Thank you for your interest in working with The Heartbeat Trust.

We are currently recruiting for a Clinical & Research Cardiac Physiologist and a Clinical Research Nurse to join our team. See below for details.

Clinical & Research Cardiac Physiologist from 01.09.17 With The Heartbeat Trust based in St. Michael’s Hospital

 Position Summary: 1YR FIXED TERM CONTRACT / Part-time/sessional working hrs will be considered

Clinical & Research Cardiac Physiologist with The Heartbeat Trust, as part of our Clinical Research Unit, in        St. Michael’s Hospital.  This position will involve performing high level Echocardiography, ECG & ABPM for ongoing and new research projects. The candidate should be able to work as part of a team, demonstrate good organisation/planning skills and excellent written, verbal communication skills.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:-

  • Performing independently high quality echocardiography study
  • Perform ECG and ABPM
  • Perform portable Echocardiography studies as part of ongoing research.
  • Perform echocardiographic studies in in-patient and outpatient setting.
  • Data Collection/Handling and Management

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of independently perform Echocardiogram and reporting.
  • Holds a degree in Clinical Measurement or a Certificate in Medical Physics and Physiological Measurement (diploma/degree etc.)

Desired but not essential:

  • British Society of Echocardiography or European Society Echocardiography (ESE)(equivalent accreditation) or sufficient experience in Echocardiography

Standard conditions of employment:

  • 39 hours week for 1 year fixed term contract
  • Contracted hours of work are liable to change between the hours of 8.00am – 5.00pm.
  • Annual Leave allowance is 27 days / pro-rata.
  • The person appointed must not give less than one month’s notice, in writing, of intention to resign.
  • Based in Chronic Cardiovascular Disease Management Unit/Heart Failure Unit, St Michael’s Hospital Dun, Laoghaire (but may change with appropriate notice as the requirements of the role change.)
  • A level of proficiency in the English language is a requirement of all roles within The Heartbeat Trust. Proficiency in spoken English is assessed during the interview process.
  • Candidate must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the post and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service for this Fixed Term contract.

A competitive salary commensurate with the experience of the chosen candidate will be offered.

For more information, email Colette Forde, Office Manager:



Position Summary: This position will involve working with a team of clinical research nurses, doctors and pharmacists in the STOP-HF Unit and Heart Failure Unit of St. Michael’s Hospital, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Research projects include investigator led, academic and industry sponsored studies in the cardiology therapeutic area.

Employer: The Heartbeat Trust, 3 Crofton Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
Location: The STOP-HF Unit and Heart Failure Unit, St. Michael’s Hospital (part of the SVUH Healthcare Group), Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.
Work hours:

  • Fulltime: 39 hours per week, between 08.00 and 18.00, Monday to Friday.

Salary: Commensurate with the individual’s experience and qualifications

Job requirements:


  • Registered with The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
  • Minimum of 2 years post registration experience
  • Experience in clinical trials of medicinal products
  • Proven clinical skills such as venepuncture, IV, life support training
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills – responsibility for data integrity and management
  • Excellent organisational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently, self-directed but also work well within a multidisciplinary team under supervision and direction
  • Interpersonal skills required to integrate as part of a diverse research team and ability to relate to a broad spectrum of research participants
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office, email etc.


  • Certificate in Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP)
  • Cardiology experience

Responsibilities will include:

  • Work within the standard operating procedures and research protocols in accordance with GCP
  •  Drive on-going clinical research projects through participant recruitment and follow-up, identifying problems early and regular feedback with Principal Investigator and research team
  • Ensure all assigned studies are completed to the highest standards in accordance with ICH-GCP, HPRA/EU Directive requirements
  • The full time position will also include clinical management of patients in the heart failure unit (outside of the clinical trial setting).

Closing date for application: 11  August 2017
Applications, CV and enquiries to: