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Clinical Cardiac Physiologist

Job Reference: 175-1819-CS1308A

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cardiac Physiology
Papworth Everard, Cambridge
£23,023 to £29,608 pa

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff.

In September 2017 the hospital was delighted to receive a royal title following approval from Her Majesty The Queen. Royal Papworth will become the first Royal Hospital in the East of England, in recognition of its pioneering history and continued commitment to developing the treatments of the future. We look forward to welcoming you to Royal Papworth and becoming part of our future.

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC). The Administrative Services are based in Huntingdon.


Cardiac Physiology Bands 5.


The Cardiac Physiology Department at the Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a dynamic, exciting and innovative place to work and as such, we are pleased to be offering the opportunity for permanent positions in the invasive cardiology team.


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 year, as well as £500 to cover relocation costs.


The post will be predominantly based at the Royal Papworth Hospital and are available at Band 5 and are for a Cardiac Physiologists and Practitioners. We are seeking applicants who are currently looking for the next step in their careers, who are highly motivated, willing to develop their skills and want to join our dynamic and caring team.


Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the leading European institutions for heart and lung specialisms and sees an extremely diverse patient cohort. We undertake a whole range of advanced and complex procedures, including the physiology-led implantation of loop recorders, physiology-led research, and trialling of the latest technologies and procedures. We focus on collaborative clinical decision making for all our services, including the management of complex cardiac devices, such as CRT and ICDs, 3D EP mapping (ablations) as well as adjunctive interventional techniques, such as IVUS and OCT. We provide strong team support and development, and our cardiac scientists /physiologists undertake independent cardiac device management in complex clinical situations. We have an active research and professional activity portfolio and expect our team to be involved in education, training and research..


We are one of the leading centres for implementing the new cardiac science career structure with active STP and PTP students. We have representation with the BSE and NSHCS organisations and regularly present at national and international conferences.


Royal Papworth Hospital will move into a new state of the art purpose built facility on the Cambridge Biomedical campus in September 2018 to become one of the largest integrated services in the UK.


Our patient device population is in excess of 7000 and includes patients with the latest CRDM technology such as MPP CRTD, and SONR. In EP we use advanced innovative technologies from Carto 3 for 3D complex mapping and ablation. Structural services include TAVI and we are the only centre in the UK performing pulmonary artery angioplasty. We have a busy primary service and we work closely with our non-invasive colleagues. Our echocardiography division is a pioneering centre in 3D technology directing invasive theatre procedures.


All cardiac physiologists, scientists are expected and supported to maintain their CPD, with frequent opportunities for training and education, both internally and externally.


Royal Papworth Hospital is located 10 miles from central Cambridge which is a beautiful bustling university city. This location has good links to the A14, A1 and is close to the picturesque town of St Ives, which now has a guided bus link direct to Cambridge. Nearby towns of Huntingdon and St. Neots also have good train links with London.


Part-time and job share applications are welcomed. Interventional on-call commitment is part of this role.


For more information and details contact John Hutchinson Lead Cardiac Physiologist for Interventional Cardiology or Alaina Yardley Lead Cardiac Physiologist for EP.

** 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, Occupational Health Service, Personal Support (via Occupational Health), Childcare Vouchers, Onsite Gym, NHS Discounts, Chaplaincy, Staff Recognition Scheme, NHS Fleet Car Scheme, Cycle Scheme, Corporate Gym Membership, Low cost Home Ownership Schemes, Subsidised Restaurant, Programme of Social Events, Flexible Working Options and Library.

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.

Applications from job seekers who require 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 Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency 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 Border Agency website.

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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