Top 10 Cardiologist Jobs in UK 2023

Cardiologists diagnose, assess and treat patients with defects and diseases of the heart and the blood vessels, which are known as the cardiovascular system.


Top 10 Cardiologist Jobs in UK 2023

Listing Date: November 2023

Top 10 Cardiologist Jobs in UK 2023

Consultant Cardiologist with an interest in Cardiac Imaging (Echocardiography)- job post
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Blackpool FY3
£93,666 – £126,281 a year – Full-time

Job details

£93,666 – £126,281 a year

Job type

Full job description

There are currently 4 consultant cardiologists with an interest in cardiac imaging in LCC. Two dedicated imaging cardiologists undertake CMR and complex echo, whilst the others undertake sessions in echo, CT and nuclear cardiology.

The LCC has a large echocardiography department and provides a full range of transthoracic and advanced echocardiography services, including transthoracic echo (GP open access, secondary and tertiary referrals, contrast studies, and strain imaging), stress echocardiography (dobutamine and supine bike ergometer exercise stress) and transoesophageal echo (TOE). The department is BSE accredited. There are 10 experienced cardiac sonographers, and training is provided for both physiologists and cardiology specialty trainees. Scanning is carried out on a range of top-end Philips and GE echo machines, and there are also portable and hand-held scanners within the unit. There is echocardiography support for electrophysiology procedures and structural interventions. The successful postholder would be expected to provide consultant support to the sonographers, and contribute to the TOE and stress service provision.

CMR is currently performed within the radiology department. The consultant service is provided by three cardiac radiologists and two imaging cardiologists, supported by specialist MR radiographers. The department carries out adenosine stress perfusion, viability studies, and MR angiography

Echo – Support and help with training and teaching of cardiac sonographers. Participate in the advanced echo service (stress echo and TOE). There may be opportunities to support the structural intervention programme if the successful candidate has interest in this area.· Valve service – there is an established prosthetic valve surveillance clinic and a broader specialist multidisciplinary valve clinic is in development. The post-holder would be expected to take an active role in these services.
General Cardiology
Out-patient general cardiology clinics· Participate in the Cardiologist of the Week rota (currently 1 in 18) – during this week there is responsibility for the care of cardiology acute admissions and inpatients (including CCU), outreach to the rest of the hospital including intensive care, and advice and guidance to primary care. This is supported by a full team of junior doctors (including two cardiology registrars) and specialist nurses· Participate in the non-interventional rota for weekend ward rounds (currently 1 in 9)· Provide input to various MDTs and educational meetings
Other duties
Maintain CPD and core skill training requirements· Participate in departmental research, audit and quality improvement· Participate in education, including educational supervision of trainee doctors· Contribute to service and pathway development as required
The Lancashire Cardiac Centre (LCC) provides heart and lung treatments to the population of Lancashire, Cumbria and beyond serving a population of 1.7 million. The cardiology directorate completes approximately 3,500 elective & day case procedures per annum with over 38,000 outpatients’ attendances including outpatient procedures.

As a high-volume Tertiary Centre with a complex case mix, this post is for the expansion of the current Cardiac imaging consultant team to include a dedicated cardiologist to perform Cardiac MR, and to also support with ongoing complex echocardiography service.

Currently the assessment of Cardiac patients by MR is done by Cardiac-trained consultant radiologists alongside an existing imaging cardiologist with CMR experience.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a forward looking and innovative place to work and is committed to Values Based Collaborative Leadership and being a ‘Great Place to Work’. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was established on 1st December 2007. The Trust gained Teaching Hospital status and became Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2010.

Please ensure you have read through the attached Job Description and Person Specification before submitting your application.

