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Clinical Fellow in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£55,329 a year +OOH
Closing date
4 May 2024

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We are inviting applications to fill a Clinical Fellow vacancy as a locum at The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in the Department of Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD).

This post will commence beginning of August 2024 and will be for 1 year.

This post is suitable for candidates who have completed IMT2 (or equivalent). Essential qualifications: MBBS or equivalent. Essential experience: Core Training in General Medicine or equivalent. The post would suit a candidate either with some Cardiology experience who wishes to gain specific experience in ACHD, or a candidate with little or no experience in Cardiology who is looking to pursue Cardiology as a career. Many previous fellows have successfully moved from this post to a formal Cardiology training scheme. This post carries no on call commitment.

Candidates must be fully registered with the General Medical Council and hold a license to practice by the intended start date.

For more details please contact Dr Helen Parry,

Main duties of the job

This post will include managing patients on the ward, attending outpatient clinics, post operative management of patients, discussions with relatives, co-ordination of MDTs and exposure to operating theatre and cath labs. Involvement in audit and research is encouraged.

About us

Leeds Childrens Hospital covers 27 medical and surgical specialties and is one of the largest specialist children's hospitals in the country. We have over 20 inpatient wards, employ over 800 nurses and last year held over 170,000 outpatient appointments and treated over 25,000 surgical patients both electively/non-electively.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is currently embarking on one of the largest and most high-profile investment, transformation and regeneration programmes in the city and the wider region. Its Building the Leeds Way Programme aims to transform healthcare for patients in Leeds and the wider region. The investment Programme include the construction of two new hospitals at the Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) site one for adults and the other a brand state of the art Childrens Hospital for Leeds and the surrounding region.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

There will be the opportunity for the applicant to maintain their skills with clinical exposure, including outpatient clinics, managing patients and discussion with relatives. Co-ordination of MDTs and exposure to operating theatres and cath labs. There will be involvement in performing audits and research.

The successful candidate will work alongside the Adult Congenital cardiologists and nurses within an ever-growing service.

Person Specification

Eligibility, Fitness to practice, and Language Skills


  • Be eligible for full registration with, and hold a current licence to practise from, the GMC at intended start date
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Advanced Life Support Certificate from the Resuscitation Council UK or equivalent (as required to complete Foundation competences) by intended start date
  • Is up to date and fit to practise safely and is aware of own training needs.
  • All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues demonstrated by one of the foll
  • Applicants have undertaken undergraduate medical training in English.
  • OR
  • Achieved the minimum score of 7 across all 4 of the following categories in the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in a single sitting
  • within 24 months at time of application Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. (An overall minimum score of 7.5)
  • OR
  • Achieved the minimum Grade B across all 4 of the following categories in the Occupational English Test (OET) in medicine in a single sitting within 24 months at time of application
  • Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. (You must provide your candidate number)
  • If applicants believe they have adequate communication skills, but do not have evidence in one of the above forms, they must provide alternative supporting evidence of language skills



  • 36 months experience after full GMC registration or equivalent, and evidence of achievement of foundation competences, in line with GMC standards / Good Medical Practice including:
  • make the care or your patient your first concern provide a good standard of practice and care
  • take prompt action if you think that patient safety, dignity or comfort is being compromised
  • protect and promote the health of patients and of the public
  • treat patients as individuals and respect their dignity
  • work in partnership with patients
  • work with colleagues in the ways that best serve patients interests
  • be honest and open and act with integrity
  • never discriminate unfairly against patients or colleagues
  • never abuse your patients trust in you or the publics trust in the profession.
  • Evidence of achievement of ST3 competencies in medicine or Surgery (as defined by the curricula relating to Core Medical training or Core Surgical Training)
  • Ability to provide complete details of employment history
  • Evidence that career progression is consistent with personal circumstances
  • Evidence that present achievement andperformance is commensurate with totality of their period of training


  • Experience in Cardiology or an interest in pursuing Cardiology as a career

Additional Requirements


  • Professional Integrity:
  • Demonstrates probity (displays honesty, integrity, aware of ethical dilemmas, respects confidentiality)
  • Capacity to take responsibility for own actions
  • Commitment to Speciality Learning and Personal Development
  • Shows initiative/drive/enthusiasm (self-starter, motivated, shows curiosity, initiative)
  • Demonstrable interest in, and understanding of, the specialty
  • Commitment to personal and professional development
  • Evidence of attendance at organised teaching and training programme(s)
  • Evidence of self-reflective practice

Clinical, Academic, and Personal Skills


  • Ability to apply sound clinical knowledge and judgement to problems
  • Ability to prioritise clinical need
  • Ability to maximise safety and minimise risk Recognition of, and ability to undertake the initial management of, an acutely ill patient
  • Demonstrates knowledge of evidence-informed practice
  • Shows initiative/drive/enthusiasm (self-starter, motivated, shows curiosity, initiative)
  • Demonstrable interest in, and understanding of, the specialty
  • Commitment to personal and professional development
  • Evidence of attendance at organised teaching and training programme(s)
  • Evidence of self-reflective practice
  • Demonstrates clarity in written/spoken communication & capacity to adapt language as appropriate to the situation


  • Research and audit skills:
  • Evidence of relevant academic and research achievements, e.g. degrees, prizes, awards, distinctions, publications, presentations, other achievements
  • Evidence of involvement in an audit project, a quality improvement project, formal research project or other activity which:
  • focuses on patient safety and clinical improvement
  • demonstrates an interest in and commitment to the specialty beyond the mandatory curriculum
  • Teaching:
  • Evidence of interest in, and experience of teaching
  • Evidence of feedback for teaching
  • Instructor status (or a recommendation for instructor status) in an advanced life support course (ALS, ATLS, EPLS, APLS) or equivalent course



  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Completed IMT2 or equivalent

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


Leeds General Infirmary

Great George Street



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