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Highly Specialised Cardiac Physiologist - Echocardiographer

Employer
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Location
Bangor
Salary
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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This post is fixed term for 12 months to meet the needs of the service. If you are interested in applying for the secondment position, you must obtain permission from your current line manager prior to applying for this post.

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, experienced and qualified Echocardiographer to join our team. The successful candidate must be BSE accredited and competent to issue independent echo reports, providing teaching for medical and physiologist staff. You will have BSc in Clinical Physiology or equivalent, registration and ILS / ALS.

Main duties of the job

We are committed to professional development and will provide opportunity, encouragement and support for physiologists wishing to continue to develop their skills. We are a forward thinking department, currently working towards the departmental BSE accreditation.If you would like to be part of our future with a friendly and committed team we would welcome your application.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Completion of MSc Scientist Training Programme (STP) or equivalent (e.g. BSc in Clinical Physiology or HTEC MPPM with SCST Parts I and II)
  • Relevant Masters Degree or equivalent - Certified Echocardiographer, holding current British Society of Echocardiography accreditation
  • Registered with RCCP
  • ILS


Desirable

  • ALS
  • Training or Leadership Qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of autonomous scanning and reporting of Echocardiograms post qualification
  • Able to utilise specialist and technical knowledge of cardiac ultrasound in line with evidence based practice
  • Able to utilise specialist and technical knowledge of a range of cardiac ultrasound machines / reporting systems


Desirable

  • Ability to work as an independent practitioner within echocardiography


Knowledge and skills

Essential

  • Able to perform a broad range of cardiological techniques employed within the department
  • Ability to utilise wide, thorough and up-to-date specialist postgraduate level knowledge across the full range of cardiac physiology investigations including advanced techniques such as Stress echocardiography and Tissue Doppler


Desirable

  • Be highly specialised in a full range of echocardiography procedures, including stress echocardiography, contrast or TOE
  • Ability to speak Welsh


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Works well as a member of a team
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to work under pressure in complex and emergency situations


Desirable

  • Able to take charge and lead a team


Physical Effort

Essential

  • Excellent manual dexterity and co-ordination necessary to navigate specialist equipment


Mental effort

Essential

  • Concentration whilst undertaking cardiological investigations and calculating results


Emotional Effort

Essential

  • Able to deal with agitated or confused patients
  • Deal with unwell patients who may be terminally ill and/or in a great deal of discomfort in a sympathetic and understanding manner


Working conditions

Essential

  • Frequently required to perform tests on patients who are infectious, have distressing conditions or body odours


Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Address

Ysbyty Gwynedd

Penrhosgarnedd

Bangor

LL57 2PW

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

050-HS018-0524

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