Locum Pacing Physiologist Job In Exeter
- Devon, South West, United Kingdom
- Ref: VAC-53255
- Salary: £38-41
- Start Date: ASAP
- Division: Cardiac Physiology
- Disciplines: Pacing
At Globe Locums we have a large selection of cardiac physiology jobs on a locum and permanent basis. If you're a qualified cardiac physiologist seeking a new job opportunity, please take a look at our vacancies.
At Globe Locums, we thrive on matching qualified cardiac physiologist job candidates with exciting permanent and Locum roles in a multitude of countries and clinical settings. We are a clinician-led healthcare recruitment agency, giving us a unique understanding of what working as a Locum is like. Our professional recruiters ensure an excellent pipeline of clinicians to source the right candidate for each job. We can offer:
We have a range of Locum and permanent cardiac physiology jobs available, in a variety of settings including secondary and tertiary care hospitals.
A cardiac physiologist works within the cardiology department of a hospital. Each day is spent assessing patients with heart conditions or illnesses that have affected cardiac function. In a cardiac physiologist job role a range of equipment is used to investigate heart disease, including ECG machines, ultrasound, blood pressure monitors and readings from pacemakers. They can then write a report to aid doctors in making decisions about changes to medication or other treatment options, which could include surgery.
A patient might need to see a cardiac physiologist for medical events including:
Although cardiac physiologists focus on heart medicine, no two days are the same and there is plenty of variety in the patients seen, and their medical history. A cardiac physiologist job candidate may choose to sub-specialise within their field with further professional experience or by undertaking research or additional training.
To become a cardiac physiologist, a degree is required in a healthcare science degree. The degree may have a specialist module in cardiac physiology. Alternatively, after being awarded a science degree, graduates can apply for the NHS Scientist Training Programme.
In a cardiac physiologist job you will spend much of your day in a patient facing role. You must therefore have good interpersonal skills, offer clear advice and reassurance to patients and their relatives. You will also need to perform complex clinical investigations and interpret the results at times, too. Having a good understanding of technology is also a must, as cardiac physiologists use complex technology and monitoring devices to diagnose and monitor heart conditions.
Most cardiac physiologists begin their careers earning £25,000 to £30,000 per annum. Specialist cardiac physiologists might earn up to £39,000, whilst team managers can expect a salary of up to £46,000. Locum cardiac physiologists generally earn a higher hourly rate than a staffed cardiac physiologist. The hourly rate might vary from £25 to £40 depending on the role and individual level of experience. Cardiac physiologists can be required to be on-site on an on call rota during nights and weekends. Locum professionals can expect an uplift in the hourly rate for working unsocial hours, which could be up to 1.5 times more than the standard rate. Working as a Locum can therefore be a lucrative choice.
There is scope for professional development as a cardiac physiologist and gaining experience of performing complex skills can lead to a higher salary.
A Locum cardiac physiologist will work in the same department as a staffed cardiac physiologist. This means they will see similar patients and work within the cardiac physiology team. Locums also liaise with cardiologists and other doctors just as a permanent member of staff would. A Locum cardiac physiologist may see patients on the wards, in an outpatient’s clinic, or whilst assisting during a surgical procedure.
However, unlike permanent healthcare professionals, a Locum has less time to get to know the team and any long-term patients. Locums must therefore be confident in quickly building rapport with the team to ensure excellent patient care. Locums must also be capable of understanding Trust processes and procedures quickly.
If you are considering a Locum cardiac physiologist job, you can read testimonials from some of our current cardiac physiologists and check out our latest available positions.
Globe Locums is proud to offer a range of highly respected Locum and permanent jobs for suitable candidates worldwide. Cardiac physiology jobs might include:
There has never been a better time to work in Cardiac Physiology. Due to a shortage in many countries, your skills are in high demand. By utilising Globe Locum's free service you will not only benefit from hearing about all the UK & world wide opportunities as they become available but you will also benefit from the excellent rates we pay our candidates.