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Senior Chief Cardiac Physiologist

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum, pro rata inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking to recruit a Chief Cardiac Physiologist (graded at Band 7) to work 3 day per week for Whittington Health NHS Trust.

We are looking for a BSE accredited Cardiac Physiologist to join our friendly team of Cardiac Physiologists.

The primary aim of the post is to provide Cardiac services for the Trust with particular emphasis on adult Echocardiography.

There is further scope for training in paediatric echocardiography including congenital echocardiography. The post holder will also be involved in training junior physiologist and medical students. The trust is committed to funding CPD.

Main duties of the job

To conduct routine procedures include:


Echocardiography (performing and reporting adult echos)

Exercise Testing

Holter monitoring including ECG, BP and Event recording

Pacemaker checks.

Over the past 15 years the Clinical and Academic Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Whittington Health has consistently been awarded a customer excellence award, the national standard for customer service excellence.

The department is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team including five Cardiology Consultants providing a full diagnostic cardiovascular service to the hospital and local general practitioners.

Over many years, our department has pioneered services that have bridged the divide between different parts of the National Health Service. This opportunity has become more apparent with the establishment of Whittington Health as an integrated care organisation following the merger of the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust with Islington Primary Care Trust (PCT) and Haringey PCT, becoming the first integrated care organisation (ICO) in the United Kingdom.

About us

Working for your organisation should read: Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Perform and report adult and paediatric Echocardiograms.

Perform, supervise, and report Cardiac exercise testing as a service to the hospital consultants and open access GP requests. In addition, patients must be examined with relation to the contraindications of exercise testing especially when performing GP open access assessments.

Perform and report pacemaker checks.

Perform 24 hours Holter ECG, BP and event recorder monitoring, both procedure and analysis.

Train physiologist and medical staff in all areas of cardiac physiology.

Person Specification

Education and Qualification


  • BSc cardiac physiology or equivalent
  • BSE accredited


  • At least 1years experience in NHS.

Skills & Abilities


  • Recognise situations requiring medical involvement.
  • Ability to analyse & interpret data to standard consummate with the grade of post
  • Up to date knowledge in Echocardiography


  • Knowledge in Paediatric echocardiography

Knowledge & Experience


  • oPerforming and reporting adult Echos
  • oECG performance & interpretation oAmbulatory monitoring hook-up oAnalysis of Holter recording oExercise stress test performance.


  • oPerforming and reporting paediatric Echos.

Employer details

Employer name

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust


Whittington Hospital


N19 5NF

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