Consultant Cardiologist with an interest in Coronary Intervention

Birmingham, West Midlands
14 May 2018
26 Jun 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for this new post to complement the expertise of the other 12 Consultant Cardiologists and 2 Professors in our large teaching trust, one of the leading providers of cardiac services in the West Midlands to a culturally diverse population. The post has no general medical commitment.

The Trust reconfigured its cardiology services in August 2015 in preparation for the implementation of the Midland Metropolitan Hospital and Right Care Right Here programme. All cardiology inpatients and coronary interventions (including the established Chronic Total Occlusion, CTO, service) are on the City Hospital site, however outpatient clinics and investigations are done on the Sandwell site also. This post is intended to support the increase in existing level of service with running of catheter labs as extended days. The Trust has had a Primary PCI service since 2005 and the appointee will participate in this on a 1 in 7 basis, supported by a cardiology registrar.

The Trust has a very good reputation for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching with strong links to the University of Birmingham and Health Education West Midlands. The Trust is home to 2 Professors of Cardiology and a research interest would be strongly supported for a suitably qualified applicant.

The Trust is a key partner with the local commissioning group and the local authorities in the Right Care Right Here programme, which seeks to deliver a redevelopment of local health services. The programme includes one of the largest investments in the UK with new facilities in both the acute and community sectors. Included within this is the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital – currently 2/3rds completed but delayed due to the builder’s bankruptcy, hopefully opening in 2020.

Applicants must be included on the GMC’s Specialist Register in Cardiology, or within 6 months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT, at the time of interview. All new consultants join the Trust’s well established New Consultants Leadership Programme. The Trust offers a competitive relocation package.

Birmingham is a vibrant, multi-cultural city and it is a very exciting place to live and work. It has a population of 1.1 million, the youngest in Europe. Its residents speak over 140 languages and blend different cultures and nationalities with history that is rich in industrial heritage.

For an informal discussion please contact: Dr Chetan Varma, Consultant Cardiologist and Group Director for Medicine on 0121 507 5841 and/or Dr Russell Davis, Consultant Cardiologist and Speciality Lead on 0121 507 2499 and/or Dr Leong lee, Consutant Interventional Cardiologist on 0121 507 5814.

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Closing date: 21 June 2018. 
Interview date: 17 July 2018

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The Midland Metropolitan Hospital is being built in Smethwick and will be open in Spring 2019. It will be the single acute hospital for Sandwell and West Birmingham, providing state of the art healthcare facilities for the population. The Midland Metropolitan will house the emergency department, maternity, acute inpatient wards and operating theatres. Sandwell Hospital remains the site for the Trust headquarters. As well as providing outpatient services, day case surgery and intermediate care beds, the Sandwell Treatment Centre will have a large urgent care centre. The City Hospital site will provide outpatient care and day case surgery from the Birmingham Treatment Centre. Intermediate care beds will remain on the City Hospital site along with the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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