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    The James Cook University Hospital
   Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW

             The Friarage Hospital
  Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 1JG
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Post Information                                                            3

South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust                                              3

Divisions and Directorates                                                  4

Corporate Directorates                                                      4

University Hospital Status                                                  5

The James Cook University Hospital                                          5

The Friarage Hospital                                                       6

Education, Teaching and Research                                            6

Junior Doctors‟ Hours and Implementation of the Calman Recommendations      7

Other Facilities                                                            7

The Locality                                                                8

Local Amenities                                                             8
        Leisure/Recreation                                                 8
        Housing                                                            8
        Education                                                          8
        Transport                                                          9

The Specialty                                                               10

             Directorates
             The Department and Staff
             Clinical
             Teaching
             Audit
             CPD
             Appraisal
             Managerial Duties
             Hospital Infection Control
             Job Plan
             Proposed Timetable

Main Conditions of Service                                                  12

             Travel and Subsistence
             Rehabilitation of Offenders
             Equal Opportunities

Enquiries and Visits                                                        13
Applications                                                                13

Person Specification                                                        14

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                              CONSULTANT …………………..

                       SOUTH TEES HOSPITALS NHS TRUST


This is a new post to join a team of 10 cardiologists (two specialist electrophysiologists)
based at The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough. It is advertised on a whole
time or part time basis, although any candidate who is unable to work full time will be eligible
to apply and, if appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed in consultation
with consultant colleagues and the Medical Director.


South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust provides health care from two main sites – The James
Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.

The organisational structure comprises of the Trust Board with the Chief Executive, Trust
Chair, Corporate Directors and Non-executive Directors with a Management Group made up
of the Chief Executive, Corporate Directors and Chiefs of clinical divisions which are
Medicine, Surgery, Women and Children, Trauma, Cardiothoracic, Neurosciences,
Anaesthesia and Theatres, Radiology and Pathology. There is a separate Academic
Division with its own Chief of Service and a Division of Clinical Support Services.

The Trust is the Cancer Centre within the Teesside, South Durham and North Yorkshire
Cancer Care Alliance. The Regional Spinal Injuries Unit provides a comprehensive spinal
cord injury service for the North of England (population 3.4 million).

It also covers a range of highly specialist tertiary services extending to 1.5 million people in
Teesside and parts of Cumbria, Durham and North Yorkshire with leading expertise in heart
disease, cancer, trauma, neurosciences, renal services and spinal injuries.

The Trust‟s core business is to provide secondary healthcare to:

   Around 270,000 people living in Middlesbrough and the local area of Redcar and
   122,000 people in an area stretching from the North Yorkshire Moors to the central
    Pennines, the borders of York district in the south and the borders of Darlington in the

In 2004/05 the Trust‟s budget was £329m and it employed almost 7,000 full and part time

Hospital at Night

The Trust has developed an at night wireless communication system between ward and
medical staff via a night co-ordinator. This allows on-call clinicians receiving ward requests
for help to prioritise calls, using supplied clinical observations, through a PDA, gives access
to protocols on patient management and also allows data collection on patient and ward
activity and response times to seeing patients and completing tasks. This system has been

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awarded the prestigious HSJ Award for e-technology and has been short-listed for a BT
In January 2006 the Trust achieved Practice Plus status for work on Improving Working
Lives. This is an important recognition for commitment to good working practices and, as
equally important, how staff find working in the Trust.

                DIVISIONS                      DIRECTORATES
ACADEMIC                              Postgraduate
ANAESTHESIA AND THEATRES              Elective
CARDIOTHORACICS                       Cardiac Surgery
MEDICINE                              Acute Medicine
                                      Elderly Care
                                      Critical Care
                                      Clinical Infection Directorate
NEUROSCIENCES                         Neurology/Neurophysiology/
PATHOLOGY                             Cellular Pathology
RADIOLOGY                             Single Directorate Division
SURGERY                               Ophthalmology
                                      General/Vascular Surgery
TRAUMA                                Elective Orthopaedic Surgery
                                      Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery
                                      Spinal Services
                                      Plastic Surgery
                                      Maxillofacial Surgery
WOMEN AND CHLIDREN                    Maternity and Neonates

                            CORPORATE DIRECTORATES
Chief Executive‟s Office                    Human Resources
Finance                                     Information
Healthcare Governance (includes Nursing)    Operational Services
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There are strong links with the Universities of Newcastle and Durham. The southern
campus for the University of Newcastle and Durham Medical Schools pre-clinical teaching
programme is now located locally in a purpose built campus at Stockton-on-Tees. From
2002 onwards the trust has been a university hospital, teaching and training both pre-clinical
and clinical medical undergraduates on site. The trust has developed its teaching centre and
is attracting substantial extra resources to provide teaching and research facilities. A new
clinical sciences research facility has recently been constructed on The James Cook
Hospital site.