Consultant Cardiologist- job post
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
Gateshead NE9
£93,666 – £126,281 a year – Fixed term contract

Job details

£93,666 – £126,281 a year

Job type
Fixed term contract

Full job description

Allow greater flexibility through effective cover of sickness and annual leave *Provide professional supervision, direction and training for junior medical staff *Take an active role in audit, research, teaching and governance *Participate in local day time on call and review of cardiology admissions *On a rotational basis provide ward cover for Wards 6 and 9 at BHH *Participate in plans to lead to cost efficiencies across the Directorate* *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. *Comply with mandatory training requirements of the Trust** *The Trust has the required arrangements in place, as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians, to ensure that all doctors have an annual appraisal with a trained appraiser and supports doctors going through the revalidation process. * Participation in service improvements and cost efficiencies will be incorporated in monthly directorate meetings. ** The post holder will be expected to cancel clinical commitments to participate in mandatory training as and when necessary.
A mentor will be allocated to the post holder from within the existing team of experienced consultant cardiologists on commencement of employment within the Trust. We believe mentorship is a valuable tool to support new consultants providing personal and professional development for healthcare professionals. The post holder has dedicated secretarial support, the secretary works as part of a team of 6 secretaries supporting the Cardiology Consultant team. The post holder will have a dedicated office with IT equipment at Heartlands Hospital.

Subject to the provisions of the terms and conditions of service the post holder must observe agreed policies on clinical matters and should follow the standing orders and financial instructions of the Hospital. This is to support the development of evidence-based medicine and is not intended to constrain individual consultant freedom. In the management of employees of the Trust, the post holder will be expected to follow legislation and personnel policies and procedures and in particular to act in accordance with the legislation laid down in this respect. This job is a 10 PA post.

PAs for the out of hours on call will be negotiated at interview.


Trust Clinical Fellow, ST3/4 – Anaesthetics- job post
West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Watford WD18
£44,171 – £57,570 a year – Permanent

Job details

£44,171 – £57,570 a year

Job type

Full job description

Critical Care Service – Watford General Hospital The 18 bedded combined ICU / HDU was opened in March 2009 and is fully equipped to manage up to 18 Level 3 patients. The unit provides critical care services to all departments in the trust, and has a 7 day a week Outreach service and a consultant led follow up clinic. The hospital has a busy Interventional Cardiology Suite and the ICU manages patients on Intra Aortic Balloon Pumps with consultant cardiologist support. The unit is an active member of East of England Critical Care Operational Delivery Network The unit has been enrolled in ICNARC since June 1997; there is a full-time critical care audit nurse and full-time ward clerk support.

There is an active audit and research programme and we have recently finished an RCT as well as 3 portfolio studies. The ICU is staffed by 2 consultants, along with Specialty Doctors, Anaesthetic trainees, ACCS and Core medical trainees. One of the consultants leads the outreach team. There are multidisciplinary Consultant led ward rounds at 08:00 and 17:00 and a joint round with a Consultant microbiologist.

There is an excellent team of highly trained and dedicated nursing staff, with a nurse practice facilitator to aid with nurse training and skill mix.Obstetric Anaesthetic Service – Watford General Hospital All inpatient maternity services for West Herts NHS Trust have been sited at Watford General Hospital since May 2002. The number of deliveries is over 5,000 a year. We have a regional block rate of approaching 40% and a caesarean section rate of 30%. There are two obstetric theatres, 2- bedded Obstetric Observation Bay in addition to the delivery rooms in the Consultant led obstetric unit.

In addition, there are 8 delivery rooms in the midwifery birthing centre on the floor below. There is an elective caesarean section list each weekday morning and an anaesthetic clinic on Monday afternoon when all patients for the lists are seen as well as any patients who wish to speak to an anaesthetist antenatally. There are currently 30PAs of consultant anaesthetist time dedicated to the unit. An ODP is available to help the anaesthetist with all the theatre cases.

Midwives assist the anaesthetist to site regional blocks for pain relief in labour and we are able to provide minimum motor block epidurals.Chronic Pain This service is provided across the Trust by 5 Consultant Anaesthetists as part of a multidisciplinary team with psychology and physiotherapy. Out-patient clinics are held on both sites, while procedures are done mainly at St Albans City Hospital as day patients. New developments include a multi-disciplinary one stop clinic at St Albans.Academic facilities There are Post-graduate Centres on all 3 sites. At Watford General Hospital the lecture theatre has been recently upgraded and refurbished and a new simulation centre was opened in 2016.

All have well-stocked libraries with a full range of journals run by professional librarians. There is an on line literature search service, and wireless internet access throughout the Trust. Each site has a full, well planned educational programme for primary care and hospital staff under the leadership of the Associate Medical Directors. These include weekly meetings targeted at general practitioners and hospital grand rounds on Fridays.Continuing Professional Development The Trust actively encourages CPD/CME for all staff.

