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Consultant in Adult Congenital Heart Disease


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Full Time - 10 PA
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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From £76,761 p.a excl. LZ (pro rata)
13/05/2018 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Cardiovascular Directorate

Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant in Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD)

From £76,761 p.a excl. LZ (pro rata)

Full Time – 10PAs


Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is made up of two of London’s best known teaching hospital. It employs over 12,500 staff with over 1 million patient contacts a year.

Applications are invited for a consultant cardiologist specialising in Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD). The successful applicant will join 25 consultant cardiologists including 6 ACHD Consultants. The ACHD team also includes dedicated clinical nurse specialists and physiologists. The substantive post covers all aspects of the inpatient and outpatient care of patients with congenital heart disease at Guys & St Thomas’ and replaces a current locum position.

The applicant should have a good clinical and academic background in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). Additional advanced imaging skills would also be encouraged. This is a full time post (10 PAs) and it is anticipated that the appointee will work closely with the six existing consultants to deliver the clinical service as a team.

In addition, 2 PAs of activity will be provided within the ACHD service at the Royal Brompton Hospital as part of the developing collaboration between the two ACHD services and proposed partnership between Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust (RBH) and King’s Health Partners (KHP).  KHP comprises Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts and King’s College London. 

The Cardiovascular Centre at St Thomas' Hospital is one of the largest in the UK, with facilities including a six-bedded Coronary Care Unit, a cardiology ward with special expertise in adult congenital heart disease, a suite of five Catheter laboratories, four Cardiac theatres, a state of the art hybrid theatre and two dedicated outpatient centres. There is excellent provision of the full range of non-invasive testing including cardiac MRI. 

You must be fully registered with the GMC and hold Licence to Practise and be on the Specialist Register, or within six months of attaining your CCT or equivalent at interview stage. 

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable adults and/or children (0-18 years) and therefore this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such, it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Criminal Records Bureau to check for any previous criminal convictions.

You may be required to work a shift pattern designed to provide cover for 24 hours a day or extended working day over a seven day week.  Your hours of work will be as detailed in your job plan and may be varied from time to time in accordance with the Consultant Contract Terms and Conditions.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

For further information and to apply online, please visit our website quoting reference number CON449.

Closing date: 13/05/2018, midnight

Interview date: 15/06/2018 [AAC date] 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Natali Chung ( at St Thomas’ Hospital on 0207 188 1090 and Prof M Gatzoulis ( at the Royal Brompton Hospital.

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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