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Senior Cardiac Physiologist

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
#TeamNNUHare recruiting forSenior 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 predominantly within our dedicated Cardiac cath labs, within Cardiology Outpatients, you will work as part of a team which delivered over 6000 procedures last year. Working alongside our Senior Cardiac Physiologists, our Chief Physiologists and a team of 23 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!

Main duties of the job

We cover a range of services including our acute cardiology ward, angiography suite and our coronary care unit which is the PPCI Centre for Norfolk. We are incredibly lucky to have a department with a large non-invasive workload including Ambulatory monitoring, pacemaker and loop recorder follow-up and echocardiography (TTE, TOE, stress echo and congenital heart disease).

This is an amazing opportunity to work in Cardiac catheter labs helping to perform coronary angiography, including PCI, primary PCI and in the implant of pacemakers (including ICD, CRTP and CRTD) and implantable loop recorders. We also perform electrophysiology studies in the department.

We are committed and dedicated to ensuring that you receive training in all aspects of the job. You will also benefit from regular sessions in echocardiography and pacemaker follow-up clinics.

We take PRIDE in our work for the NNUH and we hope that your application will show us how you take PRIDE in your work too.

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 quality care and accurate diagnostic data, maintaining a high standard and acting as a role model for others.
  • To participate in, and have a working knowledge of, all aspects of the technical services provided by Cardiology.
  • To work without direct supervision in the area of invasive Cardiology.
  • To carry out all procedures, in accordance with agreed Trust and Departmental guidelines and protocols. This will include the production of a written report on authorised procedures and undertaking technician supervised exercise testing.
  • To ensure that patients and, where appropriate their relatives or representatives, have a clear understanding of procedures to be undertaken.
  • To liaise, communicate and maintain professional relationships with patients, relatives, and other staff groups effectively.
  • To maintain expertise in Cardiac Resuscitation procedures in accordance with agreed and established policies.
  • Implement effective assessment and delegation of workload to more junior members of staff.
  • To maintain accurate written and computerised records of patient procedures and outcomes.
  • To be competent in participating in and initiating emergency procedures, e.g. cardiac arrest. Participate in practical teaching sessions.

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

Person Specification



  • BSc Clinical Physiology, Cardiology. BSc Healthcare Science (Cardiology) or equivalent
  • ILS certificate



  • Significant experience at basic grade level and further significant experience of working in a Cardiac Catheter lab.
  • Some experience of working in all areas of Technical Cardiology



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to multi-task and prioritise

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



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