The current budget level for each specialty doctor in the directorate is £250. The successful candidate will have a yearly appraisal. Between appraisals Dr Kaur advises regarding CPD for specialty doctors particularly with clinical audit projects. Each doctor will have a documented professional development plan with clearly identified aims such as ALS provider, training to be a trainer or pursuing an ST training post.

Study leave will be a maximum of 30 days in any period of 3 years. The Clinical Fellow will be fully supported in research that they wish to undertake that is consistent with the clinical priorities of the service and Trust.


Top 10 Cardiologist Jobs in UK 2023

Locum Consultant Cardiologist- job post
Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT
Worksop S81
£93,666 – £126,281 a year – Fixed term contract

Job details

£93,666 – £126,281 a year

Job type
Fixed term contract

Full job description

To maintain the highest clinical standards in Cardiology To provide outpatient services in general Cardiology and subspecialty services as agreed after appointment To share with colleagues the provision of Cardiology advice to medical and surgical inpatients To work with colleagues, both medical and nursing to improve and advance the service. To share with colleagues the responsibility for the management of the Department. To share with colleagues the responsibility for teaching and training of trainees, junior medical staff, nursing staff, primary care colleagues and medical students. To have responsibility for ensuring active participation in continuing professional development (CPD)


Locum Consultant Cardiologist- job post
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Worksop S81
£93,666 – £126,281 a year – Part-time

Job details

£93,666 – £126,281 a year

Job type

Full job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Locum Cardiologist to join an existing team of nine Consultant Cardiologists working in this successful Teaching Hospital.

Currently this post involves weekend working but no on call but the GIRFT programme is encouraging on call to be provided in all hospitals.

You will be expected to contribute to the delivery of a seven day a week service however this can be delivered flexibly to maintain work life balance or support a specialist interest at a tertiary centre.

All consultants in post have varying specialist interests and flexible working patterns. Specialist Registrars rotate through the Trust as part of the Sheffield training scheme and are based at Doncaster and Bassetlaw sites. There is also a staff grade post based mainly at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and three nurse specialist posts that cover Doncaster and Bassetlaw sites.

To maintain the highest clinical standards in Cardiology

To provide outpatient services in general Cardiology and subspecialty services as agreed after appointment

To share with colleagues the provision of Cardiology advice to medical and surgical inpatients

To work with colleagues, both medical and nursing to improve and advance the service.

To share with colleagues the responsibility for the management of the Department.

To share with colleagues the responsibility for teaching and training of trainees, junior medical staff, nursing staff, primary care colleagues and medical students.

To have responsibility for ensuring active participation in continuing professional development (CPD)


Consultant Physician- job post
NHS Scotland
(part of NHS)

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NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

Applications are invited for a Consultant Physician to join the Medicine for the Elderly team in Perth and Kinross. This post gives the opportunity for the successful applicant to join an enthusiastic and growing unit providing high quality hospital and community services.

An exciting opportunity, as a replacement post, has arisen on the Perth Royal Infirmary (PRI) site in Medicine for the Elderly (MFE) and General Medicine.

The appointee will join the department of MFE and General Medicine in PRI. The MFE service delivers care in PRI and the surrounding community. Areas of responsibility in PRI include our Acute Frailty Service in AMU, the Acute Frailty Unit (14 beds), an orthogeriatric medicine/acute ward (30 beds), an elderly rehabilitation ward (21 beds) and an acute geriatric medicine ward (16 beds). Community services include care for patients in our Community Hospitals and our new ‘Hospital @ Home’ team. The service is rapidly evolving and adapting, and there is opportunity to take a lead role in this development.

We also have established outpatient services, including falls and Parkinson’s clinics, and Day Hospital services in Perth. We work closely with our colleagues in Old Age Psychiatry, based at Murray Royal Hospital in Perth, and have strong liaison links on both sites. The expansion of MFE services in recent years has been supported by the appointment of specialty doctors, who form a strong team and rotate through the different clinical areas, while the service continues to be consultant led.

MFE consultants are part of the medical receiving rota together with GIM colleagues at a frequency of 1:12. The acute take is split between the on call consultant and a GIM physician of the week, who also looks after any patients remaining in the acute medical unit after the post-take day. The frailty team take over the frail elderly patients and a cardiologist will take patients on a daily basis. The weekend on call is at a frequency of 1:6 and provided by two consultants with daily Cardiology consultant ward rounds of CCU and ward patients. Participation in the GIM take would be desirable but is not essential for this role.

