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Trainee Echocardiographer

Employer
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Epsom
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 a year p.a. pro rata inclusive of HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
At Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust we have an exciting opportunity for an 18-month fixed term full-time training post in Echocardiography, commencing on 07th of October 2024. This is part of the Echocardiography Training Programme developed by the National School of Healthcare Science and funded by Health Education England.

Successful candidates will be trained to BSE accreditation level 2 and will be awarded a Post-graduate Certificate in Clinical Echocardiography. For more information, please see the NSHCS website: https://nshcs.hee.nhs.uk/programmes/echocardiography-training-programme

Our mission is to improve the health/quality of life for our patients by building an organisation that develops and invests in the individuals that work here and this can only be achieved with the recruitment of the right people.

Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust Hospital is a leading University Hospital and is committed to developing the future workforce for Cardiac Physiologist/Healthcare Scientists, having successfully trained 2 ETP trainees in the last 3 years.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be expected to work in all areas of non-invasive diagnostic cardiology investigations across Epsom and St Helier Hospitals.

The post holder should be proficient at ECG interpretation, holter analysis and be able to lead exercise tolerance testing. Rotation around a broad range of technical areas will be necessary to maintain competencies for state registration.

The post holder will have the opportunity to develop skills in the following areas: head up tilt testing and Echocardiography if desired. This post is not dedicated to any specialised area within Cardiology Services.

The candidate must be able to perform resting ECGs and Cardiac Physiologist led exercise stress tests, hooking-up and analyses of 24hr ECG and non-invasive blood pressure ambulatory monitoring and assist in head-up tilt table testing (HUTT). Must be able tounderstand and interpret the results of these tests.

The candidate must also be able to work without supervision andunderstand the basic guidelines and procedures required to perform clinical tests and demonstrate that they can carry these out to the required standards.

About us

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surreyand NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and issupported by over 500 volunteers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document which contains more information about the role and requirements. Please ensure your application refers to the job description and person specification.

The recruiting team reserve the right to close this advertisement early once applications reach maximum limit.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • 1st or 2:1 in Cardiac Physiology (PTP) or equivalent or a relevant scientific subject (examples include Pure or Applied Physics, Engineering, Biology or Human Biology or Sports Science - if significant scientific content)
  • Intermmediate Life Support certificate


Desirable

  • The successful candidate should be RCCP or AHS registered


Experience

Essential

  • The candidate must have work experience in Cardiology


Desirable

  • Previous NHS experience


Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • The successful candidate must be able to perform and interpret resting ECGs
  • Understand the basic guidelines and procedures required to perform clinical tests


Desirable

  • The successful candidate should be able to perform and interpret Cardiac Physiologist led exercise stress tests, hooking-up and analyses of 24hr ECG and non-invasive blood pressure ambulatory monitoring and assist in head-up tilt table testing (HUTT)
  • Basic competency in pacemaker implantation, generator replacement and Associated procedures and Reveal implantation


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Able to communicate complex technical information
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate kind and compassionate nature


Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Epsom Hospital

Dorking Road

Epsom

KT17 4ND

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

343-NN-6267038-HS-Z

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