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Specialised Cardiology Physiologist/ Clinical Scientist

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The role of Specialised Cardiology Physiologist/ Clinical Scientist is to provide a high quality, patient focused, efficient Cardiac Physiology service within Wye Valley NHS Trust.

***Full relocation package of up to �8k will be offered with this post***

This is Band 7 post however, for the right candidate we would be willing to look at Band 6s who we can support to work towards meeting Band 7 grade.

Main duties of the job

Clinical and technical responsibilities:
  • To act as an advanced technical specialist in the field of Cardiac devices demonstrating a high standard of technical proficiency in a wide range of techniques and providing technical advice as required.
  • Achieve and maintain British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS) Certification (Devices).
  • Participation in a weekly MDT with the device consultants (Dr French, Dr Glancy) to discuss upcoming implants and patients to be reviewed is encouraged (as we work closely with the consultants and other physiologists).
  • Scientific knowledge acquired through formal training to Clinical Physiology degree or equivalent plus knowledge of specialist and advanced procedures acquired through CPD and/or accredited courses.
  • Provide advanced scientific support during the implantation of pacemakers, CRT and ICD including the undertaking of defibrillation threshold testing and optimisation of CRT devices as instructed by the consultant.
  • Provide comprehensive physiologist-led pacemaker and interpretation of ICD/CRT in inpatient and outpatient settings follow-up services, including device interrogation, prescriptive programming, maintaining accurate electronic records. This may include treating emergency patients from other centres or overseas.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

Worcestershire is our neighbouring county. The post holder will be required to travel between sites.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more details about the role and responsibilities,

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Good standard of general education.
  • Degree in Cardiac Physiology (or equivalent experience/skills BTech, HTec Cardiac Physiology).
  • RCCP/AHCS registered or pending.
  • BHRS/IBHRE Certification in part or full.


  • MSc Cardiac Science.
  • HCPC registration - clinical scientist.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Able to provide leadership to multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Able to interpret and present information to support performance management.
  • Highly developed communication skills including interpersonal skills, liaison and negotiation skills, writing/presentation skills.
  • Able to develop and implement policies, guidelines and projects from initiation to completion.
  • High level computer literacy.
  • Ability to prioritise work, meeting tight deadline and work independently.
  • Clinical governance.


  • Able to supervise staff in Catheter lab and pacing clinic.



  • Worked in a multi-disciplinary team across departmental/ service boundaries.
  • Two years post-qualification experience in cardiac implant and follow-up
  • Share evidence based practices with colleagues to enhance service and standards


  • Experience of applying clinical reasoning skills to a range of varied patient case mixes
  • Evidence of post registration continual professional development related and relevant perioperative subjects
  • Research experience
  • Audit experience
  • Past experience in developing and implementing training programs
  • Physiologist led Linq implants

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


The County Hospital



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