Our Cardiology Department includes 2 Cardiac Catheter Laboratories and a new Clinical Investigations Department. A 24 hour PCI service is already in place and EP/Devices are carried out on the site. We are constantly undergoing new developments, whilst maintaining a service in all the usual modalities. The current vacancy is for echocardiography, both scanning and reporting.Main duties of the job
You should have a relevant qualification e.g. BSc in cardiac physiology or equivalent, plus previous experience in performing and reporting echocardiograms unsupervised.
In return we can offer the opportunity to participate in our weekly echo meeting for education and case review, and exposure to stress echo and transoesophageal echo.
We have a friendly team who are either partly or fully accredited with the BSE, and would expect that if you are applying for the permanent position, then you have passed the written exam for BSE accreditation.
Our machines are all modern and have the ability to take 3D images and analyse strain.About us
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital servicesforaround 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 threecore 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,WorkingTogether 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 personnelworkingalongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To perform and report transthoracic echocardiography in accordance with the BSE guidelines on minimum dataset, etc.
Outpatient lists are 10 echocardiograms per day; inpatient lists are 8 per day.
Reports for inpatients must be finalised the same day; those for outpatients must be finalised within 24 hours.
To present interesting or complex cases at the weekly echo meeting.
To escalate critical findings according to our standard operating procedure.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
Desirable Specific CompetenciesEssential
- Clinical physiology degree or equivalent level (eg HNC+ specialist courses
- Verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines.
- Analytical and computer skills, procedure writing.
- Ability to work under pressure and as part of a team.
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