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Highly Specialised Cardiac Physiologist

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This position will be predominantly to enable the Trust to provide investigations including Echocardiography and at an external site at West Swindon.

The department undertakes a wide range of both invasive and non-invasive cardiac physiology investigations. The post holder will independently perform and report on a range of investigations performed.

You will provide highly specialist advice and training to both physiologists and other health care professionals within the multi-disciplinary team.

We provide training and take a multi-disciplinary approach to service provision.

Main duties of the job

To work in close partnership with the Cardiac Physiology Service Managers, other highly specialist cardiac physiologists and lead clinicians on a day-to-day basis.To develop and facilitate the implementation of standard operating procedures and guidelines within the department, which will support the delivery of an effective service.To undertake regular review of these guidelines, to update them in line with current research, and national / local guidelines.To remain current in best practice guidelines within cardiac physiology. To use this information to work with the Cardiac Physiology Service Managers in service development.To maintain an extensive knowledge and expertise in cardiac physiology.To undertake, interpret and report on advanced cardiac diagnostic tests, such as cardiac ultrasound and cardiac rhythm management devices. To use this information to provide advice to patients, clinicians, and specialists.To train, develop and assess junior staff members, ensuring skill maintenance and service delivery requirements are met.Perform clinical investigations in line with both local and nationally agreed standards.Ensure that factual reports on the results obtained from clinical investigations are issued and communicated in a timely manner to referring physicians depending on their clinical urgency.Responsible for data entry, text processing and storage of data using a computer-based data entry system.

About us

Our STAR values - Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect - are a golden thread running through everything we do. These values serve as a guiding principle, driving us towards our vision of delivering great joined up services to our local community. Whether at home, in the community, or within the hospital, our goal is to empower individuals to lead independent and healthier lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further information on the rple of Highly Specialist Cardiac Physiologist.

Person Specification



  • BSc Honours Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) or equivalent
  • Current post graduate professional qualification, :- Current IBHRE / HRUK accreditation
  • Able to demonstrate on going professional development and up to date clinical practice
  • Able to perform and report on:- Advanced cardiac rhythm management devices - troubleshoot and program both ICD and CRT devices according to departmental and current best practice guidelines.


  • Able to work independently in other areas of cardiac physiology aside from your main interest, for example: Perform and/or assist in DSE, ESE and TOE Perform and report 3D echo and adult congenital heart disease scans. Work in CRM or cardiac catheter laboratory services
  • Teaching and assessor qualification
  • RCCP or HCPC registration
  • Second professional post graduate Adult BSE accreditation



  • Considerable post graduate experience in noninvasive cardiac investigations underpinned by theoretical knowledge and relevant practical experience
  • Able to supervise both medical and physiology staff in training in advanced CRM, ensuring all devices are tested and programmed according to current best practice guidelines
  • Financial awareness
  • Knowledge of developing operational policies
  • Experience leading a team
  • Experience of collaborative team working


  • Experience in all areas of invasive cardiac investigations underpinned by theoretical knowledge and relevant practical experience
  • Experience of teaching and assessing invasive and/or non - invasive cardiac investigations



  • Able to demonstrate an awareness of current issues in cardiology
  • IT literate
  • Possess excellent verbal and non- verbal communication

Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The Great Western Hospital

Marlborough Road



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