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Cardiac Physiology Student

East Cheshire NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year (Annex 21)
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Cardio-Respiratory department at East Cheshire NHS trust is seeking to recruit a student cardiac physiologist to support our existing team. We are a dynamic, forward thinking, and friendly team who are continuously expanding and developing the services that we offer.

The team is based at Macclesfield District General Hospital but the post holder will also work on rotation at the new purpose built community diagnostic centre in Congleton. The department offers a comprehensive range of non-invasive Cardiac and Respiratory investigations. We work closely with our Cardiology and Respiratory consultants and have strong links with the oncology team providing diagnostic support for local and national research projects.

This exciting post combines in house training and 3 years part time, funded study at a local University to obtain a BSc in Clinical Physiologist.

You will need to meet the course entry requirements- A level BBB including grade C or above in Biology or Human Biology (including a pass in A level biology practical) and will need 120 UCAS points or BTEC Extended Diploma (1080) DDM in applied science.

Specific GCSE requirements - grade C or grade 4 in English Language, Science and Mathematics. Level 2 Functional Skills English also accepted. Or Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject (Science/ Medicine/ Dentistry/ Pharmacy) with a minimum 122 UCAS tariff points

This is a full time post working 37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday 9am-5pm.

Main duties of the job

  • Undertake a BSc in Clinical Physiology at a local university
  • Act as a team player within the department
  • Prioritise referrals and inform senior Physiologist in the case of difficulties arising.
  • Undertake routine and emergency ECG's
  • To fit 24 hour and long term monitoring devices such as ECG, blood pressure and cardiac event recorders.
  • To undertake analysis of 24hr and long term monitoring devices with direct supervision.
  • To maintain stock and assist with ordering and stock replenishment
  • To undertake daily checks on the Resus trollies within the department and maintain accurate records of equipment and consumable expiry dates.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters as part of ongoing monitoring.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • Level 4 apprenticeship in clinical physiology or equivalent A levels
  • SCST (Society for Cariological Science and Technology) accreditation
  • RCCP (Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists) / HCPC (Health and Care Professional Council) registration
  • ILS (Intermediate Life Support) trained


  • Evidence of ongoing professional development

Experience/ knowledge


  • Understands the education systems for Cardio-Respiratory Physiologists within the UK
  • Understands the broader role of Cardio-Respiratory Physiology within the NHS
  • Ability to undertake routine diagnostic ECG's independently
  • Previous NHS experience


  • Knowledge of local and national policy
  • Previous experience of working within a Cardio-respiratory service

Leadership qualities / skills


  • Demonstrable analytical skills
  • IT user skills in clinical data manipulation
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Flexible adaptable style working
  • Positive approach to problem solving


  • Experience in working with other agencies/networks

Personal qualities


  • Good communicator
  • Team player
  • Supportive of colleagues
  • Objective and consistent in approach
  • Self-motivated
  • Advocate of multidisciplinary team working
  • Role Model
  • Reliable
  • Attention to detail


  • Negotiation skills
  • Mentorship skills

Other Role Requirements


  • Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for further details

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District

General Hospital


SK10 3BL

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