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Locum Consultant Cardiologist

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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This post is for a substantive appointment of a Consultant Cardiologist with a special interest in Inherited Cardiac Conditions (ICC). The appointee will be expected to be proficient in the management of all ICC, with particular emphasis on heart muscle disease.

LHCH provides medical and surgical adult cardiothoracic services to the people of Merseyside, North Wales, Isle of Man, parts of Lancashire and Cheshire. This catchment area has a population of 2.8 million people. The Hospital provides a full range of invasive and non-invasive Diagnostic Cardiopulmonary facilities. There are five Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratories for Diagnostic Procedures, Angioplasty and Electrophysiological work, with three Labs used predominantly for the PCI service and two predominantly for EPS. We have a dedicated pacing theatre a further operating theatre used approximately 50% of the time for cardiac devices (the remaining sessions are for aneurysm surgery/aortic stenting/TAVI).

Main duties of the job

There has been a major increase in the ICC service in recent years and an increase in referrals from within the region and from further afield. There is a strong link with the Genetics service at Liverpool Womens hospital with a Consultant Geneticist present for ICC clinics and the ICC MDT. We also have the presence of genetic counsellors on site for 2 days/week. The heart muscle disease service has benefited from a true multi-disciplinary clinic once a month with imaging / EP / device / structural expertise. There are 3 specific heart muscle disease clinics per week in addition with the current dedicated ICC Cardiologist and 2 nurse specialists.

The appointee will be joining a team of 8 EP/device specialists, 2 dedicated ICC cardiologist, 2 ICC nurse specialists, 2 device/ heart failure cardiologists, 3 imaging specialists and the coronary intervention team.

About us

As the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the UK, we, at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, have a clear vision 'to be the best cardiothoracic integrated healthcare organisation'.

We provide specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine both in the hospital and out in the community.

We serve a catchment area of 2.8 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly we receive referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as aortics.

Our reputation for strong performance is important in delivering the best care for our patients and high quality clinical services. This is underpinned by a culture of research and innovation, delivered in modern estate and our encouragement of flexible working in a variety of forms.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

This post is for a substantive appointment of a Consultant Cardiologist with a special interest in Inherited Cardiac Conditions (ICC). The appointee will be expected to be proficient in the management of all ICC, with particular emphasis on heart muscle disease. The post holder will have multimodality imaging experience.

This is an exciting time to join a progressive and dynamic cardiology department with supportive colleagues, working together to improve the cardiac health of our diverse local population.

The appointee will be expected to join a 1 in 16 rota to cover on call ward rounds of all current inpatients on the CCU unit and single Cardiology ward. This includes a limited ward round of patients requiring review on Saturday and Sunday of the week on ward rounds.

Person Specification



  • MRCP (UK)
  • Entry on Specialist Register (or entry expected within 6 months).
  • ESC general cardiology certificate.


  • Postgraduate thesis
  • Multicentre ICC experience



  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for
  • gaining UK CCT in Cardiology
  • Experience of all aspects of ICC care and imaging
  • Extensive genetics knowledge
  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on a range of ICC problems, both emergency and elective.
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients.


  • ICC Fellowship
  • Multimodality imaging
  • experience in ICC
  • CCT in advanced imaging or other cardiology specialty that acts as an adjunct to ICC.

Management and Administrative Experience


  • Ability to contribute to the efficient and smooth running of a specialist service.
  • Ability to organise and manage out-patient priorities and
  • procedure waiting lists
  • Ability to manage and lead a cardiology team.


  • Ability to manage and lead a specialist unit, cardiology directorate and working parties as appropriate.
  • Experience of audit management.

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital


Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

Thomas Drive



L14 3PE

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