Cardiac Physiologist

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Pro rota
Closing date
10 Oct 2023

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We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and dedicated Cardiac Physiologists to join our very busy, dynamic and continually expanding Heart Investigation Unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital.

This is a fantastic opportunity to experience paediatric cardiology, with the post holder experiencing Cardiac surgery, Cardiac catheters and Echocardiography.

The post holder will take an active role in the Heart Investigation Unit with duties including ECG, Exercise Testing, Ambulatory Holter monitoring, Holter Analysis and BP monitoring.

As a department we encourage staff to be involved with teaching and training, quality improvement projects, mentoring, education and generally making it a nice and fun-loving place for our staff and patients.

We would encourage interested parties to come and visit us and meet our team of dedicated staff so they can experience firsthand the warm and friendly environment that the department offers.

Main duties of the job

As a Cardiac Physiologist you will be required to work as a competent practitioner within the Heart Investigation Unit. Duties will include non-invasive cardiac investigations, providing adequate technical cover during the department's normal working hours. Cardiac Physiologists with a background in adult cardiology will be expected to undergo paediatric cardiology training. The Heart Investigations Unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital provides cardiology support for neonates, babies, young children and adolescents both inpatients and outpatients serving a wide population and incorporating highly-specialised services including Cardiology, Cardiothoracic surgery, Oncology and Hepatology. The post holder will demonstrate the ability and to participate in new developments within the Heart Investigation Unit. To actively participate in the training and clinical supervision of junior Cardiac Physiologists, Cardiographers and Clinical support worker. To undertake additional designated responsibilities to support the operational management of the department, such as ordering and stock control where needed, thus actively contributing toward the smooth running of an efficient and high quality service

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families.

Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas. Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care. Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification

Person specification


  • PTP or BSc with Cardiac Science as speciality or equivalent.
  • Registered Cardiac Physiologist with RCCP / HCPC, if un-registered must meet requirements of registration.
  • Highly proficient in and possesses a strong underpinning knowledge of resting and ambulatory ECG and BP recording and interpretation.
  • Basic knowledge of Exercise Stress Testing
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Able to convey sensitive information empathetically.
  • Good organisational and time management skills. Efficient and effective.
  • Capable of recognising own limits and scope of own authority
  • Able to use initiative, apply a problem-solving approach and work with minimal supervision where appropriate
  • Proactive approach to quality control and service improvements within own area of work and that of junior colleagues
  • Possesses high level of attention to detail is precise and accurate
  • Self motivated and possesses a strong commitment to further professional development


  • IT qualification to include competency in MS Word, Excel or equivalent if not held, must be skilled to equivalent level
  • Recent experience of employment in a clinical (rather than research) context as Cardiac Physiologist
  • Experience of teaching and training
  • Able to attend courses and conferences ie willingness to travel and stay overnight

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Childrens Hospital

Steelhouse Lane


B4 6NH

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