Highly Specialist Cardiac Physiologist

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Job summary

Cardiac Device Suite, Highly specialist cardiac physiologist - Device Specialist Band 7 1.0WTE 37.5 Hours. 4 extended days 8am-6pm.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our small, friendly team at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. We are seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated and knowledgeable Cardiac Physiologist to work as a Cardiac Device Specialist. You will join a focused team providing independent support within the Cardiac Device Service. The team specialise in electrical CRT Optimisation. The service is progressive and performs Physiologist-Led Device Pre-Assessment, Physiologist-Led ILR Implantation and a Scientist-Led Syncope Clinic.

The Cardiac Physiology Service at Rotherham is evolving and requires flexible and forward thinking staff to shape our future. The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills to work autonomously and act as a positive role model within the department.

We are seeking a Band 7 Cardiac Physiologist with wide reaching experience in cardiac devices at an independent practice level. You must have a passion for cardiac rhythm management and have specialist knowledge of complex devices. Post-graduate accreditation in Cardiac Rhythm Management (such as BHRS or IBHRE) is expected (or equivalent knowledge base & willing to achieve this within 12months of appointment). RCCP/ HCPC registration is essential.

Main duties of the job

South Yorkshire has adopted a regional model for complex devices, which includes an on-call service based at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; applicants must be able to participate.

As a Band 7 Cardiac Device Specialist within a dedicated, highly focused team you will:
  • Maintain and develop clinical expertise across the full range of cardiac devices delivering evidence based practice
  • Take a lead role in the development of cardiac device MRI pathway and overseeing the home monitoring service
  • Be supported to achieve Clinical Scientist Equivalence and become HCPC registered (if not already)
  • Demonstrate leadership skills & initiative to assist in the day-to-day coordination of the Cardiac Physiology Service
  • Actively support the department to achieve IQIPS accreditation

We are committed to providing a high quality service and actively encourage personal professional development and further training.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a combined acute and community Trust serving a population of over 260,000 with over 4,500 staff. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham. We are working successfully with partners across South Yorkshire as part of the Integrated Care Board where we are leading and collaborating in several key work streams and service areas, including workforce development. We combine our patient first approach with innovation and care against a backdrop of system working, as encapsulated in our Trust values

AMBITIOUS - We set high standards for the services we deliver. We aim to be an outstanding Trust and we are enthusiastic about delivering excellent health care for our patients.

CARING - We embrace the importance of giving the highest possible quality of care for our patients. We also care for each other as colleagues and for the community, our resources, our environment and our future.

TOGETHER - We value the importance of working together with patients, carers and families to ensure that we provide high quality patient centred care. We are committed to working with partners and stakeholders across Rotherham, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to develop sustainable services for the population we serve. Getting the right leaders in the Trust is critical to achieving.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, for both our patients and our workforce.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Completion of MSc Scientist Training Programme (STP) or equivalent (e.g. BSc in Clinical Physiology or HTEC MPPM with SCST Parts I and II)
  • Evidence of up-to-date resuscitation and defibrillation training
  • Post graduate qualification in Cardiac Rhythm Management (e.g. BHRS or IBHRE Accreditation) or equivalent knowledge base & working towards


  • Training or Leadership Qualification



  • Experience in performing and reporting a wide range of routine Invasive and NonInvasive cardiac investigations/ procedures
  • Experience as a Band 6 Cardiac Physiologist
  • Experience in Pacemaker/ ILR implantation and follow-up clinics
  • Experience of complex device implantation and follow-up (ICD/CRT)
  • Experience in the day-to-day organisation and administration of a busy device service
  • Evidence of up-to-date CPD within Devices Specialism


  • Experience of using Remote Monitoring systems



  • Wide, thorough and up-to-date specialist postgraduate level knowledge across the full range of cardiac physiology investigations including advanced techniques such as device implantation and follow-up
  • Specialist and technical knowledge of cardiac device programming in line with evidence based practice
  • Knowledge of professional standards in keeping with RCCP or HCPC registration
  • Knowledge of NHS Policies, practices and procedures including clinical governance


  • Specialist and technical knowledge of a range of remote Monitoring Systems



  • RCCP or HCPC Registration

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