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Highly Specialised Physiologist - CRM

Employer
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Location
Stevenage
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

We are recruiting for a Highly Specialised Physiologist - CRM who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

An exciting opportunity for an accredited devices physiologist to join a small and dynamic CRM team at the Lister hospital. We provide support across the trust and into the community. The team are encouraged to bring ideas and service developments/improvements to the team in line with trust values.

We support a busy complex and brady service with an established face to face pacing clinic and remote follow up. As a team we feel strongly that face to face element is an important part, or our role and skill set and beneficial for the patients.

In 2023, we supported over 700 device procedures, and the service is showing year on year growth.

We are very excited to have appointed two new device and EP consultants. The introduction of conduction pacing and a community ICD deactivation service in the last 6mths. The potential for this service is endless.

We have an established apprenticeship and equivalence program which the successful candidate would be expected to support as the team would support you in fulfilling your full potential.

We would consider the right band 6 applicant to support through their accreditation process.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

As a highly specialised Cardiac Physiologist you will be required to work as an highly specialist practitioner within the Cardiology Department, with a specialisation in device management. The successful candidate will work closely with the Lead Cardiac Physiologist

All band 7 staff are expected to assist in the management of the Cardiac Physiology Service across trust sites, and to demonstrate a high level of competency in all sections of the Technical Cardiology Department.

The role is vital in the provision of training, continuing professional development and overall performance of all staff in the Pacing/ICD section of the Cardiology Department. You will be expected to play a major role in the continuing professional development and overall performance of all staff in the technical cardiology service.

You would be expected to hold the relevant accreditation - IBHRE/BHRS

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications / Training

Essential

  • BSc Clinical Physiology or Health Professions Council registration or recognised precursor
  • Postgraduate profession related qualification, eg. IHBRE or HRUK/BSE
  • Substantial post qualification experience within cardiology
  • Member of Heart Rhythm Society UK/BSE
  • RCCP registered
  • ILS


Desirable

  • Accredited Member of the Society of Cardiological Science and Technology or equivalent
  • Management Diploma
  • MSc Cardiology or equivalent experience
  • Advanced Life Support


Previous Experience

Essential

  • Excellent organisation and time management skills, able to deliver objectives within an agreed time frame
  • Able to apply a fair, consistent and objective approach
  • Proactive approach to quality control and making improvements in efficiency and effectiveness of service


Desirable

  • Understanding of management in relation to finance and managment


Skills

Essential

  • Strong leadership and team building skills
  • Able to relate and communicate with staff at all levels and from different professions
  • Ability to overcome language barriers
  • Experience of and demonstrable skills in the first line management
  • Evidence of good communication skills.
  • Good written and spoken communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills


Desirable

  • An understanding of HR processes


Knowledge

Essential

  • Extensive post graduate experience in technical cardiology
  • Competent to perform a range of highly specialised invasive procedures
  • Competent to perform complex device implant and device followup.
  • Experience and competence maintained in all routine noninvasive procedures e.g. exercise tolerance testing,and ECG rhythm analysis.
  • Experience of day to day organisation / management
  • Understanding of issues pertinent to education of technical cardiology and fully conversant with current curricula
  • Teaching & presentation skills
  • Awareness and understanding of current health issues and in particular to demonstrate a good understanding of CHD services and recent initiatives
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Utilisation of teaching skills
  • Ability to direct and work within a team
  • High level of co-ordination and manual dexterity
  • Flexible in working practice
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Exercise initiative
  • Leadership and motivational skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Prioritise and mange self and other staff
  • Deal effectively with unexpected changes of schedule
  • Wide knowledge of appropriate general cardiac conditions and their management


Desirable

  • Previous supervisory responsibilities
  • Leadership and motivational skills
  • Experience of cardiology patient databases,Lorenzo, CRIS PACS.
  • Experience of GE ETT equipment's systems, spacelabs pathfinder, and holter. QMAPP Heamodynamic systems
  • Teaching & presentation skills
  • Previously involved in delivering formal training
  • Mentorship skills
  • Advanced computer skills


Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust

Address

Lister Hospital

Corey's Mill Lane

Stevenage

SG1 4AB

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361-UPL-6188735-A

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