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Senior Cardiac Physiologist(Echocardiography)

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22 Sep 2021
Job Title: Senior Cardiac Physiologist

Salary: up to £49,450 dependant on experience

Hours: 37.5 per week

Location: 60 Grove End Road, London, NW8 9NH

We are looking for Senior Cardiac Physiologist to join our team at HJE. The post holder will lead on the non-echo diagnostic investigations within the service. Clinical duties include performing 12 Lead ECGs, Holter Monitoring and Analysis, Event Monitoring, Blood pressure Monitoring, Exercise Testing, routine pacemaker checks and Administrative duties. You will also support Consultants in Exercise stress, Dobutamine Stress echo and bubble and contrast echo. The successful candidate must independently write physiologist clinical reports for the following: Ambulatory monitors and ETT analysis. Good organisational skills and flexibility is essential.

The Cardiology & Respiratory Department provides a diagnostic service for patients referred with actual, or suspected, heart / respiratory disease/conditions. The service comprises outpatient facilities, inpatient provision, and offers a comprehensive range of non-invasive investigations. The Department also provides training and technical support for the Nursing Department.

Located in leafy St John's Wood on the Jubilee line, minutes from Central London, our independent private Hospital has just been rated the number one in the country for care in the latest Bupa survey. Uniquely, all profits fund our onsite Hospice, St John's.

Am I the right person for this Senior Cardiac Physiologist role?

BSc in Clinical Physiology or equivalent

ALS (desirable) or ILS

RCCP registration

BSE or equivalent.

Experience as independent practitioner in cardiology investigations

Experience of assisting in Pacemaker and Implantable Loop recorder implantation (desirable)

The use of Medtronic, Boston Scientific and St Jude Pacemaker programmers (desirable)

Physiologist led Exercise Testing

Experience in assisting with/performing Exercise and Dobutamine stress echocardiograms and bubble and contrast echocardiograms

Able to perform a wide range of non-invasive investigations independently

Understanding of cardiac procedures and techniques

Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing

Leadership skills

Teaching skills

IT skills24 hour Holter analysis

What are the Responsibilities of this Senior Cardiac Physiologist role?

Responsible for safe use of complex cardiology testing equipment to ensure patient and personal safety

To implement quality controls and assurance in accordance with agreed standards

Cleaning the cardiology equipment in accordance the hospital infection control policy on the cleaning of bio hazards

Perform the full complement of cardiology investigations without medical supervision and maintain awareness when a result requires further immediate follow up and act accordingly

Manage the pacemaker follow up lists conducting annual reviews, or advised in line with MHRA

Perform the full complement of cardiology investigations namely, ECGs, Holter monitoring, ECG event monitoring, BP monitors as well as analysis and interpretation of results and take appropriate action (as required). Perform exercise stress and dobutamine stress echocardiograms and bubble and contrast echocardiograms with Cardiologist

To perform Exercise Testing, medically unsupervised/physiologist-led with or ILS certified physiologist. To assess patients suitability for test and to stop test when clinically appropriate. To take whatever action necessary during adverse incident.

To exercise clear clinical judgement when deciding to commence, terminate or abandon an investigation should the risks outweigh the diagnostic / treatment benefit.

Write technical reports for relevant investigations and Escalate any urgent and/or unexpected findings to the relevant teams/doctors

Undertake research and clinical audit in conjunction with the physicians and manager

Maintain through hospital training, ILS and/or ALS training to assist during cardiac arrest situations

To assist the Cardiologist in theatres with DC cardioversions

Why apply for this role as Senior Cardiac Physiologist ?

At our organisation we are passionate about providing our employees with a supportive and engaging environment. As well as ongoing development and training, we offer our employees a wide range of benefits; from 27 days annual leave, generous private healthcare cover, contributory pension schemes - including continuation of the NHS pension.

Working with us, all eligible employees receive;

* Competitive pay with progressive band structuring

* Private healthcare cover of up to £20,000 per year

* Ongoing training and development programmes

* Discounts at local, national and online shops

* Interest-free season ticket loans

* Cycle to work loan scheme

* Employee "Service Excellence" recognition rewards

If you are ready for a new challenge and relish the chance to become part of a successful, forward thinking organisation then we would love to hear from you
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  • Job Reference: 379177614-2
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2021
  • Recruiter: Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth
    Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £49,450
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent