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CARDIAC PHYSIOLOGIST

Band 5

Main area
Cardiology
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
318-21-R7575KF
Site
Trustwide
Town
Gloucester/Cheltenham
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 PA
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
03/12/2021 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.

 

Job overview

We are seeking a suitably qualified Cardiac Physiologist to join our friendly team.  We are a very active & busy department providing a wide range of invasive & non-invasive investigations and are looking to expand on our current volume of multi-skilled Cardiac Physiologists.

The department is very well equipped and will soon be re-sited into 2 state of the art Cardiac Labs, with a third lab planned to be completed & prepared to perform Electrophysiology Studies alongside ablations.

We are very keen to encourage staff development and actively support the PTP, STP & HSST programmes, alongside professional accreditation.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the job are to perform a wide range of Cardiac diagnostic investigations.  These include All forms of Ambulatory monitoring & analysis, ETT, MPI, Tilt, Coronary Angiography, PCI, PPCI, Brady Pacemaker f.u.’s and implantation.  The post holder will have the opportunity to develop skills and to experience exposure and rotation through the areas of Echocardiography, Pacemaker / Device (ICD, CRTP & CRTD) implantation & f.u.’s and PPCI

Working for our organisation

The department is very busy & benefits from a very experienced workforce where professional registration is encouraged and supported.

The team operates with a family atmosphere whereby all members of staff are always available for support and advice, at all times, with the post holder being encouraged to develop themselves across the department, with opportunities, exposure & encouragement at all levels

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder will have the opportunity to develop skills in all areas of non-invasive and invasive Cardiology (ECG, ambulatory monitoring and reporting, Physiologist led Exercise Tolerance Test and Adenosine studies) as well as exposure and rotation through the following areas of; Echocardiography, Pacemaker Follow-ups and Angio / PCI.

 

Rotation around a broad range of technical areas will be necessary to obtain competencies within the department and for state registration.

 

To competently perform resting ECG’s on adults and paediatric out-patients and in-patients.

To competently analyse basic ECGs on adults and paediatric patients.

To competently perform ambulatory ECG (24, 48, 72, 7-day tests) and BP recordings.

To review and prioritise inpatient requests for cardiac investigations within ECG, ambulatory monitoring, exercise testing.

 

Knowledge and skills

Provide and receive complex technical information and interpret results for the care of cardiology patients and is a source of expert advice to patients, relatives and other healthcare professionals

Clinical supervision of students and junior trained staff within the team

Work unsupervised and to follow professional guidelines and protocols within the department

Information

Input data into computerised systems and maintains patients records to ensure accuracy

Finance

Ensures equipment is kept safe and trials products and equipment as required

Managerial

Attend regular updates on equipment and technical changes

Participate in CPD and other developmental activities

Make recommendations which impact on own area this may involve new ways of working

Research

Undertakes research and development within the department

General

Undertakes any additional duties as deemed necessary directed by the Principal Physiologist

Person specification

Essential

Essential criteria
  • RCCP registration or HCPC registration
  • Experience within a range of non-invasive and invasive cardiology procedures
  • Communication skills
  • Promotes a positive team environment
  • Ability to prioritise and organise own work load
  • Physical ability to wear a lead apron when working with X-rays
  • Adaptable to various conditions including unpredictability able to cope with stress and trauma eg death and mortuary work
Desirable criteria
  • BTEC, HTEC MPPM or degree in Clinical physiology or equivalent
  • Various short courses to demonstrate up to date clinical knowledge
  • ASCT/MSCT
  • BSE/BHRS/IBHRE accreditation – working towards if not already accredited
  • Database experience
  • Teaching and training
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Timothy Ruck
Job title
Principal Cardiac Physiologist / Head of Service
Email address
Timothy.ruck@nhs.net
Telephone number
0300 422 8281