There are now 15 clinical professorial posts across the trust with honorary chairs at the
Universities of Durham and Teesside. There is one established Chair in Clinical Medicine at
the University of Newcastle or Durham. Consultants interested, or able to purse an active
research programme, are also eligible for honorary appointment at any of its partner
universities. It is expected many consultants will soon achieve clinical lecturer status in the
University of Durham in recognition of their input into undergraduate medical education.


One of Europe‟s most modern hospitals, The James Cook University site is the largest of its
type and has a wide range of specialities. This hospital was opened in October 2003 and has a
capacity of 1,007 beds. Based on the original site of South Cleveland Hospital, all acute and
elective medical and surgical specialties are accommodated. Tertiary services, in addition to
cardiology and cardiac surgery, include renal medicine/haemodialysis, neurosurgery, vascular
surgery and the regional spinal injuries unit.

This site contains a modern central operating suite containing 19 well-equipped theatres,
with two recovery areas. This is immediately adjacent to an Adult Surgical Day Unit
containing a further three theatres and also to the Paediatric Day Unit. The 16 bedded
general ICU is across the corridor. Two additional theatres for gynaecology and obstetrics
are in the Central Delivery Suite and two more in the Ophthalmology Day Unit.

The Accident and Emergency Department on this site is the designated Regional Trauma
Centre for Teesside, South Durham and North Yorkshire. The hospital has a 24-hour Acute
Admissions Unit.

There is a 21 room imaging department equipped with a full range of mainly digital
modalities, a trust-wide PACS system and a purpose built 6 bed Radiology Day Unit. A
Medical Physics Department is also on this site together with isotope imaging.

The central clinical laboratory provides a comprehensive pathology service with electronic
links to wards and departments. Electronic requesting is being piloted.

There is a purpose-built Endoscopy centre.

The hospital has a comprehensive tertiary level fertility service which is also under the remit
of the Gynaecological Cancer Centre, the Cancer Care Alliance of Teesside, South Durham
and North Yorkshire.

The hospital caters for just less than 4000 deliveries in purpose built delivery and low
dependency suites. The birth rate is increasing. Fetal medicine and high dependency
delivery referrals are accepted.

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There is a regional tertiary neonatal intensive care unit with 9 intensive cots, which accepts
both local and regional admissions. It supports a neonatal transport service and has a strong
academic record. Any babies born at the Friarage hospital (c1100 deliveries per year)
requiring intensive care are transferred to this unit.

There is an established Academic Centre embracing postgraduate medical education, Nurse
Training School, the School of Radiography and library facilities. It encompasses two large
lecture theatres with the latest audio-visual aids and a considerable number of classrooms and
seminar rooms, including ward facilities for teaching and examining. There is a new library with
comprehensive IT suite.

A dedicated undergraduate teaching centre has been commissioned recently and there are
plans to have a dedicated simulation-training centre on site in the near future.


The Friarage Hospital at Northallerton, situated approximately 23 miles from The James Cook
site, merged with South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust in April 2002. It provides a wide range of
secondary services to its local population and is well known for its friendly atmosphere.

A fully equipped district general hospital with 314 beds, it provides a 24-hour accident &
emergency service and offers inpatient and outpatient facilities in general surgery including
colorectal, breast (including screening) and urology services, orthopaedics and trauma.
Medical specialties include acute medicine, diabetes and endocrinology, rheumatology,
gastroenterology, respiratory and rehabilitation medicine. Inpatient and outpatient
obstetrics/gynaecology, paediatrics and adult psychiatry services are on site

Cardiology, encompassing CCU and cardiography, functions as a self-contained unit but is part
of the cardiology directorate. There are two cardiologists in post. Increasing integration of the
cardiology services across the two sites is planned.

The hospital is furnished with a well-equipped medical library with facilities for electronic
searching of medical databases and access to the Internet. A full programme of
postgraduate educational meetings is held on this site.

