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Consultant in Cardiology and Imaging

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week
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Castle Hill Hospital
£88,364 - £119,133 per annum
11/10/2022 23:59

Job overview

Cardiology across the Humber – Hull University Teaching Hospitals as the tertiary centre and NLAG NHS Trust as the DGH’s is undergoing transformation. This brings exciting opportunity to join 29 cardiologists in one of the largest and most progressive cardiology units in the NHS. The work / life balance in this part of the world is incomparable, with opportunities for career development, teaching, research, service development and being part of a forward-looking cardiology service.

Imaging services include CT, PET-CT, cardiac MRI, nuclear cardiology and 3D, contrast, and stress echo. Castle Hill has opened an on-site cyclotron allowing a huge expansion of the PET-CT service and exciting research opportunities.

Consultants will be employed by Hull University Teaching Hospitals – working across the region. There are close links with Hull York Medical School (HYMS) and Hull is its own training deanery for cardiology – training 15 specialist registrars in cardiology. Academic time can be made available to aspirant academics.

Main duties of the job


1 or 2 clinics per week, alternate weeks between Castle Hill and NLAG.

Admin and SPA

All admin and SPA time can be done wherever is convenient – much SPA activity has moved ‘on-line’, although we are hoping to move back towards our Friday p.m. face to face departmental CME meeting in due course.

In-patient / ward work

Castle Hill (46 beds on two wards), Hull Royal (16 beds), and Grimsby (up to 26 beds). Each week there are 3 consultants of the week, with middle grades, juniors and ACP’s. A typical working year of 52 weeks will have 2 weeks covering Castle Hill, 2 weeks covering Hull Royal Ward 39, and 3 weeks covering as consultant of the week in Grimsby.

The employment contract will be held with Hull University Teaching Hospitals, which is where the ‘base hospital’ will also be. Clinical time will be split approximately 60%/40% across the two organisations – dependent on subspecialty expertise and will be relatively seamless for the appointees.

Working for our organisation

HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately £500 million. The Trust employs around 11,000  staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area.

The Trust’s secondary care service portfolio is comprehensive, covering the major medical and surgical specialties, routine and specialist diagnostic services and other clinical support services. These services are provided primarily to a catchment population of approximately 600,000 in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area.

HUTH provides specialist and tertiary services to a population of 1.25 million extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively. 

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust strongly encourages new starters to have the Covid-19 vaccine. However, it is not a mandatory requirement to work for us.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The attached job description is generic but allows a lot of flexibility in the design and job planning of the post-holders job. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss the details of the role with interested applicants.

To be integral to the team of cardiac imagers for a region of 1.4 million people. Imaging consultants will spend the large proportion of their time at the tertiary centre in Hull where both CT, PET-CT,  and MRI are based. The CT service will be expanding across the region and will likely involve some reporting sessions across the region. Echo, complex echo, and TOE (dependent on the imaging expertise of the post holder) is also undertaken across the region – so individual job plans will depend on and be shaped around the imaging modalities of the post holder. Nuclear cardiology is undertaken at Hull and Grimsby. There are 3 MDT’s per week for valve, coronary, and EP that variously the imaging team are involved with.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Full GMC registration with a licence to practice
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • Name on the specialist register in Cardiology or eligible within 6 months of the date of the interview.
Desirable criteria
  • Higher degree (MD, PhD or equivalent).

Clinical Experience

Essential criteria
  • Clinical training and experience in cardiology equivalent to that required for UK CCT.
Desirable criteria
  • Previous work in the NHS.

Sub-Specialty Experience

Essential criteria
  • Trained in heart failure as a sub-specialty
  • Evidence of competence in complex devices implantation OR Evidence of competence in one of cardiac MRI/Cardiac CT/Advanced echo
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of experience of training in advanced heart failure/cardiac transplantation


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of ability to work with management and previous experience of management groups.
Desirable criteria
  • Awareness of current issues in NHS.
  • Management training.

Clinical Governance & Audit

Essential criteria
  • Committed to and understands the principles of clinical governance.
  • Experience of performing clinical audit.
  • Understands the principles outlined in the GMC document Good Medical Practice.
  • Understands the requirements of Medical Appraisal and Revalidation.
Desirable criteria
  • Active involvement in a clinical governance programme.
  • Completion and publication of a substantive audit project or service improvement project.


Essential criteria
  • Experience of teaching medical students and junior doctors.
Desirable criteria
  • To have the ability and willingness to teach at all levels and to all groups of staff.


Essential criteria
  • Ability to critically assess published research and incorporate it into clinical practice where appropriate.
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of research and publications in peer-reviewed cardiology journals.

Continuous Professional Development

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of participation in CME/CPD in the last 12 months.

Personal Skills

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of ability to communicate, organise and lead.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Simon Thackray
Job title
Associate Medical Director
Email address
Telephone number
01482 875875
Additional information

Professor Andrew Clark, Consultant Cardiologist (heart failure)

01482 622044

Dr Renjith Antony, Consultant Cardiologist (heart failure and devices)

01482 622044  

Dr Matthew Balerdi, Consultant Imaging Cardiologist & Clinical Lead for Cardiology

01482 623081