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Specialist Invasive Cardiac Physiologist

Employer
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
Location
Nottingham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our Technical Cardiology team is expanding. There is an opening for a Specialist Invasive Cardiac Physiologist [Band 6]. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated Cardiac Physiologist seeking to develop their career within Invasive Cardiology. The successful applicant will join our dynamic and progressive team of physiologists to provide a full range of tertiary centre cardiac procedures. This includes a full range of PCI procedures (including OCT, IVUS, rotablation, pressure wire and Shockwave), structural procedures (TAVI, PFO, MITRACLIP, LAAO, ASD and VSD closure), Electrophysiology Service (Conventional EP, 3D mapping, VT ablation, AF ablation (Cryo/ RF/ Qdot) and a full Cardiac Device implant and follow-up service (Brady, Tachy, CRT, S-ICD, Micra, formal system extraction).

Our team will support your professional development by encouraging exposure to all areas of invasive cardiology and promoting the completion of BHRS and IBHRE certifications.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as a senior member of the Invasive Cardiology Physiology Team. They will work within the Invasive Cardiology team delivering a professional service, which meets the needs of the Directorate, and the general clinical needs of the Trust. They will work independently to undertake specialised physiological tests on patients to inform clinical diagnostic and support treatment. Support will be provided to develop competencies in areas that are new or unfamiliar.

The post holder will also be required to support the training of junior members of the physiologist team and to support the senior management team in the day to day running of the department.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Invasive Cardiology on-call rota on successful completion of local competencies.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work as a senior member of the Invasive Cardiology Physiology Team. They will work within the Invasive Cardiology team delivering a professional service, which meets the needs of the Directorate, and the general clinical needs of the Trust.
  • Independently undertake specialised physiological tests on patients to inform clinical diagnostic and support treatment.
  • Interpret clinical data to provide factual clinical reports.
  • Undertake physiological tests and procedures.
  • Provide clinical supervision and training of trainee staff and other professionals
  • Undertake ongoing CPD activity
  • Participate in regular clinical audit of activity and undertake research and development activity
  • Undertake additional designated responsibilities such as ordering and stock control and to actively contribute toward the smooth running of an efficient and high quality service
  • Support junior cardiac physiologists working in all areas providing assistance and troubleshooting as required
  • Contribute to departmental development, training programmes and organisation both in short and long term
  • Contribute to the Invasive Cardiology on-call rota

The post holder may be expected to work across both Trust sites.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications

Essential

  • Formal four year training period in non-invasive and invasive cardiac investigations resulting in BSc in Clinical Physiology or equivalent. ASCST Parts I and II or equivalent professional qualification. RCCP/AHC voluntary registration. An understanding of audit procedures Highly self-motivated with a willingness to attend courses and conferences


Experience

Essential

  • Ideally two years' experience post BSc qualification in a specialist area Developed knowledge and theoretical skills in a range of diagnostic tests Must demonstrate Continued Professional Development


Communication and Relationship skills

Essential

  • 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


Analytical and Judgement skills

Essential

  • 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.


Desirable

  • AHCS accreditation
  • ASCST Parts I & II or equivalent


Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts

Address

Linby Cardiology

Nottingham City Hospital

Nottingham

NG5 1PB

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164-6287455

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