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Interventional Fellow in CTO and Complex PCI


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Interventional Fellow in CTO and Complex PCI
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 40 hours per week (on call)
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Freeman Hospital
Newcastle upon Tyne
£33,790 - £53,132 per annum
Salary period
21/07/2022 23:59

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Job overview




REF. 317-TD-22-181

We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious individual to join our well integrated team.

The post is to commence in September 2022 for 12 months.  This post has no on-call commitment.

This 12-month Fellowship in Complex and CTO PCI is suitable for post CCT or final year StR to provide extensive training in chronic total occlusion and complex Percutaneous Coronary Intervention including the use of adjunctive techniques at the Freeman Hospital, one of the largest Interventional Cardiology Centres in the UK. The Fellowship will involve, in addition to the day to day PCI, a training in all CTO techniques and all aspect of complex PCI including Rotational Atherectomy, laser PCI, and Intravascular Imaging under the guidance of Professor Mohaned Egred.

For an informal discussion and further information regarding the opportunity and Directorate, please contact: Professor Mohaned Egred, Consultant Cardiologist on 0191 2231455 or via email at

Main duties of the job

The appointee will participate extensively under the supervision of Professor Egred and all the consultant cardiologists in interventional cardiology.  The main focus is on complex and CTO PCI and they will gain extensive first operator experience with a particular focus on CTO PCI in addition to the use of adjunctive devices, rotational atherectomy, laser and intravascular imaging. 

The appointee will be responsible in the pre- and post-procedural care of patients they have performed procedures upon as well as regularly attend the revascularisation MDTs.

The appointee will be expected to publish and to undertake research projects related to complex and CTO PCI and produce relevant publications. In addition to the possibility of participating in teaching and education.

There are a number of on-going studies within the department, originating both from within and external to the unit and the post will involve taking an active role in contributing to patient recruitment and data collection. It would be expected that the appointee will work to submit data for publication and presentation at national/international conferences.

Working for our organisation

The Cardiothoracic Centre at Freeman Hospital provides tertiary interventional cardiology services for Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, County Durham and Cumbria, a population of approximately 2.5 million people. Approximately 3000 PCI procedures of which 800 are PPCI interventions and 200 TAVI procedures are undertaken each year.  There is a large number of complex PCI including CTO, LMS, rotablation, and Laser PCI which will offer an amble opportunity for training.  Interventional facilities include three dedicated state of the art catheter laboratories used for PCI and structural interventions.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest numbers of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its best – with people at our heart”.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:


The successful appointee will work as part of the PCI team. Typical duties per week will include PCI lab sessions, clinic and time allocated for audit and research. There will be responsibility for the management of patients undergoing interventional PCI procedures.


Responsibility for recording data from lab patients in local databases, writing discharge summaries and communicating with General Practitioners.


Attendance and participation at the weekly revascularisation MDT meeting, other educational meetings and the relevant quality assurance programme. In addition, a research project and output publications.

Emergency and On-call Responsibilities:

There is no out-of-hours commitment attached to this post. It is not expected that the appointee will take part in the General Cardiology specialty registrar on-call rota but it may be possible to accommodate this if the appointee expressly wishes to do so and has suitable experience. This would involve covering CCU including direct admissions to the PPCI service and other cardiac emergencies. This is a 1:10 rota and is resident. It presently attracts a 2B (50%) supplement.

Education and Training:

The named educational supervisor will discuss the needs of the appointee at the start of the job and review them regularly. The appointee will also receive positive support from the Trust with regard to taking exams or additional qualifications, and will have access to a minimum of 10 days of study leave per year, plus additional days for Trust and (if applicable) MTI induction.

Audit and research activities of the department will be an essential part of this post in addition to teaching opportunities at the University of Central Lancashire. The appointee will be involved as a sub-investigator for on-going research studies in interventional cardiology in the department.


The appointee will be accountable in their clinical duties to the consultants whose patients they are managing in the first instance, to the clinical director of cardiothoracic services and ultimately to the medical director of the trust.


In line with the Trust’s core value of placing patients at the heart of everything we do, we are developing our service provision to be responsive to the needs of our patients. To meet those needs some staff groups will be increasingly asked to work a more flexible work pattern so that they can offer services in the evening or weekend.  As a result any offer of employment to a consultant post will be subject to you agreeing to work a new more flexible pattern or working in the future if required, including evening and weekend work.

Person specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Primary Medical Qualification.
  • Full GMC registration or eligibility to obtain this within 3 months (or within 6 months for non-EEA applicants).
Desirable criteria
  • Higher research degree in a PCI-related topic.
  • Evidence of continued research and publication activities

Clinical Skills and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Experience of PCI procedures, including complex PCI
  • Proactive care of pre- and post-procedural patients.
  • Insight into abilities and knowledge, and the ability to ask for help when required.
Desirable criteria
  • High volume first-operator experience (>500 cases) of PCI, preferably some experience in complex and in CTO procedures

Maintaining Clinical Competence

Essential criteria
  • Written evidence of satisfactory training to date e.g. workplace assessments.


Essential criteria
  • Experience of teaching undergraduate medical students & Foundation Doctors.
Desirable criteria
  • Willingness to develop new approaches to teaching and learning.

Clinical Governance, Audit and Research

Essential criteria
  • Experience of audit projects.
  • Understanding of research principles and Publications/abstracts in PCI research.
Desirable criteria
  • Higher degree in Cardiology

Communication, Relationships and Working with Colleagues

Essential criteria
  • Ability to communicate clearly and fluently in the English language.
  • Ability to communicate and liaise effectively with patients and other people within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Neat, legible writing of notes/charts.

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Alignment with the Trust’s Core & Professional Behaviours.
  • Flexible approach to service delivery and committed approach to development.
  • A commitment to personal / unit CPD.
  • Time management skills.
  • Honesty, integrity, awareness of ethical dilemmas, respect for confidentiality.
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of leadership skills.
  • IT literate.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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