- Advert number: 302964-0
- Posted Date: 17/05/12
- Closing Date: 16/06/12
SOUTH TEES HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
Newcastle University Medical School
and South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust
The James Cook University Hospital
Teaching and Research, Specialty Training Level
To commence August 2012
The post is based at the James Cook University Hospital which provides Medical Services to the population of South Tees (population 300,000) and Tertiary Services to Teesside, County Durham, North Yorkshire and Cumbria (population 1.5 million). This modern hospital of over 1,000 beds, based on the original site of South Cleveland Hospital, was formally opened in September 2003. It is one of the largest Trusts in the UK and all Acute and Elective Medical and Surgical specialties are accommodated on this site. Tertiary Services, in addition to Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, include Renal Medicine/Haemodialysis, Vascular Surgery and the Regional Spinal Injuries Unit.
The Cardiology Trust Fellow post was established in 2001 by South Tees Hospital NHS Trust and the Newcastle University Medical School to strengthen teaching and research, in association with the development of a highly innovative new Clinical Undergraduate curriculum based at this site. You will be expected to apply for an honorary position as a Clinical Teaching Associate with the University. It is not currently recognised for Higher Specialist Training and would suit either a Senior Cardiology Specialty Registrar (StR) looking for additional experience in research and in teaching methodology or a Senior Senior House Officer/Junior Registrar aiming to obtain experience of Cardiology, Clinical Teaching and Clinical Research, prior to obtaining a training post in Cardiology. The post offers the opportunity to gain a Certificate in Medical Education by attending a course run by the School of Medical Education Development, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Fees for this are paid by the Department. Training will be provided in all aspects of Adult Cardiology including Echocardiography, Cardiac catheterisation and Pacemaker Implantation. Previous Cardiology experience would be an advantage but is not essential. You will have 2-3 Clinical sessions per week, 3-5 teaching sessions and 2-3 research sessions per week, dependent on experience and interests. One Programmed Activity (PA) will be allocated for training/CPD per week. You will also be expected to help cover periods of leave and participate in the on-call rota (currently with nine others at StR or equivalent level). Full General Medical Council registration and full MRCP including PACES (or equivalent) are essential requirements. This role may be suitable for non-UK or non-EEA applicants wishing to apply for Home Office Tier 2 sponsorship.
Further information is available from Professor R Bilous (Sub Dean Tees Base Unit in Medicine/Consultant Physician), Dr N Swanson (Consultant Cardiologist/Undergraduate Lead for Cardiology), Dr M A de Belder (Consultant Cardiologist/Lead Clinician for Research and Development). The post is available for one year initially, renewable for a second year dependent upon satisfactory progress.
To apply for the above post please go to: www.jobs.nhs.uk Reference: 328-TF-Cardio-04. Closing date: 16th June 2012.