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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/05/2022.

Lead Cardiac Physiologist/Cardiac Scientist

Job Reference: 175-2223-2-CD3233

Employer:
Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Cardiac Directorate
Location:
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge
Salary:
£47,126 to £53,219 pa

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, treating around 50,000 patients each year. We are located in a new, purpose-built hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

Founded as a tuberculosis colony in 1918, Royal Papworth Hospital has established an international reputation for excellence in research and innovation. Since carrying out the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979, the hospital now performs more heart, heart-lung and lung transplants each year than any other UK centre.

In addition to transplantation, Royal Papworth Hospital has the UK’s largest Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC) and is one of five UK centres providing Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) to patients experiencing severe respiratory failure. It is also the only centre in the UK for a number of specialist services including Pulmonary Endarterectomy and Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA).

In October 2019, we became the first trust to be rated ‘outstanding’ in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led). We are committed to providing a positive, supportive experience for all of our staff.

Royal Papworth Hospital is proud to employ a diverse workforce who are encouraged to use their individuality to provide exceptional and personalised patient care. We believe that our strength as an organisation relies on our ability to foster an environment which encourages using our differences as a strength.

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ECHO Lead Cardiac Physiologist / Scientist
Band 8A
37.5 hours/week

Full Time
10% R&R (S.T.) on initial employment which rises to 12.5% R&R (S.T.) at 3 years

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the top performing hospitals in the country, providing specialist cardiothoracic and transplant services both nationally and internationally. As a tertiary centre we see an extremely diverse patient cohort and our department provides a complex and comprehensive service covering; pre and post-transplant assessment; advanced heart failure clinics; pre, peri and post TAVI assessment; complex specialist valve; hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; and family cardiac screening clinics; complex pulmonary hypertension assessment in the context of pulmonary vascular and chronicthrombo-embolic disease; grown-up congenital heart disease (support would be given to obtain ACHD accreditation if desired) dyssynchrony assessment and echo guided CRT device optimisation. Our cutting-edge Echo department is supported by multiple Consultants who continue to expand our service provision and drive forward a programme of clinical and service innovation, efficient service delivery and the outstanding patient care. We are proud to say that our entire fleet is less than 24 months old with the highest specification next-generation equipment; 3D echo is a routine aspect of our clinical practice, enabling us to develop and deliver service directly to out-patients, wards, ICU, structural labs and operating theatres

We are looking for the right person to lead and develop our highly-skilled Echocardiography team at Royal Papworth Hospital. We are seeking an enthusiastic experienced individual who can meet the unique challenges of developing our service in a new state of the art purpose built tertiary centre. The post holder would be expected to hold all the relevant skills for: advanced echocardiographic imaging in both physiologist and consultant led settings; effectively managing a team of senior physiologists; conducting high quality and clinically relevant research/audit; teaching and training of all internal and external echo trainees. The successful candidate will work closely with the other lead cardiac physiologists to run the cardiac physiology department as a united team.

The department is dedicated to educating all Echo physiologists with an emphasis on equal opportunities across the team. Full support will be provided to the post holder in their role and in achieving their career goals and further professional development in areas of interest.

We are able to offer a competitive recruitment and retention package which includes a 10% R&R on initial employment which rises to 12.5% R&R at 3 years.

Royal Papworth Hospital is proud to employ a diverse workforce who are encouraged to use their individuality to provide exceptional and personalised patient care. We believe that our strength as an organisation relies on our ability to foster an environment which encourages using our differences as a strength.

Your application (via NHS Jobs)

Please include in your Supporting Information how you will uphold the Trust values Compassion Excellence Collaboration

For further information or an informal conversation please contact:

Dr Madalina Garbi | Consultant Cardiologist | madalina.garbi@nhs.net
Alaina Yardley | Principal Cardiac Physiologist | Alainayardley@nhs.net

Closing date: 27.05.2022
Interview date: 08.06.2022 (Teams or in person)




** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.



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