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Cardiac imaginig fellow

NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow

Main area
NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 40 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
Salary period
22/04/2021 23:59

Job overview

University Hospital Southampton is seeking a Clinical Fellow in Cardiac Imaging (echo & CMR) to commence in August 2021 for 12 months. This post will provide excellent experience & training in advacned echocardiography (stress, transoesophageal, contrast and 3D echocardiography) as well as a weekly session in cardiac MRI. The weekly TAVI MDT meeting & weekely heart valve clinic will provide further appropriate training for the successful applicant. This post will suit a senior or a Post-CCT cardiology registrar who plans to specialise in cardiac imaging.

Main duties of the job


You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached. 

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


  1. Perform and report transoesophageal, stress and contrast echocardiography studies every week
  2. Attend the weekly Wessex Heart Valve Clinic with Dr Shah (offers opportunity for regular scanning of valve patients)
  3. Attend a weekly cardiac MRI list (protected specifically for the Imaging Fellow)
  4. Co-ordinate the weekly lunchtime echo meeting – a great opportunity for the doctors and physiologists to sit down together to discuss interesting scans from the week and provide teaching to one another


Previous experience in cardiac imaging is essential. The post has a requirement for general cardiology on-call but no commitment to GIM on call. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate their competence to communicate in spoken and written English.

  1. A kind and diligent doctor that will gel well within the echo team
  2. Someone able to perform and report advanced echocardiography tests (under senior supervision)

3. Someone interested in quality improvement projects to drive forward the department


Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists).

Grades for Trust appointed (non-training) fellows will be paid a basic salary at a nodal pay point linked to the grade, at the rate set out in the National Medical and Dental pay circular. Basic salary detailed below plus any additional remuneration (as applicable) for hours set out in the doctors work schedule (e.g. additional hours, weekend allowance, and any hours which attract enhanced pay)

Basic Salary -  MT04        £50,017

Travelling expenses will not be paid for attending interview

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role.  Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible.  Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application. 

Interviews will be held on TBC

Job Reference: 188-MT0453 - This vacancy closes on or before:  21 April 2021

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • MRCP or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • A strong background in imaging related research, preferably leading to an MD or PhD. British Society of Echocardiography accreditation.


Essential criteria
  • Experience in managing general cardiology patients and cardiological emergencies.
Desirable criteria
  • Sub-specialty experience/ training in the field of Cardiac Imaging to complement the needs of the department. Previous experience of stress echo is desirable

Aptitudes and skills required

Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Evidence of organisation skills
  • Evidence of audit
  • Basic management and IT skills
  • Understanding of the evolving role of Clinical Governance in medical practice
Desirable criteria
  • Able to interface well with other specialists

Special requirements of the post

Essential criteria
  • Must be calm, compassionate and able to respond efficiently to various circumstances, which may change rapidly
  • Ability to work within and lead a multi-disciplinary team
  • Awareness of own limitations and strengths
  • Productive time management; works well under pressure
  • Ability to support the Non-invasive Team in daily echo related workload

Values and behaviours

Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Benoy Shah
Job title
Consultant Cardiologist
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Telephone number
02381 205917

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