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Job reference: 129258
Location: Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Job closing date: 23/12/2022
Job posted date: 01/12/2022
Salary: Band 7 (£40,872 - £47,846)
Job Type: Healthcare Sciences
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Department: Cardiac Investigations
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Forth Valley

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NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Cardiac Physiology Team at NHS Forth Valley. The Cardiac Rhythm Management Service has undergone an exciting and rapid expansion period over the last two years. We are looking for an additional Senior Cardiac Physiologist to join our friendly and experienced team.

Forth Valley Royal Hospital is a new, modern district general hospital located in the Scottish central belt with excellent transport links to the cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Stirling.

The NHS forth Valley Device Team has a large follow-up service, with approximately 1250 patients, including 900 pacemaker patients and 350 patients with ICDs (Implantable cardioverter defibrillators) and CRT (Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy) devices in-situ. The service consists of specialist cardiac rhythm management consultants and 6 senior cardiac physiologists with clinical expertise in cardiac rhythm management.

The follow-up service includes routine clinical appointments (in-person evaluations), specified CRT clinics with extend times to ensure patient-appropriate optimisation, and remote/ virtual clinics. Our remote monitoring service has expanded over the last two years, and we now have approximately 1000 patients enrolled on this service. Additionally, we hold monthly arrhythmia MDT (multidisciplinary team) meetings which the post holder will have an opportunity to attend and participate in.

The implant service includes the implantation of pacemakers, ICDs, subcutaneous ICDs and CRT devices. There were more than 150 devices implanted last year at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

The cardiac investigations department also provides routine diagnostic procedures. Electrocardiography service, Holter monitors, event recorders, ambulatory monitoring analysis, Exercise Tolerance tests, and implantable loop clinics. The echocardiography service at currently provides TTE, TOE stress and contrast studies.  

Applicants with echocardiography experience, as well as cardiac implantable device experience, are welcome to apply for this post with an opportunity to continue with echocardiography training.

We support a broad range of both clinical and non-clinical educational activities.

All applicants will be expected to have BSc Clinical Physiology or equivalent and AnchorHCPC registration as a clinical scientist or AHCS practitioner/ RCCP registration and have AnchorILS.

The post holder will be expected to work towards acquiring BHRS/IBHRE or EHRA qualification.

​​​​​​​The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.  More information on this scheme can be found at

It is anticipated that the interview date will be 20th December 2022.

​​​​​​​Informal enquires to Jackie Maclachlan on 01324 566968

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail, therefore please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders) and also your Jobtrain account for updates.

NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.  Please contact the Recruitment Office on 0330 041 4694 if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

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