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Highly Specialised Cardiac Physiologist

Employer
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Swindon
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Salary dependent on experience
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
FULL & PART TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE

This position will be predominantly to enable the Trust to provide investigations including Echocardiography at an external site at West Swindon with rotation into the department at the hospital.

The department undertakes a wide range of both invasive and non-invasive cardiac physiology investigations including stress echocardiography, toe, physiology led valve and bubble clinics. We are also actively involved in research in both Echocardiography and pacing. We undertake CRT, ICD physiology device implantations.

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.

We have a flexible approach to working and partake in home working.

The department has a strong ethos in QA and training.

Main duties of the job

Development, Planning and Service Improvement: a. 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. b. To develop and facilitate the implementation of standard operating procedures and guidelines within the department, which will support the delivery of an effective service. c. To undertake regular review of these guidelines, in order to update them in line with current research, and national / local guidelines.

Please see attached Job Description for further information.

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.
  • Service We will put our patients first
  • Teamwork We will work together
  • Ambition We will aspire to provide the best service
  • Respect We will act with integrity


Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Responsibilities and Duties
Development, Planning and Service Improvement: a. 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. b. To develop and facilitate the implementation of standard operating procedures and guidelines within the department, which will support the delivery of an effective service. c. To undertake regular review of these guidelines, in order to update them in line with current research, and national / local guidelines. d. 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.
Please see attached job description.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • 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.


Desirable

  • 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


Experience

Essential

  • 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


Desirable

  • 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


Knowledge

Essential

  • 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

Address

Great Western Hospital

Marlborough Road

Swindon

SN3 6BB

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249-6054810

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