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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/10/2020.

Chief Cardiac Physiologist

Job Reference: 358-2591482-RRC

University Hospitals of Leicester
Midlands Congenital Heart Centre
Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata

East Midland Congenital Heart Centre

Cardiac Investigations – Band 7 Echocardiographer- Cardiac Physiologist in the Congenital and Paediatric Investigations department.

1.0 wte, job share and part time hours will be considered

This is an exciting opportunity to join the renowned East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre (EMCHC) during a time of reconfiguration and expansion. EMCHC is a level 1 Tertiary Cardiac Heart Disease Centre, commissioned by NHS England. We are proud to deliver a range of ground breaking procedures within our specialised commissioning services. Our service was rated Outstanding in the last CQC Visit.

UHL have received government funding to invest in creating stand alone Women’s & Children’s Hospitals at the Leicester Royal Infirmary site. The first part of this is to move the EMCHC paediatric service from the current Glenfield Hospital site, to a purpose built, state of the art facility, which will form part of the building blocks of the Children’s Hospital. This will include a brand new echo and pacing suite, theatres and catheter lab with the most up to date equipment, and a new outpatients department. We are therefore also looking to invest in our staff to ensure that we continue to provide an outstanding service to our patients from Leicester and also surrounding counties.

The post holder will have full BSE/EAE accreditation with a minimum of relevant 3 years post BSc qualification experience.

As part of the role you will be expected to work within a fast paced environment with a strong and friendly team. You will provide a variety of basic and complex echocardiograms on congenital; both adult (performed at Glenfield site) and paediatric patients for the service.

Ideally the preferred candidate will have experience of congenital pathologies although consideration will be given to applicants with little or no congenital experience as training and development opportunities will be given for this role.

If you would like further details or informal visit to the site please contact Deborah Ip 0116 2502883, Deborah.ip@uhl-tr.nhs.ukThe Trust is working towards 7 day working , so the successful applicant will be expected to work weekends and bank holidays as part of their shift patterns.

Please note, applicants must be able to attend the department in person for interview. Telephone interviews will not be offered as part of this recruitment process.

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




For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDeborah IpJob titleSenior Chief Cardiac PhysiologistEmail addressdeborah.ip@uhl-tr.nhs.ukTelephone number0116 2502883Additional contact information

Deborah Ip on 0116 256 3926

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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.

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