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Highly Specialist Cardiac Physiologist (Band 7)

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rata per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, innovative band 7 Highly Specialist Cardiac Physiologist with an interest in echocardiography . We invite applications from candidates interested in joining our team to deliver our vision for outstanding diagnostic services in Cardiology and Respiratory for local people. We strive to create excellent opportunities for a great work-life balance.

Previous applicants need not re-apply

Main duties of the job

  • To independently perform and report transthoracic echocardiograms on a wide range on inpatients and outpatients.
  • Triaging patient requests and prioritising workload appropriately.
  • Training and supervising student echocardiographers and cardiology registrars
  • Assist in complex echocardiography procedures, such as stress echo, TOE, contrast and bubble studies.

About us

In May 2023, it was announced that Airedale General Hospital has secured a place on the New Hospital Programme. This is an exciting opportunity for the Trust to work with hospital planning experts to configure and co-locate services to not only reflect the current needs of our population, but also looking to future needs and reflecting potential future developments in clinical care and technology. It is predicted the new hospital build will be ready by 2030.

You may be looking to move on in your career or an experienced physiologist looking for a new challenge or to relocate. The department supports continuing professional development with opportunities and support for your future learning from post graduate courses to modality specific conferences and workshops . The trust has a close relationship with the University of Leeds, supporting practical training for both cardiac physiologists and junior doctors.

This role is a permanent, full-time post with opportunity to flex those hours within the working week.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Independently perform and report echocardiograms in a timely manner on a wide range of inpatients and outpatients.
  • Assist in complex echocardiography procedures, such as stress echo, TOE, contrast and bubble studies.
  • Undertake a number of cardiac diagnostic tests where necessary, including holter monitoring and analysis, exercise tolerance testing and ECGs.
  • Participate in weekly MDT meetings and discuss case studies where relevant.
  • Actively participate in audit and peer review.

Person Specification



  • BSc Clinical Physiology or HNC/MPPM
  • British Society of Echocardiography Adult Accreditation
  • RCCP/AHCS registration
  • ILS certificate


  • Postgraduate qualification
  • Assessors qualification
  • SCST part 1 & 2
  • Other relevant Cardiac Physiology accreditation



  • Demonstrates knowledge within the field of echocardiography, including current guidelines and practice
  • Knowledge of a wide range of procedures and techniques.
  • Awareness of current thinking/issues within the NHS and Diagnostic communities.
  • Knowledge of clinical conditions which may be encountered in area of work.
  • Demonstrates awareness of limits to knowledge base.
  • Demonstrates understanding of accountability
  • Awareness of responsibilities regarding health and safety
  • Knowledge and understanding of reflective practice and continuing professional development.



  • At least 3 years working as a Specialist Cardiac Physiologist in echocardiography
  • Experience of more complex echocardiography, including stress echo, transoesophageal echo, contrast & bubble studies.
  • Experience of a range of cardiorespiratory equipment
  • Experience of working single handed or in a small team.


  • Experience in paediatric or congenital echocardiography
  • Experience using a range of echo machines from different manufacturers
  • Experience within invasive cardiology



  • Competent IT skills e.g. word processing, email, databases.
  • Effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills including communicating factual information to patients / carers.
  • Basic risk assessment skills.
  • Demonstrates relevant manual handling skills essential for the role.


  • Experience using a range of echo reporting software

Employer details

Employer name

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


Airedale General Hospital

Skipton Road


BD21 6TD

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