Cardiac Scientist / Physiologist

$68,809 - $94,461 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 23 Nov, 2021
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work Science and Technology

Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 06 December 2021

Classification: Health Professional Level 2
Salary: $68,809 - $94,461 plus superannuation
Position No: 16293 - 01Z94
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 22 November 2021
Contact Officer: Leah Giles on leah.giles@act.gov.au or 5124 2692

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.

Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose by 29 October and be fully vaccinated by 1 December 2021.

In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.

Position Overview

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focused on the delivery of high quality, effective, person-centred care. It provides acute, subacute, primary and community‐based health services to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/

The cardiology department at Canberra Hospital provides both inpatient and outpatient services to the ACT and surrounding region. The coronary care unit manages approximately 2,000 acute admissions annually. The department also provides approximately 7,000 occasions of service per year to outpatients, including medical clinics, nursing clinics and cardiac diagnostic investigations and therapeutic interventions (including electrophysiology and cardiac CT). The department provides a 24/7 service for primary PCI for acute ST elevation myocardial infarction for the region.

The department is supported by dedicated heart function and pulmonary hypertension clinics designed to provide ready access to phone advice, education on self-management, avoid recurrent presentations and to assist with reducing length of hospitalisation by early bridging to outpatient care. Planning is underway for state-of-the-art expanded acute cardiac care unit and cardiac catheterisation laboratories in the Canberra Hospital Expansion Project (scheduled for completion in 2024).

An exciting opportunity exists for a cardiac scientist to become a part of the allied health team. This position requires knowledge and competency to work autonomously to conduct routine, and assist in complex, cardiac physiology diagnostic investigations and therapeutic interventions according to procedures and published standards. The role includes supporting the operational and quality management requirements of the service with the provision to educate and train staff and students. The role requires participation in and contribution to continual professional development of the cardiac scientist group.

Within CHS, the cardiac science profession is part of the Clinical Measurement Science (CMS) disciplines. The CMS disciplines are cardiac, neurophysiology, respiratory and sleep sciences. 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.

About You

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  • Displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of reliable, progressive, respectful and kind.
  • Demonstrates strong organisational skills with a high degree of drive.
  • Demonstrates high-level communication and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to build and maintain effective professional relationships.
  • Displays adaptability and the flexibility necessary to accommodate change and provide a service which is responsive to clients’ needs.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Mandatory:

  • Bachelor of Science/Applied Science, or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 12-months’ post-qualification experience in Cardiac Science.
  • Be registered under the Working for Vulnerable People Act.
  • The successful applicant will need to be available for after hours on-call.

Desirable

  • Be eligible for membership with Professionals in Cardiac Science Australia (PiCSA)
  • Be eligible for accreditation with the Australian Council for Clinical Physiologists (ACCP).
  • Have an understanding of how the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in alignment to the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Comply with CHS 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.
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

Job Closing Date

06 Dec, 2021