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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/12/2020.

Chief Cardiac Physiologist - Band 7

Job Reference: 323-AME1792

Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Measurements
Chertsey, Surrey
£40,681 to £46,294 pa inc. HCAS



Band 7 Post: Chief Cardiac Physiologist (Echocardiography)


We are seeking a suitably qualified Cardiac Physiologist to join our team at Ashford and St Peters NHS Foundation Trust. We are a very active department providing a wide range of investigations and are looking to expand our team of multi-skilled Cardiac Physiologists.


We have recently opened two new state of the art catheter laboratories in a new integrated invasive unit and have a dedicated echocardiography room within our Cardiac ward. Due to an expanse in the service provision within the Trust, the number of echocardiograms being performed has vastly increased and, as such, we are looking to expand our team.


The department offers a wide range of invasive and non-invasive investigations including physiologist-led exercise testing and tilt testing, 24 hour ECG and BP monitoring and event recording. We have a busy Pacemaker/ICD implant and follow-up service; we are the leading implant centre in Surrey for ICDs and CRTs.

In terms of echocardiography, the department currently offers Transthoracic echocardiography, Transoesophogeal echocardiography, bubble studies, and stress echoes. The successful applicant will be expected to work these services alongside the Echo service lead.


As a Band 7 you will have extensive experience in echocardiography, and will be specialised in this area. You must be a self-motivated, well organised individual with excellent interpersonal skills, and have the ability to prioritise work and use your initiative. There is a large commitment to research within the department and you will be expected to be a part of this.


Expansion of services with commencement of two invasive Consultant Cardiologists alongside an ageing population has increased the demand on our echo service. The successful applicant will be influential in the direction of the echo service and development of junior physiologists rotating through echo. This applicant will be responsible for performing transthoracic echocardiograms, assisting with trans-oesophageal, bubble and stress echo studies, and progressing the department in other, novel aspects of echocardiography.


This is an opportunity for a physiologist that has BSE accreditation and substantial experience who is looking for greater responsibility and experience to develop and jointly lead on our echo service.
Echo services are offered on two Hospital sites and successful applicants will be expected to rotate across both sites.


Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience. BSc in Clinical Physiology/HTEC MPPM (or equivalent), ILS training, and RCCP registration are fundamental. Extensive knowledge and experience in echocardiography techniques are essential.


Informal visits to the department are encouraged. For further information or to arrange a visit please contact either 01932 722530 or

Coronavirus update

Due to the changing environment that the pandemic has brought upon us, we are continually reviewing our recruitment process on a regular basis to ensure we are following the guidelines from Public Health England (PHE).

It's essential that we continue recruiting safely. Therefore, interviews and communication will be virtual wherever possible and this will be communicated to you directly by the recruitment team.

Please also expect that advert closing dates and interview dates may change as required. We still continue to welcome applications for our current roles and wish you the best of luck with your application.


Please check that you have the qualifications and experience required for this job. If you do not show how you match the person specification you will not be short listed.

To employ you we must have references from current and previous employers covering at least the last 3 years of your employment. When completing the reference section of your application form, please give the business address, telephone number and work email address (not a home or private email) of each of your current/previous line managers (NOT a colleague or friend).

This Trust promotes equality and diversity. Please see our Single Equality Scheme and Criminal Record Bureau Policy (links below). We welcome applications from people with a disability and we operate the Guaranteed Interview Scheme where you meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification. If you are short listed for interview we will make reasonable adjustments to facilitate your application including providing signers for deaf applicants in accordance with RNID guidelines.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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