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Consultant Cardiologist Special Interest: Imaging

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Royal Gwent Hospital
Newport, SE Wales
£77,779 - £100,977 per annum/pro rata
18/12/2019 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


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Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.



Consultant Cardiologist Special Interest: Imaging

Based at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, SE Wales

 Full Time (10 Sessions) Plus 1 Additional Temporary Sessions

 Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible

 Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 18th December  2019


We are looking to appoint a Cardiologist with special expertise in cardiac imaging.

The successful candidate will join the 12 existing Consultants in this Health Board in providing a comprehensive Cardiac service across Gwent. The appointee will need a sound and wide experience of General Cardiology, delivering independently hands-on care and clinical leadership in a busy enhanced DGH. We expect up-to-date skills in echocardiography (including TOE & stress echocardiography) and we also require proficiency in cardiac CT or Nuclear Cardiology (ideally both).

This post has a commitment to our adult congenital heart disease service (currently one OP clinic per month, held in conjunction with the tertiary ACHD team of the University Hospital of Wales).

The post will be based at the Royal Gwent Hospital. The successful candidate will joining 9 other consultants on this site supported by three SpRs and eight other junior doctors. The Cardiologists share a commitment to the general cardiology on call rota but have no responsibility for General Internal Medicine.

We operate a ward-based system with 42 Cardiology beds (including 6 monitored/step-down beds) and a six-bedded Coronary Care unit. We have a purpose built department with dedicated angiography laboratory and 8 bedded day ward, facilities for echocardiography, heart failure and rapid access clinics, office accommodation and a seminar room. We have two cardiac catheter laboratories on site.

Our new £350m 462 bed purpose built Specialist and Critical Care Centre named “The Grange University Hospital” will complete construction next year. This will lead to centralisation of all in-patient cardiology services on to this site. There will be 2 cardiac catheter laboratories, a pacing suite and a large acute cardiac care unit plus ward beds. The hospital is scheduled to open to patients in March 2021.

There are excellent links with our local tertiary centre (University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff) and an active South Wales Cardiac Network

A CCT in Cardiology with higher specialist training (or equivalent) is required. The successful candidate will have the ability to fulfil all duties of the post, including on-call commitments and travel to meet requirements of the post

The Health Board actively supports consultant doctors to undertake funded 3 month formal sabbaticals through an annual application process.

Free parking is available across all Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Sites.

Those wishing to discuss the post informally in the first instance or arrange a visit to the department should contact Dr Philip Campbell, Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Director on 01633 238863 or Dr Christoph Madler, Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Lead for Echo on 01633 238865

 This position involves Regulated Activity with children and adults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:

  • Enhanced check with barred list information, including an adults and children’s barred list check

Applicants must hold full registration and a licence to practice with the GMC.Candidates for Consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a CCT/CESR(CP) date within 6 months of interview.


Vacancy Ref: 040-CON373-R                   

Closing Date for Applications: Midnight on 18th December 2019

Published on NHS Jobs and Trac: 19th November 2019           

Published in BMJ:  23rd November 2019

Interview Date: 17th January 2020

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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Those wishing to discuss the post informally in the first instance or arrange a visit to the department should contact Dr Philip Campbell, Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Director on 01633 238863 or Dr Christoph Madler, Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Lead for Echo on 01633 238865