Advanced Practitioner Cardiac Physiologist – Cardiac Rhythm Management Service

Band 7

Main area
Cardiac Physiologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
213-NC-0108
Employer
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Denmark Hill
Town
Denmark Hill
Salary
£38,035 - £48,256 per annum Inc HCA
Closing
25/02/2018 23:59

King’s College Hospital is a renowned research institution in south east London and part of Kings Health Partners.

The Advanced Practitioner Cardiac Physiologist - Cardiac Rhythm Management Service, will be a dedicated Cardiac Rhythm Management Device Specialist and will be crucial in supporting and delivering the increasing  activity in complex Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices implant and follow-up. This challenging role will be based primarily within CRM/Device follow up clinics and implantation, although an interest in EP or a wish to learn EP will be part of the remit of this post.

This post holder will take responsibility for the Remote Monitoring Service (CareLink® Network; Merlin.net™ Patient Care Network; LATITUDE Remote Monitoring and SMARTVIEW Remote Monitoring System) which Kings College Hospital provides. This will include development of this busy service and help to implement schemes for follow-up and continued growth in the remote monitoring service.

Participation in research projects and responsibility for following protocols is part of the role. The post-holder will help provide and develop plans for a satellite clinic network and the developing of protocols and procedures to meet local and national requirements for good practice and service delivery and ensuring that these are implemented is another part of the responsibilities of this post.

The post-holder will take responsibility for the CRM Device Clinic in the absence of the Principal Cardiac Physiologist for CRM Service. Training will also be a key part of this post and developing training strategies in collaboration with the Principal Cardiac Physiologist for CRM Service and delivering of them will be essential.

This job will involve a close working relationship with the Principal Physiologist for the Cardiac Rhythm Management Service. A degree of rotation around other areas will be necessary in order to maintain competencies for state registration purposes. The department is on call for PAMI and Devices. Flexible hours and an on-call commitment will be expected from the post-holder

Key requirements of this position are:

  • BSc. Clinical Cardiac Physiology, HNC MPPM, or equivalent
  • IBHRE (Formerly NASPExAM®) Certification Examination in Cardiac Rhythm Device Therapy.
  • Skilled in advanced complex device implant, trouble shooting, optimisation and programming
  • Skilled in EP and Ablation with a good working knowledge of complex mapping systems (desirable)
  • Excellent knowledge of arrhythmias, the causes of arrhythmia’s diagnostics and therapies
  • Skilled in working in coronary diagnostic and interventional catheter labs (desirable)
  • Demonstrable ability to teach at clinical and technical level
  • Intermediate Life Support (ILS)
  • Awareness and understanding of current health issues a good understanding of EP/Device services and recent initiatives

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Informal visits are encouraged and welcomed. Please contact Camelia Demetrescu, Principal Clinical Physiologist on 0203 299 4805 or camelia.demetrescu@nhs.net

Closing date: 25th February 2018. Short listed candidates will be contacted by email. Interviews are planned for Monday, the 12th of March 2018 although this may change.