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Senior Cardiac Physiologist

Employer
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Kingston
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 a year p.a. pro rata inclusive of HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Summary

The post holder will be able to perform a broad range of Cardiac Investigation procedures in the Cardiology diagnostic field to a highly competent and professional standard.

The post holder will possess a degree of specialist knowledge and skills and have experience in one or more specialist areas within Cardiac Physiology -including pacing and echocardiography.

For further information or to arrange and informal visit, please contact: Gemma Arnold, Senior Chief Cardiac Physiologist, on 020 8934 6307. Alternatively you may email gemma.arnold1@nhs.net

Main duties of the job

Due to the expansion and increased demand of Cardiology diagnostics at Kingston Hospital we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Cardiac Physiologist with ambition to further their knowledge and experience.

We are a dynamic and inter professional cardiology team, offering a wide range of services across the cardiac spectrum to our local community. Our philosophy is to deliver an excellent standard of patient focused care in line with NICE guidelines, National Service Frameworks and evidence based practice.

The Cardiac Physiology Service at Kingston Hospital is an excellent and well established service providing a full range of invasive and non-invasive cardiac investigations and therapies. We have expanded our current level of service to include complex implantable device follow -up (ICD and biventricular devices) alongside the developing Heart Failure and arrhythmia services. There will be opportunity for further training to the right candidate.

Applicants will have a BSc in Clinical Physiology or equivalent and experience in other specialist areas within Cardiac Physiology including Pacing and Echocardiography. Opportunity to work towards further qualifications is available.

About us

Trust Culture and Values

The Trust has defined its culture as one that is patient centred which puts safety first and where all staff take responsibility, are valued and value each other. To support this our five values are that we are all:-

Caring - we design and deliver care around each individual patient's needs and wantsSafe - we make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern (safety comes first)Responsible - all staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation

Value each other - we all value each other's contribution

Inspiring - w e always strive to empower each other to develop and deliver improvements to benefit our patients

Our training, policies, procedures, and practices are all intended to support behaviours in line with our values and all staff are expected to uphold these by 'Living Our Values Everyday'

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be successful in this post you will be capable of providing an excellent level of clinical competence and knowledge and be a team player. The post holder should also be highly team focused and a positive role model and possess good communication, organisational and assertiveness skills.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/OUTCOMES:
  • Provide specialist knowledge and skills in a range of Cardiac Investigations rotating in Invasive and non-invasive Cardiology.
  • To perform the diagnostic tests and interpret results to produce an accurate and comprehensive report to the required standard for each study.
  • Provide advice to patients regarding outcome of clinical procedures and next steps in care pathways.
  • Provide specialist advice to clinicians with regard to procedure results to enable further development of individual care plans.
  • Help to provide supervision and training to junior staff and other health care professionals.
  • Actively maintain a safe working environment in accordance with hospital guidelines and policies and help to ensure junior staff work to these guidelines.
  • Respond to and assist with cardiac/ cardio-pulmonary arrest or other life threatening scenarios.
  • Contribute to the evaluation and safe use of relevant technical equipment and related technology.
  • Continue to develop own academic knowledge, experience and skills in the Cardiac Physiology field, showing evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Practice and adhere to the Trusts confidentiality, information and data protection policies.
  • Assist in the departmental administration duties if and when the time arises.
  • Education and Training/Self-Development
  • Identify own training and development needs and undertake appropriate training/education as required.
  • Participate in an annual individual performance review process where objectives will be agreed, performance monitored and personal development needs discussed.
  • To attend all statutory and mandatory training as and when required to do so.
  • Act responsibly in respect of colleagues health, safety and welfare following safe work practices and complying with the Trusts Health and Safety Policies.
  • Adhere to all Trust Policies as applicable.

  • This job description is not intended to limit the scope and extent of the job to be undertaken and will be subject to review and alteration as necessary, following discussion with the post holder.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • oBSc in Clinical Physiology.


    Desirable

    • oRCCP registration


    Experience

    Essential

    • oCompetent to take responsibility in a range of complex Cardiac Physiology specialist areas.


    Desirable

    • oExperience of working within a multi-disciplinary team.


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    Kingston Hospital

    Galsworthy Road

    Kingston

    KT2 7QB

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    396-NN-6278369-HS-Y

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