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Highly Specialised Cardiac Physiologist

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for enthusiastic BSE accredited Cardiac Physiologists to join our team and provide excellent care to patients at Addenbrooke's Hospital and at new Community Diagnostic Centre.

This is an opportunity to champion for diagnostic services on site and away from acute facilities with direct impact on patient experience and outcomes. We are a BSE accredited department, currently providing adult TTE (inpatient and outpatient), TOE, DSE, ESE, contrast and bubble echo procedures to the trust. We are also in the process of developing an exciting new echo-oncology service, which we hope to launch next year. We engage and encourage opportunities for continuous professional development, alongside weekly group teaching and echo-discussion sessions.

We offer a 12.5% recruitment and retention premium package in addition to your salary, as well as weekend/evening bank work at a competitive rate. If you are looking to make a difference and share Addenbrooke's values to ensure exceptional healthcare for patients and the community, consider applying to join our team and be part of innovative ways of delivering the diagnostic services people need.

Main duties of the job

You will remain professional at all times, liaise with other clinical teams and maintain good public relations on a one-to-one basis with the general public and other interest groups.

You will hold BSc Clinical Physiology or equivalent, full BSE accreditation (or European equivalent), and will be interested in working with the 8a Cardiac Physiology Lead to deliver Stress echo, Audit and Transthoracic echo services. Also, you will be involved in all aspects of the non-invasive Cardiology Department, including Holter Analysis, ETT, and administrative duties such as triaging.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close at midnight on 26th November 2023

Interviews are due to be held on 4th December 2023

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Cardiac Physiology (BSc) or Healthcare Science (BSc) specialism in Cardiology (PTP) or Master in Healthcare Science specialising in Cardiology (or equivalent experience/skills BTech, HTech Cardiac Physiology)
  • BSE Accreditation (or equivalent completed)
  • Independent reporting to a high standard


  • SCST/RCCP or HCPC registration
  • SCST Part 1 and 2 professional qualifications (or equivalent)



  • Extensive experience in transthoracic echocardiography
  • Relevant experience in a wide range of non-invasive and invasive cardiology tests
  • Experience in training, support, assessing and giving feedback to staff
  • Experience working in a healthcare environment, working alongside clinical and managerial staff.


  • Experience in complex echo- TOE, DSE/ESE, Bubble, CRT
  • Ability to perform a range of diagnostic tests and provide factual reports with minimal supervision
  • Experience of training undergraduate, post graduate and other healthcare professional.
  • Experience of line management.
  • Work-Based assessor/Trainer the trainer/PTTLS
  • Experience in developing Lead role/Physiologist led services/management



  • In depth knowledge of complex procedures in TTE.



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills. Ability to produce work quickly and accurately to a high standard.
  • Ability to deal with problems in a calm and methodical manner.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and to manage own workload.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills - ability to liaise effectively with and provide advice to a wide range of people including senior clinical staff and managers.
  • Ability to deal with all levels of staff effectively and efficiently.


  • Experience with a range of diagnostic equipment, platforms and databases
  • Ability to exercise own judgement.

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind and excellent.
  • Able to work effectively to meet timescales
  • Flexible working approach
  • Willingness to learn
  • Be sensitive to other points of view and workloads.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division D

Hills Road



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