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Fetal Cardiac Sonographer

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Other allied health
Band 7
Part Time
Cardiac Physiology/Midwifery - Congenital Developmental Post (Cardiology Sonography)

Are you keen keen to develop your skills, motivated and enthusiastic?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our innovative team and gain advanced congenital cardiology fetal experience.

It is anticipated that this role will contribute to our fetal imaging service however consideration will also be given to less experienced candidates who have a demonstrable interest in gaining an in depth knowledge of congenital heart disease. This post provides opportunity to be involved in cutting edge congenital heart disease, as well as helping to shape the future of cardiac services across the South West.

Bristol has become one of the countries most sought after locations with huge inner city developments such as the recently opened Cabot Circus and an abundance of tourist attractions, art galleries and eateries all within the vibrant capital of the South West. Bristol enjoys all the benefits of being the countries fifth biggest city, yet is surrounded by areas of outstanding beauty such as the Brecon Beacons, Cotswold and Mendip Hills.

If you are interested in embracing a new interesting perspective in Cardiology then we would like to hear from you.

Full training in fetal congenital heart disease will be given.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

This post is focused on giving an individual opportunity to learn new skills and develop in their career. Duties will focus on participating or developing in the following key areas
  • Take an active role to support the day to day management of this highly specialised clinical area (Fetal Cardiology), ensuring an effective and efficient tertiary service
  • Be a competent reporting independent practitioner and be able to perform the full range of ultrasound techniques required for a fetal scan. Performing and reporting fetal cardiology ultrasound scans (unsupervised) to accepted national standards.
  • Monitor and contribute to budget constraints
  • Responsible for receipting of medical products and equipment for the department. Responsible for the stock control within the section.
  • Communicate with medical representatives regarding the development, maintenance and upkeep of the section
  • Deputise for other sectional managers where necessary
  • Provide clinical and professional advice to patients, parents/carers and colleagues
  • Provide advice, teach, and be responsible for clinical supervision of other staff and students
  • Implement, manage, evaluate, maintain and update protocols with the section
  • Actively participate and develop the quality control assurances for the service
  • Actively engage and develop the research and audit portfolio of the service

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward- thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Bristol Royal Hospital for Children is a dedicated paediatric centre of excellence, catering for all ages from fetus, to young adults. The service provides a comprehensive range of congenital cardiac investigations, interventions and cardiac surgery to the South West of England and South Wales. Investigations performed by the service include but not limited to physiologist led ETT, CPET, HUTT, ambulatory monitoring, Device implants and follow-up, and a full range of interventional congenital procedures. Our echocardiography service includes Transthoracic Echocardiography, Stress Echocardiography, TOE, and Fetal Sonography which is gaining an international reputation. We also have close links with our research department which is very active in research and has an international reputation for drug trials and sports exercise programs in CHD. The service supports diagnostic testing for a number of active trials.

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Diploma in Medical Ultrasound or equivalent
  • State registration (NMC, RCCP, HCPC etc), or intention thereof


  • BSc /MSc Cardiology, PTP / STP or equivalent
  • BSE / Euroecho (or actively working towards

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of a full range of advanced ultrasound techniques
  • Interest, willingness and initiative to develop Fetal Echocardiography in terms of research and innovation.
  • Knowledge of access to training courses in own section
  • Teaching / mentoring experience


  • Experience of management and understanding budgetary and stock management

Skills and Abilities


  • Communicative skills in teaching, mentoring and encouragement
  • Sympathetic, empathetic and encouraging manner
  • Ability to independently manage time effectively
  • Ability to prioritise workload in both clinical responsibilities and teaching
  • Adaptability to high pressure, challenging, distressing conditions



  • Respecting Everyone
  • Embracing Change
  • Recognising Success
  • Working Together

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


St Michaels Hospital / Bristol Children's Hospital



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