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Specialist Cardiac Physiologist

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (PA) Pro Rata
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
:University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for detailed job description of the role

Main duties of the job

A permanent band 6 Specialised Cardiac Physiologist position has become available in our busy CRM and cath lab department. The post is included in our R& R reward scheme which will see the appointed applicant receive a �5000 bonus payment after two years of continuous employment.

The successful applicant will have at least one year post qualification experience in CRM and lab and must be contributing to one of the cardiac physiologist on call rosters. Most full time cardiac physiologists at UHS work four days of 8am-6pm.

We were delighted to achieve Foundation Trust status in October 2011 and today we provide services to over 1.9 million people living in Southampton and south Hampshire, as well as specialist services to more than 3 million people living in southern England and the Channel Islands.

We are proud to be a major centre for teaching and research in partnership with the University of Southampton, the Medical Research Council and the Welcome Trust.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role will include supporting the Lead Physiologists for Cardiac Rhythm Management and Invasive Cardiology, and as a training hospital the post holder will be expected to work with and teach junior members of staff and trainees. The cardiac physiologists at UHS provide two on-call services, one for emergency device checks and one for emergency cath lab procedures. The successful will be expected to contribute to at least one of these rosters as part of this post.All physiologists working within EP/CRM are actively encouraged and assisted to undertake BHRS and/or IBHRE exams and are fully supported with their PDP. We are extensively involved in device trials and research, including becoming the first UK centre to implant the leadless Empower pacemaker in 2022.CRM device follow-up at UHS incorporates all aspects of post implant care including onsite and remote follow-up of adult and paediatric/ACHD patients. Devices followed-up range from simple ILRs through to CRT-Ds and subcutaneous ICDs. We have the largest CIED remote follow-up population in the UK.

Device implants in the cath lab include loop recorders pacemakers (including leadless systems) ICDs (transvenous and subcutaneous) CRT-P/Ds (CS and endocardial LV leads) complex paediatric/ACHD implants and pulmonary artery monitors. The CRM physiologists also support the regional lead extraction service and surgical epicardial device implants.

We have 4 dedicated cardiac catheter laboratories (with two specialising in CRM), with an additional lab due to be built in 2024. There are five Consultant Electrophysiologists (plus two visiting Consultants from other Trusts) and four Heart Failure Consultants, all of whom implant complex devices. As such, the CIED patient population is set to continue expanding rapidly over the next few years.

Person Specification

Trust Values


  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Qualifications / training required


  • BSc in Clinical Physiology
  • Immediate Life Support qualified


  • Working towards relevant professional accreditation
  • Working toward or having RCCP voluntary registration

Previous or relevant experience necessary


  • Broad knowledge of a wide range of tests and techniques performed by Cardiac Physiologists
  • Consolidated post qualification experience in a technical role within a cardiology department (providing evidence of competency achievement)
  • Good understanding of the overall service requirements and of own role in the maintenance of an efficient service
  • Good IT skills - able to record results into a range of databases


  • Some experience in teaching and training

Aptitudes and skills required


  • Excellent communication skills at all levels internal and external to the department
  • Able to prioritise own workload and that of junior staffInterview/applicationX
  • Able to act on own initiative and work independently with consideration to the team working efficiently
  • Self-motivated and effective when working under pressureInterview/applicationX
  • Able to motivate others
  • Excellent patient manner and communication, to create a relaxed environment in order to obtain the best quality results from any test performed
  • To perform tests with an appreciation of individual patient needs, age, clinical condition, emotional state and cultural differences
  • Able to analyse tests, assessing test results against acceptability criteria
  • Able to competently perform role in emergency situations and to maintain concentration and composure in highly stressful situations
  • Awareness of the boundaries in which to operate with an appreciation of own limitations.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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