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Highly Skilled Cardiac Physiologist

London – The Wellington Hospital
Clinical
Full time
0024012
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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 –Highly Skilled Cardiac Physiologist (Electrophysiology)

Location - The Wellington Hospital, London

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

Salary Range -Competitive dependent upon skills and experience.

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 successful post holder will provide highly specialist clinical knowledge and skills in a broad range of cardiac physiological investigations and deliver expert care for patients undergoing diagnosis and treatment in the Cardiology Department. To have particular responsibility for the provision and expansion of the cardiac electrophysiology and ablation service.

You will also provide managerial and administrative support to the Lead Clinical Cardiac Physiologist and Cardiology Services Manager and assist in managing the technical resource efficiently and effectively, ensuring the smooth running of a quality invasive and non-invasive service to cardiac patients.

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.

  • Act as a resource within the Technical Cardiology Service to provide professional expertise in the environment of the Cardiology Department.

  • Perform a wide range of standard and complex or advanced procedures as requested by the clinician in at least three fields of Technical Cardiology eg. Catheter Lab, Pacing & Defib, 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 eg. ITU, PCU, Cath Lab, patient rooms, cardiology department

  • 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.

  • Perform other provocative procedures as instructed by the clinician such as injection of contrast medium during echocardiography, VF induction during ICD implantation, intra cardiac pacing and ablation.

  • 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

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a post registration Cardiac Physiologist

  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience in the implantation and follow-up of complex pacing and ICD devices to include Biventricular optimisation

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience of Electrophysiology in a recognised centre and be able to carry out procedures independently

  • Member of RCCP desirable

  • In possession of or working towards attaining Intermediate Life Support status

  • Confident communicator with high levels of written and spoken English

  • Working knowledge of IT systems, such as Microsoft Office and Excel

  • BHRS/IBHRE/EHRA accreditation desirable

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.

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

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