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Chief Cardiac Clinical Physiologist ECHO

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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.

Please note that there are two posts available. One full-time (37.5 hours) post and one part-time (18.75 hours).

Main duties of the job

To work as a highly specialist practitioner across the range of echo procedures performed in the Department of Cardiac Investigation and to provide operational management support to the Senior Chief CP for the specified area within Cardiac Investigations.

Please be advised there is a proposed interview date of 3rd June 2024.

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 (uhcw.nhs.uk)

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

  • Be a competent practitioner in echocardiography procedures.
  • Have an advanced knowledge of products and procedures.
  • Be able to autonomously perform routine and complex diagnostic procedures.
  • Be involved in supervision and training of other cardiac physiologists.
  • Participate on a roster basis as required.
  • Monitor and maintain quality of services within echocardiography.
  • Be willing to develop further highly technical specialist and advanced practical skills in complex echo service.
  • Participate in the day-to-day running of the department, ensuring the smooth running of a quality service.
  • 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.
  • Encourage and support staff to obtain BSE accreditation.
  • To provide teaching and support, to all members of the department and medical staff who are learning technical cardiology.
  • To actively encourage and develop a multidisciplinary approach to cardiac care.
  • To maintain an interest in the profession, and knowledge of new techniques and protocols attending courses where necessary, in line with the services demands.
  • 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.

  • For further details please see the attached job description.

    Person Specification

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    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

    Address

    University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire

    Clifford Bridge Road

    Coventry

    CV2 2DX

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    218-HSS-B7-6289637

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