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Cath labs & day unit assistant practitioner

Job Reference: 188-NM2259

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Cath labs & day unit
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£18,813 - £20,795 per annum

Would you like to work Monday to Friday? Do you love working in a team? Do you like variety in your role? We are currently looking for Assistant practitioners to join our team within the cardiac catheter lab & day unit. The Assistant practitioners are instrumental in ensuring the smooth running of the catheter labs on a daily basis.


The unit is purpose built and houses a nine bedded day unit, four fully equipped cardiac catheter labs, a hybrid lab, a reception area for adults and a reception bay for paediatrics as well as a recovery area for local and general anaesthetic cases.

The unit is open Monday to Friday 07.15 to 20.15 hours and the routine operating lists run from 08.00 to 18.00hours. The team of Assistant practitioners cover the department from 07:15 – 18:00, Monday to Friday.

The department does an interesting variety of cases in interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, heart failure and congenital cardiology. Our patients range in age from babies, hours old to adults, well into their 90s.


You will coordinate, admit patients, assist with the running of small clinics and start the discharge summaries for the Doctors. Based in the reception area and on the day unit, the Assistant practitioners work closely with the multidisciplinary team.


We are looking for caring innovative professional assistant practitioners (Senior healthcare assistants) who share our Trust Values of “patients first, working together, always improving” to complement our friendly team. You will be well organised, have excellent attention to detail and enjoy the challenge of working is a fast paced, ever changing environment

If you would like to find out more about joining the Cath lab & day unit team please contact us. Informal visits are welcomed and very strongly encouraged.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Friday, 31 January 2020.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Gillian Potter

Senior sister

02381 205603


Andrea Penter

Catheter lab manager

02381 205603


Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies under any circumstances.


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