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Chief Cardiac Physiologist

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

Highly Specialised Echophysiologist required able to work independently and as part of a motivated and efficient team. Able to perform TTE and report to BSE standard, familiar with TOE, Stress, Contrast and Bubble echo.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our friendly team at the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust at our Eastern site in Exeter with satellite clinics at Whipton Hospital and the Nightingale, Exeter.

We are a busy department providing a wide range of investigations and are looking for an enthusiastic, self motivated and hard working Physiologist to join our team.

The Echocardiography team provide a full in/outpatient service including ICC and ACHD clinics. As well as TTE we provide support for TOE and Stress echo investigations and run Physiologist led bubble and contrast echo clinics with the next step being Physiology led valve clinics.

The department offers a comprehensive range of non invasive and invasive investigations including ambulatory monitoring and Physiologist led exercise tolerance tests. Our two cardiac catheterisation labs perform cardiac angiography and angioplasty, with a 24 hour Primary PCI service. In our third lab we perform EP procedures and implant pacemaker, ICD and CRT devices.

We are looking for a Specialist Cardiac Physiologist with a focus on Echocardiography to join our experienced team. The successful applicant will also be expected to take a role in other procedures.

The successful candidate will have completed a BSc (Hons) in Clinical Physiology or equivalent. Be RCCP or AHCS registered and hold a current ILS or ALS certificate.

They will have BSE accreditation or equivalent with further evidence of CPD focusing on echocardiography.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a proven record working to a high standard with excellent communication, organisational and leadership skills. You will contribute to our multidisciplinary team, working closely with our Cardiology Consultants.

The department is committed to supporting the continuing professional development of our team and provides support to ensure skills are regularly updated as services develop.

If you would like to be part of our friendly and committed team, we would welcome your application.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week. Currently Monday to Friday, but in future may include weekend working.

Interview Date: Thursday 18th April 2024.

For further information please contact: Nicola Wilson, Principal Cardiac Physiologist on 01392 402277 or

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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