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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/09/2020.

Chief Cardiac Physiologist

Job Reference: 358-1955668-RRC-E

University Hospitals of Leicester
Cardiac Investigations Department.
Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
£38,890 to £44,503 per annum, pro rata



A vacancy has arisen for a highly specialised Cardiac Physiologist (Band 7) within the Cardiac Rhythm Management section of the Cardiac Investigations Department.

37.5 hours per week

Job share and part time hours will be considered.

Are you an experienced Band 6 looking to further your career, or already a Band 7 and wanting a change of scenery and the opportunity to further develop your skills? Look no further! We are seeking applicants who are currently looking for the next step in their careers, who are highly motivated, willing to develop their skills and want to join our dynamic and caring team.

The University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust is based across three sites in the exciting, multicultural city of Leicester, in the heart of England. Leicester is a multi-cultural City which has robust transport links to all parts of the country. It has a lively city centre with restaurants, bars and shopping.

The Trust is one of the largest tertiary cardiac departments in the UK providing a full range of standard and complex, invasive and non-invasive diagnostic tests, and routinely performing complex interventional techniques on adult and congenital patients.

As a local specialist provider we implant over 900 pacemakers and over 200 ICD’s per year, including 150 biventricular devices which are all followed up in our devices clinic.

In addition we have two dedicated EP labs where we perform over 700 procedures per year including complex AF and VT ablation using the Carto, Precision and Rhythmia mapping systems.

Candidates will have BHRS accreditation or IBHRE/NASPE exam and a minimum of three years post BSc (or equivalent) qualification experience. Applications will be accepted from candidates who have recently taken the IBHRE examination in devices and are currently waiting for results. The post will be offered conditionally on gaining accreditation. The successful candidate will work on a rotational basis between the devices clinic and the angiocatheter suite. You will manage your own daily caseload and assist in the development of all areas of the cardiac rhythm management service.

We are looking to attract a candidate who is both inspirational and motivational and who can contribute to the education, training and development of junior members of staff.

Applicants are required to have good organisational skills and excellent interpersonal skills and will be required to work as part of a team in this busy department. In return we are able to offer access to training and development opportunities and a wide variety of procedures. There may also be the option of being involved in our non-physician ILR implanting service for the right individual.

We are a progressive, enthusiastic team waiting to welcome new members and actively encourage continued professional development.

The department runs a 24/7 primary PCI service so participation on the on call rota is a key requirement of this role. The Trust is working towards 7 day working so the successful applicant will be expected to work weekends, bank holidays and evenings as part of their shift patterns.



For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact Shirley Richardson on

0116 250 2916, or email


All candidates should be on or eligible to join the voluntary RCCP register.

If these posts interest you, we would encourage you to come for an informal visit, or call for a chat or further information.

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. As it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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