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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/10/2020.

Chief Cardiac Physiologist Band 6 or 7, Heart Centre

Job Reference: 252-9753

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
252 Heart Centre
£32,933 to £46,294 pa depending on experience


Chief / Senior Cardiac Physiologist

Band 6/7 Depending on experience

37.5 Hours a week

Darent Valley is a modern PFI Hospital which opened in 2000 located near Bluewater Shopping Centre and within easy reach of Ebbsfleet, M25 / M2 / A2 and is well connected with Fast Track Bus service to Dartford railway station.

The Heart Centre is approximately 10 years old now and our Catheter Laboratory has recently been upgraded this will allow us to work in a state of the art environment. We have 5 dynamic and enthusiastic Consultant Cardiologists who are all proactive in pushing our service’s forward.

We are already well established in angiograms, Primary PCI’s and elective PCI’s, as well as Pressure wires and IVUS. Our devices implant and follow up service consists of Brady pacing, ICD S-ICD’S and CRT devices, Loop implants, and Ajmaline studies.

Using our 2 Philips echo machines with 3D probes and CX50 portable echo machine we are an expanding echocardiography service maintaining the 6 week wait targets

In order to meet the needs of our developing service, we need to maintain our current friendly workforce and we are eager to employ an experienced Chief Cardiac Physiologist or Senior Cardiac Physiologist to work alongside the Band 6/7’s already in post.

As experienced Cardiac Physiologist at senior level, you will possess BSc Clinical Physiology and be RCCP registered with evidence of plenty of highly specialised knowledge in at least 2 highly skilled areas of Cardiology (Devices, Catheter Lab, or Echocardiography) and with the appropriate accreditation in either IBHRE, HRUK or BSE 1-2yrs post accreditation, or working towards becoming accredited in either IBHRE, HRUK or BSE with a commitment to help teach junior team members. ILS essential ALS desirable

Applications for the above posts are welcomed from suitably qualified candidates and we will consider Full time or Part time. We encourage you to give us a call to arrange an informal visit so that you can see first hand the wonderful environment and meet our friendly team.

Please ring Pauline Cherek, Principal Cardiac Physiologist available direct on 01322 428106 or 01322 428100 bleep 489.

The Trust has a strong commitment to equality and diversity. We aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the communities we serve. 'Positive action' initiatives can be used whenever an under-represented group is identified. As our workforce is currently under-represented in bands 6, 7 and 8, we encourage applications from people with black or minority ethnic backgrounds.

Working days and or shift patterns will be agreed by the line manager to meet the needs of the service.

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust is a smoke free organisation. To improve public health, smoking is not permitted anywhere on the hospital site. For advice and support on stop smoking please call 0300 123 1220.





Our staff are our most valuable asset. We are committed to making staff feel appreciated, supported and included in the Trust’s successes. Our mission is to be an outstanding place to work providing the very best care for our patients and excellent career opportunities for our staff. Everything we do is guided by our core values and behaviours, identified by our staff and embedded throughout the organisation.

We have the highest CQC rating of all Acute NHS Trusts in Kent and Medway (Good). The CQC highlighted that managers promoted a positive culture that supported, valued staff and created a sense of common purpose based upon shared values.

The Trust is a great place to work, stay, develop a career and enjoy a healthy work life balance. We have made and are delivering on a wide range of commitments to staff; health and wellbeing; equality; diversity and inclusion; access to education and career development. During 2020 we are setting up quality councils, driven by our staff to create a culture of shared governance and quality improvement.

We have a strong focus on innovation and improvement. Part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ (GSTT) ‘Healthcare Alliance’ we are introducing new models of care to improve clinical outcomes for patients. Our association with GSTT also gives staff wishing to develop their skills excellent opportunities to work across numerous specialities.

As our local population increases, our services and skills are expanding and adapting to meet demand. We are continuously looking at best practice models to enhance and improve the services we offer.

The Trust provides services at Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital, for a local population of over 500,000 people.

If you would like to be part of our innovative and forward thinking team putting patients at the centre of all we do, we invite you to #joinourfamily.

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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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