An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Cardiology Investigations Unit for a Physiologist Cross Site Lead. The role will be providing a specialist clinical knowledge and skills in a broad range of cardiac diagnostic testing, invasive and non-invasive for both in-patients and outpatients across all sites. The Lead Physiologist will perform and report on a range of highly specialist cardiac ultrasound scans, provide expert advice in this specialist area to a range of healthcare professionals and managers.
You will be required to manage, on a day-to-day basis a team of advanced and specialist cardiac physiologists who deliver echocardiograph services at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust.Main duties of the jobKey Tasks and Responsibilities:Clinical
- Act as lead clinician for the delivery of a comprehensive echo service for patients with diverse clinical needs within a highly specialist area. Demonstrate a high standard of technical proficiency in a wide range of techniques - using initiative to deviate from policy when required.
- Apply advanced practical and theoretical knowledge to perform, analyse and interpret cardiac ultrasound scans to a high level of competence and to write high quality clinical reports.
- Monitor and respond to changes in patient's clinical status, initiate remedial action where necessary, and act accordingly when exposed to distressing or emotional circumstances when dealing directly with patients, relatives, and carers.
- Provide support and assistance to colleagues dealing with difficult and conflicting situations including those that are of a clinical nature.
- Review echo studies and reports performed by others and provide highly specialised advice on interpretation and reporting.
- Keep up to date with developments in the field of echocardiography.
- Review, prioritise and plan inpatient requests for echo investigations, liaising with ward staff and clinicians to ensure availability of technical staff and resources.
- Responsible for assessing, implementing, and adapting to new clinical techniques and technologies.
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.Our three core values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other, Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnel working alongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialtiesJob descriptionJob responsibilities
Please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Theres never been a more exciting time to build your career at Frimley Health, one of the countrys largest and most respected Trusts -We have three main hospitals: Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough, and we also provide integrated community services to North East Hampshire, Farnham and Surrey Heath in partnership with Virgin Care Services.
As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area. We also run outpatient clinics and diagnostic services from Aldershot, Farnham, Fleet, Windsor, Maidenhead, Bracknell and Chalfont St Peter.
Recently we have invested �150m in new facilities to create the best environments for our patients and staff. Our projects include new state-of-the-art Emergency Assessment Centre at Wexham Park and a newly planned care hospital in Ascot.
Our three core values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other. So whether you use our services or are just visiting you can expect us to be Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.
If you have a passion for clinical excellence, patient care and your own career development, youll feel at home at Frimley Health. Whether you want to broaden your expertise, strengthen your skills or make the move into management. Its one of the reasons our staff consistently rate us among the best places to work in the NHS.Person SpecificationEssential criteriaEssential
- Clinical physiology degree or equivalent in experience including specialist courses.
- British Society of Echocardiograph Accreditation / qualification (BSE)
- MSc or equivalent level of experience
- Extensive echo experience at highly specialist level Proven experience of staff training and assessment Proven experience of managing teams
- Substantial experience in cardiology, significant experience at a senior level.
- Experience in cardiology, teaching, training, and assessment.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Management qualification / Training & Assessing qualification.
- NVQ in Leadership / Management or willing to work towards.
- Experience of budgeting and stock control
- Understanding of stress, TOE, valve, and contrast echo
Frimley Health NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Wexham Park Hospital
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