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Consultant Cardiac Imaging

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
37.5 hours per week
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£77,913 - £105,042 per annum
11/03/2019 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology, Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

Cross-Sectional Cardiac Imaging (CMR/CTA)

(10 PAs + 2 negotiable)

An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated cross-sectional cardiac Imaging Consultant to join and expand the existing advanced cardiac imaging team at the largest NHS Foundation Trust in the country.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) was launched on 1st October 2017.   The new organisation brought together a group of nine hospitals plus community services, providing a once in a lifetime opportunity to deliver even better services for the people of Manchester, Trafford and beyond.  

Key Figures: The Trust employs over 20000 Staff, has 2500 beds and an annual turnover of almost £1.6 billion. Our staff attend more than 1,725000 outpatients per year, deliver over 13000 babies and carry out in excess of 189000 operations per year and see in excess of 405000 patients in our A&E departments.  The Trust is the largest provider for undergraduate training and the R&D department is the largest in the North West.   

The Alliance-MFT cross-sectional cardiac Imaging unit was established in 2008 and is housed in a purpose built 2 storey unit within the North West Heart Centre on Wythenshawe Campus (previously University Hospital of South Manchester).    The unit is one of very few dedicated cross-sectional cardiac Imaging units in the country and houses 2 CMR scanners (1.5T and 3T) and 1 cardiac CT scanner.    Additionally, the unit is equipped with a modern RIS/PACS system and reporting facilities including multi-modality post processing and research software packages (7 CVI 42, 3 VES and Q-Mass licences).   The unit also benefits from a multimedia conferencing and training room, a small-scale lab and bio-banking facility and a dedicated research database (REDCap run on an in-house server).

A BHF-supported dedicated CMR research scanner will be installed in 2019.   Cardiac SPECT and cardiac PET/CT services are provided at Oxford Road Campus where there is also access to a cardiac enabled PET/MR scanner facility as well as dedicated (REDCap based) database facilities linked to the in-house network.

Applicants should hold (or be within 6-month of) a CCST in Cardiology (or equivalent) and relevant sub-specialisation in the field of cross-sectional imaging should be evident from their training records, higher degree activities, previous employment and CV, including competency certification from the relevant professional bodies.

The new appointee will be a member of the Heart & Lung Division and the post is based at the new North West Cardiac Imaging Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester yet cross-site working is encouraged and envisaged long-term.

General:   As a Consultant the appointee will have full responsibilities for cardiology patients under his/her care within the context of a multidisciplinary team structure.   As such the appointee will share clinical responsibilities with colleagues in running the clinical work of the department and take part in the joint on call rota of the department (currently 1 in 13). The appointee will effectively share the clinical responsibilities of running the cross sectional imaging unit (i.e. scan vetting, coding, supervision, reporting etc) with the 2 existing Wythenshawe based cross-sectional imaging Consultants Dr Schmitt (CT and Cross Sectional Imaging Lead 9PAs) and Dr Gaetano Nucifora (CMR lead 12 PAs).   The unit’s activity is also supported by a Consultant Radiologist (Dr Melanie Greaves), several visiting Consultants (Drs Abidin, Irvine, Freeman) and Academic Staff (Dr Chris Miller), and clinical and research Fellows.

Specifics:   The post-holder is expected to contribute significantly to the workload of both cross sectional imaging modalities (CMR & CT) and is encouraged to develop a lead position of joint choosing (eg structural heart disease, clinical standards & audit lead etc) commensurate to the units and Trust needs.

The expectation is that the future Job-holder is fully committed to support and/or developing a translational research portfolio that complements and enhances the current clinical and academic endeavours.

Day to day duties include vetting and coding scan requests, running and supervising scanning sessions, reporting CT/CMR scans and supervising and training Fellows and Junior Doctors, colleagues, technologists and specialist Nursing staff.   Furthermore, the Jobholder is expected to participate in the Surgical/cardiology and subspecialty (eg structural HD) MDTs as well as attend and contribute to the departmental 2-weekly discrepancy/2nd opinion meeting.

Interviews will be on 4th April 2019

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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

Dr Matthias Schmitt (0161 291 4076), CSI lead and/or Sanjay Sastry, Clinical Director (0161 291 2747)

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 291 4053