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Chief Cardiac Physiologist

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an ambitious Cardiac Physiologist with a speciality in Echocardiography to join the team at the Newmarket Community Diagnostic Centre.

Community Diagnostic Centres (CDCs) are being established across the country under a government programme to improve local access to diagnostic testing.

Newmarket's' CDC will open November 2024 and, once open, will deliver approximately 100,000 outpatient tests a year, which alongside Cardiology, will include CT, MRI, X-ray, Ultrasound, blood tests and Respiratory. This will mean the communities in and around Newmarket will have quicker and easier access to the tests they need in a modern facility located on their doorstep. The centre, offering a 7 day a week service, will reduce waiting times and tackling health inequalities by ensuring our patients get their test arranged, their results back and any necessary treatment scheduled more quickly.

Main duties of the job

It is essential that the applicant holds BSc Clinical Physiology or equivalent, and in addition holds BSE Accreditation or equivalent. This post will involve a degree of managerial responsibilities therefore, experience in leadership or management roles would be desirable.

To arrange a visit to the department or for more information, please contact Chris Pidgeon (Principal Non-Invasive Physiologist) or Anna Mills (Principal Invasive Physiologist): email / or telephone 01284 712536.

About us

#BeKnown at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. By us. By our patients. By our community

We are a busy, friendly, rural NHS Trust providing high-quality care and compassion to more than a quarter of a million people across west Suffolk. We care for, treat and support people in hospital, at home and in various community settings.

The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds provides acute and secondary care services (emergency department, maternity and neonatal services, day surgery unit, eye treatment centre, Macmillan unit and children's ward). It has 500+ beds and is a partner teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge.

Adult and paediatric community services, provided in collaboration with West Suffolk Alliance partners, include a range of nursing, therapy, specialist, and ongoing temporary care and rehabilitation, some at our Newmarket Community Hospital.

We do our utmost to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for patients and our values of fairness, inclusivity, respect, safety and team work guide how we work and behave as a team.

With nearly 5,000 staff, from all over the world, we strive to make our organisation a great place to work. Whatever your role or ambition, we want to help you be the best you can be.

We promote a diverse and inclusive community where everyones voice counts and you can #BeKnown for whoever you are.

Join us. What will you #BeKnown for?

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description for full details.


Staff Car Parking on the West Suffolk Hospital Site is eligible for individuals working outside of the core hours, 07:00 18:30.

For individuals working within the core hours, the Trust offers parking off site at the Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, which is serviced by a regular shuttle bus to and from the Hospital. Details of the bus timetable can be found in the on-line starter pack on the West Suffolk Hospital website.

This parking restriction does not apply if an individual is required to work on a weekend or if they are required to complete on call duties within their role.

The closing date for this vacancy may change if we receive a strong response. Please ensure that you apply for any post you are interested in as soon as possible.

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • ASCST diploma or equivalent
  • Degree in Clinical Physiology, or equivalent
  • Possession of BSE Accreditation
  • RCCP or HCPC registration


  • Intermediate Life Support Certification.

Experience and knowledge


  • Advanced knowledge / experience in cardiac diagnostics.
  • Proficient in performing and independently reporting Provocative ECG, Ambulatory monitor recordings, Internal Loop recorder downloads, Urgent and planned complex device implant and follow up or adult echocardiography, Carry out diagnostic angiography.
  • Competent IT skills.
  • Previous line management experience


  • Experience of project management
  • Current experience in advanced practice

Skills and abilities


  • Skills in teaching/training.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Leadership skills and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Good time-management skills.
  • Ability to develop empathy and compassion for patients and relatives.
  • Quick to grasp new concepts
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.


  • Engagement in national or regional educational programmes.

Personal qualities


  • Initiative and motivation.
  • Able to work well under pressures.
  • Assertive yet approachable.
  • Patient, conscientious and caring.
  • Flexible approach to working hours and duties
  • Willingness to learn and participate in self-directed learning.
  • Ability to cope with stressful and emotional circumstances.

Employer details

Employer name

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust


Newmarket Community Diagnostic Centre



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