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Specialist Cardiac Physiologist

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Cardiac Services is a department within a tertiary Cardiac Centre which undertakes highly specialised diagnostic and interventional procedures for adult and paediatric patients from local, regional and supra regional referrals.

This post provides an opportunity for the post holder to gain exposure to and experience of a wide range of complex investigations and procedures at a specialist level which will enable development to Highly Specialist level.
  • Interview date: 25th June 2024
  • 37 hours 30 minutes /week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our busy and dynamic Cardiac Rhythm Management Team at The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

This post would suit an individual looking to enhance their knowledge and develop specialist complex device skills. Our internationally renowned Cardiothoracic Directorate provides secondary and tertiary Cardiac and transplantation services to the North of England and beyond. The successful applicant will therefore be working at the cutting edge of technology within this setting.

Applicants must have relevant experience and be working towards British Heart Rhythm Society Accreditation with the ability to work independently.

This is a Trustwide post therefore the post holder will be required to work occasionally across both of our sites (Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman Hospital), although the base will be Freeman Hospital.

The post holder, at this Band is also expected to be part of our CRM on-call roster.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, we have around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Participate in the delivery of a specialist clinical service and deliver a high standard of care to all patients
  • Participate in the on-call rota, providing a 24-hour emergency service for cardiac catheterisation labs and pacing /ICD problems for adult and paediatric patients
  • Rotate through sections of Cardiac Services department to build and maintain a body of specialist knowledge and apply this to practice
  • Continue theoretical and practical training via experiential learning and designated advanced course attendances in order to further develop a specialist area of practice
  • Contribute to the delivery of training within the department

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification



  • Underpinning specialist theoretical knowledge of a wide range of cardiac investigations, procedures and associated pathology and physiology
  • Understanding of patient confidentiality and the Data Protection Act.
  • Good familiarity with medical technology


  • Knowledge and understanding of highly specialist cardiac investigations and procedures



  • Ability to deliver practical and theoretical training to junior staff
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Effective report writing skills
  • Immediate Life Support Skills.
  • Proven organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work alone and as a member of a team
  • Good analytical and judgement skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Basic manual handling skills
  • Evidence of role expansion


  • Advanced Life Support skills.



  • Post-qualification experience as a Cardiac Physiologist with evidence of continuing professional development.


  • Recent prior experience delivering practical and theoretical training programmes
  • Audit / Research and Development experience



  • BSc (Hons) in Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) or equivalent
  • RCCP (Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists) voluntary registration or equivalent (AHCS/HCPC)
  • Post graduate educational qualifications (e.g. BSE, HRUK, IBHRE) or equivalent experience
  • Immediate Life Support certification


  • Advanced Life Support certification
  • Recognised training / assessor qualifications
  • Full driving licence

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Freeman Hospital

317 01 Freeman Hospital


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