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Chief / Senior Cardiac Physiologist

Band 5 - Band 8A

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Band 5 - Band 8A
Full Time and Part Time hours available
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Milton Keynes
£22,128 - £48,514 per annum / pro rata
26/02/2018 23:59

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients . The hospital is undergoing significant  investment and development including a new surgical ward, a new main entrance (allowing expansion of A&E services),  a new Academic Centre and a planned new Cancer Centre.

Milton Keynes is the fastest growing and most successful city in the country (visit http://www.destinationmiltonkeynes.co.uk/) for which we provide Emergency Medicine (including Paediatrics) from minor injury to major trauma, Critical Care, Cancer Services, General Surgery & Medicine, Women’s & Children Services (including Maternity, Paediatrics & Neonatal) and Renal Services.

The Health Service Journal recently named Milton Keynes one of the top performing NHS Trust to work in and we are proud to be rated “good” by the Care Quality Commission.

 You can expect a warm welcome, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviors


The cardiology department at Milton Keynes University Hospital are looking for dynamic, motivated physiologists to help us take cardiac services in Milton Keynes to the next level. We are looking to expand and modernise cardiology service delivery for the rapidly expanding local population. We encourage applications from physiologists with an interest in devices, invasive cardiac procedures and/or echocardiography.

We are committed to developing increased opportunities for physiologists including on-going training and education. The research and development director is also our cardiology imaging lead and offers various opportunities to become involved in research projects.

Milton Keynes is a rapidly growing New City of approximately 270,000 people, midway between between London, Oxford, Cambridge and Birmingham. It is perhaps best known from the World War II Enigma code breakers in Bletchley Park and is now the second-fastest growing City in the UK behind London. It is also famous for its grid-system boulevards, incorporating urban parks and lakes, and the Open University. It has excellent transport links with London 33 minutes and Birmingham 52 minutes away by train. It is situated on the M1 Motorway providing excellent links to the Midlands and North of England.

Our on-site purpose built cath lab was opened in 2006. Currently it is used for diagnostic angiography and pacemaker and ILR implantation, with advanced discussions and plans to accommodate expanded interventional services. The cardiology ward has 26 beds incorporating the 8 bedded Acute Cardiac Unit with daily consultant input. Outpatient services include general cardiology and specialist areas: paediatric cardiology, ACHD and arrhythmia.

The cardiology department provides full diagnostic imaging including echocardiography, TOE, contrast enhanced pharmacological and exercise stress echo, and advanced echo including 3D strain analysis with McKesson and Tom Tec reporting stations and Philips and Toshiba scanners. Cardiac CT Angiography services have also been established for the last 6 years. There are plans to expand current physiologist-led services in echocardiography, including the valve clinic, and to implement new services such as physiologist-led exercise stress echocardiography and TOE.  


We would welcome applications from senior physiologists who are interested in developing such services and help us achieve our goal of BSE departmental accreditation, also keen to receive applications from more junior physiologists who wish to be trained in echocardiography to BSE standard.  Opportunities for research in cardiovascular imaging and other cardiac topics are strongly supported. Specialist interests, such as paediatric echocardiography and Adult Congenital Heart Disease can be accommodated using our strong links with Oxford University Hospitals, with potential for cross-site working.

We welcome applications from senior device physiologists who wish to assist in expanding services and training the next generation of physiologists.  Our device lead Cardiologist works cross-site in MKUH and Oxford and implants complex devices in the John Radcliffe Hospital. Junior physiologists interested in achieving BHRS, EHRA or IBHRE accreditation in devices can take advantage of training opportunities on both sites. We currently have a nurse-led ILR implantation service, and interested physiologists could be trained in ILR implantation to contribute to this service.

Unfortunately only short listed applicants will be contacted. Candidates with a disability that meet the minimum criteria will be guaranteed an interview.   Disclosure and Baring Service Checks may be required for new employees.

Milton Keynes is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

We will be holding an Open Day on Saturday 24th February 2018 from 10:00 – 14:00 where you will be able to visit the Cardiology department and meet the Team.

For further information, or to obtain Band 6 and 8a job description/person specification, or to visit the department please contact Suzanne Raven, Senior Operations Manager on 01908 995128 or email suzanne.raven@mkuh.nhs.uk or visit our Facebook page



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01908 996172