NHS AfC: Band 5
- Cardiac Physiologist
- NHS AfC: Band 5
- Full time
- Whittington Health NHS Trust
- Whittington Hospital
- £25,655 - £31,534 Per Annum Excluding HCAs
- 25/10/2021 23:59
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Cardiac Physiologist band 5
The Cardiology Investigations Unit at Whittington Health is a small busy department offering full non-invasive Cardiology and standard Echocardiography services to both paediatric and adult patients. We also run a pacemaker follow up clinic serving the local community. The department currently supports 5 cardiologists. We work closely with the Rapid access chest pain clinic and heart failure services as well as supporting a wide variety of other disciplines, such as oncology, respiratory, maternity and care of the older person and paediatrics.
We are seeking suitably qualified, motivated, and enthusiastic Cardiac Physiologists to join our friendly team.
Applicants can be newly or recently qualified cardiac physiologist and should have BSc (Hons) Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) or equivalent, ideally a year’s broad experience in non-invasive cardiology and be able to demonstrate competence in a range of non-invasive procedures. Introduction to and training in echo and pacing can be provided to suitable candidates.
They should be willing to work towards RCCP/AHCS registration.
Over the past 16 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.
Main duties of the job
To perform and interpret and the recording of electrocardiograms on adults and children.
Application, removal and analysis of ambulatory ECG and BP equipment and confidently generate a comprehensive and accurate report.
Application, removal, and analysis of event monitors and confidently generate a comprehensive and accurate report.
Lead exercise/treadmill testing with supervision from a senior colleague, by preparing patient, accurately recording data and monitoring blood pressure and ECG signals.
To be fully conversant with the emergency cardiac arrest procedure including defibrillation and maintaining concentration and composure in highly stressful situations.
Assist senior colleagues with pacemaker follow-up checks.
Record patient diagnostic and management information using manual, and computer based systems.
Maintain accurate and legible patient records in line with department SOP.
Recognise technical/equipment faults and take steps to correct them following the departmental SOP.
Ensure all equipment is operated safely, cleaned and stored according to department SOP.
Assist with day-to-day administration.
Deal with patient enquiries over the telephone and in person.
Distribute results and reports to GP and Consultants.
Maintain adequate stock levels of consumables used within their area, receive and store new stock appropriately.
Provide training and support to undergraduate trainees, nursing staff and medical students.
Working for our organisation
The Cardiology Investigations Unit at Whittington Health is a small busy department offering full non-invasive Cardiology and standard Echocardiography services to both paediatric and adult patients. We also run a pacemaker follow up clinic serving the local community. The department currently supports 5 cardiologists. Our department of Cardiovascular Medicine has consistently been awarded a customer excellence award, the national standard for customer service excellence over a decade.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
To be a member of a skilled team of Cardiac Physiologists, providing non-invasive cardiac investigations for inpatients and outpatients.
The successful candidate will undertake the following routine non-invasive clinical physiological tests: ECGs, Stress tests, Ambulatory BP and ECG monitoring, Event recorders.
To provide factual reports for all routine investigations under supervision to enable clinical decisions to be made by medical staff regarding patient treatment
Maintain discipline and standards of technical competency in the provision of non-invasive investigative services within the department.
Actively participate towards the smooth day to day running of the department, confirming ECGs, sending reports out to GPs and consultants, answering phone calls.
Skills & Abilities
- ECG performance & interpretation
- Ability to analyse & interpret data
- Theory & practice of cardiac investigations
- Ambulatory monitoring hook-up
- Analysis of Holter recording
- Exercise stress test performance
- An understanding human resource & management procedures
- Investigation results requiring immediate more senior technical/medical opinion
- Indication & contraindications for performing investigations
- • Recognise situations requiring medical involvement • Ability to prioritise tasks to the undertaken
- • ILS certification
- • Awareness & understanding of current cardiology issues
Education / Qualifications
- BSc cardiac physiology or equivalent.
- 1years experience.
- 1 year experience working in NHS
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Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Abeera Mustafa
- Job title
- Lead Cardiac Physiologist
- Telephone number
- 020 7288 5691
If you have problems applying, contact
Whittington Health NHS Trust
- 0207 288 3762