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Advanced Clinical Physiologist/Scientist: Invasive Cardiology

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated cardiac device physiologist/scientist to join our dedicated and friendly team at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.

Ideally we are looking for Candidates with BHRS or IBHRE accreditation and a minimum of three years post BSc ( or equivalent) qualification experience.

Consideration would be given to Band 6 Clinical Physiologists who have a range of clinical experience in cardiology and a proven track record specialising in invasive cardiology. Applicants must be eager to learn and would be expected to sit BHRS within the next 12 - 18months .

Pay scale will be adjusted to reflect skills and experience e.g band 6 whilst training moving to band 7 once training is completed.

As a local specialist provider we implant a range of complex implantable devices including ILRs, pacemakers, ICDs, SICDs, CRTs and conduction system pacing .

We perform a wide range of angiography procedures including left and right heart catheterisation , PCI, IVUS, OCT and rotablation as well as being a busy 24 hour primary PCI centre: an on call commitment is a key role of this position.

You will be responsible for assisting in the day to day running of the service and perform the wide range of invasive investigations.

Continual professional development is strongly encouraged at this Trust and you will have excellent opportunities to develop further your skills and knowledge.

Main duties of the job

To provide a highly specialist, clinical technical service in the Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) sections of the department and be a lead specialist in these areas supporting the catheter lab and devices clinic.

To assist in the development of the Cardiac Rhythm Management Service.

Rotate into the role of device lead responding to patient/clinician queries, actioning urgent remote alerts and discussing complex cases in MDTs.

The department runs a 24/7 primary PCI service so participation on the on call rota is a key requirement of this role.

Provide specialist training and supervision of less experienced staff in own area of work

We are a large department working across a number of physiological science disciplines including Cardiology, Respiratory & Sleep, Gastric and Vascular Ultrasound. Ensure effective/timely two-way communication takes place between all Cardiology sections of the department, maintaining close liaison between all sites of the department and wider multi-disciplinary teams.

The post will be based within the Cardiac Catheter Suite / Clinical Measurement Department at the Royal Derby Hospital, however, some rotation to the Catheter Suite, Queens Hospital Burton, may occasionally also be required.

The core hours of department are 8am - 6pm plus out of hours on call services (PPCI )

Future requirement to participate in a 6/7 day service.

Closing date of applications: 22 July 2024

Interview date: 5 August 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

supporting information


  • Well written supporting evidence showing breadth of current experience in invasive cardiology
  • No grammatical/typo errors

Knowledge Skills Experience


  • Degree in Clinical Physiology or equivalent qualification and experience
  • Significant post graduate experience as Senior Clinical Physiologist
  • Knowledge /experience and/complex /advanced procedures from extensive experience /specialist training courses
  • Must meet requirements for acceptance on state register


  • Must hold BSE/HRUK or equivalent
  • Evidence of leading a small team



  • Excellent communication skills patients/staff/colleagues/GP/doctors


  • Education and training skills with experience of training and assessment

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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