Leicester

Clinical Fellow in Cardiac Electrophysiology – Glenfield Heart Centre, Leicester

Supervisor: Dr A Ng (gan1@le.ac.uk)

 Overview

12-month post initially with the option of extension. Suitable for NTN holders at year 4 or above who wish to become electrophysiologists.

Applicants are expected to have a sound base of experience in device therapy for brady and tachycardia treatments. In addition basic experience in diagnostic electrophysiology is required and a clear interest and motivation to develop high-level electrophysiology and ablation skills/experience. Successful candidates will also be expected to undertake a research project during their fellowship.

The fellow will be expected to participate in a maximum of two out-patient clinics per week at Glenfield Hospital within the electrophysiology service.  He/she will be trained to perform basic and advanced pacing and ICD implantation.  Attendance at a minimum of two electrophysiology lists a week is anticipated where training will be given in diagnostic electrophysiology and radiofrequency ablation including conventional and 3D mapping techniques in simple and complex (AF and VT) ablations.

The Department of Cardiology at Glenfield Hospital provides a tertiary arrhythmia management service to a population of approximately 4.5M.  The electrophysiology service is one of the largest in the country.  Activities include diagnostic and interventional electrophysiology, pacemaker and ICD implantation. Within these services the unit performs approximately 700 electrophysiology procedures a year, including ablation of all complex arrhythmias and an active AF ablation (300 in 2010) programme, utilising both conventional and 3-dimensional mapping.  Approximately 900 bradyarrhythmia devices are implanted yearly and the unit has an active heart failure pacing programme.  Approximately 150+ new tachyarrhythmia devices are implanted yearly including dual and biventricular devices.  Additionally this unit provides a regional lead extraction service and a supraregional paediatric electrophysiology service to the Midlands and beyond.

Further information can be found on the HRUK website