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Highly Specialist Cardiac Physiologist

Job Reference: 249-UC-U0534

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Physiological Management Department
£33,222 to £43,041 pa

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Swindon is proud to have a team of highly skilled, kind and compassionate staff that deliver high quality care for our patients. The Trust provides acute services from the Great Western Hospital and community healthcare services across Swindon. We are an ambitious and progressive Foundation Trust, committed to continuing our quality journey so that we can exceed our patient’s expectations.

We have recently been successful in our bid for £30 million of national funding to develop an Integrated Front Door, expand our Emergency Department, purchase land for potential expansion and to help us develop new models of care, such as an intensive rehabilitation offer. And we have many more ambitious plans. This is a great and exciting milestone which will help us to maintain quality and safety for people in Swindon and the surrounding areas over the coming years.


  Highly Specialist Cardiac Physiologist in Echocardiography

  Salary: £33,222 - £43,041

Hours – 37.5 per week (with an on-call commitment)

The Wiltshire Cardiac Centre is a busy, modern, progressive department within The Great Western Hospital on the outskirts of Swindon and close to the Cotswolds. An easy commute is achievable via excellent transport links, with the site being less than 1 mile from junction 15 of the M4. 

As a department, we are continually expanding and improving our high quality service.  We require a highly motivated Band 7 Cardiac Physiologist to join our friendly team. Ideally you will have BSE accreditation. 

The Echocardiography department is fully accredited with BSE; holding accreditation in

transthoracic echo, transoesophageal echo, stress echo and training.

Sonographers are fully autonomous and independently perform 3d, contrast and artificial valve clinic follow up scans. In addition, we support a range of specialist services such as oncology, adult congenital heart disease, respiratory and research. 

The CRM section implants a wide range of devices covering both ICD and CRT.  Physiologists are encouraged and supported to be independent (without industry support) in this service if they desire. We have an active research commitment, currently undertaking 6 device studies. In addition, the department is highly active in utilizing home monitoring for device follow up, thus giving the successful applicant the potential of home working on a rotational basis. 

We take a multi-disciplinary approach to service provision, providing the opportunity for a varied working week through a rota system.

Full time staff work 37.5 hours over a 4 day working week. Flexible working will be considered, for example condensed hours and/or weekend work. 

We are looking for team players, with excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility and the desire to develop and improve both self and service. To maintain the progressive and innovative spirit of the department we offer an active training program, with all staff being encouraged to obtain further qualifications and experience.  Maintenance of your BSE accreditation is mandatory for this role and supported by the department.


You will have considerable experience and highly specialist knowledge of cardiac ultrasound. The department covers a wide variety of cardiac physiology investigations and plays an active role in home monitoring of device patients.

BSc. (Hons.) in Clinical Physiology (or equivalent) and current Adult BSE Proficiency is mandatory. 

Contact:  For further information and / or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Simon Brader, Clinical Physiology Services Manager or Paul Charlton, Cardiac Services Manager on (01793) 605285or 604460.

All correspondance in relation to your appliaction is via NHS jobs; any emails may default to your Junk inbox. Check your Junk file for any updates on your application.


Working in healthcare is rewarding and we will work with you to maximize your potential. All we ask in return is that you live by our STAR values - Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect.

  • We invest in your training and development to pursue a successful and fulfilling career in healthcare.
  • As an NHS employer we offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered in the UK.
  • Permanent staff receive at least 27 days' holiday each year, a generous pension, plus other benefits including flexible working options and exclusive discounts.
  • Bank workers receive one extra hours pay for every 12 hours worked in place of annual leave entitlement, plus other benefits including pension.
  • We offer an onsite Nursery and are one of the first employers in the country to offer 30 hours of free childcare a week subject to eligibility.

Application information:

The vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications are received.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period, with the exception of medical and dental candidates.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates are required to pay for their own DBS check where applicable. Standard DBS check costs £26 and will be recovered from your first pay; Enhanced DBS check costs £44 and will be split and recovered over the first 2 pay.

Bank posts requiring a DBS check; payment must be made prior to commencing.

Apprentices are exempt from payment.

GWH NHS Foundation Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to safer recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team.

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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.

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