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Trainee Assistant Practitioner


Main area
Fixed term 2 years initially
37.5 hours per week
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EDGH and Conquest
Eastbourne and Hastings
15,404-£18,157 per annum
02/04/2018 23:59

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Rye and Uckfield and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes. 

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff. A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include: staff development, pension scheme, on-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, auto-enrolment to our staff bank ( Temporary Workforce Service ), access to sports and social clubs, staff restaurants, on-site accommodation, staff gymnasiums, squash and tennis court plus heated outdoor swimming pool (Eastbourne only), staff lottery.

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ESHT is committed to offering new employees an apprenticeship programme of study to support their role. Please ask when you apply/at interview if you are keen to undertake a programme and we can check if there is a suitable one available to match your role (the opportunities available are changing all the time, there may not be something for you at the time of your appointment but a programme may be written over the coming months which suits you).  Apprenticeships are available at level 2 (GCSE equivalent) right up to Degree or  Masters level so don’t forget to check with us.



Trainee Assistant Practitioner (Cardiac) with opportunity to apply to the Scientist Training Programme as an in-house trainee (STP)

Due to expansion of our services two vacancies have arisen within our friendly, progressive, busy and innovative cardiac department, which supports nine Consultant Cardiologists. There are two sites, one at Eastbourne District General and one at the Conquest Hastings. The successful candidates would be based mainly at one site, although there would be some working across site. Both Hastings and Eastbourne are delightful seaside resorts with renowned sunshine record and excellent recreational facilities.

We are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals who are keen for further development within the unit. The unit has a well established invasive and non invasive service covering a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic services.

The posts offer the opportunity to work in many advanced fields including; Cardiac angiography, cardiac intervention, device implants and follow-ups, electrophysiology including 3D mapping and echocardiography including TOE, stress echo and dyssynchrony. All these areas are advancing and developing rapidly with new technology and the department has involvement in research in all our clinical areas. You will also be involved in a very wide range of Cardiac diagnostic investigations including ECG, 24 Hour Holter and BP Monitoring, Exercise ECG (physiologist led).

It is expected that you will possess initiative and drive to complement the responsibility of your role. We are looking for individuals who will relish the challenge of being part of the team of this modern unit, expanding their existing knowledge and experience supporting the Trust to be outstanding by 2020

Cardiology at ESHT has strong links with the University of Brighton & has a well-established research department. The department encourages continual professional development, BSE, IBHRE/HRUK accreditation & postgraduate education.

• The posts have been created for graduates in science subjects with a minimum of 2:1 (hons) and experience of working in a health or care environment, as opportunity to develop as Cardiac Physiologist.
• Successful Applicants will be expected to apply to STP as an in-house trainee.
• The STP will be funded in part by Health Education England at band 6 from the start of the programme academic year.
• You would then be transferred onto a 3 year fixed-term contract to complete the program.
• On Successful completion of STP you would be expected and supported to apply for a substantive post with ESHT

• For further information or an informal visit please contact Anne-Marie Newsholme – Cardiac Clinical Technical Manager 01323 417400 ext 3801

Closing date for completed application forms:

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Anne Marie Newsholme – Cardiac Clinical Technical Manager 01323 417400 ext 3801

If you have problems applying, contact

01323 417400