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Highly Specialised EP and CRM Cardiac Physiologist

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Do you have a passion for EP and Cardiac Rhythm Management and fancy a career on the sunny south coast?

We may have just the change you're looking for and are in a fortunate position to be able to offer a Highly Specialised Electrophysiology (EP) and Devices Cardiac Physiologist position in the Dorset Heart Centre.

You will join our existing team of 34 permanent Cardiac Physiologists including 6 Head Of Sections, supported by 14 Cardiographers & Healthcare Science Assistants and a team of admin staff. We are extremely proud of our Cardiac Intervention Services comprising of 4 Catheter Labs, 2 of which are EP Labs.

We provide an Electrophysiology and Device service for a population of 1 million. Our Brady pacing service and ICD implantation rate make us one of the largest Device centres in the UK and our EP service is recognised as an SVT Centre of Excellence by Arrhythmia Alliance.University Hospitals Dorset is supported by 18 Consultant Cardiologists and 6 clinical fellows. We have a highly specialised team of EP and Device Consultants and Physiologists and are looking to expand this with the addition of a new key member.

Base Location: Bournemouth

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

We perform complex 3D mapping cases (using CARTO, Precision and Rhythmia) as well as more simple EP cases with access to both RF and Cryo ablation and regularly participate in clinical research. This post would suit someone with strong EP and Devices grounding, looking to take the next step into a highly specialised role.

The successful candidate will ideally
  • Be competent in both simple and complex EP cases and be performing all types of EP procedures including use of 3D mapping systems independently or with minimal supervision.
  • Perform all types of pacing and complex device implants and follow up (ICD, CRT-Ds) independently.
  • Have or be working towards achieving professional qualifications e.g. BHRS/IBHRE (formerly HRUK/NASPE).

The successful applicant will possess BSc Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) or equivalent, as well as RCCP registration (ideally).

Whilst this position is specialising in EP and Devices, experience in a wide range of cardiac investigations is essential and there will be a requirement to participate in the CRM on-call service and/or PCI on call service as required. We are fully supportive of personal and professional development you will be encouraged to attend courses, conferences and seminars relevant to you.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

In some cases this means that a services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • BSc in Cardiac Physiology or BTEC HNC or equivalent.


  • Highly specialist knowledge of Clinical Physiology in at least one area to Masters level or equivalent (e.g. have or be working towards BHRS/IBHRE/EHRA accreditation).



  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a post registration Cardiac Physiologist.
  • Will have a minimum of 1 years experience in the implantation and follow-up of complex pacing and ICD devices to include Biventricular optimisation
  • Will have a minimum of 1 years experience of Electrophysiology in a recognised centre and be able to carry out procedures independently
  • Will have previous experience of staff supervision
  • Must have experience in training and assessment of junior staff


  • Previous experience of carrying out appraisals
  • Previous experience with service development projects

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to manage and prioritise a busy workload with several demands on time.
  • Will be able to work as part of a team but be dynamic and self-motivated.
  • Able to deal with conflict



  • Understand the importance of traceability, audit and adverse incident reporting
  • Will have in depth knowledge of clinical application of device implantation and follow-up and be fully conversant with device troubleshooting


  • Have knowledge of NHS computer management systems including Tomcat, eDM, eCamis, PACS.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Bournemouth Hospital



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