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Advanced Cardiac Physiologist

Band 7

Main area
Cardiac Physiology
Band 7
37.5 hours per week (Full Time 37.5 hours per week)
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University Hospital of Wales
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum
Salary period
03/12/2020 23:59



Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.


The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint 2x dynamic, motivated Band 7 Advanced Cardiac Physiologists within Cardiothoracic Services at C&V UHB. We are looking to expand and modernise cardiology service delivery for the rapidly expanding local population.

These are permanent full-time posts that will complement the present team of 14 ‘in-house’ Cardiac Physiologists delivering tertiary cardiac services of the highest standard to a population of 1.3 million people.

This post provides an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic and experienced highly specialised cardiac physiologist to join a motivated, cohesive, friendly, supportive and progressive echocardiography service at a leading tertiary centre, to support the delivery of high-quality echocardiography and service development.

These posts have been developed as part of an expansion of the ACHD service commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialist Services Committee (WHSSC). This service works on a hub and spoke model with the Cardiff and Vale UHB acting as the hub with identified links into Bristol and outreaching to each Health Board across South Wales.

The posts are designed to offer candidates the opportunity to undertake sub-specialty interests such as Adult, Paediatric, Adult Congenital and fetal echocardiography.

You will have the opportunity to be part of a successful Physiologist led valve clinic with over 1200 patients enrolled in the service, participate in echo guided optimisation clinics, physiology led simple ACHD lesion clinics, Post TAVI clinics and physiologist led stress echo clinics. We play an active role in the training and education of all medical staff performing echocardiography as well as routine audit and quality assurance projects.

In addition to their fundamental role in performing, reporting and supervising echocardiograms, successful applicants will be given dedicated time and support to undertake additional duties/specialist activities. These could include one or more of the following:

  • Quality Assurance/Improvement
  • Advanced Echocardiography (e.g. Stress Echocardiography)
  • Teaching & Training
  • Advanced Practice in Structural Heart Disease (incl. TAVI)”  

We would welcome an application from anyone who is qualified and has a particular interest in any of these fields   

To apply for this post, you must have full BSE accreditation, and a degree in Clinical Physiology or equivalent. You should be on or be eligible to join the RCCP or HCPC register.

The successful applicant will be expected to work across both University Hospital of Wales and University Hospital Llandough sites.

Cardiff is a lively city with a cosmopolitan lifestyle and a rich diversity of leisure and cultural activities. It lies within easy reach of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the beautiful coastlines of South and West Wales. Cardiff enjoys all the benefits you would expect of a modern capital city and has excellent road, rail and air links with the rest of the United Kingdom.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply. 

Closing Date: 03/12/2020 

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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.

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

Samantha Thomas
Job title
Echocardiography Manager
Email address
Telephone number
029 20745489
Additional information

Samantha Thomas - Tel: 029 2074 5489