Support services on this site include haematology, chemical pathology, histopathology,
microbiology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy.
Patients requiring cardiothoracic or neurosurgical services, nuclear medicine or MRI
scanning are referred to other hospitals including The James Cook University Hospital and
Leeds General Infirmary (45 miles).

An accredited major trauma receiving hospital, it contributes to UK Trauma, Audit &
Research Network (UK TARN). It occupies a leading UK position in its survival rates from
blunt trauma as evidenced from UK TARN.

The Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit (MDHU) has been based at the Friarage since July
1999 with contribution of military doctors, nurses and other staff who are integrated into the
hospital‟s services.


The modern Academic Centre at The James Cook University Hospital is housed within two
linked buildings. They contain two large lecture theatres, which have audio-visual links.
There are many seminar rooms of varying sizes, which are used for teaching,
demonstrations, lectures and conferences. There is a new library which is well equipped

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with most of the general and specialist journals relevant to the Trust‟s clinical activity. There
is a large IT suite of over 40 stations within the library complex.

The Academic Centre also houses the Clinical Trials Unit which has recently been extended
with links to the unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. Clinicians who are
interested in developing a clinical trials programme are encouraged to contact the Research
& Development Department.

There are close links with the College of Health at Teesside University for the training of
nurses and midwives, radiographers and physiotherapists.

There is an active postgraduate district and divisional curriculum on site based in the
postgraduate education centre under the direction of a university clinical tutor. There is an up-
to-date medical library within this centre. Consultants are expected to undertake activities
suitable for continuing medical education in accordance with Royal Colleges.

As part of the national expansion of medical student numbers, the Universities of Newcastle
and Durham have formed a partnership increasing the undergraduate intake to 340 students
as from September 2002. The first two years of the curriculum are being taught at the
Queen‟s Campus of the University of Durham in Stockton as well as the Medical School in
Newcastle. Currently it is planned that 102 students will be based in Stockton and 245 in
Newcastle including 25 in the accelerated programme. At the end of year 2 the entire
cohort of students will be divided up for their third year between base units of acute and
community trusts and PCTs around the Northern Region. South Tees has been designated
the lead trust for the Teesside Unit which currently comprises Bishop Auckland and
Darlington, North Tees and Hartlepool, as well as South Tees and the corresponding
community trusts of Tees and North East Yorkshire and South Durham and the associated

In order to accommodate these medical students, a new purpose-built clinical Academic
Centre, including a teaching unit, has recently been completed at The James Cook
University Hospital. There are active plans to further develop both teaching and research
within cardiology, with the potential for a senior lecturer or chair in cardiology being created
in the future.

Research is actively encouraged and the several departments are developing an active
programme. Academic links with Newcastle, Durham and Teesside University departments are
being established and joint research encouraged.


The region and trust are committed to these nationally agreed initiatives. Consultant staff are
expected to contribute to the education supervision, appraisal and assessment of junior medical


The James Cook University Hospital has an on site family friendly crèche open from 0730
until 1800hrs.

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Teesside is surrounded by the delightful countryside of the North Yorkshire Moors National
Park, the North East Coastal beaches and the attractive countryside in South and West
Durham, and North Yorkshire, with their excellent rural pursuits. It also provides one of the
largest petrochemical complexes in Europe and is also a major site of Corus (previously
British Steel).

Northallerton, one of England‟s best-loved country towns is on the doorstep of the Yorkshire



There are major shopping centres at Teesside Park (Stockton), Middlesbrough and
Darlington. Newcastle and Gateshead Metro Centre are within reach, as are the historical
Cities of York and Durham. Hartlepool Marina and Hartlepool Historic Quay and Maritime
Museum are part of a multi-million pound development also only a short distance away. The
historic spa town of Harrogate is within easy reach of Northallerton.

There are excellent facilities in the area for most sports, including golf, swimming, squash,
rugby, cricket and tennis. There is an excellent indoor tennis centre (David Lloyd) close to
the Durham University campus in Teesdale (4 miles from the James Cook University
Hospital) and there are excellent golf courses at Wynyard and Romanby near Northallerton
with driving range facility. The Tees Barrage has allowed the creation of simulated white
water canoeing and rafting centre in Teesdale that attracts canoeing enthusiasts from all
over the UK.

