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Advanced Cardiac Physiologist - Rotational

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Vacancies have arisen for Band 7 Advanced Cardiac Physiologists within Cardiothoracic Services at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (C& V UHB).

The Cardiac Physiology Department is a vibrant and busy department providing tertiary services to South Wales.

We are looking for bright, keen and motivated individuals who are ready to take the next stage in their careers and join our Band 7 team delivering comprehensive Cardiac Device Therapy, Cardiac Catheter Lab and Non-Invasive Diagnostics services.

Main duties of the job

As part of our commitment to extended roles we currently run physiologist led clinics including -

The Palpitations Clinic,

Valve Screening Clinic,

Cardiac Device follow-up clinics,

Implantation of Injectable Loop recorders

There is a strong emphasis on professional development, with opportunities to gain high level skills and qualifications within the Cardiac Device (PPM/ICD/CRT), Cardiac Catheter Lab, Electrophysiology and Non-Invasive Services.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and work well within a team. The ability to cope in challenging situations is highly desirable, although full support will be given.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We offer a dynamic, friendly working environment, a full induction programme and an individual personal appraisal plan to guide your development within the role.

The role advertised is rotational throughout the department, and ideally applicants should have had practical experience across a range of areas, including but not limited to: Cardiac Device Therapy, a wide range of Cardiac Catheter Lab procedures and Non-Invasive Diagnostics.

A BSc in Cardiac Physiology or equivalent experience is essential and one of the following advanced level qualifications: IBHRE or BHRS or currently working towards.

We are searching for Specialist Cardiac Physiologists who share our values: -Kind and Caring -Respectful -Personal responsibility -Trust and Integrity The successful applicant will be expected to work across both University Hospital of Wales and University Hospital Llandough sites as well as participating in the on-call rota.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

For further details / informal visits contact: Andrew Penney

Person Specification



  • BSc in Clinical Physiology or equivalent
  • IBHRE or BHRS or currently working towards


  • NVQ Level 4 in Leadership / Management or willing to work towards



  • The ability and experience to cover a wide range of complex invasive and non-invasive procedures


  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Exhibits good leadership skills
  • Proven record of teaching and supervision of other staff
  • Evidence of autonomous practice


  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification

Specialist Knowledge


  • Thorough understanding of at least one of the following specialist areas of work: Complex device therapy and / or EPS


  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification

Personal Qualities


  • Confident, conscientious, empathetic and enthusiastic
  • Flexible approach to the service
  • Attention to detail


  • Meets all desirable criteria as per attached job description/person specification



  • Commitment to provide a high quality service
  • Able to travel to other UHB sites in a timely manner


  • Ability to speak Welsh

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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