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Invasive Cardiac Physiologist

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Technical Cardiology team is expanding. This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified Cardiac Physiologist to start their career on a strong foundation with our dynamic, progressive team of Invasive Cardiac Physiologists. The successful applicant will receive training in both invasive and non-invasive cardiology. They will be supported by our Invasive Cardiac Physiologists to become a specialist within our Invasive Cardiac Physiologist Team.Training will be provided in required areas for suitable candidates so this is an ideal opportunity for newly qualified physiologists or those due to qualify thissummer.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as a key member of the Invasive Cardiology Physiology Team (75%) with some commitment to the non-invasive service (25%. They will work primarily within the Invasive Cardiology team. In this role they will:
  • Undertake physiological tests on patients to inform clinical diagnostic and support treatment.
  • Interpret clinical data to provide factual clinical reports.
  • Perform invasive procedures including angiography, PCI, device implants and device follow-up.
  • Perform and report non-invasive tests independently such as holter monitoring and 24 hour tape analysis.
  • Act as lead physiologist for provocative tests such as ETT and HUTT tests.
  • Participate in ongoing invasive cardiology training to gain competence in specialist and highly specialist procedures.
  • Provide clinical supervision and training of trainee staff
  • Undertake ongoing CPD activity
  • Contribute to departmental development, training programmes and organisation both in short and long term
  • Contribute to invasive on-call rota when appropriate competencies obtained

About us

With over 19,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Nottingham is a thriving, cosmopolitan university city with excellent road, rail and air links to the rest of the United Kingdom and Europe. This makes NUH one of the busiest tertiary centres in the East Midlands providing care to 2.5M patients in Nottingham and specialist care for a further 4M patients regionally. Cardiology care is based on City Hospital Campus, with outreach support provided to Queen's Medical Centre campus.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work as a key member of the Invasive Cardiology Physiology Team (75%) with some commitment to the non-invasive service (25%. They will work primarily within the Invasive Cardiology team delivering a professional service, which meets the needs of the Directorate, and the general clinical needs of the Trust. KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform a range of investigations carried out by the invasive and non-invasive cardiac physiology team. This will include 12 lead ECG, holter monitoring (fitting and analysis), ETT, HUTT, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (including IVUS, OCT, Pressure wire and rotablation) and device implantation and follow-up (in-house and remote). Training will be provided in required areas for suitable candidates.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency for all basic procedures.
  • Provide advice to clinicians and other healthcare professionals regarding procedure results when required
  • Participate and be willing to undergo training in specialised invasive procedures such as CRT/ S-ICD implantation, EP and TAVI/PFO.
  • Supervise and support trainee staff in the undertaking of diagnostic investigations.
  • Support departmental stock control and ordering
  • Contribute to the invasive team on call rota following period of training

Service Quality and Efficiency
  • To work within agreed Trust and local policies and protocols
  • To maintain continuous professional development
  • To exercise initiative and judgement in solving problems and making decisions that affect own area of technical work and that of junior colleagues, whilst keeping others informed and recognising when there is a need to refer to senior colleagues.
  • Provide support and assistance to colleagues in dealing with difficult and conflicting situations.

Health and Safety
  • To take reasonable care to prevent injury to themselves or others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.
  • To co-operate fully in discharging the Trust policies and procedures with regard to health and safety matters.
  • To immediately report to their manager any shortcomings in health and safety procedures and practice.
  • To report any accidents or dangerous incidents to their immediate manager and safety representative as early as possible and submit a completed accident/incident form.
  • To use protective clothing and equipment where provided.

Whilst the aim of the Trust is to promote a co-operative and constructive view of health and safety concerns in the organisation, all staff must be aware that a wilful or irresponsible disregard for safety matters may give rise to disciplinary proceedings.

Person Specification



  • BSc in Cardiac Physiology or equivalent
  • Proven experience in a cardiac environment
  • SCST Parts I & II

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Ability to exercise judgement and initiative when dealing with urgent enquiries and knowing when to escalate.
  • Ability to make sound decisions
  • Good data analysis skills

Communication and Relationship skills


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills Ability to use personal initiative and work autonomously, but also work well as part of the MDT Self motivated, approachable and responsible Ability to communicate complex information Sensitive to patient's needs.

Planning and organisation skills


  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to plan own workload
  • Ability to meet deadlines

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Nottingham City Hospital

Hucknall Road



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