Consultant Paediatric Cardiology

Leeds, West Yorkshire
22 May 2018
28 Jun 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a dynamic individual to fill this replacement post within the Paediatric Cardiology Department at the Leeds General Infirmary.

The successful applicant should possess MB BS (or equivalent) and should be included on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, if currently within a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.

Applicants should have established skills in Paediatric Cardiology and particularly electrophysiology. A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and a research interest is desirable.

This is a full time10PA post to support the rapidly expanding supra-regional paediatric cardiology service at Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust (LTHT). This post is managed in the Children’s Services CSU.

The department serves a population of approximately 5.5 million in Yorkshire, Humberside and Northern Trent. Services include all aspects of specialist tertiary care of cardiac patients with the exception of transplantation. The annual workload of the department includes over 10,000 outpatient consultations, approximately 500 catheterisations per year, (diagnostic, therapeutic, and electrophysiology studies/ablations), and approximately 500 congenital cardiac operations.

The team is highly motivated and committed to developing excellent services for patients, and the expectations of all members of the multi-disciplinary team are high.

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share.

If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10 minute presentation on:

Electrophysiology in congenital heart disease - Best practice and vision for the future.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the hospital, which can be arranged by contacting:






INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD: Friday 27 July 2018

If you wish to discuss this, or have any queries, please contact Lynn Lindley in Medical Staffing on (0113) 2064895: E Mail Address: Alternatively to apply, please click the apply button.

Please note that only electronic applications can be accepted for this post.

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. For Band 1 roles the Trust will pay the cost of the DBS checks and refund to you the cost of the update service. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed. The Trust operates a points based waiting list system.

If you have any questions about the process please contact LTHT Resourcing on (0113) 2065980.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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