The appointee for the post will work with the existing MFE consultants to manage the patient caseload, with an opportunity to develop a sub-speciality interest. We are a flexible group of colleagues who have always managed our roles to allow this.

The department also has strong links with the University of Dundee Medical School, and undergraduates are attached to PRI throughout their training. Several of the consultants have leadership roles with the medical school, and there are opportunities to play a significant role in delivering teaching on the site. PRI has also regularly received positive feedback from trainees at all levels of seniority, and from external reviews of training, which has contributed to a positive and productive working atmosphere

The successful candidate must hold MRCP and be on the Specialist Register in Geriatric and General Medicine or be within six months of the anticipated award of CCT or CESR (CP) in Geriatric and General Medicine at the time of interview for the post.

The post is offered on the basis of 10 programmed activities in the first instance. However, applications are also welcomed from candidates who may be interested in working less than full time.

For informal enquiries please contact: Dr Neil Henderson, Clinical Lead for Medicine for the Elderly, Perth Royal Infirmary on 01738 623311 (switchboard) or email or Dr Donna Clark via switchboard or email

For further information on how to apply please visit Applications in the form of a current CV, including names and addresses of 3 Referees should be submitted to quoting Reference Number 169369. You must also include the further particular forms available via the above website. NHS Tayside is an equal opportunities employer and positive about disabled people.


Top 10 Cardiologist Jobs in UK 2023

Assistant Technical Officer- job post
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Harrogate HG2
£22,816 – £24,336 a year – Full-time

Job details

£22,816 – £24,336 a year

Job type

Full job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with an interest in Cardiology to join our busy and patient friendly team. They will work as part of a multi-skilled, professional team to provide high standards of patient care. Your role will be split between the Harrogate hospital site and the Ripon community hospital site. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing and interpreting ECG’s, fitting ambulatory monitors, fitting overnight oximetry, basic lung function tests and providing support for our Consultants in clinic as required. We provide both an in-patient and out-patient services. Previous experience would be desirable, although full training will be provided for the successful candidate.

We are a busy out-patents department offering a wide range of both invasive and non-invasive procedures. These include ECG’s, 24 hour ECG’s, 24 hour BP’s, exercise testing, tilt testing, pacemaker follow-ups, echocardiography, respiratory function tests and cardio-calls. We also have a cardiac catheter lab providing coronary angiograms, pacemaker implants.

The main duties for the post are to perform 12 lead ECG, fit 24 hour blood pressures and a variety of ambulatory ECG monitors and basic lung function tests for both inpatient and out patients in a acute hospital setting / the community hospital in Ripon.

The role also involves supporting consultant cardiologists with outpatient clinics and supporting the cardiac physiologists in their clinics.

At Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust we provide ‘outstanding’ care to both our patients and our staff. We support staff through benefits, health and wellbeing initiatives and opportunities for personal and professional development.
An inclusive and supportive culture – our Trust encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work and active Staff Networks identify areas for improvement.
Staff Recognition – as well as regular appraisals, we recognise staff with our Making a Difference, Team of the Month Awards & Colleague Recognition Awards
Employee Support and wellbeing – we have a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, counselling service and fast track physiotherapy service for employees.
Staff Benefits – We have a range of staff benefits and schemes to support staff health, engagement, wellbeing and inclusion.
We are a small friendly team providing cardiac services across the Harrogate Hospital site. We are a supportive team and will offer mentorship and training for the right candidate. Harrogate is a district general hospital as well as providing service at Ripon community hospital, offering a wide range of services.

For further information on this position please see the Job Description and Personal Specification attached.


Cardiac Rehabilitation Service Lead- job post
Cambridge University Hospitals
£43,742 – £50,056 a year – Full-time

Job details

£43,742 – £50,056 a year

Job type

Full job description

Main area
Division D – Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiology
Band 7
Full time – 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrookes Hospital-Division D
£43,742 – £50,056 p.a. pro rata
Salary period
13/11/2023 23:59

Job overview

We are looking for an experienced and expert Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional to lead the Service based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Working across both Secondary Care and Community sites, you will lead this experienced team in delivering high quality comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation programmes.

