Band 6 Specialised Cardiac Physiologist with an Interest in CRM: Visa sponsorship

University Hospitals Birmingham

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Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for a Specialised Cardiac Physiologist with an interest in CRM to join a busy, established Device Service.

Based at Good Hope Hospital, part of University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the successful applicant will be encouraged to develop their skills in all aspects of the CRM Service including device implant and follow up including Conduction System Pacing and S-ICD.

Training will be provided to support the Physiologist to work towards successful BHRS/IBHRE Accreditation.

There will also be a requirement to cover other aspects of diagnostic cardiac physiology, to include angiography, exercise tolerance testing and Holter analysis.

On occasion there may be a requirement to support services at other sites within the Trust.

Enquiries and visits welcome.

Main duties, tasks & skills required

Main duties of the role include:

  • Performing specialised Cardiac Physiology investigations and interventions including:
  • Advanced physiological testing during pacemaker, CRT-P and ICD/CRT-D implantation and

follow-up with analysis of complex data and diagnostic information. Prescription and

evaluation of device therapy and programming ensuring individualised device optimisation.

Additionally, perform a broad range of clinical investigations undertaken within the Cardiac Physiology Service including, but not limited to:

  • Performance, analysis, and interpretation of resting ECGs.
  • Manage physiologist-led Exercise Tolerance Testing
  • Holter application
  • Holter analysis (including complex pacemakers/implantable devices)
  • Cardiac catheterisation (including complex cases)
  • Permanent pacemaker and implantable loop recorder implantation and follow-up
  • Assist with tilt testing (physiologist led) – Currently performed at another site.
  • Actively working toward or keen to work toward BHRS/IBHRE Accreditation.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;
Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their ‘whole self’ to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

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Person specification



BSc in Clinical Physiology (or equivalent)


Working towards highly specialist post basic courses to Masters level or equivalent

RCCP / AHCS registration

BHRS/IBHRE accreditation

Professional Body Exams (ASCST)



Competent in invasive and non-invasive cardiology diagnostic techniques

Competent and independently working in Brady follow- up and Brady Implanting

Working towards independent and competence in Complex device follow-up and implant.


Ability to work as an independent practitioner.

IT skills

Confident to input to training of students and apprentices.


Evidence of successfully passing the IBHRE or BHRS examination and working towards to full accreditation.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

UK Professional Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

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