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Health Professional Level 4 - Cardiac Physiologist (Electrophysiology Lead)

ACT Government Health - Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Health Professional Level 4 - Cardiac Physiologist (Electrophysiology Lead) (Job Number: 01W22)


Job Title: Cardiac Physiologist (Electrophysiology Lead)
Classification: Health Professional Level 4
Position Number: 38884
Annual Salary: $110,397 - $118,832
Branch: Medicine
Section: Cardiology
Vacancy Type: Permanent, full-time (plus after hours on-call)
Closing Date: 28 June 2021
Contact Officer: Leah Giles (02) 5124 2692 leah.giles@act.gov.au

Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.
Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400, 000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.

CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:

  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
  • Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services.
Overview of the Work Area and Position

The Cardiology department is a busy environment which services inpatients and outpatients for numerous cardiac procedures. An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced senior cardiac physiologist specialising in electrophysiology (EPS) to become a part of a busy team.
This position requires a high level of subject matter expertise and the ability to work autonomously to provide complex and critical EPS service delivery. The role includes the development and provision of education and training for staff and students and requires participation in and contribution to continual professional development of the Cardiac physiology group.
The successful candidate must have the capacity to participate in an on-call roster.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science/Applied Science, or equivalent
  • IBHRE (Device management)
  • Minimum of five years’ experience and knowledge of all areas of non-invasive and invasive Cardiology
  • Must be able to practise independently in catheter laboratory in both electrophysiology and all cardiac rhythm management devices (CRMD)
  • Be registered under the Working for Vulnerable People Act 2011.
  • Current driver’s licence.
  • The successful applicant will need to be available for weekend and after-hours work, with access to flex time.
  • Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.
  • IBHRE (EP)
  • At least 1-year experience with the Bard EP system
  • Be eligible for memberships with Professionals in Cardiac Science Australia (PiCSA) and the Australian Council for Clinical Physiologists (ACCP).
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health.
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

Under broad direction from the senior cardiac physiologist/cardiac sonographer, you will provide a key role in the day-to-day management of the EPS clinical service. You will:
  • Provide leadership and clinical expertise to perform cardiac electrophysiological testing within the Cardiology unit.
  • Independently complete comprehensive reports by considering all clinical outcome and adhering to current guidelines and hospital policies and procedures.
  • Support the senior cardiac physiologist by helping to manage the day-to-day operation and organisation of the EPS services of the Cardiology Department, ensuring patient-centred care, efficient service delivery, and equipment acquisition and maintenance.
  • Plan and provide comprehensive education frameworks for training and mentoring existing and new staff including student Cardiac Physiologists, Cardiology Advanced Trainees and other visiting health professional students. Attend and participate in departmental seminars and maintain ongoing professional development.
  • Perform research/quality improvement and change management projects that have a positive impact on patient outcomes, including maintaining clinical standards, policies and protocols for electrophysiology.
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.
Selection Criteria

These are the key selection criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resumé and experience:
1. Proven experience in theoretical, technical application and clinical analysis with cardiac diagnostic testing, including electrophysiology, CRMD implantation and testing, cardiac catheterisation laboratory procedures and non-invasive electrocardiography-based testing.
2. Demonstrated high level organisational and leadership skills including capacity to manage competing priorities to efficiently achieve service delivery whilst maintaining high quality care.
3. Demonstrated knowledge and ability to provide education, training and mentoring in the field of cardiac physiology specialising in electrophysiology. Commitment to, continuing professional development (CPD) and education.
4. Proven ability to maintain high standards of quality, accuracy and safety for all electrophysiology investigations and to initiate and contribute to research, quality assurance and quality improvement projects.
5. Demonstrates a commitment to Work, Health and Safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system. Applications must include a copy of a current resumé, and
A pitch of no more than three pages outlining your skills, knowledge and experience and why you should be considered for this role. You should take into consideration the selection criteria under “what you require” when drafting your response.
Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work.
CHS Contact: Leah Giles, Senior Cardiac Physiologist/Sonographer, 02 5124 2992

Job: Allied Health
Salary Range: 110,397.00 - 118,832.00
Contact Name: Leah Giles
Contact Email: leah.giles@act.gov.au
Closing Date: 28/Jun/2021, 8:59:00 AM

Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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