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Senior Cardiac Physiologist

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, caring and compassionate individual to join our cardiac physiology team within the Cardiac Diagnostic Department at the Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead.

Applications are invited from patient focused individuals who would like the opportunity to work in a busy department performing specialist cardiac diagnostic investigations. Candidates should share in Gateshead's passion for patient-centred care.

The successful applicant will hold a BSc (Hons) Clinical Physiology, Healthcare Science or equivalent, voluntary RCCP/ACHS registration and proven post-qualification experience in a range of diagnostic tests including cardiac catheterisation, permanent pacemaker implants, pulmonary function testing and Holter analysis as essential skills.

Gateshead NHS Trust will support further training for the successful candidate to meet the requirements of the department.

Main duties of the job

To participate in a broad spectrum of diagnostic Cardiology and pulmonary function investigations.

To work towards experience and expertise in at least one division of advanced measurement testing, participating in and facilitating the Department's multi-skilling process.

To assist in providing cardiac and pulmonary diagnostic tests.

To learn new skills and support the development of the service.

To contribute to the training and development of other members of the wider team acting as a role model delivering patient-centred and high quality care.

To support the department to meet National and local targets, working flexibly and dynamically where appropriate.

About us

Based in the North East of England we provide a range of hospital and community health services from our leading facilities, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blaydon urgent care centre and Bensham Hospital, all within Gateshead.

Established in 2005, we were one of the first foundation trusts in the country and since then have consistently achieved the highest levels of care for patients.

We now employ around 4,800 staff and currently provide 444 hospital beds across the Gateshead region.

Our values should be the 'golden thread' which runs through everything we do - they are the core of who we are. Our five values can easily be remembered by the simple acronymICORE Innovation, Care, Openness, Respect, Engagement.

We have a number of staff networks including the BAME network, D-Ability network, LGBTQ+ Network and the Women's Network, to challenge us and help us to constantly improve. Our armed forces network is one of our emerging networks.

The health and wellbeing of our staff is one of our highest priorities, and we offer a range of support and initiatives as part of our 'Balance' programme to cater for our diverse workforce, so that your individual needs can be supported, allowing you a happy and healthy working experience with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See job description for details of specific duties.

Are you passionate about caring for patients? Do you share the commitment to place the patient at the centre of everything you do? If so come and join a high performing team in our Trust.

These excellent opportunities have arisen within our Cardiac Diagnostic Department for the above post.

Applications are invited from patient focused individuals who would like the opportunity to work in a busy department performing specialist cardiac diagnostic investigations.

The successful applicants will possess skills in echocardiography and /or cardiac rhythm management, and will be prepared to work toward BSE adult transthoracic accreditation.

The successful applicants will have experience as a Cardiac Physiologist with diagnostic cardiac catheterization, permanent pacemaker implants, physiologist led exercise tolerance tests and Holter analysis as essential skills.

BSc Healthcare Science or Bsc (Hons) Clinical Physiology, or equivalent for this post is essential.

Anyone applying for a position which involves a regulated activity will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and that the disclosure will, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.

Person Specification



  • RCCP/AHCS Registered



  • BSc Healthcare Science or BSc (Hons) Clinical Physiology, or equivalent
  • Good working knowledge of ECG performance and interpretation and ability to perform routine spirometry
  • Immediate Life support Certification


  • BSE (adult) accreditation
  • IBHRE accreditation
  • ALS accreditation
  • Assessor / mentorship qualification
  • Experience working in the NHS

Employer details

Employer name

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead

Queen Elizabeth Avenue



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