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Advanced Practitioner – Highly Specialist Clinical Cardiac Physiologist

Band 7 + 10% RRP

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Cardiac Physiologist
Band 7 + 10% RRP
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Denmark Hill
£45,780 - £51,393 per annum, inc HCA + 10% Recruitment and Retention Premium
Salary period
31/01/2021 23:59

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 12,800 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) sites at Denmark Hill in Camberwell and at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in the London Borough of Bromley.

This post attracts a 10% Recruitment and Retention Premium.

King’s College Hospital is a renowned research institution in South East London and part of King’s Health Partners. This role will be based primarily within the Cardiac Department Suite 6 and Cardiac Catheter Laboratories at Denmark Hill, but the post holder will be employed to work on any KCH site as required.

The post holder will be a specialist in the field of implantable CRM devices, including CRT and HIS pacing. This challenging role will be based primarily within the CRM device implant labs and follow up clinics. The post holder will be expected to work at an advanced healthcare scientist level within the department, supporting the Lead Physiologists for CRM and Invasive Cardiology, as well as providing cross cover for the CRM Device Clinic.

The post holder in liaison with the Principal Clinical Cardiac Physiologist for CRM, will have a lead role in planning CRM implants, monitoring of CRM device stock levels, auditing the CRM implant database (MediConnect) and training of junior staff / students. There will also be an opportunity to develop advanced clinical practice such as Healthcare Scientist/Physiologist led ILR implant service.

Participation in research projects and responsibility for following protocols is part of the role. The post-holder will help provide and develop 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.

Training of staff and PTP/ STP trainees in CRM implants 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 primary angioplasty and emergency arrhythmia pathway. Flexible working hours and an on-call commitment will be expected from the post-holder

Key requirements of this position are:
• BSc Clinical Physiology or equivalent
• Possess IBHRE / BHRS / EHRA (CRM) accreditation
• Proven competency and advanced knowledge in implanting and following up of all CRM devices; complications and ability to troubleshoot these issues
• Good general knowledge of cardiology to include heart failure; and clinical trials and guidelines for CRM implants and follow up
• Intermediate Life Support (ILS)
• Highly developed IT skills

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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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Nishat Jahagirdar
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Principal Cardiac Physiologist
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