We have a great opportunity, in order to meet the needs of our busy and expanding services, to recruit a number of Specialist Cardiac Physiologists to enhance our dedicated and friendly team.
If you have experience in autonomously performing and reporting on specialised cardiac investigations such as pacemaker follow-up clinics or transthoracic echo and are looking to develop your skills encouraged and led by our very experienced and supportive Physiology Managers including a dedicated Training Officer, then we would like to hear from you.
Our team works together to ensure that a consistently high quality service is delivered to our patients from our base in the modern purpose built Essex Cardiothoracic Centre (CTC), where we provide services across the whole Basildon hospital site incorporating both tertiary and secondary care.
This unique service model provides new joiners with an ideal opportunity to either expand skills into new areas of interest or to develop existing skills to highly specialist levels.
We are open to applications from existing Specialist Physiologists, Band 5 practitioners looking for development or 3rd year STPs expecting to complete training this summer. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY.Main duties of the job
Demonstrate specialist skills, underpinned by up-to-date relevant knowledge and practical experience, in areas of device management or echo as well as participating in a broad range of routine primary investigations.
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You will develop highly specialist clinical knowledge and skills in advanced techniques, participate in training and supervision of the Cardiac Physiology team and carry out administrative duties to support management of the department.
You will ensure professional regulatory and accreditation requirements are maintained, implement clinical policies and protocols, proposing changes to working practices or procedures as necessary and support the maintenance of minimum standards within clinical areas, ensuring that any issues identified are reported to a more senior member of the Physiology team.
You should be beware of responsibilities regarding equipment safety, carrying out routine checks and reporting faults to senior team members, maintain own up to date knowledge of the specialty and identify own training and development needs, attending relevant training courses as identified and agreed with senior staff during appraisal.About us
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.
We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.
From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.
We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
If you are able, work as a specialist practitioner carrying out and reporting on a range of procedures without supervision and be capable of managing their own workload, ideally having the knowledge and skills to support practice across a range of sub-specialties e.g. echo, cath lab, device implant and management please apply.
Please see the attached the job description and personal specification for further details.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Registered or eligible for RCCP Registration as Cardiac Physiologist
- BSc in Cardiac Physiology or equivalent qualification (2)
Knowledge & ExperienceEssential
- Hold or working towards Post graduate MSc level qualification (eg BSE accreditation, NASPE)
- UKRC Adult Immediate Life Support
- Evidence of commitment to continued professional development
- Experience in performing and reporting autonomously specialised cardiac investigations
Skills and abilitiesEssential
- Experience in training/supervising junior members of team or other discipline
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Able to carry out unsupervised and report on a range of cardiac investigations
- Conscientious approach and attention to detail
- Ability to work under pressure and in an emotive environment.
- Ability to teach in both informal and formal environments
- Demonstrate effective communication skills when dealing staff, patients and general public
- Able to prioritise own work and that of others.
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