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Senior Clinical Physiologist (Cardiology)

London – The Wellington Hospital
Clinical
Full time
0022022
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HCA UK are incredibly proud to be awarded ‘Private Hospital Group of the Year ‘ 2020 at the Health Investor Awards.

Job – Senior Clinical Physiologist (Cardiology)

Location - The Wellington Hospital, London

Contract Type - Permanent, full-time at 37.5 hours per week, flexible working hours

Salary Range -Competitive dependent upon skills and experience. This position is equivalent to a NHS band 7.

Other Info: Please note we are able to offer VISA sponsorships for candidates within the EU and outside the EU for this position.

Job Description

The Wellington Hospital are looking for a Senior Clinical Physiologist in Cardiology to join their team for an exciting new opportunity. The successful post holder will provide highly specialist clinical knowledge and skills in echocardiography and non-invasive cardiac physiological investigations and deliver expert care for patients undergoing diagnosis and treatment in the outpatient diagnostic centre.

You will also be responsible for carrying out all administrative duties pertaining to all cardiac investigations carried out at the cardiology department as required and report to the Principal Cardiac Physiologist and Cardiology Department Manager.

Reward & recognition – We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate highly developed knowledge and skills in a broad range of cardiological investigations especially Echocardiography

  • Perform a wide range of standard and complex or advanced procedures as requested by the clinician in at least two fields of Technical Cardiology eg. Catheter Lab, Pacing, EP, Echo, Stress testing and ambulatory monitoring and be involved in patient preparation for these tests.

  • Perform these procedures at independent practitioner level

  • Perform these procedures in a number of settings and sometimes under difficult or stressful conditions

  • Follow departmental guidelines and protocols for each procedure relevant to the post ensuring quality control regarding e.g. imaging quality in Echo, reporting methods, pacemaker reprogramming, ECG recordings.

  • Analyse and interpret real time results, which may be complex and either urgent or routine in nature, and to communicate these findings to other relevant team members and cardiologist.

  • Respond to emergencies and carry out emergency defibrillation, resuscitation, temporary external or intracardiac pacing.

  • Act autonomously to deliver appropriate and individualised patient care at all times e.g. Anticipating the need for further investigations on the basis of findings from an echocardiogram or stress test, interrogating complex diagnostic data from pacemakers and ICDs carry out reprogramming to optimise pacing/therapeutic functions and clinical outcome.

Skills & Experience

  • Registered/accredited by the RCCP, IBHRE and/or BHRS, BSE or European Cardiovascular Imaging Accreditation would be desirable or working towards the accreditation

  • Substantial post qualification experience of working within a cardiology unit

  • Have extensive experience in pacemaker and defibrillator implant and follow-up and cardiac interventional procedures and/or non invasive cardiology tests

  • Perform a wide range of standard and complex or advanced procedures as requested by the clinician in at least two more fields of Technical Cardiology e.g. Catheter Lab, Pacing & Defib, EP, Echocardiography Stress testing and ambulatory monitoring and be involved in patient preparation for these tests.

  • Perform procedures at independent practitioner level

About The Facility

The Wellington Hospital has over four decades of expertise; providing the highest level of care for patients who are looking for the best treatment in key areas of healthcare, including: neurosurgery, spinal surgery, cardiac care, orthopaedics, acute neurological rehabilitation, gynaecology and cancer care.

In our 50-bed Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit we care for patients with a wide range of complex neurological conditions. And we're supported by the UK’s largest private intensive care unit. We also offer the latest cancer and robotic surgery treatments, including electrochemotherapy, HIPEC and the da Vinci Robot. Having the largest neurosciences unit in London means we're able to carry out advanced spinal surgery, intracranial and peripheral nerve surgery as well as pioneering neurosurgery.

About The Individual

At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.

If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly

To arrange an informal visit, please contact Ruth Altmiks on 02074835013 or via email at Ruth.Altmiks@HCAHealthacre.co.uk

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