Consultant cardiologist, sub-speciality interest in cardiac imaging

Taunton, Somerset
£76,761 - £103,490 per annum
04 May 2018
27 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team of highly motivated professionals, in a progressive department, providing high quality cardiology services to the people of Somerset.

Due to retirement, we are looking to appoint a consultant cardiologist with an interest in cardiac imaging for a substantive appointment at Musgrove Park Hospital to join the 9 other cardiology consultants.

The department has a thriving echocardiography service undertaking >8000 scans per annum. We have a daily complex echocardiography list including dobutamine stress and transoesophageal studies. An echcardiographer led Sonovue and bubble contrast service commenced over 12 months ago with plans to expand the service to include physiological stress testing with a supine bicycle.

Cardiac MRI and coronary CT services are well established, with a cardiac enabled CT scanner (Siemens 256 slice Flash) performing >700 scans per annum with view to expand with a second cardiac scanner in the near future. We also have 2 cardiac capable MRI scanners (Siemens) and  currently provide >600 clinical scans per annum.

The department provides 24/7 primary PCI for the whole of Somerset ~600,000 population, providing a total of 800 PCIs and 1200 angiograms. There is an established CTO program and IVUS/OCT/and rotablation used routinely. We also have a complex device service, implanting 150 CRT/ICD and 450 bradycardia devices.

Non-invasive investigation facilities include, 24-hour and 7-day ECG monitoring, exercise stress testing, and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.

We have 6 specialist nurses undertaking heart failure, chest pain and arrhythmia clinics and 2 dedicated research nurses.

The post has a commitment to providing a weekend CCU and post take ward round (3 hours Sat/Sun) on a 1 in 6 basis but no other out of hours on call commitment.

Musgrove Park is an award winning, progressive and ambitious District General Hospital, the largest in Somerset providing acute and community services to over 340,000 people, with an outstanding reputation for the provision of a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and specialist services.

A new £20m Oncology Centre opened in May 2009 and a new state of the art, and an all single room Surgical Block to was completed in 2012.

The hospital’s structure has clinician led directorates that ensure that decision making is made in the right place, by the right people at the right time. At Musgrove clinicians, nurses and managers all work together to deliver the highest quality patient care. The Trust is fully committed to Postgraduate education, training and research.

Taunton is a beautiful part of the country, with all the benefits of a modern county town, yet only minutes away from spectacular areas of outstanding natural beauty and dramatic coastline. The town has excellent schools, and benefits from useful road, rail and air links. The cities of Bristol and Exeter are less than an hour away. Joining the 4000 strong team at Musgrove will offer you a stimulating and professional working environment in which to develop, challenge and further your career. Applications welcome for part time working.

All applicants must either be on the GMC’s specialist register or within 6 months of obtaining their CCT.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the department by contacting Dr Tom Burchell (Clinical Service Lead  Cardiology), 01823 342154 or Dr Edward Fathers (Associate Medical Director for Acute Medicine), 01823 342458. Visits to the department and hospital are expected following shortlisting.

Please submit a copy of your CV with your application and this must include your number on the GMC’s Specialist Register/proposed CCT date.

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