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Chief Cardiac Physiologist

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Chief Cardiac Physiologist

Division: Medicine and Emergency Care


Salary: ��43,742 - �50,056 per annum/pro rata

Due to the opening of a CDC at Rochester Healthy Living Centre and the planned opening of a CDC at Sheppey Community Hospital we are looking for two new band 7 Cardiac Physiologists to join our team. To be eligible for the band 7 role you will need BSE accreditation. We are not able to accommodate any additional Echo trainees at the current time so applications will be rejected from anyone who does not have current BSE accreditation. We are happy to receive applications from Band 6s with new BSE accreditation looking for promotion to Band 7.

You will be based with the main Cardiorespiratory team at Medway Maritime Hospital but will need to rotate through the Community Diagnostic Centres.

There will be the opportunity for the successful candidate to learn Pacing and rotate through the Cardiac Catheter Suite. We are a friendly team and happy to support development in these areas.

There will be a future requirement for 7 day working in the Community Diagnostic Centres.

Main duties of the job

This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified Cardiac Physiologist to join our busy but friendly and supportive team. You should have be able to offer independent practice in Echo and BSE accreditation is expected as a minimum.

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.

In addition to working independently in Echo, experience of Pacing and/or cath lab will be an advantage and we will encourage and support you to gain the appropriate accreditation.

About us

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement which will not mean sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We aim to support you to work flexibly in a way that will suit you and us.

All of our substantive & fixed term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme.

We are taking positive action to ensure that we can attract, recruit and retain the best talent and would welcome more applicants from under - represented groups to support the Trusts commitment to a diverse, inclusive and an employer of choice workforce.

All staff at Medway comply the Trust's and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board's policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We have a busy echo service, For the right candidate there will be the opportunity to participate in Physiologist Led Valve Clinics and ACHD clinics. We are hoping to expand our echo service by recruiting an imaging consultant who can help us to develop stress echo.

We have 3 Device Consultants and our pacing service is equally busy with Brady and Complex implants and device follow up.

In our cath lab we perform routine angio and PCI with IVUS and FFR, including a small number of pPCI .

The successful postholder must have a BSc Clinical Physiology or equivalent and be on the RCCP register, hold a current ILS in addition to BSE accreditation.

Specialise in echocardiography providing full technical analysis and interpretation of results for medical staff, contributing to the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

Echo specialists will perform the full range of echo clinics including Physiologist Led Valve Clinics, bubble and contrast studies, ACHD clinics and assisting with TOE.

Device specialists will manage and run complex device and pacemaker clinics, identifying patients who require cardiologist review. Adapt programmes, in accordance with the guidelines of the British Pacing and Electrophysiology Group, and without medical supervision, making complex judgements to ensure that any patient who is unwell is assessed, diagnosed and referred as required.

Undertake the Physiologists role in the cath lab for diagnostic angiography and PCI.

Undertake all basic investigations to diagnose heart disease, and produce factual reports as required.

Make judgements on the severity of results, ensuring medical staff are informed immediately of any life threatening or urgent investigation results.

Undertake the range of highly complex investigations and produce full technical analysis and interpretation of results.

Ensure that all the correct procedures for dealing with urgent and non-urgent results are adhered to, supporting the junior staff at all times.

Support our specialist Cardiac Nursing Team in the delivery of their services across coronary heart disease, heart failure and arrhythmia.

Participate and/or take the lead as a member of the resuscitation team if required when an emergency occurs in the department.

Person Specification



  • BSc Clinical Physiology
  • BSE accreditation held , RCCP, ILS/MHLS and ASCST



  • Expert in Echocardiography
  • Able to use all internal IT systems


  • Experience of participation in research projects with current GCP



  • Minimum of 3 years post qualification experience for B7 role


  • Experience of specialist echo clinics eg Physiologist Led Valve Clinic



  • Excellent communications skills
  • Leadership skills and influencing ability

Other Criteria


  • Good team worker
  • Ability to work flexibly

Values Based Question


  • Give an example of a time where you have demonstrated a 'can do' attitude (including the situation you were in) and the outcome

Employer details

Employer name

Medway NHS Foundation Trust


Medway Maritime Hospital

Windmill Road



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