Consultant Cardiologist (interest in interventional & structural)
At Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Cardiologist with an interest in Interventional Cardiology and TAVI based at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.
This appointment will complement the present team of 10 full-time Clinical Cardiologists dedicated to the delivery of tertiary cardiac services of the highest standard to a population of 1.3 million people.
The department presently offers a full range of interventional cardiology procedures including Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) and PFO closure. The successful applicant will have undergone TAVI / structural cardiology training and will form an integral part of the existing structural cardiology team. In addition, the post will support the acute coronary syndrome work stream and the primary PCI rota. The appointment would also be encouraged to develop locally other emerging structural interventions such as VSD closure.
Commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching is expected of all Consultants in the department and ample opportunities for research are offered through strong links with the Wales Heart Research Institute which is based at University Hospital of Wales.
Although this post is full-time, consideration will be given to applicants who require flexible working arrangements.
Applicants should either be on the Specialist Register or be a Specialist Registrar within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / CESR(CP) at the time of interview.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) was established in October 2009 and is one of the largest NHS organisations in the UK. As a UHB, we have a responsibility for around 475,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan (from Trowbridge/St Mellons in the East to Llantwit Major/St Bride’s Major in the West). This includes health promotion and public health functions as well as the provision of local primary care services (GP practices, dentists, optometrists and community pharmacists) and the running of hospitals, health centres, community health teams and mental health services. GP Practices, General Dental Practices, Optometry Services and Community Pharmacies are grouped within primary care clusters and support the UHB in planning and delivering services for local communities. The map below provides a high level summary of the range and volume of activity undertaken within Cardiff and Vale Primary Care Clusters in 2014.
Together with some services from other Health Boards and key partners (for example learning disabilities services are provided by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg UHB and Specialist Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are provided by Cwm Taf UHB), we provide a full range of health services for our local residents.
We also provide specialist services such as paediatric intensive care, specialist children's services, renal services, cardiac services, neurology, bone marrow transplantation and medical genetics for people across South Wales and in some cases the whole of Wales and parts of England where we have developed specialist links with English Community Care Groups (CCGs), Area Teams and other teaching hospitals and Universities.
To deliver these highly diverse and complex services, we spend over £1.2 billion every year and employ around 14,000 staff.