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Senior Cardiac Physiologist (Echocardiography)

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust is an internationally renowned centre for the management of children with congenital and acquired heart disease. An opportunity has arisen to join our friendly team in Clinical Physiology.

We have a position for a Band 6 Physiologist to take an active role within our echocardiography team. The role includes performing echocardiograms on children of all ages with varying pathology. Training will be provided to the successful candidate in order to bring their skills in line with paediatric protocols and departmental guidelines.

This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to build on their experiences in cardiac physiology and develop in the challenging world of paediatrics and congenital/inherited heart disease.

Main duties of the job

-To Complete in-house training programme over a 12-18-month period with support and teaching from senior clinical scientist/physiologists.- To sit or complete the European Accreditation in Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease Accreditation (under the umbrella of European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging).- To carry out complex transthoracic paediatric echocardiograms guided by departmental protocols.- To produce and authorise an accurate, factual and clinical report for each study, in order to guide the clinician on the management of the patient, therefore recognising when a patient needs to be seen urgently by a Cardiologist- To have in-depth specialist knowledge to advise when transthoracic echocardiography is insufficient to answer the clinical question, and proactively suggest alternative/additional investigations- To adapt cardiac ultrasound techniques as necessary to suit the need of the child whilst ensuring optimum imaging is maintained at all times- To continuously contribute to a high standard of patient care, ensuring that a child friendly and safe environment is maintained at all times- To have a clear understanding of the principles of ultrasound physics, and the limitations of ultrasound imaging technology in order to use the specialised medical equipment to its maximum potential- To be responsible for the safe use and maintenance of expensive, sensitive specialist equipment, and report failures and breakdown

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Gosh Values
  • Knowledge and Understanding of diverse backgrounds and perspectives
  • Understanding of Diversity and Inclusion challenges in the workplace.
  • Demonstrable contribution to advancing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Academic/Professional qualification


  • BSc Clinical Physiology - Cardiology OR relevant science subject OR equivalent experience


  • Postgraduate (MSc) certificate in a relevant cardiac speciality (working towards) OR Postgraduate qualification in specialist area within Echocardiography



  • Specialist knowledge of Adult and Paediatric cardiology
  • Previous experience working at a Band 6 level within a Cardiac department


  • Knowledge of Congenital Heart Disease in echocardiography, cardiac morphology and the corrective procedures performed in the paediatric population



  • Excellent organisational skills, able to use initiative and to prioritise own workload and work flexibly as part of a team
  • Excellent manner with children and their families.
  • Prepared to learn and teach
  • Able to competently perform role in stressful situations and maintain concentration and composure

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street



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