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Chief Physiologist, Rhythm Management *Incentives Available*

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
#TeamNNUHare recruiting for Cardiac Physiologiststo join our busy team inTechnical Cardiology.

As a result of a recent �15 million spend on our Interventional Radiology Unit (IRU) and a complete refurbishment of theCardiac catheter labs the department is going from strength to strength. And we are seeking dedicated individuals to join us, who have the ability to communicate in a personable, approachable and respectful manner to staff and patients.

As a department, people are at the heart of what we do. Working within our dedicated Cardiac Cath labs, within Cardiology Outpatients, you will work as part of a team which delivered over 1250 device implants last year. This makes us the biggest implant centre in the country! Working alongside our Specialist Physiologists and a team of 24 Consultant Cardiologists, you will play a pivotal role in the care of our patients.

As part of our busy team, working in the 6thlargest acute hospital Trust in the UK, you will have plenty of opportunities for continuous development and learning, as well as the support of the Trust and your department with career progression.

This is an exciting opportunity to come and join us and be part of a department which...delivers some of the most advanced Cardiology services in the country!

A �3000 welcome bonus and relocation package up to �8000 is available to eligible candidates, terms and conditions apply.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague to join us and be an integral part of the CRM team. You should be confident, reliable, forward thinking and willing to work flexibly.

The CRM service is well established including Brady, ILR, CRTD, ICD, SICD, Micra and CSP implants and follow-ups. This is provided by 7 Cardiologists and 11 Physiologists

We performed about 1250 device implants in the last year, making us the biggest implanting centre in the UK. We currently have > 4000 devices and ILRs remotely monitored, using 3 of the device manufacturers systems. We also offer outreach follow up clinics to one of our surrounding DGHs.

We have a rapidly increasing EP service in operation, performing a full range of diagnostic EP studies and ablation including complex EP.

You must have at least 2 years experience working as a band 6 in CRM and either have or be working towards accreditation in Devices and/or Electrophysiology. (BHRS / IBHRE / EHRA)

37.5hrs p/week, but would consider part time hours. Commitment to on-call rota for CRM only - currently 1 in 10 on a rotational basis. There will be a rotational weekend commitment as we are working towards 7 day working.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide clinical and leadership support, to all Rhythm management colleagues
  • To act as a resource for support and guidance of Cardiology staff and at Trust level, as required.
  • Assist in the placement of appropriate personnel/skills across the directorate.
  • Implement and work to Trust and Directorate, evidence based, procedures, policies and guidelines
  • Work closely with the Lead Physiologist Rhythm Manager to promote good working relationships with all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Assist in the management of staff performance and development through a process of appraisal, which should include a cycle of constructive performance review and the establishment of a relevant personal development plan.
  • Monitor and manage staff sickness and absence.
  • Ensure all staff complete the relevant training and statutory updating regarding mandatory training, i.e.COSHH, Health & Safety, Infection Control, Resuscitation, Moving and handling, Fire lecture and Occupational Health.
  • Identify and report performance issues in accordance with Trust policy
  • Act as an ambassador for the Trust in professional and public settings.
  • To comply with the patients complaints procedure of the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust

Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Person Specification



  • BSc Clinical Physiology, Cardiology or equivalent, with extensive experience at Senior level
  • BHRS / IBHRE / EHRA accreditation in pacing and / or electrophysiology



  • Knowledge and experience of working in all areas of Technical Cardiology



  • Able to work as an independent practitioner in the field of implantable device and rhythm management
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane



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