We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and innovative Specialist Cardiac Physiologist to join our echocardiography team at the University Hospital Southampton, NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). This role will provide valuable opportunities to develop skills in transthoracic echocardiography, and once BSE-accredited, further development in areas such as stress and contrast echocardiography and physiologist-led services.
We are a vibrant and diverse BSE-accredited department, collectively performing around 20,000 echocardiograms each year on all ages. Our team are involved in a wide range of specialist services including congenital and paediatric echocardiography, TOE, stress echo, physiologist-led clinics and more. We pride ourselves on actively supporting continual professional development through protected educational and mentoring sessions.
Our department operates Monday to Saturday. Full time staff work 4 days per 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:
A full list of your roles and responsibilities can be found within the ‘Job Description’ document.
There are 3 key attributes we are looking for:
In addition to these attributes, you must hold a suitable qualification (BSc Clinical Physiology or equivalent) with at least 1 year post qualification experience in echocardiography. BSE accreditation in adult transthoracic echocardiography or equivalent is desirable but not essential. We would expect you to be working towards BSE accreditation.
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, 12 May 2021
Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.
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.