Tell us whether you accept cookies

We use cookies to collect information about how you use the NHS Jobs website. We use this information to make the website work as well as possible.

Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/03/2021.

Chief Cardiac Physiologist (Cath Lab)

Job Reference: 358-1917452-RRC-E

University Hospitals of Leicester
Cardiac Investigations; Congenital and Paediatric
Cross Site, Leicester
£31,365 to £44,503 per annum pro rata

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

East Midland Congenital Heart Centre

Cardiac Investigations – Band 7 highly specialised in Catheter and Rhythm management, Band 6/7 development post 2.21wte; 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 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 departments. 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 successful candidate will have or working towards BHRS accreditation or IBHRE/NASPE exam. For the band 7 role a minimum of three years post BSc (or equivalent) qualification experience and a minimum of 2 years cath lab experience at band 6 or 7. For the development post 1 year post BSc experience and a minimum of 6 months experience working in cath lab.

The post will involve rotating through the cardiology devices clinic and Catheter Lab and the post holder will manage a caseload and assist in the development of all areas of the cardiac rhythm management service for the congenital 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 can be given in this area.


The department runs a 24/7 on call service for cath lab and devices, so participation on the on call rota is a key requirement of this role.


We are looking for someone who is both inspirational and motivational and who can contribute to the education, training and development of junior members of staff. We aim to grow an excellent team of Cardiac Physiologists who can lead and create innovation within the service to ensure that we remain the trailblazers in our specialty area.


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. If you are considering a re-location we are able to support you in your move.


Previous applicants need not apply.


If you would like further details or informal visits to the site please contact Shirley Richardson, or Deborah Ip 0116 2502883,






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 (DBS)

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

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-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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.

For further advice, please visit Applying from overseas.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Investors in People Gold Logo
  • Positive about Disabed People Logo
  • Improving Working Lives Logo
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Stonewall Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo