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Cardiac Physiologist

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year PA
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to join our dynamic and enthusiastic team of cardiac physiologist at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust. The hospital is set in the heart of Torbay - the English Riviera an area of outstanding beauty with unrivalled access to the beautiful Devon coastline and picturesque hills of Dartmoor, offering an array of leisure activities.

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and driven individual to come join our wonderful team of passionate, and innovative physiologists.The team of Cardiac Physiologists cover a comprehensive range of invasive and non-invasive procedures including cardiac monitoring analysis, exercise tolerance testing, pacemaker and complex device follow-up clinics.

We have an expanding cardiac device home monitoring service, and we were one of the first centres to run a physiologist-led LINQ implanting service

We would be interested to hear from qualified physiologists with an interest in CRM and Cath Lab.

As a department we aim to support education and encourage our physiologists to specialise in CRM by gaining higher level qualifications such as IBHRE or BHRS.

Main duties of the job

Ideally you will be experienced in working unsupervised, in the Cardiac Catheter Lab for both diagnostic procedures and Complex PCI. You should also have experience providing physiologist support for device implants and assisting with both Brady and Complex device follow up clinics and remote clinics.

You should also be able to work independently on Non-Invasive diagnostics such as Ambulatory monitoring analysis, and exercise tolerance testing.

There will also be the opportunity to get involved with training of both Level 6 degree Apprentice Physiologists and other junior members of staff.

About us

Why Work With Us

The hospital serves a population of approximately 300,000 plus another 100,000 at any one time during the summer holiday season.

The Torbay Cardiac Centre was open in 2003 with two modern Cardiac Cath labs which were updated in 2015 providing both elective and non-elective procedures. We offer a 24/7 primary PCI service with the ability to perform rotablation, IVUS, pressure wires and intra-aortic balloon pumps, as well as brady and complex pacing including subcutaneous ICD implantation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Recording and interpretation of 12 lead ECGs to a very high standard on a range of equipment.

Application of full range of ambulatory monitoring equipment to include presentation / reporting / analysis of results and production of factual reports.

Hemodynamic monitoring in the cardiac catheterisation suite to include right and left heart pressures, pressure wire and PCI. Fully conversant with balloon pump operation. Participation in 24/7 on-call rota for Primary PCI and cardiac emergencies.

Commitment to increasing skills as service demands.

Technical and resuscitation support for permanent pacemaker implants, including technical support for complex devices.

Assist the Lead Physiologiststo develop protocols, guidelines and procedures for the service, and implement these ensuring regular reviews to reflect evidence-based changes in clinical practice.

To maintain full conversance with current training curricula. To actively participate in maintaining own professional development, identifyingown educational and clinical training needs in conjunction with the Departmental Manager.

Communication is a key area in this role and includes verbal and written contacts with patients and their relatives, clerical, nursing and medical staff, portering staff and allied professionals.

To ensure high standards of patient care are given in relation to agreedstandards and in line with the Torbay and South Devon Policies andProcedures.

See attached Band 6 Job description and person specification.

Applications from newly qualified physiologists would be welcomed

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience


  • BSc Clinical Physiology or equivalent
  • SCST (professional body exams)
  • ILS certification


  • AHCS/RCCP Registration.

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Torbay Hospital

Lowes Bridge



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