The Service has NACR accreditation at green and is research active currently recruiting for the REACH HFpEF trial. As the Lead, you will be expected to continue developing all aspects of the Rehabilitation Service.

You will work closely with the Cardiovascular Risk Management Service who form an integral part of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation provision within the Trust. You will be an advocate for both the service and the wider aims of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation locally and regionally.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will coordinate an effective cardiac rehabilitation service for all eligible patients, in line with the BACPR national standards. The service provider will aim to encourage patient’s independence by developing and delivering programmes designed to sustain life changes following a cardiac event / diagnosis by means of exercise, education and counselling where appropriate.

Responsible for implementing a clearly defined integrated approach to patient care encompassing new treatments and evidence based

In collaboration with consultant cardiologists, patients and colleagues in the commissioning sector, to evaluate improve and extend the service needs as appropriate.

Provide required cardiac rehabilitation data at local and national level, ensuring the minimum requirement of the national certification programme are met.

To act as a professional role model in leading and supporting the development of team members to maintain the safe an effective running of the service.

Required to undertake research and lead clinical audits in own specialist
Working for our organisation

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together – Safe, Kind, Excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people’s age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close at midnight on 13 November 2023.

Interviews are due to be held in the week commencing 20 November 2023.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person specification


Essential criteria

Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist educated to Degree level
Relevant experience within cardiac rehabilitation

Desirable criteria

Research Module
Master’s Degree


Essential criteria

Accept personal accountability for own practice

Experience of formal / informal teaching
Experience of initiating change

Essential criteria

Understanding of evidence-based practice
Understand of patient pathways its complexities and how to support the patient through this


Essential criteria

Ability to lead developments in practice
Demonstrate analytical and judgmental skills
Ability to quickly appraise situation and act accordingly

Additional Requirements

Essential criteria

The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.
Applicant requirements
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Further details / informal visits contact
Kathryn Carver
Job title
Lead CNS Cardiology
Email address
Telephone number
01223 586657


Medical Secretary/PA – Cardiology- job post
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Bury St. Edmunds IP33
£25,147 – £27,596 a year – Part-time

Job details

£25,147 – £27,596 a year

Job type

Full job description

You will be responsible for ensuring work is completed within strict timescales, supporting clinical & non-clinical activities. You will need to exercise your judgement and initiative based on experience and knowledge of arising problems and take appropriate action to resolve situations, including follow up of investigation results, ensuring that all results are presented to medical staff and subsequently actioned in a timely manner. You will have the ability to remain calm when working under pressure, prioritise your workload and to deal with confidential and sensitive issues in a professional manner with tact and diplomacy. You will be able to communicate in a professional manner with patients, relatives, Trust staff and other departments and have a compassionate nature and you must be a team player.

Please see job description and person specification for more information. If you have the necessary skills, experience and qualities to help us to put patients first and wish to discuss this position further, or would like an informal visit, please contact: Lauralee Soderstrom 01284 71378

Provide a comprehensive secretarial service to the Cardiology Consultant and Team, including typing of letters, medical reports, filing, maintaining team diary, dealing with enquiries and arranging appointments. Work as a member of the Cardiology Team, supporting other team members as necessary and ensuring good communication channels are maintained.

#BeKnown at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. By us. By our patients. By our community

We are a busy, friendly, rural NHS Trust providing high-quality care and compassion to more than a quarter of a million people across west Suffolk. We care for, treat and support people in hospital, at home and in various community settings.

The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds provides acute and secondary care services (emergency department, maternity and neonatal services, day surgery unit, eye treatment centre, Macmillan unit and children’s ward). It has 500+ beds and is a partner teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge.

Adult and paediatric community services, provided in collaboration with West Suffolk Alliance partners, include a range of nursing, therapy, specialist, and ongoing temporary care and rehabilitation, some at our Newmarket Community Hospital.

We do our utmost to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for patients and our values of fairness, inclusivity, respect, safety and team work guide how we work and behave as a team.

With nearly 5,000 staff, from all over the world, we strive to make our organisation a great place to work. Whatever your role or ambition, we want to help you be the best you can be.

We promote a diverse and inclusive community where everyones voice counts and you can #BeKnown for whoever you are.

Join us. What will you #BeKnown for?

