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Highly Specialist Cardiac Physiologist - EP and CRM

Employer
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Middlesbrough
Salary
£35,392 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The post holder would be required to provide technical expertise, knowledge, and training in the fields of Electrophysiology (EP) and cardiac pacing, ICD's and CRT devices (Cardiac Rhythm Management - CRM). They would ensure that the CRM and EP services runs smoothly and efficiently. They would be a lead physiologist in EP cases, providing support, advice, and mentorship to staff. They would run EP cases along with the Consultant Electrophysiologist and other disciplines in a competent and professional manner. They would provide a positive and effective leadership to the Cardiac Physiology / Healthcare Science workforce. They would participate in CRM implants, running and supporting CRM clinics, including face to face and remote device clinics. They would be required to support device patients undergoing treatment/tests in other areas in the trust e.g. radiotherapy, MRI, theatres, A& E, endoscopy, ward admissions etc.

The post holder will work 37.5 hours per week between Monday and Friday. They will also be required to participate in the on-call rota for cardiac catheter labs, urgent on-call CRM device implants, including Saturday cardiac catheter lab lists.

Main duties of the job

To provide technical expertise, knowledge and training in the fields of electrophysiology (EP) and cardiac rhythm management (CRM)

The post holder would also rotate through other diagnostic areas of the catheter labs and Cardiac Investigations Unit at James Cook University Hospital and the cardiology department at The Friarage, Northallerton. They would be required to provide training and advice for other staff and trainees within non-invasive cardiology, to help and maintain an efficient, professional, and patient centred service.

About us

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to:

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications (B6)

Essential

  • RCCP / AHCS / BHRS registration or equivalent (B6)
  • BHRS Devices accreditation or Up to date IBHRE in Devices or Working towards the BHRS / IBHRE accreditation (to be achieved within 18-24months of appointment)


Qualifications (B7)

Essential

  • AHCS (Academy for Healthcare Science) registration or equivalent
  • BHRS devices accreditation or up to date IBHRE


Desirable

  • BHRS EP accreditation


Qualifications (b6 & b7)

Essential

  • BSc in Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) or equivalent
  • Up to date Immediate Life Support


Knowledge and Skills (B6 & B7)

Essential

  • Effective communications skills
  • Problem solving skills


Knowledge and Skills (B6)

Essential

  • Knowledge of pacing and ICD functions and associated complications
  • Working at BSc level within their own scope of practice
  • Competence in non-invasive cardiology procedures and knowledge of cardiac clinical physiology
  • Able to perform a broad range of cardiology techniques employed within the department
  • Good level of IT competence


Knowledge and Skills (B7)

Essential

  • Advanced knowledge and skills of CRM devices including troubleshooting
  • Significant competence in invasive cardiology procedures - PPCI, TAVI, CRM device implants
  • Able to perform a broad range of cardiology diagnostic tests employed within the department
  • Evidence of supporting staff/ trainees towards academic qualifications
  • Competent IT skills


Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road

Middlesbrough

TS4 3BW

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328-CARDIO-6323563

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