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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/02/2020.

Cardiac Physiologist - Deputy Supervisor ECG

Job Reference: 175-1920-2-CP2110

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Echo Specialists
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Papworth Road, Cambridge
£24,214 to £30,112 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. We are located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

In October 2019, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced the hospital was ‘outstanding’ overall and across all five of the CQC domains; safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led - this is the first time an NHS hospital trust has achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating across the five key questions.


Cardiac Physiologist – ECG Team – Deputy Supervisor Role

Do you want to work in a brand new state of the art purpose built facility on the Cambridge Biomedical campus, which is becoming one of the largest integrated services in the UK? Do you think you have the skills both technically and with patients to be able to provide a world class service?

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

The post is based at Royal Papworth Hospital and is for ECG Team Deputy Supervisor.  We are seeking applicants who are currently looking for the next step in their healthcare career, who are highly motivated, willing to develop their skills and want to join our dynamic and caring team. The post will be mainly clinical work, but is intended to have a leadership and managerial aspect to help coordinate the activities of our non-invasive diagnostics ECG team.

Our ECG team is at the frontier of our work, often being the first team to meet our patients, and provide vital diagnostic tests that guide us in future care plans, treatments and ongoing management. 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, many of whom will have diagnostic tests performed by our fantastic ECG team.

As a Trust we undertake a whole range of advanced and complex cardiac procedures, including the physiology-led implantation of loop recorders, physiology-led research, and trialling of the latest cardiac 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 always aim to provide strong team support and development, and our cardiac scientists /physiologists/ practitioners undertake independent work in many different complex clinical situations. We have an active research and professional activity portfolio and expect our team to be involved in education, training and research.

Our patient cardiac device population is in excess of 10000 and includes patients with the latest CRM technology such as leadless pacemakers, MPP CRTD, and SONR. In EP we use advanced innovative technologies from Carto 3 and NavX for 3D complex mapping and ablation. Structural services include TAVI, LAA, ASD closure 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.

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

Part-time and job share applications are welcomed.

Closing date:                      Sunday 16th February 2020

Interview date:                 Friday 6th March 2020

If you’re ready for a new beginning, please apply! For more information and details contact Jane Eldridge, Alaina Yardley ( or John Hutchinson ( Lead Cardiac Physiologists for EP &ECG, Pacing, and Intervention respectively.

** 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, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses, career progression opportunities, flexible working

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.

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