Please see the job description and person specification attached for further information on the role.
Provide a comprehensive secretarial service to Consultants and Team within the Cardiology department, including typing of clinical letters, maintaining personal diaries, dealing with enquiries and arranging appointments.
Type and complete all correspondence (letters and reports) from M-Modal for the Cardiology Consultants, Registrars, Junior Doctors and Cardiology Nurses, ensuring all completed documentation is saved into E-CARE. Ensure appropriate follow up actions are taken, appointments made (follow ups from clinic and ward referrals), investigations requested, etc.
Ensure coding is correct on patient check out.
Check PTL weekly for long waiters and action as necessary.
Request Consultants’ annual leave and cancel/amend clinics as necessary. Notify all appropriate departments of cover arrangements for consultants and cardiology doctors. Ensure all enquiries and referrals are dealt with appropriately during leave.
Co-ordinate and monitor Consultant and Registrar clinics, taking into account the Cardiology timetable.
Make arrangements for extra clinics as authorised, liaising with appropriate managers to ensure that staff and equipment are in place and assist with prioritisation of patients for extra clinics. Liaise with appropriate departmental staff to support the delivery of the Referral to Treatment Targets.
Receive post and deal with routine correspondence, undertaking follow-up action as directed, copying relevant correspondence to patients as directed.
Pull urgent pending results off information system as instructed by medical staff and ensure appropriate follow-up action is taken. Obtain investigation results and patient information from other Hospitals.
Receive queries from other providers i.e. General Practitioners, Community Nurses, Papworth and other hospitals, patients/carers and assess those that can be responded to directly in accordance with specialty protocol.
Prioritise messages for Consultant, paging as necessary for urgent messages and arrange meetings for the Consultant and team, managing the Consultant’s diary and email system.
Take turn to undertake additional duties for department when Consultant is Cardiologist of the Week including monitoring and responding to shared emails and ecare messages, processing all referrals creating encounters when necessary, processing diagnostic results and other shared departmental duties.
To ensure that all referrals to Papworth Hospital are received and dealt with immediately. To liaise with Papworth regarding follow up appointments there.
Deal sensitively with distressed patients, relatives and carers, identifying their concerns and attempting informal resolution where possible in line with the Trust’s Complaints Policy.
Support the development and introduction of new technology, systems and protocols and undertake necessary training.
Liaise with medical students, doctors in training and other junior medical staff and arrange review assessments, teaching sessions and update references as required.
Essential teamwork within the Cardiology Secretarial team, supporting other team members as and when necessary. Assist in the training of new members of staff as and when required.


Locum Consultant in Heart Failure (and Devices)- job post
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Manchester M13
£93,666 – £126,281 a year – Full-time

Job details

£93,666 – £126,281 a year

Job type

Full job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic individual to join the Heart Failure & Devices team at Manchester Royal Infirmary, part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. This is a 6 month locum post (with the possibility to extend) to cover one of our consultants who is pursuing research opportunities.

As the leading provider of tertiary and specialist healthcare services in Manchester, the Trust treats more than a million patients every year. You will be part of a team of 50 Consultant Cardiologists at the Manchester Heart Institute. The Cardiology department is staffed with energetic, forward-looking cardiologists, and we’re looking for someone similar to join our team.

The role presents an excellent opportunity to showcase your comprehensive understanding of cardiac care, specifically Heart Failure patients and complex devices. You will be involved in shaping the Heart Failure service for the future, inputting into the development of a business case for expansion of the dedicated Heart Failure workforce comprised of consultants, specialist nurses and allied health professionals.

Informal visits are encouraged and we would welcome your interest.
To deliver excellent heart failure services, for the population of Greater Manchester and surrounding areas
To contribute to the planning and development of heart failure services
To support service development
To provide flexible support and develop in reach services across MFT sites
To support teaching and research within the department
To contribute to the complex device service
MFT is England’s largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We’re creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you’ll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We’ve also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive; our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we’ve launched in September 2022.

We’re proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What’s more, we’re excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience you’ll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the ‘Supporting Documents’ heading. So that you’re even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, you’ll need to take time to read the ‘Candidate Essentials Guide’that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how ‘we care for you as you care for others’. Most importantly, it also contains critical information you’ll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the ‘NHS England’ website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!




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