Locum Consultant in Cardiology with special interest in Cardiac Imaging/Heart Failure
We are look for a dynamic individual to join a team of 14 cardiologists at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals for a post with special interest Imaging or heart failure.
The Department of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic surgery are both based at the Castle Hill Hospital in a purpose built, £28 million DOH funded Heart Centre which opened in 2009. Facilities include 4 dedicated cath labs covering EP, all complex devices, elective and acute PCI work, a 15 bedded cardiology day ward, 10 bedded cardiac monitoring unit, and two general cardiology wards. We see 7000 new out patient referrals each year and perform coronary intervention and structural heart intervention – approximately 1600 PCI are performed per year including 550 PPCI.
Interventional Electrophysiology and Pacing – Coordinating centre for the CARE-HF bi-ventricular pacing study. We undertake all complex device implantation, AF ablation and more recently started VT ablation. We performed 330 EP procedures including 70 AF ablations in the year last year and over 500 devices per year including 190 complex devices (ICD and CRT). We have the NAVX mapping system and are planning to get a 3d CARTO mapping system within the next year.
Non-Invasive cardiac imaging – Nuclear cardiology, advanced echocardiography, Cardiovascular MRI and cardiovascular CT are all undertaken on-site. The department currently performs 800 cardiac nuclear perfusion scans, 700 cardiac CTs, 600 cardiac MRI and 800 stress echoes per year.
We are a University teaching hospital affiliated with the Hull York Medical School (HYMS). The hospital has benefited from major investment in a clinical research and teaching building, cardiothoracic and oncology centres and a new £7 million Emergency Department. We employ approximately 8,000 staff and provide a comprehensive range of acute services from 2 hospital sites for a based population of around 650,000, with some specialist services aimed at an extended catchment area of 1.2 million people. About Hull: In 2001 an aquarium, The Deep, opened in Hull – the world’s only submarium.
The beginning of the 21st century saw several other parts of Hull regenerated; The St Stephen’s Shopping Centre opened in 2007, as well as new developments like the Humber Quays business district and C4DI, a centre for digital innovation in the north. The arts and cultural sector is now going from strength to strength in the city, with annual events such as the Freedom Festival which has a programme of theatre, music, comedy and poetry. The city’s two theatres, Hull Truck Theatre and Hull New Theatre, present new productions and touring work from around the country.
The Ferens Art Gallery is the region’s leading visual art space, and will be home to the Turner Prize in 2017. The Kingston Communication Stadium is a stone’s throw from Hull Royal Infirmary and is home to Premiership football and super league rugby. Hull has links with Europe via the ferry and the nearby Humberside Airport, along with good rail and motorway links, but is within easy reach of nearby coastal resorts and Wolds countryside. It offers affordable housing with good leisure facilities.
Please include in the additional information section of the application form; the name of you current responsible officer, their contact details and your date of revalidation.
For further details / informal visits contact, Dr Neil Hobson Clinical Lead for Cardiology on 01482 624380