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Consultant Cardiologist with a Special Interest in Inherited Cardiac Conditions

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Cardiology
Grade
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part time: 10 Sessions Per Week
Site
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
Town
Liverpool
Salary
£77,913 to £105,042
Closing
Today at 23:59

As the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the UK, we, at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, have a clear vision 'to be the best cardiothoracic integrated healthcare organisation'.

We provide specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine including adult cystic fibrosis and diagnostic imaging, both in the hospital and out in the community.

We serve a catchment area of 2.8 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly we receive referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as aortics.

Heart and lung disease continue to be amongst the biggest killers in the UK and the communities we serve are marked by increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease, higher levels of heart failure, hypertension, coronary artery disease and an ageing population.

Our reputation for strong performance is important in delivering the best care for our patients and high quality clinical services. This is underpinned by a culture of research and innovation, delivered in modern estate and facilitated by technology. New and upgraded clinical areas are designed with patients and families fully involved to deliver their needs.

As part of our long term plan, we aim to form strong clinical and organisational relationships where possible. There is clear evidence that partnerships improve patient care and enhance quality and we aim to collaborate with a range of other providers and professionals with the aim to extending access and improve quality.  

Our vision is underpinned by five strategic goals:

  • Quality: to deliver the highest quality, safest and best experience for patients and their families by providing reliable care 
  • Service and Innovation: to develop our service portfolio for patients by developing innovative models of care
  • Value: to maintain financial viability, enhance service delivery and develop new models of care to improve the health of our patients and safely reduce costs
  • Workforce: to be the best NHS Employer by 2019 by attracting and retaining the best staff to deliver excellent patient care
  • Stakeholders: to develop productive relationships with key stakeholders in order to enhance our profile and reputation.

Our Mission

“Excellent, Compassionate and Safe care for every patient, every day”


 

Applications are invited from dynamic individuals to apply for a new consultant cardiologist post to support the expansion of the multidisciplinary ICC service at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LHCH). LHCH is the UK’s largest standalone heart and chest hospital.

 

This post is for a substantive appointment of a Consultant Cardiologist with a special interest in Inherited Cardiac Conditions (ICC).  The appointee will be expected to be proficient in the management of all ICC, with particular emphasis on heart muscle disease. 

 

The appointee will be joining a team of 8 EP/device specialists, 1 dedicated ICC cardiologist, 2 ICC nurse specialists, 2 device/ heart failure cardiologists, 3 imaging specialists and the coronary intervention team. This is a new appointment to help achieve NSF targets and support the ongoing and rapidly expanding Inherited Cardiac Conditions (ICC) service.  

 

There has been a major increase in the ICC service in recent years and an increase in referrals from within the region and from further afield.  There is a strong link with the Genetics service at Liverpool Women’s hospital with a Consultant Geneticist present for ICC clinics and the ICC MDT. We also have the presence of genetic counsellors on site for 2 days/week. The ‘heart muscle disease’ service has benefited from a true multi-disciplinary clinic once a month with imaging / EP / device / structural expertise. There are 3 specific heart muscle disease clinics per week in addition with the current dedicated ICC Cardiologist and 2 nurse specialists. There is an ICC fellow present at all heart muscle disease and electrophysiology ICC clinics. Referrals to all aspects of ICC, but especially heart muscle disease have increased significantly resulting in long waiting times. There is a 1 in 15 commitment to daytime inpatient cardiology on-call at LHCH.

 

The LHCH provides medical and surgical adult cardiothoracic services to the people of Merseyside, North Wales, Isle of Man, parts of Lancashire and Cheshire.  This catchment area has a population of 2.8 million people.

 

The Hospital provides a full range of invasive and non-invasive Diagnostic Cardiopulmonary facilities.  There are five Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratories for Diagnostic Procedures, Angioplasty and Electrophysiological work, with three Labs used predominantly for the PCI service and two predominantly for EPS.  We have a dedicated pacing theatre a further operating theatre used approximately 50% of the time for cardiac devices (the remaining sessions are for aneurysm surgery/aortic stenting/TAVI).

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Derick Todd - derick.todd@lhch.nhs.uk