Cardiology Clinical Research Fellow ST3+


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12 months fixed term (extendable)
40 Hours per week
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
£30,605 - £48,123 (experience dependent)
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.


As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.


Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

1 x Cardiology Research Fellow ST3+ required to commence as soon as possible for a 12 month fixed term contract (extendable).

This is not an approved training position, however you will receive the following;
• Named educational supervisor

• Induction and bespoke new starter induction pack outlining internal training courses/opportunities available to doctors in these non-approved training positions
Individual training plan

• NHS e-portfolio (Division will fund but needs to be in contract that it will be recovered if leave before agreed end of contract)

• Appraisal at 6 months and individual access to e-appraisal system

• Support towards obtaining Alternative Certificate confirming achievement of competencies to aid those who want to access a recognised training position in the future.

The post is full time Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week (no fixed on-call commitment, although weekend on-call duties available on request and with negotiation). The post is time-tabled to include 50% of time working in Cardiology research and 50% of time undertaking clinical Cardiology duties at Registrar level (including cath lab, clinics, echo etc).

The cardiology department is highly active and has and is participating in many landmark national and international commercial and non-commercial studies, from phase 2 to post marketing. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHSFT has the second highest patient recruitment to cardiovascular studies in the NIHR North West Coast for 2016-17. We also undertake original funded research projects, some of which are adopted onto the NIHR portfolio, leading to potential first author publications.

Full MRCP is essential with at least 3 years clinical work in approved posts since qualification.
Previous experience in Cardiology is desirable.

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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

Dr Kenneth Wong MA, DM (Oxon), FRCP (UK), FHEA, FESC, FACC Consultant Cardiologist with special interest in Imaging and Heart Failure Cardiology Directorate Research Lead on 01253 957783 

If you have problems applying, contact

01253 957015