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Highly Specialised Cardiac Physiologist (Echo) - COVID-19 in Maidstone

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Posts offer an R and R premium of 15% if accredited with BSE and registered with HCPC or RCCP (or can show evidence of working towards registration) on top of the Band 7 salary range.

Are you an enthusiastic, motivated and qualified Cardiac Physiologist keen to join an innovative team of Cardiac Physiologists and other Health Care Professionals?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Band 7 Highly specialist Cardiac Physiologists (echo) at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. We are seeking to recruit highly motivated individuals to join our busy and friendly team. You would be based at either Maidstone or Tunbridge Wells Hospital but would be expected to work across both sites. The posts would involve working in all areas of echocardiography including stress echo, valve clinic & TOE. The posts would also involve training and educating physiologists and other staff members in echo.

We are a friendly and dynamic Trust situated in the heart of Kent. The local area has excellent schools and our department is family friendly. Both sites are within 1 hour commute to London. Kent is known as the garden of England, with beautiful historic villages in a rural setting as well as bustling towns.

Our Trust’s core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs, and it operates from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. It provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 560,000 people living in the south of West Kent and the north of East Sussex.

The Trust offers a range of invasive and non-invasive investigations including Physiologist led exercise stress testing, tilt testing, ambulatory monitoring, device follow-up and complex invasive procedures including angiography, PCI, PPM, ICD / CRT implantation and EP. The Tunbridge Wells Hospital site holds BSE Departmental Accreditation in Transthoracic echocardiography, Stress Echo, TOE, Contrast and Bubble Studies. We run a Physiologist Led Valve Clinic at both sites and assist in the Rapid Access Heart Failure Clinic. The Maidstone site is currently in the process of applying for accreditation.

Due to a rapidly expanding cardiology service, significant investment is planned for the service in 2021. This will provide an exciting opportunity to be involved in the cutting edge of cardiology and to help shape future cardiac services in Kent.

We offer regular training sessions, mentorship and engaged leadership at all levels.

The post holders will be given an opportunity for development in echocardiography within the department. Continued professional and personal development is actively encouraged and the successful candidate will be given opportunities and supported to develop their postgraduate skills.

The successful applicants should have BSc (Hons) in Clinical Physiology (Cardiology)/ BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Cardiac Science) / MSc Healthcare Science (Cardiac) or equivalent plus BSE accreditation and ideally registration with HCPC/ RCCP or AHCS.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at enhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)


We are passionate in supporting our staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and seek to empower all diverse groups within our trust. We seek to develop a culture where diversity in all its forms is celebrated. We are committed to ensuring that women are empowered to work at all levels of management and that working patterns are as flexible as possible giving all members of staff opportunity to flourish in using their skills for our patients. We work across our trust to enable those who consider themselves to have a disability both visible and invisible to have access to all they need to thrive in their work environment. We work with Stonewall to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. We have 78 nationalities working in our trust and we are proud of this. We are active in embracing the ethnic and cultural diversity in our trust. We work to empower people with any protected characteristic to have opportunities to work in an environment that helps them to contribute to the best of their ability, recognising and valuing the unique contributions each of us brings for best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act with zero tolerance for any discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with these protected characteristics

Closing Date: Wednesday 18th November 2020

Interview Date: To be confirmed


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Full UK/EU driving license preferred
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Must be eligible to work in the EU
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