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Senior Cardiac Physiologist

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
As a Senior Cardiac Physiologist, the post holder will be required to work as an independent, competent practitioner within the Cardiac Investigations Unit. Working practice should be in accordance with departmental and national guidelines, recognising expertise of the individual to adapt practice appropriately if required. The successful candidate will need to work in all areas of the department. Provide complex specialist Clinical Cardiology diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to inpatients and outpatients of all ages from a wide range of specialities. Undertake clinical interpretation of results and provision of reports for their own and others' work.

The successful candidate should hold a BSc Clinical Physiology or the equivalent with a minimum of one year experience in a cardiology department.

Main duties of the job

Undertakes competently, completely, and timely a range of specialised clinical (cardiac and respiratory) physiology investigations. Participates independently in highly specialised procedures. For example, 24-hour tape analysis, interpretation of exercise tolerance tests, pacemaker analysis.

Undertakes direct patient contact for clinical physiology procedures within departmental and national guidelines.

Works competently and independently to analyse, interpret and report complex clinical data e.g. Cardiac catheterisation) including obtaining patient consent and any drug administration as necessary.

To communicate with Medical and nursing staff unsuspected results that leads to patient diagnosis and treatment.

About us

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as competent and caring staff by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of �337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description for further information about the Senior Cardiac Physiologist position available at WUTH.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • BSc in Clinical Physiology (or specific equivalent) or Masters in Cardiac Science.
  • Minimum 1 years' experience as a Cardiac Physiologist
  • ILS Resuscitation certified

Knowledge and Skills


  • Importance of confidentiality
  • Health and Safety
  • Data protection
  • Wide range of knowledge for all areas of department
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels with patients and other health professionals. (Many patients may have problems with understanding due to age, language, culture, disability etc.
  • Must be able to empathise with patients and provide re-assurance when required.
  • Ability to deal with difficult patients


  • Awareness of patient needs
  • Ability to initiate in house training programmes

Personal Attributes


  • Good team worker
  • Take responsibility for accurate work
  • Motivational in both self and others
  • Work well under pressure


  • Good IT skills
  • Recognises own development seeds and those of others

Other Requirements


  • Commitment to development in WUTH
  • Ability to influence senior clinicians


  • Working knowledge of IT systems

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Arrowe Park

Arrowe Park Road


CH44 5PE

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