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Chief Cardiac Clinical Physiologist ECHO

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Chief Cardiac Physiologist for Echocardiography who will share our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

The Echocardiography service offers inpatient and outpatient services for TTE's, ACHD, TAVI and Oncology, as well as consultant led TOE, exercise, and pharmacological stress echo service.

The successful candidate must be enthusiastic, hardworking, and motivated to join our team. You will need to have excellent communication skills with the ability to work both as part of a team and independently.

Main duties of the job

1. Be a highly specialised advanced competent practitioner in echocardiography procedures.2. Have an advanced knowledge of products and procedures.3. Be able to autonomously perform routine and complex diagnostic procedures.4. Perform highly specialised diagnostic testing on patients to aid clinical diagnosis without supervision.5. Supervise and train other cardiac physiologists.6. Participate on a roster basis as required.7. Monitor and maintain quality of services within echocardiography.8. Be willing to develop further highly technical specialist and advanced practical skills in complex echo service.9. In conjunction with the Lead Cardiac Physiologist and the Cardiology Consultants, provideleadership and direction for the technical service at UHCW.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Provide professional leadership and manage an identified team of cardiac physiologists.

2. Participate in the day-to-day running of the department and to deputise for the Lead Cardiac Physiologist. To assist in managing technical resources efficiently and effectively, ensuring the smooth running of a quality service.

3. To independently assess referred patients. Monitor the appropriateness of referrals, obtaining information relevant to patient care, interpreting, and reporting clinical findings and ensuring appropriate discharge or ongoing care.

4. To support the team of cardiac physiologists, allowing them to develop their professional skills and enable them to maximise their performance. To provide formal training and assessment.

5. Encourage and support staff to obtain BSE accreditation.

6. To provide teaching and support, to all members of the department and medical staff who are learning technical cardiology.

7. To actively encourage and develop a multidisciplinary approach to cardiac care.

8. To maintain an interest in the profession, and knowledge of new techniques and protocols attending courses where necessary, in line with the services demands.

9. Remain professional at all times, liaise with other clinical teams and maintain good public relations on a one-to-one basis with the general public and other interest groups.

10. Demonstrate empathy when dealing with patients in distressing conditions.

For further details please see the attached job description.

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire

Clifford Bridge Road



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