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Chief Cardiac Physiologist/Cardiac Clinical Scientist - Echo

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum/pro rata plus 20% R&R
Closing date
22 May 2024

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The Cardiac Investigations unit at the Hampshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is seeking a Chief Cardiac Physiologist/Cardiac Clinical Scientist specialised in Echocardiography.

The successful candidate will be competent in transthoracic echo, having attained British Society of Echocardiography accreditation in Transthoracic Echo (or equivalent).

We are a dynamic and enthusiastic team of staff working across Basingstoke and Winchester hospitals, in a rapidly expanding investigations department which has a strong education and training programme.

A 20% R& R bonus is available for the successful candidate.

The post holder will work mainly at the Winchester site but occasional cross site work might be required.

Main duties of the job

  • Undertake a range of advanced physiological tests on adult patients to aid in clinical diagnosis, and provide an accurate report on these findings within a timely manner.
  • Maintain the clinical knowledge and expertise to escalate significant findings, and where appropriate advise clinicians based on these.
  • Be responsible and accountable for the day-to-day provision of high quality care within the department.
  • Assist in delivering assessments, training and clinical supervision in all areas of cardiac physiology to members of physiology staff and students.
  • Support the education of cardiac content to trainees from various non-physiology disciplines.
  • Lead clinical audit to improve the services delivered by the department.
  • Engage in internal and external education to reinforce and further develop clinical knowledge.
  • Contribute towards quality improvement initiatives across the department, including implementing and maintaining trust policies, and embracing new technologies.

About us

Our vision is to provide outstanding care for every patient. Patient care is at the heart of what we do at our three sites: Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester and Andover War Memorial Hospital. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides medical and surgical services to a population of approximately 600,000 people across Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire.

Our cultural ambition is to have a culture that places people at the heart of all we do, where we all belong, and where learning, improvement and excellence thrive.

We provide specialist services to people across the UK and internationally. We are one of only two centres in the UK treating pseudomyxoma peritonei (a rare form of abdominal cancer) and we are leaders in the field of tertiary liver cancer and colorectal cancer.

The trust employs more than 9,000 staff and has a turnover of over �500 million a year. As a Foundation Trust, we are directly accountable to our members through the governors. The Council of Governors represent the interests of their constituencies and influence the future plans of the Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Happy to Talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Demonstrate a good command of the English Language both written and verbal.
  • BSc Clinical Physiology (or equivalent).
  • RCCP/HCPC registration.


  • MSc in relevant cardiac discipline.
  • BSE accreditation.
  • Cardiac Physiology equivalence to Clinical Scientist registration.
  • Clinical experience relevant to role

Experience & Knowledge


  • Minimum of three years previous experience in cath lab and echocardiography
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD) clearly recorded for the professional profile.
  • Perform and interpret basic cardiac investigations.
  • Experience of staff supervision and mentorship


  • Previous experience of clinical audit and appraisals.
  • Involvement in project team for developing and implementing departmental business cases and/or organisation wide developments.

General skills


  • Team player.
  • Computer literate.
  • Highly specialised clinical skills appropriate to the relevant specialty.


  • Confident in gathering and analysing data.
  • Previous experience in stock management.

Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Hampshire County Hospital


SO22 5DG

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