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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/03/2020.

Cardiac Physiologist

Job Reference: 321-MRC-CSC-CP-B6-E

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cardiac Physiology
John Radcliffe / Horton Hospitals, Oxford / Banbury
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

Oxford University Hospitals is a world renowned centre of clinical excellence and is one the largest teaching hospitals in the UK. We became a Foundation Trust in 2015 and believe that this will enable us to work more effectively in partnership with both our patients and the local community to provide high quality healthcare in a wide range of clinical specialities.


We provide a wide range of clinical services, specialist services (including cardiac, cancer, musculoskeletal and neurology), medical education, training and research.


We are also working towards achieving Magnet® Recognition, an organisational credential awarded to exceptional healthcare organisations that meet the ANCC (American Nurses' Credentialing Center) standards for quality patient care, nursing and midwifery excellence and innovations in professional nursing and midwifery practice.


In 2018/2019 we provided:

  • 1.4 million patient contacts
  • 105,190 planned admissions
  • 80,491 unplanned and emergency admissions

We are looking for a flexible, motivated Band 6 Cardiac Physiologist to join our supportive, dynamic and friendly team working across our hospital sites in Oxford and Banbury. For the right candidate we will offer the opportunity to develop their clinical skills in several areas and welcome a self-directed career approach to your own professional progression. We also support Modernising Scientific Careers and take a range of students from PTP to HSST level. As a department we have established links with the University and are actively involved in research.


We regularly perform live cases as part of a national and international training programme.


As part of our service we provide the following specialities for our patients;

  • Our imaging department undertakes 25000 transthoracic echocardiograms a year in adult, paediatric and congenital services. In addition the team provides stress echo, bubble studies, a physiologist led valve clinic and plans to introduce a physiologist led TOE service. The department also hosts the BSE practical exam.
  • The Nuclear Cardiology department performs approximately 2700 myocardial perfusion scans per year
  • Cardiac Rhythm Management follows up approximately 3500 pacemakers and 2000 complex devices a year and we have a substantial and growing remote monitoring service.
  • Our non-invasive service includes exercise tolerance tests, ambulatory ECG monitoring and physiologist/healthcare scientist led CPET.
  • We have 5 cardiac angiography labs offering a 24hour primary PCI service for coronary intervention and also facilitate rotablation, pressure wires, IVUS and intra-aortic balloon pumps. The Structural intervention service includes TAVI, Mitraclips and PFO closures.
  • As part of our Electrophysiology service we undertake approximately 800 ablations a year (400 of these being complex mapping cases such as atrial fibrillation ablations), 550 pacemaker implants and 200 Complex device implants.
  • The Department incorporates a team of specialist nurse practitioners and advanced nurse practitioners which specialise both in cardiac arrhythmias and complex device patients.


As part of your development we can offer support in attaining BHRS, IBHRE and/or BSE accreditation to further your professional and career progression.

A BSc in clinical physiology or an equivalent is an essential requirement for this post and ideally the applicant should have 12 months qualification experience.

Professional registration is preferred ie RCCP or AHCS


Oxfordshire is surrounded by beautiful countryside, close to the Cotswolds and London with good transport links. Oxford, as a city, has a wide range of attractions, restaurants and nightlife.

Closing Date: 10th March 2020
Interview Date(s) w/c 23rd March 2020


For further details / informal visits contact:

We would encourage an informal visit or a brief telephone call to discuss both the post and your career aspirations.


We would consider flexible working patterns.


To arrange a visit or to discuss the post further please contact:

Tracy Simpson, Practice Development Cardiac Physiologist ( or Mike Sturgess, Practice Development Nurse (

No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

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Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system, therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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.

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