Cardiac Physiologist/Cardiac Practitioner (inc. �2000 Incentive)

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
King's Lynn
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a qualified Cardiac Physiologist/Cardiac Scientist Practitioner to join our friendly and established team.

Here at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn, we have a patient centred attitude, striving to provide the best possible care. Our vision is to be the best rural District General Hospital for patient and staff experience. Working with patients, staff and partners to improve the health and clinical outcomes of our local communities. We deliver forward-thinking quality services through listening to, learning from, andempowering those we work with.

This is an exciting time to join our busy Cardio-Respiratory Department. We are looking for an enthusiastic and aspirational individual to help us develop cardiac diagnostic services for West Norfolk.

Applicants should be able have excellent communication, time management and interpersonal skills with a willingness to develop new skills as the department grows and opportunities arise.

Main duties of the job

  • You will be expected to be an independent practitioner in non-invasive cardiac diagnostic procedures such as ambulatory monitoring, ECG, and medically supervised ETT
  • ECG interpretation skills are essential as they form the foundation of the majority of tests performed
  • Supporting the departments' service provision is essential, as well as the continuation of professional development.
  • Providing clear, accurate and factual reports to clinicians on all investigations undertaken, these will be used for diagnosis to guide medical/surgical management of the patient's condition
  • Maintain continued professional development, update skills and knowledge
  • Engage in training and develop skills and knowledge, in line with the service needs as the department expands and implement new services
  • Be flexible and adaptable to changes in service needs, participating in the '7-day week' working rota to meet service needs
  • Implementing/managing the cardiac arrest procedure and life support including defibrillation in appropriate situations
  • Perform duties for prolonged periods of time and in stressful circumstances, including unpleasant and emergency situations
  • Always maintain patient safety and dignity, being respectful to cultural differences and diversity
  • To ensure safe and appropriate use of expensive, specialist and highly sensitive equipment, reporting faults or damages without delay.
  • Maintaining accurate patient records in both electronic and written format.

About us

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) King's Lynn is located near some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK, along the north Norfolk coast, and not far from Sandringham House.

We provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based healthcare services to around 331,000 people across west and north Norfolk, in addition to parts of Breckland, Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire. We have more than 4,000 staff and volunteers, approximately 530 beds, and a helipad for air ambulances. We work with neighbouring hospitals for the provision of tertiary services, including as part of regional partnership and network models of care, such as the trauma network. Some specialist services and clinics are provided in community facilities, such as the North Cambridgeshire hospital in Wisbech.

In February 2022, the significant progress that has been made at QEH in just three years since 2019 was recognised by the Care Quality Commission who rated the Trust as 'Good' in all of the core services they inspected, and recommended the Trust moves out of the recovery support system (formerly special measures). We have an absolute determination to continuously improve care and services for our patients and their families.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details of this position please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information about this exciting opportunity.

Our Trust is offering a �2000 welcome incentive for this role! Further details of this offer and other incentives will be discussed at interview.

Person Specification

Skills, abilities, and knowledge


  • Ability to organize and analyze data with good critical thinking skills
  • Good computer skills


  • Knowledge of a wide range of cardiac physiology investigations

Qualifications/training and professional development


  • Human physiology based degree
  • BSc (Hons) in cardiac physiology/cardiac science or PTP equivalence
  • SCST Certificate in Electrocardiography or equivalent (training will be provide if currently not held)
  • SCST Foundation Certificate in Essential ECG Interpretation or equivalent (training will be provide if currently not held)
  • RCCP/AHCS registered


  • Diploma in ECG Interpretation
  • Qualifications in training/assessing/mentoring



  • Competent in performing all cardiac investigations provided by the department


  • Experience in training and assessment of junior staff and other medical professionals
  • Experience performing cardiac diagnostics post qualification

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT


The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Gayton Road

King's Lynn

PE30 4ET

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