Consultant in Cardiology
This is a permanent 10 PA Consultant post to work alongside the two existing Cardiology Consultants; Dr Andrew Broadley and Dr George Chung. The post will be based at Yeovil District Hospital and has become available due to one of our colleagues, Dr Geoffrey Brigden, retiring. The applicant will be expected to participate in the temporary pacing on calls, and in the case of a successful candidate possessing dual accreditation in Cardiology and General Medicine, an opportunity to take part in the Acute Medical Rota.
YDH has 345 beds and provides acute care, including maternity services, for a growing population of 180,000, mostly in South Somerset, North and West Dorset and parts of Mendip. The Trust has a private patients’ facility, the Kingston Wing, which offers a personal service in state-of-the-art clinical facilities
The Trust operates a busy but highly efficient Emergency Department alongside other acute services covering most of the major specialties. We have close links with colleagues over at the Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton and also the Bristol Royal Infirmary which provides cardio-thoracic surgery and tertiary cardiology facilities.
The Trust has clear objectives in terms of delivering excellent, safe and effective patient care and aims for services that are positively rated by patients, families and stakeholders.
This is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to take part in the development and implementation of the highest clinical quality care.
Yeovil is a large, vibrant South Somerset market town which has a population of 40,000. It has a busy shopping centre with a mix of conventional high street stores and independent retailers and regular street markets. It is close to the borders of Dorset with easy access to some of the most beautiful rural and coastal areas in the UK, offering a wealth of leisure and sports activities.
There are a number of golf courses in the area, rugby union is played at club level and the hospital has close connections with Yeovil Town Football Club otherwise known as the Glovers. There are extensive opportunities for equestrian sport, both riding and horse racing, within easy reach and active sailing clubs are based at Sutton Bingham Reservoir and in the Chew Valley.
The area benefits from the tourist industry with many local attractions including Cheddar Caves and Wells Cathedral. There are two theatres, a multiplex cinema and ten pin bowling in the town offering a variety of entertainments. Other activities can be accessed in Bristol, Bath, Exeter and Taunton. The area is also well known for the Glastonbury Festival which is held in nearby Pilton.
There are a wide range of excellent state and private schools in the local area
Yeovil has a direct rail line to London, Waterloo – journey time two hours and to Paddington via Castle Cary. Road communications are good, the A303 going west into Devon and Cornwall and east into Wiltshire, Hampshire, linking with the M3 for London.