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Band 8a Deputy Head Cardiac Physiologist/CRM Lead

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a pivotal role within the department management team, designed to strengthen leadership, management, research, clinical competency and education within the Cardiac Physiology Device Service.

The post holder will develop, lead and manage the CRM and Invasive service with the current CRM Lead. They will directly oversee and clinically lead physiologists working in CRM and the Catheter Lab, taking the lead in teaching, training and assessment in those areas. The post will include staff PDR, CPD and training supervision of PTP/STP students. The post holder will work with the Head Cardiac Physiologist and senior colleagues to lead and oversee all areas within the Cardiology Department.

The post holder will also act as deputy to the Head Cardiac Physiologist at Heartlands Hospital and engaging in responsibility for the operational management of the Cardiac Services at Heartlands Hospital.

Main duties of the job

To be able to perform, teach and train brady and complex procedures related to CRM.

To ensure skills are maintained in a broad range of clinical investigations, continuing to provide highly complex analysis and interpretation.

To act as an advanced specialist, providing physiologist-led services and giving expert professional advice as necessary to all disciplines.

Develop and implement protocols for working with individuals, families, communities and other professionals.

To deliver appropriate and individualised patient care at all times.

To assist the current CRM Lead, Head Physiologist and Consultant Cardiologists in setting local technical standards in relation to, improving and developing these to ensure they incorporate current professional recommendations and evidence-based practice.

To support the Head Physiologist in developing local policies and protocols and ensure the continuous delivery of a high-quality service.

To support the Head Physiologist in continuing to develop and implement measures to actively manage and reduce risk to patients to ensure the formal reporting and recording of any adverse incidents, in line with Trust policy.

To actively develop and contribute to relevant programmes of audit within the directorate, raising the profile and enhancing the contribution of physiologists as a whole to this process.

To be able to participate in service delivery in either invasive or non-invasive Cardiology if required.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Good level of secondary education and appropriate undergraduate qualifications
  • * BSc Clinical Physiology or equivalent plus a minimum of 4 years post qualification experience
  • * Full BHRS or IBRHE
  • * RCCP registration
  • * Current RCCP/HCPC registration



  • * Understanding of issues pertinent to the education of CRM conversant with current curricula.
  • * Awareness and understanding of current and emerging developments in Cardiology and the wider Health Service.
  • * Formal lecturing or teaching of senior medical staff in a clinical environment Highly self-motivated, with willingness to attend course/conferences to keep abreast of new developments
  • * Conscientious approach and attention to detail
  • * Committed to raising the profile of Cardiac Science
  • * Strong leadership and team building skills Able to relate to and communicate with patients and staff from all levels and backgrounds
  • * Demonstrable ability to lead, manage and sustain change in a clinical environment
  • * Able to teach and communicate with Physiology students and medical staff.
  • * Able to meet deadlines.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Heartlands Hospital

Bordesley Green E


West Midlands

B9 5SS

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