Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist with interest in Catheter Intervent

NHS

Job Description

The Evelina London Children’s Hospital (ELCH) opened on the 31st Oct 2005, successfully merging all in-patient and the majority of out-patient children’s services for the Trust. The stunning purpose built facility is London’s first new children’s hospital for more than 100 years. Funding for the building, along with provision of state of the art fixtures and equipment was made possible thanks to a generous grant of over £60 million from the Guy's and St Thomas' Charity.

ELCH provides comprehensive health services from before birth, throughout childhood and into adult life. It was the first children’s hospital in the UK to be rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Quality Care Commission.

ELCH has over 150 in-patient beds plus a further 46 neonatal cots in the North Wing adjacent to maternity services, all based on the St Thomas’ Hospital site.

Our vision is to be a world leading centre of life-changing care for children, young people and their families. We want to improve the lives of children and young people by:

  • Applying consistently outstanding life-enhancing healthcare
  • Educating and training people to deliver effective child-centred care and treatment
  • Undertaking research that adds to knowledge about how to improve child health and change practice.

As well as serving a local population of children living in the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, ELCH offers specialist care for children from across South-East England and further afield, including overseas, and provides an almost unique combination of tertiary specialties, a busy Accident and Emergency Department, and Maternity Services on a single site.

ELCH is a Clinical Group within the structure of GSTT, allowing greater autonomy, direct management and decision making responsibility.

Trust values:

As part of Guy’s and St Thomas’, our values help us to define and develop our culture, what we do and how we do it. It is important that you understand and reflect these values. The post holder will:

  • Put patients first: ‘What would I want for my family?’
  • Take pride in what we do: ‘Am I doing my very best?’
  • Respect others: ‘What would it be like if I was in your shoes?’
  • Strive to be the best: ‘How could we do it better?’
  • Act with integrity: ‘Am I doing the right thing?’

Our values and behaviours framework describes what it means for every one of us in the Trust to put our values into action.

Department of Congenital Heart Disease

The Department of Congenital Heart Disease, sits within the directorate of Paediatric Surgery and Intensive Care. There are 20 consultant cardiologists covering a range of sub-specialist areas including fetal cardiology, cardiac imaging and interventional cardiology. There are three cardiac surgeons performing the full range of congenital heart surgery.

The department has the benefit of being co-located on the St Thomas’s site with fetal, neonatal and adult facilities, allowing for access to a full range of services across all age groups. There is a close working relationship with Division of Imaging Sciences at Kings College London and the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health within the School of Life Science and Medicine at Kings College London, with some academic consultants having joint NHS and University appointments and supervising research fellows and their projects.

Inpatient care is provided in a purpose built 18 bed cardiology ward which opened in 2020. The department also benefits from a dedicated outpatient area and a stand-alone fetal cardiology unit.

The Evelina London Children’s Hospital is the Level 1 Cardiac Surgical Centre at the heart of a comprehensive Congenital Heart Disease Network and provides cardiac services for children from birth to the age of 16, working closely with network partners across most of South London, Kent, Sussex, Surrey and other areas such as West Suffolk and Essex, in addition to patients from Northern Ireland and other cardiac centres.

Approximately 400 surgeries are performed yearly including approximately 75 neonatal surgeries and 70 adult congenital. Approximately 390 cardiac catheter procedures are undertaken annually

The Evelina site benefits from 2 biplane cardiac catheter laboratories, the most modern of these was commissioned in 2020. Both have the facilities to be able to undertake the full range of congenital interventions, including hybrid procedures.

The department has an international reputation for excellence and innovation in many fields including fetal cardiology, congenital intervention, echocardiography and cardiac MRI.

The department is committed to meeting the standards set out by NHS England for the provision of congenital cardiac care for all age groups. We are currently working with the team at the Royal Brompton Hospital to establish a collaborative partnership whereby all of the activity of the two centres can brought together as a single service and in future be delivered on an expanded Westminster site. However at present catheter intervention activity will be undertaken on both the Evelina and Brompton sites.

Currently the department sits within the Surgery, Theatres and PICU clinical directorate. As of 1st April 2022 the department will sit within the newly formed Paediatric Cardio-Respiratory and Intensive Care Directorate which encompass the services based on both the Evelina London and Royal Brompton sites.

Evelina London Children’s Hospital

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