Allied Health Professionals - Highly Specialist Cardiac Physiologist

  • Department Cardiology
  • Salary £31,365.00 – £37,890 per annum
  • Closing Date 18/06/2021
  • Location Princesses Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-HSP-338
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

The Cardio-respiratory Department has a base at both hospital sites with Cardiac Diagnostics based predominantly at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford. We currently use a combination of GE and Philips Echo machines and have just had our Cardiac Catheter Laboratory Lab refurbished with the Philps Azurion system.  We perform over 600 ILR, Brady and complex Cardiac device implants a year and perform over 1000 transthoracic Echoes a month.

The Cardio-respiratory Department is a BSE accredited department looking for a Specialised/Highly Specialised Cardiac Physiologist, specialising in Echocardiography. We perform transthoracic and complex (DSE/TOE) Echocardiography and looking for a dynamic, professional and self-motivated physiologist to join our team. 

*This is a band 6 position moving to band 7 when relevant experience has been achieved, if  experience is already held this will be a offered as a Band 7 position*

Main duties of the job

As a Specialised Cardiac Physiologist we expect you to proficient at/or working towards performing and reporting  TTE, and assist with TOE and DSE - with a view toward BSE accreditation.

Ideally you will be working towards BSE accreditation but along with Echo we expect the suitable candidate to be competent in providing a high level of care, accuracy and expertise in performing a wide range of Cardiac diagnostics.

We also expect competency in performing and supporting all other Cardiac Diagnostics provided by the department.  This includes, but is not limited to:  Holter fitting and analysis, performing ETT, supporting CPEX and diagnostic angiography. We also expect an understanding of basic pacing with some experience of implants and the principles of ICD/CRT.





Working for our organisation

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is the main provider of district general hospital services for nearly half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.

Our main service locations are The Princess Royal Hospital in Telford and The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in Shrewsbury. Together the hospitals have just over 700 beds and assessment & treatment trolleys.

Both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital services including accident & emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person specification

Academic qualifications.

Essential criteria

BSE Clinicical Science or equivalent
BSE accreditation, part or complete

Desirable criteria

Certificate in ECG and /or ASCST Part 1 and 2


Essential criteria

Experience of working with the public

Desirable criteria

Experience of working within a healthcare setting

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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