There is easy access to the coast, the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, the Pennines
and Dales. There is an extensive range of recreational and cultural facilities in the
immediate vicinity. The Cleveland hills offer opportunities for a variety of outdoor pursuits,
including rambling, gliding and hang-gliding. There is active support for the arts in the
region, both at professional and amateur level, with a wide range of cultural events and
activities available. These include theatre, ballet, opera and all types of music, as well as a
variety of museums.

There are multi-screen cinemas in Middlesbrough, Teesside Park (Stockton) and Hartlepool
Marina with bowling facilities at Teesside Park. Middlesbrough, Stockton, Yarm, Stokesley,
Great Ayton and Northallerton have a wide range of family friendly eateries. The majority of
small towns and villages surrounding Middlesbrough and Northallerton have excellent
restaurants offering a variety of different cuisine.

The enthusiastic spectator can follow all football, rugby and cricket. Middlesbrough Football
Club has a superb new ground on the developing Middlehaven site, close to the banks of the
river Tees (Riverside Stadium) regularly featuring Premiership football.


There is a choice of housing in comfortable residential areas in the many pleasant rural and
urban areas in the surrounding countryside and within easy reach of the trust. Stokesley,
Great Ayton, Eaglescliffe, Yarm and the villages surrounding Northallerton offer a range of
quality houses at sensible prices. A range of executive houses is available, including
exclusive developments at Wynyard, Nunthorpe and surrounding villages. Marske and

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Saltburn offer the opportunity to live by the sea and there are many beautiful village locations
at the edge of the Dales National Park area accessible from Northallerton.


There is a complete range of educational facilities ranging from nursery to higher education,
with Universities at Teesside, Durham, Sunderland and Newcastle, offering a wide choice of
degree courses. The local secondary schools are comprehensive and many in Nunthorpe,
Stokesley, Yarm, Eaglescliffe and Northallerton enjoy an excellent national reputation with
high positions in the league tables. There are also excellent local private schools in Yarm
and Eaglescliffe as well as a number of first class preparatory and public schools in the area.


Road links are excellent in all directions allowing quick and easy commuting. Due to the
good road system and ease of travel, many consultants live outside the „traditional‟ 10 miles

Road: The A19 links to the A1 (M) and the A66 links Teesside to the beautiful Lake District
      and Cumbria. Travel time to the Lake District is just 1.5 hours by car. Whitby and
      York are just 1 hour away

Rail:     Darlington and Northallerton railway stations are only a short driving distance away,
          from which London is 2.5 hours away and Edinburgh 2 hours.

Air:      Durham and Tees Valley International Airport is also about twenty minutes from
          Middlesbrough and has frequent services to London, Amsterdam, Dublin and a large
          number of holiday destinations both in the UK (eg Newquay – bmibaby) and abroad.

          Newcastle and Leeds/Bradford International Airports are within easy driving distance.

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                 CONSULTANT                             SPECIAL INTERESTS
CARDIOLOGIST                                   ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY and DEVICES

The electrophysiology programme at The James Cook University Hospital commenced
in 1998 and is seeing a rapid growth in referrals and procedures. The programme is
supported by a team of specialist nurse practitioners and physiologists, forming a
cardiac rhythm management team, undertaking pre- and post-procedure assessment,
clinic support and counselling. Electrophysiology procedures take place in a dedicated
Philips biplane catheter laboratory, which has both an EnSite NavX and LocaLisa
mapping systems installed. There is an expanding programme of ablation (including
atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia). In 2005-6, the following procedures were
performed: new pacemaker implants 374; pacemaker box changes 169; EPS/ablation
252; ICD implants 46; ICD box changes 25; CRT 28. The successful applicant will work
closely with Dr Linker and Dr Murray in providing a full range of diagnostic and
therapeutic electrophysiology procedures, pacemaker and ICD implantation and
Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy.
The successful applicant will join the existing team of ten Cardiologists at The James
Cook University Hospital (JCUH) and two cardiologists at the Friarage Hospital,
Northallerton (FHN) - Dr Adrian Davies (General Cardiology and Heart Failure), Dr Jim
Hall (Coronary Intervention), Dr Mark de Belder (Coronary Intervention), Dr Michael
Stewart (General Cardiology and Imaging), Dr Nick Linker (Electrophysiology), Dr Rob
Wright (Coronary Intervention), Dr Andrew Sutton (Coronary Intervention), Dr Douglas
Muir (Coronary Intervention, Dr Steve Murray (Electrophysiology), Dr Upendra
Somasundram (General Cardiology), Dr Richard Graham (General Cardiology and
Imaging) and Dr Jeet Thambyrajah (General Cardiology and Imaging) - in providing a
comprehensive adult cardiothoracic service to the population of Teesside, Durham and
parts of Cumbria and North Yorkshire (population 1.5 million). The successful applicant
with share general cardiology duties with his/her colleagues.

