Lead Cardiac Physiologist for Cardiac Rhythm Management Service

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum pro rata if part time
Closing date
18 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, dynamic, conscientious and motivated Cardiac Physiologist to lead the clinical management and strategic development of the Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Service at SFT.

The CRM Service at SFT is expanding and developing. We have started our Conduction System Pacing programme and are expanding our remote monitoring service with a view to extending this to all our patients over the coming years. There are still lots of opportunities to make changes and lead service development in a very supportive environment.

In the Cardiac Investigations Unit we have an excellent track record of supporting continuing professional development (including professional exams) and further academic study. We also seek to have representation at national and regional meetings.

CIU relocated to a larger, refurbished department in March 2023 which has afforded us with new clinic rooms, admin spaces and staff areas. There is also the Cardiac Suite which is home to our two state-of-the-art cath labs where we implant devices and offer a full PCI service.

Applicants must have accreditation in CRM Devices and be able to demonstrate leadership development.We would advise making contact with us for an informal chat, at which time we can arrange a visit.

For further details / informal visits contact:


Alice Wintle

Job title

Head of Cardiac Investigations

Email address


Telephone number

01722 336262 ext. 4258 or 4903

Main duties of the job

In this role you would be expected to lead the CRM service both clinically and from a service provision/development perspective. You would lead for CRM procurement and in the management of CRM risk. You would also be actively involved in the day-to-day clinical aspects of device implants and follow-up. Experience of CRM is essential, as is the ability to demonstrate leadership development.

You would be leading a team of CRM Cardiac Physiologists who range from newly qualified CRM trainees through to those who are experienced and accredited. There would be an expectation for you to deliver training and offer mentorship, support and elements of line management. Beyond CRM, you would support and deputise for the Head of CIU.

At SFT we perform coronary angiography and intervention, providing a Primary PCI service during normal hours. You would be required to work independently in this area and participate in our on-call service which incorporates pacemaker implant.

You would be expected to manage your own learning including keeping up to date with emerging evidence and current guidance, but you would be supported in doing so. In CIU we have an excellent track record in encouraging and supporting attendance at relevant courses and conferences.

If you think you have the right attributes to fulfil this senior CRM role, we would like to hear from you!

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we're driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute Trust, rated \Good by the CQC, with a track record of high performance providing regional and super regional specialist services such as: Burns, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spires Cleft Centre and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We think working here is pretty rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme. On-site benefits include car parking (fee applies), leisure centre, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible. Don't just take our word for it, why not explore what Salisbury has to offer by visiting www.experiencesalisbury.co.uk

Job description

Job responsibilities

Applicants should hold a Cardiac Physiology degree or equivalent, along with CRM accreditation and demonstrate continuous professional development ideally with professional registration. Participating in the on-call service is essential.

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • BSc Clinical Physiology or equivalent
  • Various short courses to demonstrate up to date clinical knowledge
  • BHRS/IBHRE/EHRA accreditation


  • Teaching/mentorship qualification
  • RCCP registration

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience with wide range of non-invasive and invasive cardiology procedures to include biventricular and ICD implants and follow up
  • Track record of successful leadership and people management


  • Budget management experience and stock management experience
  • Research and development activity

Skills and Abilities


  • Good Team Leader and managment skills including the ability to motivate and inspire others
  • Promotes a positive team environment
  • Physical ability to wear a lead apron when working with X-rays ability to prioritise and organise own work load and that of others
  • Participate in the on call service for PCI and Device implantation
  • Adaptable to various conditions including unpredictability, able to cope with stress and trauma e.g. death and mortuary work


  • Good coordination skills for performing all relevant cardiac investigations
  • Optimising and managing the home monitoring service
  • Instigate, promote and deliver a paperless reporting system for the CRM service



  • Ability to gain influence and motivate people to achieve progress
  • Proactive in professional development for self and others
  • Ability to work flexibly according to role need
  • Personal focus on the Trust Values: Patient Centred & Safe, Professional, Responsive, Friendly


  • Interest in research and development activity

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