Cardiac Research Fellow

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

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Job summary

Cardiac Research Fellow

Applications are invited for the above post to join the Cardiac Research Department, Northwick Park Hospital, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust. The person appointed will work under the supervision of Professor Roxy Senior, Director of Cardiac Research. The department is embedded within the Cardiology department at Northwick Park and works alongside the clinical team.

This full time, fixed-term post will be offered as an initial contract period of 12 months, subject to annual review with the possibility of extending to a maximum of 3 years, depending on the candidate's academic research interests. The job vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received.Cardiovascular Medicine is a high profile, exciting and demanding team specialty. You must have the ability to communicate well and wish to develop your academic potential, whilst being interested in effective therapies and enjoy working in a team of specialist nurses, cardiac physiologists and interventionalists. Cardiology is at the cutting edge of medicine with the rapid translation of academic research to clinical practice.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will take a proactive and major role in the department's commercial and non-commercial research, including recruitment of patients and responsibility for their clinical care throughout trials. The department conducts research involving all aspects of heart disease.

The post will also offer extensive experience in cardiovascular imaging techniques including dobutamine and Exercise Stress Echocardiography; Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography and Myocardial Perfusion Scintigraphy. If desired, there is the possibility of pursuing related research towards a higher degree i.e. MD or PhD, at Imperial College London, in one or more of these fields.

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:

  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A&E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Date posted

04 April 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Doctor - other

Salary

£33,128 to £52,090 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

337-MS-0985-NP-C

Job locations

Northwick Park Hospital

Watford Road

Harrow, Middx

HA1 3UJ


Job description

Job responsibilities

The Echocardiography Department at Northwick Park has been granted Centre of Excellence status in the UK for Transthoracic, Transesophageal and Stress Echocardiography, following a formal visit by the British Society of Echocardiography. It is one of the busiest departments in the country, performing ~ 8000 echocardiograms and 3000 stress echocardiograms annually. The department is also one of the few hospitals in the UK to host National Stress Echocardiography workshops throughout the year.

Our facilities include a new angiography suite, along with state-of-the-art echocardiography equipment, a dedicated 26 bed cardiac ward, 8 bed coronary care unit, heart failure unit and 8 bed day care unit for elective outpatient procedures. Please note there is no commitment to a General Medical on call with this post, and we cannot offer any interventional sessions during this post either.

Candidates must be medically-qualified and possess MRCP (or equivalent) and be registered with the GMC with a license to practice. It is a condition of this post that satisfactory Enhanced disclosure is obtained from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Echocardiography Department at Northwick Park has been granted Centre of Excellence status in the UK for Transthoracic, Transesophageal and Stress Echocardiography, following a formal visit by the British Society of Echocardiography. It is one of the busiest departments in the country, performing ~ 8000 echocardiograms and 3000 stress echocardiograms annually. The department is also one of the few hospitals in the UK to host National Stress Echocardiography workshops throughout the year.

Our facilities include a new angiography suite, along with state-of-the-art echocardiography equipment, a dedicated 26 bed cardiac ward, 8 bed coronary care unit, heart failure unit and 8 bed day care unit for elective outpatient procedures. Please note there is no commitment to a General Medical on call with this post, and we cannot offer any interventional sessions during this post either.

Candidates must be medically-qualified and possess MRCP (or equivalent) and be registered with the GMC with a license to practice. It is a condition of this post that satisfactory Enhanced disclosure is obtained from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • MBBS (or equivalent)
  • Full GMC registration
  • MRCP UK (or equivalent)

Desirable

  • Accreditation in imaging (BSE/EACVI/ASE)

Knowledge

Essential

  • Completion of CMT AND cardiology experience at registrar level
  • Independent echocardiography operator

Desirable

  • Evidence of ST3 procedural skills
  • Aptitude for acquisition and interpretation of Cardiac Images with particular interest in 1 or 2 modalities

Management and Audit

Essential

  • Understand principles of clinical governance
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload effectively
  • IT skills and computer literacy

Desirable

  • Evidence of service audit or change management

Research

Essential

  • Knowledge of research methodology
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of research, including ethical issues

Desirable

  • Training in research methodology
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals
  • GCP training

Language

Essential

  • Able to speak and write English to fulfil job requirements

Personal skills

Essential

  • Commitment to deliver a high quality service with patient welfare at the forefront of practice
  • Desire to undertake original research
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • MBBS (or equivalent)
  • Full GMC registration
  • MRCP UK (or equivalent)

Desirable

  • Accreditation in imaging (BSE/EACVI/ASE)

Knowledge

Essential

  • Completion of CMT AND cardiology experience at registrar level
  • Independent echocardiography operator

Desirable

  • Evidence of ST3 procedural skills
  • Aptitude for acquisition and interpretation of Cardiac Images with particular interest in 1 or 2 modalities

Management and Audit

Essential

  • Understand principles of clinical governance
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload effectively
  • IT skills and computer literacy

Desirable

  • Evidence of service audit or change management

Research

Essential

  • Knowledge of research methodology
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of research, including ethical issues

Desirable

  • Training in research methodology
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals
  • GCP training

Language

Essential

  • Able to speak and write English to fulfil job requirements

Personal skills

Essential

  • Commitment to deliver a high quality service with patient welfare at the forefront of practice
  • Desire to undertake original research

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

Northwick Park Hospital

Watford Road

Harrow, Middx

HA1 3UJ


Employer's website

https://www.lnwh.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

Northwick Park Hospital

Watford Road

Harrow, Middx

HA1 3UJ


Employer's website

https://www.lnwh.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Business Manager

Ann Banfield

annbanfield@nhs.net

07941668036

Date posted

04 April 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Doctor - other

Salary

£33,128 to £52,090 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

337-MS-0985-NP-C

Job locations

Northwick Park Hospital

Watford Road

Harrow, Middx

HA1 3UJ


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