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Chief Cardiac Physiologist

Employer
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Worthing
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
The Cardiac Investigations team at Worthing are looking to appoint a permanent full-time Chief Cardiac Physiologist with a specialist interest in CRM to assist in providing a high quality, patient centred, Cardiac Investigations service.

We are a forward thinking department offering a wide range of invasive and non-invasive investigations and therapies including Transthoracic Echocardiography, Transoesophageal Echocardiography, Ambulatory Monitoring, Exercise Tolerance Testing, Pacemaker, ICD and Complex device implantation and follow up, angiography, angioplasty, Rotablation, AV Node Ablation and Pulmonary Vein Isolation. We are striving to set up Physiologist led services and aim to provide and assist staff in Continuing Professional Development.

Main duties of the job

  • Assisting with Pacemaker/CRT/ICD implantation
  • Monitoring patient safety throughout the procedure
  • Being able to recognise and deal with acute situations which involve the need for external pacing/defibrillation and/or CPR
  • Leading device follow-up clinics
  • Having a working knowledge of various manufacturers and types of device
  • Being able to recognise and act upon abnormal findings
  • Being aware of patient condition and when to call for Physician assistance
  • Being aware of device replacement, end of life indicators and characteristics and to list for replacement when necessary
  • Communicating results as and when necessary
  • Keeping up to date with new technologies and techniques
  • Attending training courses when staffing levels allow
  • Being responsible for setting up and correctly calibrating pressure monitoring equipment for use during Cardiac Catheterisation and other angiographic procedures
  • Being aware of significant changes during the procedure and informing the Physician
  • Being conversant with Cardiac Arrest protocol in Cardiac Catheter Lab
  • Planning and organising own workload
  • Supporting and training colleagues and other members of staff
  • Being responsible for own continuing personal and professional development
  • Promoting a culture of collaborative working to improve patient quality of care


About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Assisting with Pacemaker/CRT/ICD implantation
  • Monitoring patient safety throughout the procedure
  • Being able to recognise and deal with acute situations which involve the need for external pacing/defibrillation and/or CPR
  • Leading device follow-up clinics
  • Having a working knowledge of various manufacturers and types of device
  • Being able to recognise and act upon abnormal findings
  • Being aware of patient condition and when to call for Physician assistance
  • Being aware of device replacement, end of life indicators and characteristics and to list for replacement when necessary
  • Communicating results as and when necessary
  • Keeping up to date with new technologies and techniques
  • Attending training courses when staffing levels allow
  • Being responsible for setting up and correctly calibrating pressure monitoring equipment for use during Cardiac Catheterisation and other angiographic procedures
  • Being aware of significant changes during the procedure and informing the Physician
  • Being conversant with Cardiac Arrest protocol in Cardiac Catheter Lab
  • Planning and organising own workload
  • Supporting and training colleagues and other members of staff
  • Being responsible for own continuing personal and professional development
  • Promoting a culture of collaborative working to improve patient quality of care

Please see Job Description for more information

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc Clinical Physiology, BSc Healthcare Science or equivalent


Desirable

  • Current ILS/ALS


Professional Registration

Essential

  • Registration with RCCP/AHCS/HCPC


Desirable

  • BSE Accreditation
  • BHRS/IHBRE Accreditation


Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 2 years experience Band 6


Desirable

  • Evidence of formal/informal teaching experience
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Evidence of high degree of clinical acumen in related fields
  • Evidence of supervisory experience


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Evidence of effective teamwork
  • Evidence of ability to prioritise and manage own workload


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Essential

  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues
  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).


Desirable

  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)

Address

Worthing Hospital

Lyndhurst Road

Worthing

BN11 2DH

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279-6228805-MAY24

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