Senior Clinical Fellow In Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD)
|Posting date:||18 May 2020|
|Additional salary information:||£49,036 pa|
|Closing date:||17 June 2020|
|Location:||Bristol, BS2 8HW|
|Company:||University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust|
Senior Fellowship in Cardiology
Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Bristol Heart Institute
This is an exciting opportunity for a cardiologist to join our rapidly growing team caring for adult patients with congenital heart disease. The post is available for 12 months, extendable to a period of up to 2 years and is based at the Bristol Heart Institute. It is designed for cardiologists, who have finished their training, and want to spend a period of time advancing their skills prior to consultant appointment.
The Bristol Adult Congenital Heart Unit is a specialised centre for adults with congenital heart disease within the Bristol Heart Institute (BHI). The BHI provides secondary and tertiary cardiac services in a purpose built environment. We have 3 cardiology wards, 4 dedicated catheterisation labs, a full range of imaging facilities and full cardiac surgical programme. We provide congenital heart services for approximately 6 million people throughout the south-west of England with additional interventional services for south Wales. Our team consists of 4 full-time ACHD Consultant Cardiologists and 1 additional Congenital Cardiologists with a mixed paediatric and adult practice. We have 4 congenital cardiac surgeons, 4 specialist ACHD nurses, an MDT co-ordinator and full admin support. The unit is closely linked with Adult Cardiac Services and the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
We are looking for dynamic individuals who want to join our team to train in this challenging and rewarding area of cardiology. ACHD is a rapidly growing field involving the care of young people with often complex cardiac conditions. Skills in all subspecialty areas are needed to care for these patients and so experience and training can be gained in complex and periprocedural echocardiography, cross-sectional imaging, obstetric cardiology, congenital interventional procedures and ACHD electrophysiology and pacing depending on the interests of the successful candidates. There is a large overlap with inherited cardiac conditions, obstetric cardiology, and pulmonary hypertension so exposure and training in these areas is also available. There is opportunity for audit and research in a wide range of areas. There will be opportunities to be on the general cardiology specialty trainee on call rota or the ACHD consultant on call rota. Basic skills in cardiac catheterisation and echocardiography are expected.
Applicants should be eligible for ST6 level appointment. Non UK applicants must provide written evidence of appropriate knowledge, training and skills.
This advert closes on Monday 25 May 2020
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