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Staffordshire NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ Cardiology Cardiologist United Kingdom

Staffordshire NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ Cardiology Cardiologist United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term/ permanent basis.

***Location: Staffordshire – United Kingdom
***Speciality: Medicine – Cardiology
*** Role: Consultant / ST 7+ / Post CCT / CESR
***Duration: Fixed Term / Permanent (NOT Locum Basis)
***Pay rate: £NEGOTIABLE (dependent on experience £79,860 to £110,465 a year)
***Start date: ASAP
*** GMC Registration Required ( General Medical Council) Essential
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***CESR / CCT or Post CCT (within 6 month of job offer) or equivalent overseas qualification.


Our Staffordshire NHS client prides itself on being a friendly and caring place to work where the aim to combine our patient first approach with innovative and creativity against a backdrop of holistic team working, as encapsulated in their vision and values.

Applications are invited for a Consultant Cardiologist at our clients NHS Foundation Trust. The successful candidate will join a team of 3 Consultant Cardiologists based at NHS facilities in Staffordshire. The post is to predominantly cover wards and general outpatient clinics but sub specialty interests may also be considered within the job plan. This post is a fixed term post for 12 months pending recruitment to a substantive vacancy.

The hospital has a partnership agreement with the University Hospitals of West Midlands; with a close working relationship (including two joint posts) between both non-invasive imaging departments which they  are looking to cultivate with the introduction of a cross site MDT.

Applicants must have full registration with the GMC Specialist Registration of within 6 months of obtaining including a License to Practice.


The Cardiology Department is part of the Division of Medicine and Emergency Care and is responsible for the investigation and treatment of all forms of adult cardiac disorders. It supports the in-patient population, a large out-patient service, including a Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic, a Heart Failure Clinic, Atrial Fibrillation clinic, Heart Valve Surveillance Clinic and Cardiac Rehabilitation.

The medical element of the Division consists of six acute wards, an Emergency Assessment Unit, a Short Stay Unit, a fully equipped Coronary Care Unit, a dedicated Stroke Unit and Rehabilitation ward and a Programmed Investigation Unit. Furthermore the Trust had a new Critical Care Unit which opened in 2014.

The Division has 7 Clinical Leads, an Associate Medical Director, a Divisional General Manager and a Divisional Lead Nurse

The Cardiology service is Consultant led and is committed to delivering the highest possible standards of clinical care.

The Cardiology Department is currently staffed by four Consultants (one of which is vacant), five middle grade equivalents (two Specialist Registrars, one ST4 grade Acute Medicine Registrar and one Specialty Doctors), one CMT doctor, one F2 doctor and one F1 doctor. The junior medical staff are shared between the four Consultants.

With the expansion of the consultant numbers we are also expanding the numbers of advanced practitioners and developing their roles. Currently there are three Advanced Practitioners plus two trainee Advanced Practitioners, two heart failure CNS, one arrhythmia nurse, two cardiac rehab nurses and two acute cardiac nurses.

General Duties– guideline only

The post is offered at 10 PA but under the terms of the 2003 Consultant Contract, candidates who wish to conduct private practice would be required to offer an additional programmed activity. The post holder will be expected to undertake 10 Programmed Activities per week which will be made up of 9 PAs of DCC and 1 PA for Supporting Professional Activities (SPA).

On rotation the post holder will be expected to work a Saturday / Sunday morning undertaking a ward round of the Coronary Care Unit and in-reach. This will be reimbursed by one day off in lieu. The DCC will comprise of ward round and clinics in the main but discussions will be held with candidates to discuss any sub specialty interest and factor these into the job plan if possible.

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Be actively involved in the leadership, management and decision making of the Cardiology Department.
  • Be readily available during the working week so that medical and nursing staff can communicate and consult freely.
  • Ensure that management plans are clearly displayed in the notes of patients with complex needs.
  • Liaise closely with the Divisional and Service Managers, and the Associate Medical Director, to ensure that waiting list targets are achieved.
  • Share with Consultant colleagues the responsibility for providing clinical services for the local population.
  • Foster relationships between staff within each organisation, and with the local Clinical Commissioning Groups.
  • Work flexibly to achieve high quality care.
  • Ensure targets for maintaining access to cardiology services are achieved.
  • Ensure the policies for communication with General Practitioners, Trust staff and patients are followed.
  • Ensure that optimal use is made of all resources allocated to the post.
  • Cover Consultant colleagues during periods of leave.
  • Contribute to relevant Divisional, Trust and Regional Committees

Job Plan

Regular job planning meetings will be undertaken with the post holder to ensure that the appointee is remunerated for any additional activities undertaken and that the job plan accurately reflects the overall workload undertaken by the post holder.

