Highly Specialised Cardiac Physiologist (Echocardiography)

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa/ pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking to recruit experienced Cardiac Physiologists / Healthcare Scientists to work in Echocardiography as part of our Diagnostic Cardiology team.

The post holders will undertake routine and complex diagnostic transthoracic echocardiography and cardiac ultrasound investigations and interpret results to provide an accurate clinical report that can be clearly understood by a physician not experienced in echocardiography and adheres to local and national guidelines.

Interested applicants should possess BSc in Clinical Physiology, MSc Clinical Science (Cardiac, Vascular, Respiratory and Sleep Sciences) or BTEC / HNC in Medical Physics and Physiological Measurements and holds RCCP / AHCS / HCPC registration.

Would consider part time applications for the right candidate.

Main duties of the job

To support the Cardiac Ultrasound Service for the STHT by providing a high standard of work within Echocardiography that meets organisational, professional, and individual needs for the Diagnostic Cardiology Unit.

To provide leadership, training and education in the clinical areas, enabling staff to develop the clinical skills and competencies required delivering a high quality diagnostic echo service, responsive to changing needs.

To work alongside other senior members of the team to deliver a highly intensive in-house Echo training programme. In addition to this, there will also be the opportunity to support development of a regional Echo Training website.

Undertake clinical supervision and training of other qualified professionals (including physicians), junior and trainee physiological staff.

To liaise effectively with the Lead Echocardiographer and Lead Trainer in Echo ensure that departmental and BSE guidelines are maintained and up to date with current clinical and technical practice.

To help develop specialist services, participate in other CPD activities to maintain own competencies.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • MSc Clinical Science (Cardiac, Vascular, Respiratory and Sleep Sciences) or other relevant Level 7 academic qualification or BTEC / HNC in Medical Physics and Physiological Measurements or BSc in Clinical Physiology with relevant experience and ability to demonstrate working at Masters / Academic Level 7 level
  • SCST parts I & II (if applicable to qualification route)
  • British Society of Echocardiography Adult proficiency Accreditation
  • Professional Registration with Academy of healthcare Science or Health and Care Professions Council


  • Immediate Life Support
  • Teaching or Managerial Qualification / Experience



  • Perform transthoracic echocardiograms to a high standard independently in accordance with BSE guidelines and department minimum standards
  • Demonstrate Continual Professional Development as per British Society of Echocardiography Guidelines
  • Experience in providing specialised, unsupervised diagnostic reports to an appropriate level and highlight and urgent findings
  • Professional membership of relevant professional body obtained by examination e.g. British Society of Echocardiography
  • Ability to deliver hands on training and support junior members of staff, Specialist Registrars or other medical professionals as required
  • Experience of providing a wide range of diagnostic investigations
  • Experience in supervision and assessment


  • Some experience in speciality procedures e.g. contrast

Special Skills/Aptitudes


  • Ability to communicate well with patients and colleagues
  • Excellent ability to prioritise own workload
  • Positive approach to work
  • Show initiative and be responsive to service needs
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Highly motivated to provide a quality service
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Good interpersonal, written and verbal skills
  • Ability to self-educate and continuously improve
  • Excellent IT skills, computer literacy to a high level
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Must be reliable and have a flexible approach to meet service demands
  • Maintain infection control standards within the department

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