Applications are invited for a locum consultant post with the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Team at University Hospital Southampton.
ABOUT THE TEAM
This is an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic team of twelve congenital cardiologists in the highly rewarding specialty of congenital cardiology. The unit offers a supra-regional service for the management of adult congenital heart patients in the South of England and covers all relevant clinical sub-specialties including electrophysiology, devices, interventional catheter based procedures, cardiac obstetric services and a full ACHD surgical program. The post holder will work with the existing Southampton and Oxford consultants to deliver the regional service. In addition to doing Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinics at University Hospital Southampton, the appointee will also be expected to travel to regional district hospitals to do outreach clinics.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Provide with consultant colleagues a specialty service to the Trust with responsibility for the diagnosis and management of Congenital Heart Disease including networking with other Trusts as appropriate.
Have continuing responsibility for the care of patients in liaison with consultant colleagues and for the proper functioning of the Department in line with the Operational Policy and Strategic Plan (as amended from time to time).
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
The successful applicant should possess Membership of the Royal College of Physicians or Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health or equivalent post graduate qualification and have a CCT in cardiology or paediatric cardiology or equivalent within six months of the interview. Full GMC required.
Where equivalent qualifications or experience are being offered, it is essential that candidates should provide confirmation of this from the relevant College or Faculty and attach the confirmation to the application.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.
As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.
UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
ABOUT OUR TRUST AND SOUTHAMPTON
UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.
Interviews will be held on TBC. Job Ref: 188-MT0296-MEDICAL
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO APPLY
If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Dr Aisling Carroll
Consultant Cardiologist in Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Tel: 023 8120 5942.