The supporting professional activities (SPAs) allocation within the provisional job plan is an illustrative guide and will be finalised following individual agreement with successful candidates.

Further discussion on supporting professional activities will depend on the Trust’s requirements and the individual’s particular expertise.

A draft job plan is provided below. The job Plan will be reviewed and agreed with the post-holder at appointment.

AM Ward Round Special interest / Outpatient Clinic Ward Round Outpatient Clinic Ward Round
PM Admin Outpatient Clinic Admin SPA Outpatient Clinic


This is as described in the Medical and Dental Terms and Conditions, in line with the Consultant Contract (2003). The current full time salary scale (as of July 2020) ranges from £79,860 to £110,465 a year with eight thresholds.

The on call supplement is Category A and attracts a supplement of 5% of basic salary.

Office Accommodation

Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee with secretarial support.

Management Responsibility

All Consultants are required to attend the monthly Directorate Meetings. Post holders will be expected to share in administrative duties allocated by mutual agreement within the Directorate. As part of the Consultant Team, the consultant  will offer mentoring support and lead the existing clinical team through, one-to-one support, individual case management and complex cases, identifying development needs and suggesting CPD (Continuous Professional Development) opportunities and responding to clinical enquiries via e-mail and telephone.


The consultant will be required to participate in programmes for teaching clinical students, training junior doctors and in clinical examinations. The post-holder’s contribution to teaching, training and research will be included in the regular job plan review. Teaching will take place during programmed activities and flexibly at other times.

  • To provide conditions for improved training opportunities in line with national and local recommendations arising out of GMC and related requirements
  • To supervise and manage the work of his/her junior medical staff and participate in the training and development of these staff to the standards required by the Royal Colleges.

Clinical Governance & Audit

The consultant will participate in clinical governance activities, including clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, risk management, quality improvement activities as required by the Trust, and external accrediting bodies. There are 6 half day clinical governance meetings per annum which substitute regular fixed sessions. There is a weekly consultant meeting before MDT on Friday to discuss any issues during the week and to plan for next week.

Personal & Professional Development

The post-holder will be required to keep himself/herself fully up-to-date with their relevant area of practice and be able to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of the Trust.

The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.

Medical revalidation is the process by which the General Medical Council (GMC) confirms the continuation of a doctor’s licence to practise in the UK, provides greater assurance to patients, the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up-to-date and fit to practise. It is a key component of a range of measures designed to improve the quality of care for patients.

The Trust supports Royal College guidance on provision of mentors for new consultants in line with GMC recommendations. All newly appointed consultant staff are provided with a list of locally trained mentors who are available for ongoing support as required.

Personal Responsibilities


All confidential information, including patient records, individual staff records, details of contract prices and terms and any other confidential information, must under no circumstances be divulged or passed on to any unauthorised person or persons. The penalty for breach of confidentiality will normally be summary dismissal.

Workplace Doctors are looking for medical professionals with UK & Overseas experience: that possesses the following qualities:


*** Ability to act as part of a team
*** Ability to cope with a varying work load
*** GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Post CESR or CCT obtained (CCT – Certificate of Completion of Training) or (CESR- Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration)
****IELTS and PLAB Exam Part 1 & 2 (IELTS, overall score 7.5) – overseas doctors
****GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed

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Note: The Trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children/vulnerable adults will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure (Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau ( CRB ) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority ( ISA ) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ). CRB checks are now called DBS checks. Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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.

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post.

Workplace Doctors is a recruitment agency that offers locum, fixed term, permanent & locum medical jobs to cover the NHS, HSE, public and private sectors for Doctors and Nurses, AHP medical professionals.

We look forward to helping you progress your career and find you the ideal position.

Call us today on +44 (0) 1234 889213 to discuss this vacancy or email your CV along with your GMC Registration to info@workplacedoctors.co.uk  You are able to also apply online (see below)