There is an active Postgraduate district and divisional curriculum on site based at the
Postgraduate Education Centre under the direction of District Tutor Prof Ben Corbett –
General Surgery. There is an up-to-date medical library within this centre. The
consultant will be expected to undertake activities suitable for continuing medical
education in accordance with Royal College of Physicians guidelines. Funded leave
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for continuing professional development will be provided by Trust for suitable courses
or meetings.
Training of junior medical staff in all aspects of cardiology and medical aspects of
cardiac surgery is required.
Research is actively encouraged and the Department of Cardiology is developing an
active programme. Academic links with Newcastle, Durham and Teesside University
departments are being established and joint research encouraged.
 As part of the national expansion of medical student numbers the Universities of
 Newcastle and Durham have formed a partnership increasing the undergraduate
 intake to 340 students as from September 2002. The first 2 years of the curriculum
 are being taught at the Queen‟s Campus of the University of Durham in Stockton as
 well as the Medical School in Newcastle. Currently it is planned that 95 students will
 be based in Stockton and 220 in Newcastle. At the end of year 2 the entire cohort of
 students will be divided up for their 3rd year between Base Units of Acute and
 Community Trusts and PCTs around the Northern Region. South Tees has been
 designated the lead Trust for the Teesside Unit which currently comprises Bishop
 Auckland and Darlington, North Tees and Hartlepool, as well as South Tees and the
 corresponding Community Trusts of Tees and North Yorkshire and South Durham
 and the associated PCTs.
 In order to accommodate these students, a new purpose-built Clinical Academic
 Centre, including a Teaching Unit, has recently been completed at The James Cook
 University Hospital. There are active plans to further develop both teaching and
 research within Cardiology, with the potential for a Senior Lecturer or Chair in
 Cardiology being created in the future.

The Cardiothoracic Division has access to a skilled and motivated audit team and
there are regular audit presentations, as well as a Divisional Annual Audit Day.
Quarterly Audit Reports are published. Outcomes and complications of therapy are
regularly audited and device implantation data are collected for the purposes of
satisfying national audit guidelines.


The successful candidate will be expected to take advantage of continuing professional
development. The Medical Director holds the budget centrally and all reasonable requests
for study leave have been honoured to date and funded within the allowances contained with
the Medical and Dental Whitley Council and its successors.


Annual appraisals are mandatory for all Consultants and are carried out by the Clinical
Director. Appropriate time and assistance will be provided for preparation.

Managerial Duties

Regular weekly attendance at the directorate and divisional meetings.

Hospital Infection Control

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The Trust regards control of healthcare-associated infections as a high priority. The
appointed Consultant will be expected to promote high standards of infection control practise
among the junior doctors he/she supervises.

Job Plan

A formal job plan will be agreed between the appointee and their Clinical Director on behalf
of the Medical Director three months after the commencement date of the appointment.

The job plan will then be reviewed annually. It will cover all aspects of a consultant‟s
professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research, education and managerial
responsibilities. It should provide a clear schedule of commitments, both internal and
external. In addition, it should include personal objectives, including details of their link to
wider service objectives and details of the support required by the consultant to fulfil the job
plan and the objectives.

Proposed Timetable

DAY                         AM                              PM
Monday                      EP list 1 CPA                   EP list 1 CPA
                                                            Ward round 0.25 CPA
Tuesday                     Ward round 0.5 CPA              Clinic
                            Clinical Admin 0.25 CPA         1 CPA
Wednesday                   Clinical Admin                  Gen Admin 0.5 SPA
                            1 CPA                           Clinical Admin 0.25 CPA
Thursday                    Ward round 0.5 CPA              Pace/EP list
                            Clinical Admin 0.25 CPA         1 CPA
Friday                      Academic Meeting                Flexible SPA
                            1 SPA                           1SPA

Sat CCU ward round 1/7
Sun CCU ward round 1/7                          0.5 CPA
General cardiology on-call 1/12

Direct clinical care 7.5 programmed activities (CPA)
Supporting professional activities 2.5 (SPA)
This timetable is indicative only. A formal job plan will be agreed by the successful
applicant, the Director of Cardiology and/or the Chief of Service, on behalf of the
Medical Director. However, it is likely that up to 2 additional clinical PA(s) for
prospective cover and/or additional catheter laboratory based activity may be available,
subject to agreement.

