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senior Cardiac Physiologist

Employer
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are seeking Band 6 Cardiac Physiologist to develop in all areas of Cardiac Diagnostics to include Cardiac catheter procedures, pacemaker implant and follow up for both basic and complex devices, ETT, Tape analysis

We have full Echo services to include DSE,HSE,ESE and TOE. Opportunities to develop in Echo will be option as other skills are achieved to high levels.

We have a community based service additional to the hospital based diagnostics and you will be participant in the team roster to support these services

You will support our training programme affiliated to St Georges and participate in Audit, Educational meetings and team social activities.

Main duties of the job

Accountable to Principle Cardiac Physiologist ManagerTo Develop advance diagnostic skills in order to provide a comprehensive invasiveand non-invasive cardiac investigation services within the Trust and to the localcommunity.To contribute to the delivery of a safe, high quality cardiac investigation service thatis responsive to both patient and clinicians needs.To ensure the successful implementation and roll out of any service improvements ornew innovations that will improve the quality and safety of the service. To independently analyse 24 hour tape ECGs. To extend professional training bycompleting BSE/HRUK for the proficiency of Echocardiography and complexpacemakers.Attained competency in pacemaker follow-ups and implants. To perform cardiacinvestigation on wards especially those with high dependency patients and thecritically.

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream


  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    To work towards performing and reporting independent Echocardiograms,maintaining high professional standards of technical competence and ensuringstandards of essence of care at all times or to be working towards BSE accreditation.To provide independent pacemaker implants and follow up clinic procedures for basicand complex generatorTo be actively performing ECG, Exercise stress testing and reporting.To obtain and sustain independency in pacemaker clinics and implants.To independently provide stress exercise test service when required.To ensure criteria for procedure is correct.Support junior staff offering advice and guidance as requiredTo provide independent 24 hour tape analysis.To take responsibility for the care of the patient whilst undertaking the procedure.This includes manual handling.To ensure patient confidentiality is observed at all times and observe therequirements of the data protection act and freedom of information act.To be able to provide flexible working hours.To observe all local rules and the Trusts employment policies and procedures.To report equipment failures immediately.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • BSc Clinical Physiology or equivalent
    • UKRC ILS


    Desirable

    • Post graduate education and training equivalent to MSc level in relevant cardiology (i.e. BSE/HRUK qualifications)
    • RCCP registration


    Experience

    Essential

    • Evidence of knowledge of all invasive and non-invasive cardiology investigations
    • Able to perform and report on investigations without supervision


    Desirable

    • Experience in training staff
    • Experience in Health and Safety procedures


    Knowledge

    Essential

    • Understanding the importance of confidentiality
    • Knowledge of Data Protection
    • IT skills


    Desirable

    • To be a member of associated Professional bodies: Society of Clinical Cardiac Scientific Officers / British Society of Echocardiograms


    Personal Qualities

    Essential

    • Good interpersonal and communication skills
    • Team working skills
    • Able to take responsibility for accurate work
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Able to work to deadlines
    • Able to work flexible hours


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

    Address

    QEH

    London

    SE18 4QH

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    197-AO5476

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