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Consultant Cardiologist - Interest in Imaging and Heart Failure

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An excellent opportunity for an experienced Consultant in Cardiology with a Sub-Specialty Interest in Imaging & Heart Failure to join a Health Board in North Wales that promotes equality and diversity. If you love a challenge, have a passion to help others or simple fancy a fresh start, then this Health Board has all the ingredients. The post if suitable for overseas consultants, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Specialists in Cardiology with a Sub-Specialty Interest in Imaging & Heart Failure holding a specialist certification would be suitable for this post, based on experience entering at either Specialty Doctor or Consultant grade. 

Overseas applications from experienced Specialty Doctors and Consultants are welcomed. 

The Health Board is largest health organisation in Wales, that are developing an integrated health service which provides excellent care delivered in partnership with the public and other statutory and third sector organisations.

The Health Board have a budget of £1.3 billion and a workforce of over 17,000 staff. Providing primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for the population of around 700,000 across of North Wales. They continuously develop their workforce so that it has the right skills and operates in a research-rich learning culture.

Besides their three main hospital sites, they are also responsible for community hospitals, health centres, clinics, mental health units, community teams, GP practices and other NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists. They plan to improve the health of the population, with particular focus upon the most vulnerable in our society.

The Department has a Cardiac Centre that was created in 2014 with the opening of the second catheter laboratory one of the NHS' sites. The Centre was formed to provide tertiary cardiac services for the population of North Wales. The team is consist of 4 Consultant Cardiologists, 1 Associate Specialist, 2 Specialist Registrars, 2 Foundation Year 2 and 2 Foundation Year 1. There is a very well developed Heart Failure Team both in ‘primary’ and ‘secondary’ care supported by 5 Heart Failure Specialist Nurses (including palliate care) and a Specialist Pharmacist. 

The Inpatient cardiology patients are located on ACU and CCU. There is a cardiology rota to see referrals from the general medical on–call service and for CCU. The current cardiology consultants are on the general medical on call rota, while all new referrals are seen in the cardiology department in one-stop clinics. Follow ups are seen in main out patients. The service provides echocardiography, device follow-up, treadmill testing and 24 hour and long term monitoring. The echocardiography department undertakes trans-thoracic, trans- oesophageal echocardiography and stress echocardiography.

The post holder will provide a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient cardiology service supported by other members of the department. The post holder is expected to provide professional supervision and teaching of junior medical staff and contributions to local undergraduate and postgraduate activity.

North Wales has a vast national park, purpose built mountain biking trails, a breath taking coastal path, soaring zip wire, food festivals and world class sport and adventure around every corner. The North Wales is equipped with sport and leisure centres that provide opportunities for a wide variety of sporting, fitness and recreational activities. Not only does it have lots of activities for you, it also has a wide selection of private housing is available, both traditional and modern in towns, villages and rural settings.

For doctors with family, the educational standards are consistently high in both the primary and secondary sectors. There are several well established independent schools within North Wales and the surrounding area that cater for both day pupils and boarders. The regional University with its excellent scholastic reputation has a thriving student community.

You can say goodbye to heavy inner city commuter traffic, and enjoy a breath-taking commute across North Wales.

With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, exams, get involved in active research and many aspects of CPD. 

Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.

EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Cardiology
  • Board Certified Specialist in Cardiology

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Cardiology

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Cardiology
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT
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