To assess, plan and implement non-invasive cardiac diagnostics without direct supervision, primarily in Echocardiography in line with BSE standards.To support the management responsibilities of the Multi-Disciplinary Team within the Clinical Measurements Department with specific responsibility for providing professional support and highly specialist cardiac physiologist advice as necessary.To take charge of the Clinical Measurement Department as required.To maintain health and safety of patients and colleagues at all times by complying with all relevant Trust policies.To be an active member of the Multi-Disciplinary Team, leading/liaising/communicating as necessary and supporting junior staff.The Cardiac Physiologist shall, at all times, act in such a manner as to justify public trust and confidence to safeguard the interest of individual patientsMain duties of the job
Are you an enthusiastic, motivated and qualified Cardiac Physiologist keen to join an innovative team of Cardiac Physiologists and other health care professionals?
An exciting career development opportunity has arisen for a Chief Cardiac Physiologist in Echo within the Clinical Measurements Department at the James Paget University Hospital.
We are looking for a motivated Cardiac Physiologist with an advanced knowledge of cardiac anatomy who is able to perform Echos unsupervised to BSE standard. You will need to have excellent communication skills with the ability to work both as part of a team and independently.
Suitable applicants should possess a BSc in Clinical Physiology (or equivalent) and BSE accreditation in Transthoracic Echo (or equivalent) as well as meeting the requirements detailed in the person specification and job description.About us
The Clinical Measurements Department is a non-invasive cardiology department providing an outpatient and inpatient Echo service.
You will be joining a friendly, supportive and professional team of Cardiac Physiologists.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Some of the Main duties and Responsibilities are :Staff Management:
To Provide a supporting role in the management of junior staff within the department as requiredTo Promote/assist in achieving high morale within the department based on fair and clear staff relationships Technical / Clinical Procedures:To Provide preparation and data collection at an optimum level as well as undertaking analysis of diagnostic results and provide a concise report to support a clinical diagnosis in the following areas:- Electrocardiography- Exercise testing- Ambulatory monitoring (24/48/72 hour cardiac monitoring, blood pressure monitoring and event recording)- Transthoracic Echocardiography- Bubble Studies- Dobutamine Stress Echo- GUCH Echo- Pulmonary Hypertension Echo- Transoesphageal EchoProfessional Issues:
Maintain a safe clinical environment at all times and support the Manual Handling & Health and Safety Lead for the departmentBe accountable for own clinical practice and address others clinical practice as required,Present a positive image of the department and Trust at all timesMaintain BSE accreditation and support others working towards their own accreditation,Take a role in the provision of clinical and professional advice, expertise and support the process of developing practice and monitoring performance in all technical procedures undertaken within the Department Education, Training and Development:
Act as an effective role model at all times, Partake in an ECG training programme for Student Clinical Physiologists,Cardiographers and other health care professionals as requiredTo be proactive in awareness of current issues/research and updating colleagues as appropriate.Provide training for other health care professionals as requiredUndertake further / on-going training in Cardiac investigations and reporting as required.Commitment to ongoing personal development by solo study and identification of relevant courses.Undertake further Echo training in 3D Echo and other training as new technologies in Echo arisebQuality management/assurance:To ensure that the quality of clinical practice within the department is at an optimum level,To support the departments QA programmeTo take a leading role in standard setting, monitoring and evaluation, taking corrective action when necessary Complaints/Untoward Incident:To assist the Senior Chief Cardiac Physiologist in investigatingcomplaints/untoward incidents and ensure appropriate action is takenTo, at all times, promote good practiceTo ensure that all staff wear name badges or carry identity cards and adhere to the Trusts uniform policyCommunication:
Ensure that necessary information is communicated to Senior Chief Cardiac Physiologist and where appropriate within the teamResource Management:
To assist the Senior Chief Cardiac Physiologist in utilising all resources effectively and identifying areas for savingsTo assist in effectively managing the levels of stock and equipmentTo participate in department audits as required
If you are interested in applying for this role, the job Description provides details of responsibilities and requirements please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.Person SpecificationQualificationEssential
- BSc Healthcare Science (or equivalent)
- BSE accrediation (or equivalent)
- Ability to perform and report an Echo independently within 45 minutes
- Ability to perform and report complex Echos (e.g. GUCH echos) independently
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Prior clinical practice and experience as a Cardiac Physiologist at Band 6 or above
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustAddress
James Paget University Hospital
Gorleston, Great Yarmouth
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