regular audit and quality improvement activity will be undertaken.
It is expected that the post holder will bring additional specialist skills to the role, for example a subspecialty interest in heart failure cardio-oncology / pulmonary hypertension / amyloidosis. We have strong links with other centres, National Amyloidosis Centre which we continue to develop further through monthly specialist MDTs. There will also be the opportunity for the post holder to pursue a second cardiac subspecialty imaging / complex devices.
The post will also involve participation in the 1:7 consultant of the week ward cover, 1:14 non-interventional oncall rota and heart failure outpatient clinics. The heart failure ward will be shared between the new post and the 3 existing heart failure consultants. There will also be the opportunity to pursue an additional subspecialty interest either within heart failure cardio-oncology or cardiology imaging / devices. The post holder will also be encouraged to be involved in teaching, research and administration.
The successful applicants will join us in our bid to provide very high quality cardiology services and will be expected to offer specialist skills in the specific areas outlined above.
We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country, serving the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland – and increasingly specialist services over a much wider area. Our nationally and internationally renowned specialist treatment and services in cardio-respiratory diseases, ECMO, cancer and renal disorders reach a further two to three million patients from the rest of the country.
RRCV is predominately based at the Glenfield Site, with some of our renal services also based at the Leicester General Hospital and dialysis units across the Midlands. RRCV incorporates both elective and non-elective services.
Here at Leicester’s Hospitals, we believe our purpose is to deliver Caring at its Best. To achieve this, we need the best staff, the right attitude and lots of energy.
Creating a hospital where patients choose to come and where staff want to work is important. We continue to develop our services and are always looking for talented individuals who can add value to the care we provide, grow with us, and share in our on-going success.
21 April 2023
Hospital medical and dental staff
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
- To support the provision of highest quality patient care through personal actions and continuous improvement
- Responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness, and the proper functioning of the department;
- Cover for colleagues’ annual leave and other authorised absences;
- To participate in service development and business planning in collaboration with the other Consultants in the department, the CMG and local GPs and commissioners within the local CCGs;
- Professional supervision and management of junior medical staff including the observance of local employment and human resource policies and procedures;
- Responsibilities for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required and contributing to undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education activity, locally and nationally;
- Participating in medical audit, the Trusts Clinical Governance processes and in CPD CPD is provided in job plans and attendance at audit and other governance meetings is mandatory; Managerial, including budgetary responsibilities where appropriate and compliance with standing orders and standing financial instructions of the Trust.;
- In line with GMC Good Medical Practice it is the responsibility of the post-holder to ensure that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard, and in accordance with current quality initiatives within the area of work.
- The post-holder is expected to respond in a timely fashion to legitimate requests from Trust officers this might include investigations of incidents or complaints.
- The post-holder is expected to participate in teaching and training of junior staff and other clinical staff groups. The appointee will also have supervision responsibilities for junior medical staff within the specialty. If appropriate the post-holder will be named in the contract of junior staff as the person responsible for overseeing their training and as an initial source of advice to such doctors regarding their careers.
- The post-holder is expected to participate in professional continuing medical education; study leave is provided for this purpose.
- The post-holder will be expected to undertake the Trust Corporate and Directorate specific Induction and competency Programmes appropriate to role.
The post-holder will be required to maintain their continuing professional development (CPD) to be able to successfully revalidate. As per the Trust requirement the successful candidate will be required to have annual appraisal and attend / keep fully up to date with statutory and mandatory training as stipulated.
- Maintenance of the highest clinical standards in the management of patients.
- To share with colleagues responsibility for the day-to-day management of patients.
- To promote new ways of working and co-ordinating care for patients in the community and to ensure that services are based on effective and integrated partnerships across the health community.
- Take part in multidisciplinary case conferences.
- Supervise and train junior medical staff
- To be involved in appraising and assessing juniors.
- Teaching, research and administration.
- To proactively develop the service.
- To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance and audit.
- MB BS or Equivalent
- Full GMC Registration
- Fully Accredited for Higher Specialist Training or will be eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register within 6 months of the interview date
- MRCP / MRCS or equivalent
- Membership of relevant Specialist Societies or Associations
- Higher degree eg MSc, MD/PhD, MSc or equivalent
- Track record in Cardiovascular research (grants, publications, collaborations)
- Knowledge, skills, and training in adult cardiology
- Ability to apply sound clinical judgment to problems.
- Demonstrates clear, logical thinking / analytical approach
- Excellent clinical skills and experience requisite to meeting all aspects of the Job Plan
- Post CCT expertise in Heart Failure
- Evidence of clinical or research commitment and a relevant specialty interest
- Advanced knowledge, skills, and experience in Heart Failure
- Additional subspecialty interest within heart failure cardio-oncology) or other cardiology subspecialty interest imaging / devices.
- Ability to motivate and develop both medical staff and non-medical staff
- Commitment to further develop the post and the service provided
- Able to work in multidisciplinary teams and supervise juniors
- Understanding of wider health agenda and modern NHS
- Knowledge and understanding of clinical governance issues
- Awareness of Service Development issues
Audit/ Quality Improvement
- Effective participation in and a commitment to clinical audit.
- Participation in a quality improvement programme
- Experience of quality improvement work and audit
- Undergone training in teaching and willingness to organise relevant audit activities including quality improvement evidence
- Completion of formal courses in Audit and quality improvement
- Published Audit including quality improvement.
- Track record in service development
- Understanding and interest in research
- Ability to appraise research critically
- Publications in nationally and internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals on subjects relevant to the specialty.
- All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication with patients and colleagues
- Proven ability to maintain focus in a demanding environment
- Experience of and commitement to teaching undergraduates and postgraduates
- Appraisal and assessment skills
- Ability to asses clinical competencies
- Enthusiastic and ability to inspire and lead others.
- Post Graduate qualification in teaching and training.
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