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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/12/2021.

Chief Cardiac Physiologist

Job Reference: 415-J21-744

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum pro rata

Chief Cardiac Physiologist | Band 7 | Devon | Full Time

Are you looking for the next step in your career, or looking to relocate to beautiful surroundings of rural North Devon? How about doing all this just minutes away from stunning beaches and areas of outstanding natural beauty. Northern Devon District hospitals cardio-respiratory department are recruiting for a highly skilled cardiac physiologist to join the cardiac physiology team.

North Devon is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with miles of golden surfing beaches and beautiful countryside. We therefore offer an excellent opportunity to develop your clinical skills whilst enhancing your quality of life.

We are a small but busy department providing a wide range of non-invasive investigations and are currently looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and hardworking physiologist to join the team.

The Role is focussed on echocardiography but candidates with an accredited pacing background will be considered if they are a good fit for the team.

As a team we provide a full in/outpatient service including paediatric and ACHD clinics. As well as TTE we provide support for Stress echo investigations, contrast and bubble studies. Our echocardiographers also rotate in our in house Physiologist led heart valve clinics.

The department offers a comprehensive range of non-invasive investigations including ECG, ambulatory monitoring, physiologist led exercise tolerance tests, Pacing and ICD FU, as well as a large remote monitoring service covering the north and west of county.

NDHT recently merged with our larger acute hospital neighbour Royal Devon and Exeter, who we have close links with and they provide invasive diagnostics and therapies for our patients within their cardiac catheterisation labs, that cater for cardiac angiography and angioplasty, run a 24 hour Primary PCI service, as well as performing EP procedures and implant pacemaker, ICD and CRT devices.

The successful candidate will have completed a BSc (Hons) in clinical physiology or equivalent. Be RCCP or AHCS registered and hold a current ILS or ALS certificate. They will have BSE accreditation or equivalent with further evidence of CPD focusing on echocardiography (or pacing if suitable).

The successful applicant will also be able to demonstrate a proven record working to a high standard with excellent communication, organisational and leadership skills. They will be a team player and able to contribute to our multidisciplinary team, working closely with our Cardiology Consultants, specialist nurses and cardiology team members.

The department is committed to supporting the continuing professional development of our team and provides support to ensure skills are regularly updated as services develop.

If you would like to be part of our friendly and committed team, we would love to hear from you.

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require most healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated (1stand 2nddose) against COVID-19 by1stApril 2022.To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1stCOVID-19 vaccination by3rdFebruary 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

To discuss the role or to arrange an informal visit please contact:

Sally-Anne Pester, Cardio-Respiratory HoD on 01271 322475 or

Closing Date: 03 January 2022

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) are planning to formally join together in April 2022; subject to the necessary approvals from our Board, Governors and regulatory authorities. Over the last few years we have made good progress by working more closely together to tackle our shared challenges. However, both organisations believe that combining our strengths into a single organisation will put us in a stronger position to offer high quality, resilient services to the people of Devon now and in the future. Further information regarding the proposed NDHT and RD&E integration is available on each of the Trust websites.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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