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Chief Cardiac Physiologist - Band 6/7

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Includes 12% R&R premium
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Details
  • Chief Cardiac Physiologist
  • Cardiology Department
  • Pilgrim (Boston)
  • Band 7
  • Part time considered
  • Permanent Contract
  • Attracts 12% recruitment and retention premium

Linconshire Heart Centre

United Lincolnshire Hospital hosts the Lincolnshire Heart Centre (located on our Lincoln County Hospital site) which opened in 2013 as a regional heart attack centre to provide 24/7 primary PCI to the population of Lincolnshire. We offer a full complement of invasive coronary procedures including left heart catheterisation, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), rotational atherectomy (rotablation) and ELCA (laser). We perform in the region of 400 Primary PCIs (PPCI), 1000 PCI, 1500 Coronary Angiograms and 300 device implantations per year (pacemaker, ICD and CRT).

Cardiac Physiology

We provide cardiac physiology services to 3 acute hospital sites: Lincoln County Hospital, Pilgrim Hospital (Boston) and Grantham District Hospital. All 3 sites have busy and comprehensive echocardiography services (including DSE/TOE/GUCH) and you will find all the typical cardiac investigations such as ETT, Tilt Table Testing, We provide pacemaker follow-up clinics on all 3 acute sites and complex device follow-up on 2 of our larger acute sites.

Main duties of the job

3 full time (37.5 hours) in Echocardiography

The base site will be either Lincoln County Hospital, Pilgrim Hospital (Boston) or Grantham and District Hospital and hours/days of work will be discussed at interview. We can offer the prospective candidate the chance to work across both community based echocardiography and high acuity based ward echocardiography including at our award winning PPCI centre at Lincoln County.

This post includes a commitment to work and support the development of our community echo service covering clinics in local community diagnostic centres.

We would be keen to support any special interests a candidate may have (including paediatrics) and this can either be discussed informally prior to application or at job interview. At this time we are only considering applicants who have FULL BSE accreditation for the band 7 role and applicants who are working towards FULL BSE accreditation for the 6 role.


Our band 7 staff are expected to work as independent clinicians and for the right candidates significant freedom to act and clinical autonomy will be granted.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Edd Wallis - Principal Cardiac Physiologist 01522 573465

About us

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of �643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement - Outstanding Care Personally Delivered - stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'. Our rating for caring remained as 'Good'.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated

Job description

Job responsibilities

What should you do next?

Have a look at the job description, and if you like what you see, then apply today. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. Your NHS needs you!

Person Specification



  • Relevant degree in BSc (Hons) Clinical Physiology / Healthcare Science
  • For Band 7 Role: Full BSE Accreditation
  • For Band 6 Role: Working towards full BSE Accreditation
  • ILS Certificate


  • MSc or STP equivalency certificate
  • ALS Certificate
  • Teaching qualification

Previous Experience


  • Experience as a senior physiologist in a relevant area
  • Experience in training junior staff


  • Experience in developing cardiology services
  • NSHCS training officer experience



  • Ability to work within a team and on own initiative
  • Good customer care skills
  • Good written/verbal communication skills.
  • Team leadership skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritise own workload and that of others
  • Training and/or supervisory skills
  • Awareness and Knowledge of the dignity in care agenda.
  • Ability to evidence/demonstrate key values and behaviours in line with the Trust framework: ?Patient Centred ?Safety ?Compassion ?Respect and ?Excellence

Specific Requirements


  • Excellent IT skills
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Ability to travel to other trust sites where needed (infrequent)

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Pilgrim Hospital

Sibsey Road


PE21 9NX

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