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Senior Cardiac Physiologist

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Cardiology
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full-time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
432-HR4003
Site
Colchester General Hospital
Town
Colchester
Salary
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
Closing
23/02/2018 23:59

COLCHESTER HOSPITAL UNIVERSITY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

DIVISION OF MEDICINE AND EMERGENCY CARE

CARDIO-RESPIRATORY DEPARTMENT

 

JOB DETAILS

Job Title:                 SENIOR CARDIAC PHYSIOLOGIST

Grade:                     Band 6

Hours:                     1.0 wte/37.5 hours per week (to include weekend working)

Reports to:             CARDIO-RESPIRATORY MANAGER     

Accountable to:     Service Manager General Medicine

Salary:                    £26,565 - £35,577 per annum (plus enhancements for weekend working)

 

JOB PURPOSE

To form part of a multidisciplinary team providing high quality Cardio-Respiratory services to the patients of CHUFT performing the full range of cardio-respiratory investigations.

DIMENSIONS

To provide a professional and efficient service to the patients of CHUFT and those of mental health trust.

To be able to perform the full range of Cardio-respiratory investigations to a high standard without supervision.

To supervise junior staff and provide training and mentoring to students within the department

To work towards gaining your BSE

KEY RESULT AREAS

Clinical

Perform without supervision:

  • In cases of severe staff shortages, performing ECGs on a wide variety of patients, including those in SCBU and mental health. You will be responsible for prioritising your own workload in these areas. You will be subject to harrowing situations and be exposed to blood, bodily secretions and potentially violent/aggressive patients.
  • In cases of severe staff shortages fitting of 24hr Holter with appropriate instructions to patients. Correct downloading of completed recordings to respective analysis systems.
  • In cases of severe staff shortages fitting and educating patients to use 7-day event monitor recorders. Correct downloading and reporting of results.
  • To take the appropriate action to cascade information to clinicians to ensure patient treatment is commenced or reviewed
  • Using judgement where necessary to ensure patient safety whilst maximising potential results.
  • To handle COSHH substances and be responsible for sterilisation of reusable equipment and filter replacement as part of onsite general maintenance or the sterilising of ultrasound transducers.
  • To be competent at recognising potential drug antagonists and advise clinicians accordingly. It is also paramount when undertaking exercise testing to have a broad knowledge of cardiac drugs.
  • To undertake blood pressure tests and respond accordingly i.e. decision to commence test or refer back to general practice to tackle hypertension
  • To perform echocardiography and doppler on adults producing a full content report to BSE standard with minimal supervision
  • To assist in provision of an inpatient Echo service at weekends
  • To perform echo under the guidance of a Cardiologist for DSE and TOE
  • To undertake Physiologist led bubble studies.
  • To undertake first response basic life support and defibrillation should the situation present.
  • To be able to add to patient notes and interpret them accordingly
  • Dealing with telephone queries from patients, relatives, general practitioners etc using the departmental database and portal. Maintaining departmental databases
  • Checking and cleaning equipment
  • Assisting patients with dressing and undressing, standing and sitting    as required.

Educational

  • Work towards BSE and maintain professional standards
  • Maintain /ILS

Please note that this role is subject to a DBS check which will be charged to the successful candidate. Full details can be found within the ‘DBS Information’ documents attached to this advert.

 

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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

Sharon Archer

Head of Cardio-respiratory

Tel 01206 742624

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