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The terms and conditions are identical to the new Consultant Terms and Conditions of
Service of Hospital Medical and Dental Staff (England and Wales) and General Whitley
Council Conditions of Service, as amended from time to time.

1         Any Consultant who is unable to work full time for personal reasons will be eligible to
          be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modifications of the job
          content will be discussed on a personal basis in consultation with consultant
          colleagues and the Medical Director.

2.        The successful applicant will normally be required to reside within the „traditional‟ ten
          miles of their base hospital although reasonable requests to extend this are usually
          agreed by the Medical Director.

3.        The appointee will be subject to a medical examination.

4.        The current salary applicable to the post will be in line with the new Consultant

5.        Relocation expenses will be offered and are negotiated on an individual basis with
          the successful applicant.

6.        Secretarial assistance and office accommodation will be made available.

Travel and Subsistence

Travel and subsistence will be reimbursed for preliminary visits only to those candidates
selected for interview. Reimbursement is restricted to two such visits, whether they are
made before or after the constitution of a shortlist. In the case of candidates travelling from
abroad, travelling expenses are normally payable from the point of entry into the United

Rehabilitation of Offenders*

Because of the nature of this work, the post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4(2) of
the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (exemptions) Order 1975. You are therefore not
entitled to withhold information about convictions, which for other purposes are “spent” under
the provisions of the Act, and any failure to disclose such convictions could result in
disciplinary action by the Authority. Any information given will be kept in strict confidence,
and used only in relation to the position to which the order applies.

Equal Opportunities**

The Trust is committed to the promotion of equal opportunities, both as an employer and in
the services provided. All employees of the South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust and all
applicants for employment will have equality of opportunity for employment and
advancement on the basis of their ability, qualifications and fitness for work. The Trust is
committed not only to the letter of the law but also the promotion of equality of opportunity in
all fields.

*Rehabilitation of Offenders Monitoring Form will be posted to successfully shortlisted candidates
prior to interview.
**The Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form A should be completed on-line as part of the application.

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Applicants or prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the department and to meet
prospective colleagues. Arrangements for visiting can be made by contacting

Dr NJ Linker,              Dr S Murray,                        Dr AGC Sutton,
Consultant    Cardiologist Consultant Cardiologist             Consultant
and Electrophysiologist    and Electrophysiologist             Cardiologist/Clinical

Telephone 01642 282412             Telephone 01642 28214       Telephone 01642 282685


Applications should be submitted online via NHS Careers website –

Any queries regarding application submission or interview please contact:

Miss Helen Newman, Personal Secretary to the Medical Director, The James Cook
University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW.

Telephone 01642 835516

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                                       PERSON SPECIFICATION


   REQUIREMENTS                               ESSENTIAL                              DESIRABLE
                                   Requirements necessary for safe          Where available, elements that
                                   effective performance in the job         contribute to improved, immediate
                                                                            performance in the job
Qualifications and                    MRCP or equivalent                    Training in appraisal
Training                              Full registration with GMC               techniques
                                      Inclusion on the GMC Specialist       Higher degree
                                       Register or within six months of
                                       expected date of CCT
Clinical Specialty Skills             Fully trained in all aspects of      
                                       electrophysiology and device

Skills, knowledge and                 Evidence of working in a multi-         Management training
aptitude                               disciplinary team                       IT skills
(e.g. communication or                Ability to organise and prioritise      Teaching skills
organisations skills, proven           complex demands
work record)                          Evidence of teaching and
                                       training skills for junior doctors
                                      Effective communication skills
Experience                            Relevant experience in any              Success in obtaining funding
                                       declared specialist interest             for research
                                       pertinent to the post                   Evidence of research or
                                      Evidence of clinical audit               innovative service
Personal Skills                       Commitment to good team
                                       working and relationships
                                      Commitment to training and
                                       continuing medical education
                                      Good leadership skills
                                      Enthusiasm and ability to work
                                       under pressure
                                      Supportive and tolerant
                                      Caring attitude to patients
Special Requirements                  Will normally be required to live
                                       within 10 miles of main base
                                      Flexibility to respond to
                                       changing service needs
                                      Clear recognition of boundaries
                                       in respect of sessional work
                                       outside the hospital

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