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Lead Cardiac Scientist for Cardiac Rhythm Management

Employer
Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
cambridge
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity available for a motivated, patient-centred leader with expert skills in cardiac rhythm management to come and lead our invasive Cardiac Physiology Team at Cambridge University Hospitals. We have a well-established, high functioning team working as part of the wider cardiac physiology and cardiology service. You will lead this team, overseeing the day to day running of the department as well as budget control, audit, training and education, and leading on service planning and development to ensure effective, evidence based service delivery.

You will oversee the CRM training, education and research programme for the department, developing and implementing a training strategy for all CRM trainees (including STP, Cardiology registrars, internal development posts working towards BHRS accreditation) as well as continued professional development of qualified staff. You will line manage the Band 7 team members within the department. There will be opportunity to undertake ILR implants and develop the non-medical service in this area.

You will lead and oversee the quality assurance process for the department along with the consultant clinical scientist, ensuring it is fit for purpose and implemented in line with local policy to maintain IQIPS accreditation. You will act as an expert practitioner providing advice and direction to the rest of the team and other members of the MDT.

Main duties of the job

You will be an expert in cardiac rhythm management and will work with the wider team to ensure effective, evidence based service delivery for, implementation of and adherence to best practice guidance and identification and introduction of service developments.

You will oversee the CRM training, education and research programme for the department, developing and implementing a training strategy for all CRM trainees (including STP, Cardiology registrars, internal development posts working towards BHRS accreditation) as well as continued professional development of qualified staff. They will line manage the Band 7 team members within the department.

You will lead and oversee the quality assurance process for the department along with the consultant clinical scientist, ensuring it is fit for purpose and implemented in line with local policy to maintain IQIPS accreditation.

You will act as an expert practitioner providing advice and direction to the rest of the team and other members of the MDT.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 12000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close at midnight on 29th May 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 10th June 2024

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases, alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in Clinical Physiology (BSc) or equivalent experience, BTech, HTech Cardiac Physiology.
  • SCST part 1 and 2 professional qualifications or equivalent.
  • BHRS Accreditation or equivalent.
  • HCPC registration as clinical scientist


Desirable

  • Educated to Masters level
  • Leadership and Management course/qualification
  • NHS Finance/budget holder course


Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience of a full range of invasive cardiology procedures
  • Evidence of leading service change.
  • Experience of training/teaching others
  • Audit or research experience


Desirable

  • Practical experience of policy development
  • Project management experience
  • Budget management experience
  • Non medical ILR implanter


Knowledge

Essential

  • Recognised as an expert in the field of practice with the ability to clinically assess and diagnose.
  • Leadership and people management
  • Knowledge of clinical governance framework


Skills

Essential

  • Advanced communication skills
  • Effective communicator with proven ability to influence all levels of staff
  • Ability to work autonomously as an independent practitioner and delegate appropriately.
  • Proven leadership and management skills
  • Ability to proactively manage and progress own professional development.
  • Presentation skills
  • Able to respond to change and apply self to development in practice.
  • Able to prioritise workload of self and others effectively and work flexibly to meet changing demands
  • Good coping strategies/resilience to deal with workplace stress and emotionally challenging situations


Additional Requirements

Essential

  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.


Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Addenbrookes Hospital-Division D

hills road

cambridge

CB2 0QQ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

180-D-244145

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