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Specialist Clinical Cardiac Physiologist

Employer
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are searching for enthusiastic motivated physiologists to join our busy department. Applicants must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in a broad range of routine cardiac investigations.

The successful candidates must be able to provide evidence of continuing professional development. Suitable candidates must possess either a Degree in Clinical Physiology, SCST parts I and II or BTEC / HTEC in MPPM or equivalent.

The suitable applicants should have the ability to work under pressure and be able to prioritise your individual workload, as well as being able to work effectively within a team.

Suitable applicants will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering high quality diagnostic services including the full range of non-invasive cardiac diagnostics, working independently in the catheter laboratories and supervised with the field of pacemaker implantation and follow up.

In house training will be given in all areas to ensure suitable candidates deliver a high quality service. These positions will offer qualified Cardiac Physiologists an excellent development opportunity in clinical physiology.

Main duties of the job

As a Cardiac physiologist you will be required to perform without supervision a wide range of invasive and non-invasive diagnostic cardiac investigations. You must demonstrate a good underpinning knowledge in cardiac investigations. Appropriate training will be given to ensure you are working to a safe competent standard. You will be given the appropriate exposure and knowledge ensuring you develop and gain experience in the complete range of diagnostic cardiac investigations provided by Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital.

About us

As the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the UK, we, at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, have a clear vision 'to be the best cardiothoracic integrated healthcare organisation'.

We provide specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine both in the hospital and out in the community.

We serve a catchment area of 2.8 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly we receive referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as aortics.

Our reputation for strong performance is important in delivering the best care for our patients and high quality clinical services. This is underpinned by a culture of research and innovation, delivered in modern estate and our encouragement of flexible working in a variety of forms.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

CLINICAL REASPONSIBILITIES

Working through Non invasive testing, Cath lab and Pacemaker/ICD follow up.

Perform specialised diagnostic cardiac physiological testing on patients to aid clinical diagnosis.

Demonstrates empathy when dealing with patients in distressing conditions.

Interprets results and provides factual reports for specialised diagnostic cardiac investigations.

Communicate effectively and advise both clinical and non-clinical staff regarding outcomes of diagnostic investigations.

Perform necessary adjustments to devices which directly affect patients clinical environment.

Participates on a roster basis, in all areas of technical cardiology including On-Call.

Participates in training for Clinical staff, Trainee Cardiac Physiologists and other allied health professionals.

Assists in monitoring and maintaining quality of services within Cardiac Diagnostics

Ensures that individual own level of practice is kept up to date with current developments in the field of Cardiology including innovative work undertaken in research for a wide range of cardiac investigations.

Demonstrates active participation in clinical audit, and R& D activities.

Has awareness of future implications for development of current Cardiology services.

Works throughout a number of areas recognising all aspects of infection control measures needed for each specific clinical area.

Works within a multidiscipline environment abiding to strict regulations regarding radiation and protection from radiation.

Ensures all appropriate health and safety measures are taken when dealing with patients bodily fluids.

MANAGEMENT/ORGANISATIONAL REASPONSIBILITIES

Ensures good communication within the department

Actively promotes Cardiac Diagnostics inside and outside the trust.

Ensures that clinical governance and clinical risk management are integrated into systems of patient care.

Helps to develop benchmarks for best practice alongside other hospitals.

Participate in service development/training initiatives with colleagues in referring district general hospitals.

Contributes and aids implementation of departmental policies & procedures.

Actively promotes self-development in specific areas of management in communication with PCP.

Ensure that confidentiality of patients records is strictly maintained and complies with the Data Protection Act.

Recognise peoples equality, diversity and rights.

Feedback information on complaints / accidents / incidents to the PCP.

Communicates with other departments involved in supporting the service

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential

  • ONC BTEC MPPM or Equivalent.
  • HNC HTEC MPPM or Equivalent.
  • BSc Clinical Physiology


Desirable

  • ILS/ALS
  • HRUK accreditation
  • Voluntary Registered with RCCP


Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of on-going personal development
  • Competent to perform full range Non-Invasive procedures
  • Importance of confidentiality
  • Health and Safety


Desirable

  • Computer skills ECDL etc
  • Active Membership of one of the following BCS,SCST,BPEG,BSE,BCIS,NA SPE
  • Knowledge within the field of invasive cardiac diagnostic procedures.


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good team working skills
  • Take responsibility for accurate work
  • Work under pressure
  • Work to deadlines
  • Ability to organise work rotas
  • Monitoring and training junior members of staff and other health care providers.


Values & Behaviours

Essential

  • Team Worker
  • Leader
  • Flexibility
  • Patient Focused


Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

Address

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

Thomas drive

Liverpool

L143PE

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410-MED- 6264186

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