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Clinical Perfusion Specialist

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 a year p.a. inc. HCA
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Clinical Perfusion Specialist

Salary: Agenda for Change Band 8a plus HCA.

Guy's & St Thomas' Cardiovascular Department is one of the largest in the United Kingdom and within the directorate is the Department of Clinical Perfusionbased at St Thomas' Hospital.

The Perfusion department at Guy's and St Thomas' performs approximately 1200 adult and paediatric cardiac surgical bypass procedures per year whilst providing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation support for acute respiratory failure for both adults and paediatrics. Other services supported include Trans Catheter Aortic Valve Surgery, Laser Lead Extractions and Intra Aortic Balloon Pump therapy.

Main duties of the job

An opportunity has arisen within the department to appoint a new Clinical Perfusion Specialist.

The successful candidate would ideally have a number of years post qualification experience and join the team in its ongoing commitment to support cardiac surgery, adult ECMO services and a paediatric ECMO service.

Applicants to this post would also ideally have ECMO and/or paediatric experience, althoughtraining and mentoring in either/both will be given as and where required.

Participation in the on-call rota is essential.

Newly qualified candidates would be considered, initially being employed at Band 7, with competency based progression to Band 8a.

About us

Applicants must hold the Society of Perfusionists accreditation certificate and be registered with the college of Clinical Perfusion Scientists.

For information and to arrange an informal visit, please contact either Geoff Fowler on 07747533814 or Aidan Grehan on 07803 297238

Part-time and flexible working will be considered.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide significant, highly specialist, autonomously managed, direct care delivery.
  • Provide highly specialist advice directly related to care delivery and technical aspects of treatment.
  • Undertake significant out of hours commitment for autonomously managed, direct care delivery on a rota basis.
  • Allocation of daily duties appropriate to skill mix in the absence of the Perfusion Manager / Lead Clinician (Consultant Level) Clinical Perfusion or Deputy Manager.
  • Responsible for the development and delivery of specialist training packages to trainees and members of the multidisciplinary team i.e. medical and nursing staff.

Please refer to the attached job description for full information.

Person Specification



  • Accreditation by The Society of Clinical Perfusion Scientists of Great Britain and Ireland


  • Society of Clinical Perfusionists of great Britain and Ireland Advanced Certificate



  • Extensive Post qualifaiction experience
  • Postgraduate knowledge


  • Knowledge of imaging systems
  • A knowledge of the NHS plan, relevant National Service Frameworks, national directives and clinical governance.



  • Familiar with a wide range of routine and specialist Cardiopulmonary Bypass techniques

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


St Thomas' Hospital

Westminster Bridge Road



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