We are looking for a Highly Specialist Cardiac Physiologist to help lead our echocardiography team into the future by supporting the development of one of the following specialist services: stress echo, contrast echo or physiologist-led services. This post requires an exceptionally driven, enthusiastic and committed individual with a passion for their specialism.
We are a vibrant and diverse BSE-accredited department, collectively performing around 20,000 echocardiograms each year on all ages. We offer all band 7's the opportunity to train in a specialist area of echo including ACHD and paediatrics. This job role is an ideal opportunity for a Band 7 to diversify into a specialist area and enhance their knowledge and skills.
Our department operates Monday to Friday. You will be asked to participate in Saturday working on a rotational basis with a compensatory day off during the week.
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.
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.
Your key responsibilities will include:
Performing and reporting adult transthoracic echocardiograms to an expert level.
Mentoring and training junior or trainee echocardiographers.
Performing and developing a specialist area within echocardiography (e.g. stress echo, contrast echo, physiologist-led service)
Taking on one or more management roles (e.g. quality assurance, machine management)
There are 3 key attributes we are looking for:
The ability to perform exemplary adult transthoracic echocardiograms, produce detailed and accurate BSE-standard reports as well as the ability to check reports written by junior staff and provide constructive feedback.
Full engagement with the teaching, training and mentoring of our junior staff, and excellent coaching skills.
The skills and motivation to develop specialist or physiologist-led services. Existing experience in at least one of the following is highly desirable: assessment of complex congenital heart disease, transoesophageal echocardiography, stress echocardiography, contrast echocardiography, or physiologist-led clinics.
In addition to these attributes, you must hold a suitable qualification (BSc Clinical Physiology or equivalent) with significant post qualification experience in echocardiography. You must hold BSE accreditation in adult transthoracic echocardiography or equivalent.
RCCP/ HCPC / AHCS registration is desirable.
Applicants should be highly self-motivated and possess excellent interpersonal skills.
Evidence of post qualification CPD is essential.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 05 May 2021
Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.
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.
Highly Specialist Cardiac Physiologist