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Cardiac Physiologist - Band 6 - Cardiology

Job Reference: 179-290-19-M

Employer:
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Cardiology
Location:
Bury St. Edmunds
Salary:
£30,401 to £37,267 pa pr

About the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Here at theWest Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT), we’re all about quality. Our vision is simply to deliver the best quality and safest care to our community.

The commitment, care and compassion our staff hold is reflected in our Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection results. We’re one of a handful of trusts across the country to have been rated as ‘outstanding’ – and we are exceptionally proud to hold this accolade.

Serving a rural population of around 280,000, we aim to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time – whether in the hospital or community settings across west Suffolk. We deliver high-quality services in a variety of settings including people’s own homes, care homes, day centres, schools, GP surgeries and health centres, as well as the Newmarket Community Hospital inpatient unit and clinics, and our main site, the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

And we do everything we can to make our Trust a great place to work – we truly care about you and your wellbeing.

Feedback from our colleagues that already work here tells us we’re generally getting it right; using our results from the latest NHS Staff Survey (2018), the prestigious Health Service Journal scored us as having the best staff engagement score in the East of England, and the fourth best in the country. They’ve also branded us as “the best small hospital in the country” – and we get consistently good feedback from our patients too, who recommend us as a place to receive care.

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Cardiac Physiologist - Band 6 - Cardiology - 37.5 Hours per Week - Permanent

Could you help West Suffolk Hospital to deliver the best quality and safest care to our local community?

 

Senior Cardiac Physiologist – Band 6 - 37.5 Hours per Week - Permanent

 

We are looking for an ambitious individual to join our growing team in diagnostic cardiology, at band 6 level. It is essential that the applicant has BSc Clinical Physiology or equivalent, and the ability to perform transthoracic echocardiograms and/or angio/pacing experience.

 

It is an exciting time in the department as a new dedicated Cardiac Unit opened in November 2018, including a state of the art Cardiac Catheter Lab. This provides opportunities for extensive training and involvement in angiography, pacemaker procedures and implantable loop recorders for our Cardiac Physiology staff. 

 

Our non-invasive service includes stress echos, TOEs, and specialist valve disease clinics. We are currently working towards physiologist-led services, including stress echos, TOE and an ILR service.

 

We are a small, friendly department and are very proud of the quality of services we offer, actively encouraging staff progression, and supporting staff to obtain/maintain accreditation for echo or pacing. We are currently working towards IQIPS and BSE Departmental Accreditation, and our most recent CQC report rated the care at West Suffolk Hospital as “outstanding”. Our Diagnostic Cardiology staff consists of a mix of cardiac physiologists, cardiographers, assistant technical officers and reception/admin support staff.

 

To arrange a visit to the department or for more information, please contact Alex Pearce (Principal Physiologist): email alex.pearce@wsh.nhs.uk or telephone 01284 712536.

**In order to improve efficiency, all correspondence relating to this vacancy, including invitations to interview will be by email only, via NHS Jobs. Would you therefore please ensure you check your emails on a regular basis**

 

In submitting an application form, you authorise West Suffolk NHS FT to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process, should you be appointed to the post.

 

CAR PARKING - This post does not entitle you to apply to park on the Hospital site.  The Trust offer parking off site at the Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, which is serviced by a regular shuttle bus to and from the Hospital.  Details of the bus timetable can be found in the on-line starter pack.

 

If required to work on a weekend, the restriction does not apply.  Parking is allowed on site Saturday and Sunday provided a day ticket (£2.10) is clearly displayed.

 

For posts that include “on call” duties successful candidates will need to   complete an application form for access through the barriers from the car park office. 

 

The successful candidate for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure at Enhanced level.


For Band 1 and Band 2 posts, the cost of the DBS Disclosure will be met by the Trust. However, any employees at Band 1 and Band 2 who leave the Trust within six months of commencing their post will have a £10 administration fee deducted from their final salary. For posts at Band 3 and above, the cost of the Disclosure will be met by the appointed employee and deducted in instalments from their salary over a period of three months. If the employee leaves the Trust within three months of commencing their post, any outstanding payments will be deducted from their final pay.

 

All applicants should click on the link entitled “How will my application be processed?” prior to submitting their application form.

 

The closing date for this vacancy may change if we receive a strong response. Please ensure that you apply for any post you are interested in as soon as possible.

 




We will endeavour to notify you on the progress of your application. Please note that this could be via email or post; therefore you should ensure you regularly check your email account for new messages.

We are an equal opportunities employer, with a range of flexible working options.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service - Police checks) will be required for relevant posts.

Final Salary Pension Scheme and Life Cover.

Key Worker Living Housing Initiative available to applicable staff groups.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces community.


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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 Visas and Immigration department 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 Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

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