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Specialised Cardiac Physiologist, WRH

Employer
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Worcester
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We have an exciting full-time opportunity to join our expanding Cardiology department at Worcester Royal Hospital. We are looking for motivated cardiac physiologist to join our team who is competent in a range of non-invasive and invasive diagnostic tests. The role would include participation in the on-call PPCI rota.

There will the opportunity to develop skills in the area of Echocardiography, complex CRM including electrophysiology. We deliver high quality training and support growth for our team to work towards professional accreditation. Our aim is always to provide an excellent, patient focused service whilst supporting our staff needs.

Main duties of the job

Undertake a Specialised Physiologists role in the invasive PCI service based in the Cardiac Catheter lab. Perform unsupervised monitoring of cardiac haemodynamic, invasive intra-cardiac pressures on clinically high risk Cardiac patients. Alerting Physician immediately of any changes in parameters. Including preparation and management of balloon pump equipment for insertion of intra-aortic balloon.

Perform as lead Physiologist in Cardiac Physiologist led Exercise Tolerance Tests. Without supervision, analyse and report results in accordance with national and departmental protocols and procedures.

Provide Physiologist support during complex devices/permanent pacemaker and implantable loops implants. Analyse complex data and recognise when to re-programme appropriate parameters as per manufacturer and departmental policies and protocols for individual patients at device/pacemaker follow up clinics.

Prepare, hook up, remove, download, analyse the recordings, providing written reports on 24 hr Ambulatory ECG recorders, Blood Pressure recorders and Cardiac Event recorders, according to the departmental protocols.

Electrocardiograms on all categories of patients within the trust. Interpret the results and inform the relevant Physician of any adverse abnormalities, as per the departmental protocol and procedure.

Responsible for setting up equipment, preparing and carrying out Tilt table testing for medically and Physiologist supervised investigations

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is over 7,000 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Undertake a Specialised Physiologists role in the invasive PCI service based in the Cardiac Catheter lab. Perform unsupervised monitoring of cardiac haemodynamic, invasive intra-cardiac pressures on clinically high risk Cardiac patients. Alerting Physician immediately of any changes in parameters. Including preparation and management of balloon pump equipment for insertion of intra-aortic balloon.

Designated responsibility to perform Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation on patients in an emergency situation.

Perform as lead Physiologist in Cardiac Physiologist led Exercise Tolerance Tests. (ETTs) Without supervision, analyse and report the results of the procedure, in accordance with national and departmental protocols and procedures.

Provide Physiologist support during Medically supervised ETTs and nuclear/chemical ETTs

Provide Physiologist support during complex devices/permanent pacemaker and implantable loops implants. Analyse complex data and recognise when to re-programme appropriate parameters as per manufacturer and departmental policies and protocols for individual patients at device/pacemaker follow up clinics.

Prepare, hook up, remove, download, analyse the recordings, providing written reports on 24 hr Ambulatory ECG recorders, Blood Pressure recorders and Cardiac Event recorders, according to the departmental procedures and protocols.

Perform Electrocardiograms on all categories of patients within the trust. Interpret the results and inform the relevant Physician of any adverse abnormalities, as per the departmental protocol and procedure.

Responsible for setting up equipment, preparing and carrying out Tilt table testing for medically and Physiologist supervised investigations.

Develop skills in chosen specialist area i.e CRM +/- Electrophysiology or Echo and work towards accreditation in this area

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc in Clinical Physiology or equivalent
  • Must be prepared to attend training courses appropriate to post


Desirable

  • BSE accreditation (working towards)
  • BHRS / EHRA / IBHRE Accreditation (working towards)
  • SCST (parts 1 & 2) or equivalent
  • Current ILS certification.
  • Voluntary Registration for RCCP


Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Charles Hastings Way

Worcester

Worcestershire

WR5 1DD

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C9365-24-0471

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