Highly Specialised Cardiac Physiologist

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

The closing date is 04 July 2022

Job summary

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our growing and developing Echocardiography Department as a Band 7 Highly Specialised Physiologist.

University Hospitals of Leicester is made up of three hospitals located around the county. Glenfield Hospital is a tertiary Cardiology referral centre providing specialised Cardiology services to Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Smaller satellite Cardiac Investigations departments are located at Leicester Royal Infirmary and Leicester General Hospital.

As a tertiary cardiac centre, we provide echocardiography support to a wide range of specialties including cardiothoracic surgery, interventional cardiology, TAVI, electrophysiology procedures, inherited cardiac conditions, heart failure, cardio-oncology and cardiac rhythm management. Additionally, we provide an Echo service to 3 intensive care units and a large CCU.

Currently we offer physiologist led services in bubble and contrast studies and we are developing physiologist led services in stress echo (exercise and pharmacological), TOE and valve clinics. We have recently applied for BSE departmental accreditation and we are working towards the BSE quality assurance accreditation.

Our department has a range of high specification echocardiography machines and analytical software. All of which have strain and 3D capability. We have a multi-vendor fleet of echo machines ranging from GE, Phillips and Siemens.

Main duties of the job

As a Band 7 Highly Specialised Cardiac Physiologist, you will be provided with opportunities to enhance your skills as a clinical practitioner by working within the echo department at all three UHL hospital sites. More specialised training will be provided in strain imaging, 3D, contrast & bubble studies, stress Echo and TOE where necessary. We also operate an out of hours emergency echo on call service.

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:

  • We focus on what matters most
  • We treat others how we would like to be treated
  • We are passionate and creative in our work
  • We do what we say we are going to do
  • We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The cardiac physiology service at UHL performs over 20,000 cardiac investigations and procedures per year including, 15,000 echocardiograms. You will be joining a team comprised of cardiac physiologists, administration and support staff who work together to support a team of highly skilled, world class cardiology consultants.

All applicants will be expected to have BSc Clinical Physiology or equivalent. HCPC registration or RCCP registration (or eligibility to join) is essential. Full BSE accreditation (or European equivalent) is also an essential criterion.

We hope you will be keen to join our team and help us to continue to deliver excellent care and develop our services further.

Please see full job description attached

Person Specification



  • BSc in Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) or equivalent
  • Post graduate professional accreditation e.g. Full BSE TTE accreditation


  • RCCP/AHCS/HCPC registration (or eligibility to join)



  • Independently able to perform diagnostic echocardiography

Trust Values


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's Values and Behaviours



  • Adult Basic Life Support



  • Experience of contrast/stress/TOE/ 3D

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 (Opens in a new tab).

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 (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Glenfield Hospital

Groby Road



Employer's website

https://www.jobsatleicestershospitals.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Nicholas Trim



Date posted

20 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 7


£40,057 to £45,839 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Glenfield Hospital

Groby Road



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