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Chief Cardiac Physiologist/Scientist

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you completing your STP shortly? Are you a Band 6 looking for the next move? Are you in the process of completing your HCPC registration? Are you BHRS/IBHRE accredited (Or in the process of becoming?)

If you have answered YES to any of the above, please consider joining our IQIPS accredited cardiac rhythm management team!

We are a small, friendly, dynamic team serving our patients across Cambridge University Hospitals.

We are looking to attract a candidate who will be able to motivate, develop and facilitate training of junior members of staff in conjunction with the other Band 7 Physiologists. You are required to have good organisational skills and excellent interpersonal skills and will be required to work as part of a team in this busy department. In return we are able to offer access to training and development opportunities and a wide variety of procedures.

We are a progressive, enthusiastic team waiting to welcome new members and actively encourage continued professional development.

We have a busy inpatient workload providing support and trouble shooting in a busy ED and all services throughout the trust.

CPD is actively encouraged, and we have a busy audit and research program for you to get involved in.

A Band 6 to 7 development post may be considered for candidates who expect to meet the essential requirements for a Band 7 role within the next 12 months.

There is currently a retention and recruitment premia of 12.5% pro rata in place.

Main duties of the job

You will be involved in all aspects of the Cardiology Department. First and foremost is the ability to be part of a team.

The department has undergone a period of extensive growth and development. You will work predominantly within the invasive service whilst providing support to the non-invasive service as required.

The cardiac catheterisation service includes left and right heart catheterisation, pacemaker and ILR implant and follow-up, and complex device implant and follow-up (CRT, ICD and S-ICD, conduction system pacing). You will be independent in angiogram, implant and follow-up for brady pacing and ILR clinic and should have experience in ICD and CRT, ideally with BHRS certification/IBHRE accreditation in full or part.

There may be opportunity for training within physiologist led Linq implants.

The department currently holds IQIPS accreditation and you will be expected to contribute to maintaining this.

Full and ongoing training and support will be provided for the successful candidate with a view to acquire further qualifications and accreditation.

You will be expected to remain professional at all times, liaise with other clinical teams and maintain good public relations on a one-to-one basis with the general public and other interest

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 21st May 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 4th 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



  • Good standard of general education. Degree in Cardiac Physiology (BSc) (or equivalent experience/skills BTech, HTec Cardiac Physiology)
  • HCPC registered or pending.
  • BHRS/IBHRE Certification in part or full.


  • MSc cardiac science
  • HCPC registration - clinical scientist
  • Part 1 BSE accreditation



  • Worked in a multi-disciplinary team across departmental/service boundaries.
  • Two years post-qualification experience in cardiac device implant and follow-up.
  • Demonstrable success in managing change.


  • Research experience
  • Audit Experience
  • Past experience in developing and implementing training programmes.
  • Experience with IQIPS accreditation Physiologist led Linq implants



  • Clinical governance
  • The importance of successful partnership working
  • Principles of lifelong learning, professional education and training
  • Workforce planning, recruitment and retention


  • Introduce new ways of working.



  • Able to provide leadership to multi-disciplinary teams
  • Able to interpret and present information to support performance management
  • Highly developed communications skills including interpersonal skills, liaison and negotiation skills, writing/presentation skills.
  • Able to advise and influence senior managers in relation to risk management and quality improvement
  • Able to develop and implement policies, guidelines and projects from initiation to completion High level of computer literacy required
  • Ability to prioritise work, meeting tight deadlines and work independently


  • Able to supervise staff in Catheter lab and, pacing clinic.

Additional Requirements


  • 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


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division D

Hills Road



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