Yorkshire Heart Centre, Leeds

EP Fellow post

Application closing date: 20th February 2014

Start date: April 2014

Completion date: December 2015

Contact: Enquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Dr Muzahir Tayebjee, Department of Cardiology, Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3EX. Phone 0113 39 26619 or email muzahir.tayebjee@leedsth.nhs.uk

For further information and application: via NHS jobs website – http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/cgi-bin/vacdetails.cgi?selection=913293031

Applications are invited for the post of Trust Doctor (ST3+level/MN37) in Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Leeds General Infirmary. This post will commence in April 2014 and finish in December 2015. Closing date for applications is 20th February 2014.

It is suitable for trainees in Cardiology who want to pursue a two year research project in atrial fibrillation leading to an MD degree. A small part of the project work will be undertaken in the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Birmingham. It is expected that applicants will have a strong academic background (e.g. prizes in medical school), as well as commitment to research (peer reviewed publications, presentations at meetings) and an interest in clinical electrophysiology.

The post is part funded by industry sponsorship and a component of the post will involve supervision of an industry supported research project.
No formal on-call commitment is involved, but there will be a nominal service commitment as well as responsibility for overseeing some of the portfolio studies. The salary will be based on the Specialist Trainee scale and will be appropriate to the individual’s place on that scale.

Further Information

Overview

This is a new research post in cardiac electrophysiology. It is based in the Department of Cardiology at the Leeds General Infirmary. This is one of the largest invasive cardiology units in the country. The project will investigate aspects of the interventional treatment of atrial fibrillation and will potentially lead to the award of an MD degree. It is a registrar level post suitable for both junior and senior cardiology trainees. The post is funded partly through a Research Grant from St Jude Medical and will include a responsibility to oversee appropriate selected research projects. You will be expected to register for an MD degree.

The Centre

The post will be based at the Yorkshire Heart Centre. This is the largest tertiary cardiology unit in the UK. It serves a tertiary population of approximately 2.5 million across the West Yorkshire region. From a team of 23 full or part time Consultant Cardiologists, five Electrophysiologists offer a full invasive and non-invasive cardiac electrophysiology service including ablation of supraventricular arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, complex cardiac rhythm management device insertion and pacemaker and ICD lead extraction. CARTO and NavX 3-D mapping systems, cryoablation and circular ablation technologies are all available. Currently approximately 600 catheter ablation procedures and 120 ICD procedures are performed annually.

Medical Staff in Cardiac Electrophysiology

Dr AJ Hogarth             Consultant Cardiologist

Dr LN Graham             Consultant Cardiologist

Dr SP Page                    Consultant Cardiologist

Dr CB Pepper               Consultant Cardiologist

Dr MH Tayebjee        Consultant Cardiologist

The Post

The post is available full time and is funded for 2 years. Applications for part-time training will be welcome. The emphasis will be on fulfilling the objectives of the research study as well as in recruiting and following up clinical trial patients, and providing nominal clinical service support

Training and supervision will be offered in all aspects of invasive and non-invasive cardiac electrophysiology by the LGI EP consultants. Part of the analytical work will undertaken at the Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Birmingham (approximately 3 weeks)

Job Plan

This is a supernumerary clinical post with a major research component.  It is expected that the working sessions will be based on the following plan:

Research project : 7 sessions

Clinical trials : 1 Session

Clinical work : 2 sessions

On-Call

No routine on-call responsibility is included to maximise available research time. Opportunities to contribute to the CCU registrar on call rota will be available on a locum basis.

Salary

The post will be remunerated at the appropriate level of Cardiology ST training (ST3+ Level/MN37) depending on previous experience

Main conditions of service

This post is covered by the Hospital Medical and Dental Staff (England and Wales) Terms and Conditions of Service. These documents are available on the Medical Staffing Intranet site.

The post holder is required to be fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and hold a licence to practice.

General Training and Qualifications

Applicants must hold the Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom, or equivalent. Applicants must have good communication skills, enrolled in Good Clinical Practice training and have some experience in general cardiology.