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Band 7 - Highly Specialised Cardiac Physiologist, Cardiac

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
Fixed term: 12 months (Maternity cover)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Department name
West Herts - General Staffing
Watford General Hospital
£40,681 - £46,294 pa inc HCA
Salary period
15/04/2021 23:59

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust!

Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust – which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) – is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.


Job overview

Band 7 - Plus 10% RRP and 5% HCA- Fixed term position to cover Maternity Leave 

Hertfordshire is known for its historic estates, countryside and of course, that glorious cathedral... but the county is also awash with other wonders.  Visit the sets from the Harry Potter films at Warner Bros studio, without catching the train from Platform 9¾!  St Albans Cathedral, Tring Natural History Museum, Hatfield House, and Verulamium Park & Museum are all waiting to be discovered within a short distance from any one of the 3 hospital sites.

The Cardiology department is particularly dynamic with 13 Consultant Cardiologists covering the full range of invasive and non-invasive cardiology. The 2 Cardiac Catheter labs are undergoing a £1.7m refurbishment this year and as well as performing angiography, PCI, bradycardia and complex device implantation we also perform conventional EP with plans to start 3D mapping in the future.

Main duties of the job

West Herts provides an extensive CRM service that comprises of ILR, pacemaker, ICD and CRT optimisation clinics and includes a well-established remote follow-up service.  This has been reviewed and extended during Covid-19 and we have taken the opportunity to not only develop the remote follow-up service but introduce flexible working, with staff having the benefit to ‘work from home’.

The successful candidate will have had experience in both training and managing within CRM but would also relish the challenge of taking part in developing the IT structure of the department and it’s aspiration to become paperless.

Further modernisation will see a digital only cardiac devices database and Holter analysing system networked between the three sites.

The successful candidate will have BSc in Physiological Sciences or equivalent and accreditation with BHRS or IBHRE (or equivalent).













Working for our organisation

The post holder will be primarily based at Watford with rotation to St Albans and Hemel Hempstead Hospitals.


est Herts Hospitals NHS Trust (WHHT) is a busy and dynamic acute trust covering a population of 700,000 across 3 sites in beautiful Hertfordshire (Watford, Hemel Hempstead, and St Albans) easily accessible via M1 and M25 motorways and within easy access of London by public transport with Watford only 20 minutes from Central London.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To independently practice with a high level of skill and autonomy at highly specialist clinical cardiac physiologist level in cardiac rhythm management. To be able to practice, under the supervision of the Consultant Lead of CRM, technical support in Brady arrhythmia and complex device implant and follow-up

Person specification

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Barbara Bosch
Job title
Cardiac Physiology Lead
Telephone number
01923 436246
Additional information

Steve Vance – Lead Cardiac Physiologist for CRM on 01923 436489  steven.vance @nhs.net

CRM Consultant Cardiologist, Phillip Moore, phillip.moore@whht.nhs.uk

 EP Consultant Cardiologist, Mike Koa-Wing, mike.koa-wing@whht.nhs.uk

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