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Specialist Cardiac Physiologist

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our busy and dynamic physiology team at The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Applicants must hold BSc (Hons) in Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) / BSc Healthcare Science (Cardiac Science) or equivalent with relevant experience and be working towards British Society of Echocardiography Accreditation. RCCP /AHCS or equivalent is required.

This is a Trust wide post therefore the post holder will be required to work occasionally across both of our sites (Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman Hospital), although the base will be Freeman Hospital.

Post holders at this band are also expected to be part of our on-call primary PCI rota and should have some experience working within a Cath Lab setting.
  • Interview date: 4th June 2024
  • 37 hours 30 minutes /week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

This post would suit an individual looking to enhance their knowledge and develop specialist Echocardiography skills. Our internationally renowned Cardiothoracic Directorate provides secondary and tertiary Cardiac and transplantation services to the North of England and beyond. The successful applicants will therefore be working at the cutting edge of technology within this setting. Our Echo Department is BSE accredited and has a strong emphasis on individual professional development through participation in weekly MDT meetings reviewing interesting and challenging cases

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, we have around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Participate in the delivery of a specialist clinical service and deliver a high standard of care to all patients
  • Participate in the on-call rota, providing a 24 hour emergency service for cardiac catheterisation labs for adult and paediatric patients
  • Rotate through sections of Cardiac Services department to build and maintain a body of specialist knowledge and apply this to practice
  • Continue theoretical and practical training via experiential learning and designated advanced course attendances in order to further develop a specialist area of practice
  • Contribute to the delivery of training within the department.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • BSc (Hons) in Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) or equivalent.
  • Post graduate qualification (or equivalent experience) in either echocardiography or cardiac rhythm management (e.g., British Society of Echocardiography adult accreditation or Heart Rhythm UK accreditation) or working towards full completion.
  • RCCP (Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists) voluntary registration or equivalent i.e., HCPC or AHCS
  • Immediate Life Support certification


  • Advanced Life Support Resuscitation Certificate

Knowledge & Experience


  • Post-qualification experience as a Cardiac Physiologist with evidence of continuing professional development and demonstrable competency in: o Ability to interpret ECG data and write a report of findings on ambulatory ECG recording. o Ability to set up and use hemodynamic recording and monitoring equipment in cardiac catheterization laboratory, including IABP set up and operation. o Ability to provide technical expertise at pacemaker implant and undertake pacemaker follow up or ability to perform echocardiograms with assisted reporting. o Ability to supervise exercise stress testing
  • Experience of teaching, training and / or mentorship
  • Evidence of participation in practice development and CPD
  • Evidence of involvement in training junior staff

Skills & Abilities


  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Availability for on-call work

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Freeman Hospital

317 01 Freeman Hospital


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