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Cardiac Physiologist/Healthcare Science Practitioner

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa/ pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking to recruit a Cardiac Physiologist / Healthcare Science Practitioner to work as part of our Diagnostic Cardiology team. This post is an ideal opportunity for an individual who has recently qualified or is due to qualify at the end of this academic year.

The post holder will be required to cover procedures in non-invasive areas of Cardiac Physiology. The post holder will perform the following procedures within the non-invasive service; 12 Lead ECG, ambulatory ECG/BP analysis, ETT, autonomic function testing, and Tilt Table testing. Opportunities will be given to consolidate their knowledge and develop their skills and experience in invasive cardiology or echocardiography after a period of consolidation.

Applications will be considered from students in the final year of the BSc Cardiac Physiology degree. Candidates working towards the degree may be taken on as a trainee Cardiac Physiologist pay Band 5 Annexe 21 (75% of top of band 5) and on successful completion of the degree will move on to the start of a Band 5.

Main duties of the job

Perform ECG recordings on a variety of patients in an in-patient and out-patient setting..

Interpret 12 lead ECG recordings for any acute changes or abnormalities and take appropriate action in line with departmental protocols.

To provide factual reports on G.P. 12 lead ECG recording referrals

To fit ambulatory ECG monitors

To fit, analyse and interpret Event recorders.

To fit ambulatory Blood pressure recorders

To analyse 24 hour Holter monitor data using digital technology and a computer software programme installed on a PC.

To perform clinical physiologist led outpatient exercise treadmill tests.

To perform in-patient exercise treadmill tests with a doctor present.

To perform physiologist led Tilt Tests

About us

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We provide a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Sheffield, as well as specialist care for patients from further afield, including cancer, spinal cord injuries, renal and cardiothoracic services. In addition to community health services, the Trust comprises five of Yorkshire's best known teaching hospitals.

We strive to promote a culture of continuous quality improvement and encourage our staff to innovate and adopt 'best practice' in order to deliver the highest standard of care to our patients.

The Diagnostic Cardiology Unit provides an extensive range of non-invasive, invasive and specialist cardiac investigation to the South Yorkshire region.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • Achieved or due to achieve BSc Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) / Healthcare Science (Cardiology) or equivalent qualification
  • Registration with RCCP, AHCS or HCPC



  • Experience working as a cardiac physiologist/ trainee cardiac physiologist
  • Experience undertaking non-invasive cardiac investigations


  • Experience undertaking invasive cardiac investigations
  • Experience working in a healthcare enviroment

Special Skills/Aptitudes


  • Good level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Recognise people's equality, diversity and rights when communicating complex instructions and clinical information to patients of all ages and their relatives, ensuring cooperation and compliance.
  • Computer literate
  • Able to work well as part of a team


  • Ability to train junior staff

Personal Qualities


  • Ability and willingness to accept additional responsibilities
  • Able to act on own initiative
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Good time management
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to commute to different working sites within STH

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