12352 - 01MOX


Cardiac Scientist (Cardiac Physiologist)
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 22 November 2019

Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $92,103 - $97,049 (up to $101,862 on achieving a personal upgrade)
Position No: 12352 - 01MOX
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 08 November 2019
Contact Officer: Leah Giles on leah.giles@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 3731


Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together

Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‚Äźbased 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 and alcohol and drug services.

Overview of the Work Area and Position

An exciting position exists as a Cardiac Scientist (Cardiac Physiologist) in the Cardiology Department of the Canberra Hospital. The Cardiology Department is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Cardiac Scientist to join a busy and exciting team environment. The successful applicant will have significant experience as a Cardiac Scientist involved in providing evidence-based, patient centred care as a part of the provision of invasive and non-invasive cardiology diagnostic testing which is likely to include electrophysiology.

The successful applicant will have the capacity to participate in an on-call roster as required.

Within CHS, the cardiac science profession is part of the Clinical Measurement Science (CMS) disciplines. The other CMS disciplines are sleep science, clinical neurophysiology, and respiratory science. Scientific staff employed across CMS work under a collective vision; Clinical Measurement Science professionals deliver compassionate service through collaboration and excellence. The Clinical Measurement Sciences Competency Framework outlines the knowledge, skills, behaviours and attributes required of all scientific staff in order to fulfil this vision, and aligns with the CHS values of being reliable, progressive, respectful and kind. The competency framework consists of five generic competency domains that allow for consistent application across all of the disciplines: Professional Conduct, Scientific Knowledge, Clinical Skills, Procedural Proficiency and Professional Development.

Under broad direction, you will play a key role in providing day to day recruitment, human resource and contract management across Canberra Health Services. The successful applicant will be proactive, flexible, adaptive and comfortable with a changing working environment.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

Mandatory:

  • Bachelor of Science, Applied Science or equivalent.
  • International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) accredited or equivalent.
  • Current driver’s licence.
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.

Desirable:

  • Must be able to participate in the on call 24-hours, seven day a week with the ability to return to work within 30 minutes of notification

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
  • Comply with Canberra Health Services credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.

For more information on this position and how to apply “click here

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services