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Highly Specialised Cardiac Physiologist

Job Reference: 175-2021-2-CP2361

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cardiac Physiology
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Papworth Road, Cambridge
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff. We are located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

In October 2019, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced the hospital was ‘outstanding’ overall and across all five of the CQC domains; safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led - this is the first time an NHS hospital trust has achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating across the five key questions.


Invasive Cardiac Physiology – Band 7

Do you want to work in a brand new state of the art purpose built facility on the Cambridge Biomedical campus, which is becoming one of the largest integrated services in the UK? Do you think you have the skills both technically and with patients to be able to provide a world class service?

The Cardiac Physiology Department at Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a dynamic, exciting and innovative place to work and as such, we are pleased to be offering the opportunity for permanent positions in the invasive cardiology team.

For substantive staff we are able to offer a competitive recruitment and retention package which includes a 10% R&R on initial employment which rises to 12.5% R&R at 3 years, as well as £500 to cover relocation costs. 

The posts will be based at Royal Papworth Hospital and are available at Bands 7 for a Cardiac Scientist or Physiologist specialising in cardiac rhythm management, intervention (including structural work) and electrophysiology.  We are seeking an applicant who is currently looking for a positive step in their career, who is highly motivated, willing to further develop their skills and want to join our dynamic and caring team.

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the leading European institutions for heart and lung specialisms and sees an extremely diverse patient cohort. We undertake a whole range of advanced and complex procedures, including the physiology-led implantation of loop recorders, physiology-led research, and trialling of the latest technologies and procedures. We focus on collaborative clinical decision making for all our services, including the management of complex cardiac devices, such as CRT and ICDs, 3D EP mapping (ablations) as well as adjunctive interventional techniques, such as IVUS and OCT.  We provide strong team support and development, and our cardiac scientists /physiologists undertake independent cardiac device management in complex clinical situations. We have an active research and professional activity portfolio and expect our team to be involved in education, training and research.

We are one of the leading centres for implementing the new cardiac science career structure with active STP and PTP students.  We have representation with the SCST, BSE, NSHCS organisations and regularly present at national and international conferences.

Our patient device population is in excess of 10,000 and includes patients with the latest CRM technology such as leadless pacemakers, MPP CRTD, and SONR. In EP we use advanced innovative technologies from Carto 3 and NavX for 3D complex mapping and ablation. Structural services include TAVI and we are the only centre in the UK performing pulmonary artery angioplasty.  We have a busy primary service and we work closely with our non-invasive colleagues. Our echocardiography division is a pioneering centre in 3D technology directing invasive theatre procedures.

All cardiac physiologists, scientists are expected and supported to maintain their CPD, with frequent opportunities for training and education, both internally and externally.

Part-time and job share applications are welcomed.  Interventional and an on-call commitment is part of this role.

Closing date:                      4th October 2020

Interview date:                 15th October 2020

If you’re ready for a new beginning, please apply! For more information and details contact Alaina Yardley (, John Hutchinson ( or Jane Eldridge ( Lead Cardiac Physiologists for Pacing, Intervention and EP respectively.

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

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