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Cardiac Physiologist | Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 22 April 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £34,089 - £41,498 per annum incl. HCA
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 22 May 2024
Location: Chelsea, SW3 6NP
Company: Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6213923/196-LIS8385

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Summary


Our Cardiac Physiology department at the Royal Brompton Hospital are currently seeking a qualified Cardiac Physiologists to join our specialist team. The clinical role will enable you to develop your skills in a variety of aspects of non-invasive and invasive cardiology.

The Royal Brompton Hospital is the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK. We are known throughout the world for our expertise, our standard of care and research. The Royal Brompton in Chelsea has 6 cardiac catheter labs includes 1 Hybrid lab and a busy diagnostic non-invasive cardiology department and one of the UK’s busiest CRM clinics with a large paediatric and ACHD population.

Candidates will expand and consolidate their existing skills mainly throughout non-invasive cardiology including cardiopulmonary exercise testing and will eventually progress their training to Invasive cardiology (PCI,RHC). Post would suit a newly qualified PTP graduates.

Candidates should hold a minimum qualification of BSc Cardiac Physiology [PTP], ILS essential and ACHS practitioner registration desired, not essential.

If you are proud of your clinical abilities and want to share your skills while learning new ones, then we would like to hear from you. The department offers a supportive and respectful environment providing you with the opportunity to develop your skills with career development of internal and external CPD training opportunities.

Participates to a high level of competency and, when necessary, assists senior Cardiac Physiologists in the supervision of, all sections of the cardiac physiology department including all areas of mainly non-invasive cardiology.

Interprets technical information/data from patient investigations and prepares reports, bringing any clinically significant findings to the attention of a specialist registrar / consultant.

During all cardiac investigations where the patient is at immediate risk of arrhythmia or arrest, monitors patients ECG, reports immediately in the event of any rhythm change/arrest and responds immediately to rescue the patient (provides life support /external defibrillation).

During catheter laboratory procedures, assists in moving patients from examination couch to trolley/chair and moves patients whilst on trolley/chair. Assists in cleaning clinic/catheter laboratory at the end of each investigation/procedure. Moves heavy equipment.

Organises patient appointments for non-invasive tests / procedures and reschedules those who fail to attend and associated admin tasks.

Trained and participates in Immediate Life Support (ILS) and/or Advanced Life Support (ALS).

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK’s best-known hospitals – Guy’s, St Thomas’, Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield – as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high-quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation. We are among the UK’s busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and – as part of King’s Health Partners – we are one of England’s eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research’s biomedical research centres, established with King’s College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals joined Guy’s and St Thomas’ in February 2021 and is the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK and among the largest in Europe. We provide treatment for people with heart and lung disease, including rare and complex conditions, offering some of the most sophisticated treatment that is available anywhere in the world.

Participates and actively contributes to an efficient and effective Cardiac Physiology Service (Non-Invasive) at Royal Brompton Hospital.

Performs and assists in a range of tests and procedures, encompassing all non-invasive cardiac investigations and eventually progress to Invasive Cardiology within the hospital.

Be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Assists with senior colleagues with department’s continuing commitment to training and development of trainee STP/PTP and apprenticeship Cardiac Physiologists and associated practitioners.

Participates in external and in-house training programmes, providing education and training to other health service / allied professionals.

Assist in the running of designated sections of the Non-Invasive Cardiology Department.

Participates in quality control and technical audit as part of the trust’s clinical governance programme and the cardiology departments aim of clinical excellence.


This advert closes on Sunday 19 May 2024

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