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Consultant Physician - Cardiology


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Eastbourne District General Hospital
£76,761-£103,490 per annum
29/10/2017 23:59

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Rye and Uckfield and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes. 

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff. A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include: staff development, pension scheme, on-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, access to sports and social clubs, staff restaurants, on-site accommodation, staff gymnasiums, squash and tennis court plus heated outdoor swimming pool (Eastbourne only), staff lottery.

Please download the Recruitment Information Leaflet for guidance on making a successful application



Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Cardiology with an interest in intervention.

This post is a new appointment in East Sussex Healthcare Trust based at the Eastbourne Hospital with cross site working for a Consultant Cardiologist specialising in intervention. The substantive post will potentially have sessions to undertake structural intervention at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

The cross site department consists of eleven Consultant Cardiologists, eight specialising in intervention alone or with electrophysiology and devices, two in heart failure and imaging and one in EP/devices alone.

The Trust is active in all aspects of invasive cardiology. The cross site department undertakes approximately 800 intervention procedures including IVUS, FFR, Rotablation, in three intervention Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratories across both sites. In addition there is a pacing suite and all forms of device implantation (ICD, CRT-P and CRT-D). We also offer a full electrophysiology service including treatments for VT, AF, AT and basic ablation. Both sites are configured on a ‘cardiac village’ model with all aspects of the service co-located.
Cardiology at the Trust has a culture of innovation and there are well developed non-invasive cardiac investigation services on both sites. Comprehensive cardiovascular imaging services include transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography (including 3D TTE and TOE), pharmacological and exercise stress echocardiography with the capability for simultaneous cardiopulmonary exercise testing. There is a specific heart valve service including a physiologist led valve follow up program. The echo department at Eastbourne is BSE accredited. There is a well- established cardiac CT service on both sites performing over 800 cases per year, as well as an active nuclear cardiology service. Cardiac MRI is available locally

A primary infarct PCI service is offered across site for the patients of East Sussex. There are 200 primary presentations with STEMI and a PCI service with approximately 500 urgent PCI’s per annum.

An appropriately trained candidate will be offered structural sessions at the Sussex County Hospital in Brighton in addition to the requirement to provide a full intervention service to ESHT. The candidate will support general cardiology ward rounds covering the Coronary Care Units, and outpatient clinic support at both sites.

There is an active research programme across both sites with ten successful MD degrees achieved in the last 20 years. The cross site department runs one stop clinics for general cardiology and provides a variety of specialist clinics including a rapid access chest pain services, a rapid access heart failure service, complex hyperlipidemia clinics and rapid access arrhythmia clinics, the successful candidate will be expected to support these services.

The new appointee will be expected to aid and advance the provision of the comprehensive modern cardiology service now available to all the patients of East Sussex.

An interest in percutaneous management of structural heart disease would be advantageous to the applicant.

Applicant must have Full Registration with GMC

Included on the GMC Specialist Register at the time of interview or
to have obtained CCT within 6 months of interview date.

Date of Interview: Thursday 30th November

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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

Informal discussion and visits to the department are welcomed. Initially please contact Dr Nikhil Patel (Cardiovascular Unit Clinical Lead) on 01323 435777 ( or Ms Sandra Field General Manager Cardiovascular and Medicine Tel 01323 417400 ext 4783.
Alternatively contact Dr Neil Sulke or Dr David Walker via the hospital switchboard.

If you have problems applying, contact

01323 417400 ext 3110