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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/10/2019.

Senior Chief Cardiac Physiologist

Job Reference: 370-HS7ECG-376

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

We are WHH an NHS Foundation Trust acknowledged as providing a positive learning environment and proud to be recognised as a Teaching Hospital. We provide first class services at Warrington Hospital, Halton General Hospital and the Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre in the North West of England.

Our mission is to be Outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other.

We pride ourselves in being consciously inclusive and enjoy working with and for the diverse community we serve, employing a high calibre of skilled staff, reflective of our communities.

Our vision is to continue to deliver high quality, safe and sustainable health and care services to the local population of Warrington, Halton and beyond. Our approach to healthcare is founded on our five core values; Working Together, Excellence, Accountable, Role Models and Embracing Change.

As an applicant or employee of WHH you have our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, it’s the way we work! Our beliefs and culture insist that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment from the start of the employment journey.

Working at WHH means joining a team of 4,000+ professional and support staff who local people look to, to keep them well and support their well-being. If you embrace these values and are motivated to making a difference to our patients, we'll look forward to receiving your application.

Senior Chief Cardiac Physiologist

Band 6 / Band 7 (dependent upon experience).


Full Time (Part-time will be considered)


We are seeking to recruit three enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our busy, friendly and rapidly developing Cardio-Respiratory Department.

The cardiology department has expanded greatly in recent years with recruitment of specialised lead consultants in imaging, heart failure and the local smart heart programme. We have strong connections with our local tertiary centres.


The echocardiography service at the Trust is about to enter another exciting period of change with the recruitment of an 8th consultant specializing in imaging particularly the development of cardiac CT and cardiac MRI.


The Cardiology department has 5 Cardiologists with a specialist interest in echocardiography and cardiac imaging


The department has a busy and expanding Echocardiography Service which includes stress echocardiography both exercise and pharmacological and the development of a bespoke cardio-oncology service.

These posts provide an excellent opportunity for enthusiastic cardiac physiologists to help develop a high quality echocardiography service as part of a motivated and cohesive team.

All physiologists are encouraged to attend relevant course/meetings as continued professional development and a lot of investment is being put into the development of physiologist led services.

Our department has a strong emphasis on teaching/training of echocardiographers, specialist registrars and newly qualified junior members of staff. We support the PTP training programs


As part of the role the successful applicant will be expected to manage and develop an appropriate specific area within the department this will be decided on experience after interview.


This is an ideal opportunity for a current band 7 seeking a change, or a forward thinking Band 6 who is looking to develop their career in cardiology further. The successful applicant should have the relevant experience of working within a Cardio-Respiratory Department required to take on this senior role and be able to demonstrate continuing professional development. The candidate should be RCCP registered, have BSc in Clinical Physiology or equivalent, BSE accredited (or working towards accreditation) and may possess BHRS (or equivalent) accreditation.

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

As an applicant or employee of WHH you have our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, it’s the way we work! We encourage all applicants to share their personal information with us to understand why please read `Be counted` and `8 reasons why’ in the additional information.

The Trust operates a Smoke Free Policy which does not permit smoking within the Trust premises and grounds/site.

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Depending on the classification of the post, in-line with DBS guidelines, a Standard or Enhanced disclosure will be required which may include a check of the ‘Vulnerable Adults List’, the ‘Children’s List’ and/or the Independent Safeguarding Authorities (ISA’s) barred lists.

A charge of £60 (Enhanced) will be made by the successful candidate which will be deducted from the first 3 months’ salary. In addition to this, you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.

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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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