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Echocardiographer / Highly Specialist Clinical Physiologist

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An Exciting opportunity's have arisen for a qualified Echocardiographer [ETP route] or Highly Specialist Clinical Physiologist specialised in Echocardiography.

You will be predominantly based on the Royal Hospital site but will provide services to Broadgreen and Aintree Hospitals.Given the nature of the department a flexible working pattern.

Applicants must be BSE accredited, have completed either a BSc in Healthcare Science or PGCert in Echocardiography. Applicants must have RCCP or be working towards RCCP registration [If an ETP candidate]

Main duties of the job

We are busy and dynamic department providing Cardio-Respiratory services to Liverpool and the surrounding regions.

- To provide Echocardiography to inpatients and outpatients

- To perform Echocardiography independent to BSE dataset guidelines

- To report and analyse Echo results in line with BSE guidance

- To successfully line manage staff within your team with the assistance of the department manager

- To perform advanced techniques such as TOE, Exercise/ Dobutamine Echo, Bubble studies, Contrast studies and more.

About us

The ideal candidate will be joining a dedicated band of Clinical Physiologists, Assistant Technical Officers and Associate Practitioners who perform a wide range of cardiac and respiratory investigations.

We have recently moved into our state of the art hospital and department. The department provides a wide range of services and employs over 5o members of staff.

We provide a number of physiologist led services, including
  • Physiologist led Valve Clinic
  • Physiologist led Bubble and contrast studies
  • Physiologist led LINQ implant
  • Physiologist led pacing preop assessment

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

In its most recent inspection, the Care Quality Commission gave the Trust an overall rating of Good.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1) Performs echocardiograms autonomously on outpatient and inpatients to a high standard.

2) Reports complex clinical data obtained by echocardiography in a timely manner and produces an accurate report to BSE standards.

3) Practises the standards as outlined by the British society of echocardiography in both image acquisition and reporting4) Highlights abnormalities to the referring medic/ clinical team.5) Organise work at the start of every session by assessing mode of patient transport and any infection control precautions6) Act to the level of professional standards as outlined by the RCCP7) Aims to complete RCCP accreditation as soon as possible.8) In order to obtain RCCP accreditation is willing to undertake training in other areas of clinical physiology as required.9) Becomes compliant in advanced echocardiographic techniques including TOE, Bubble, Contrast and stress echocardiography10) Is ILS trained11) Liaise with Lead Clinical Physiologist to maintain appropriate level of resources.

12) Responsible for the safe use of all the equipment within the department and specific areas.

13) Recognise equipment faults and ensure details are documented and appropriate steps taken for their correction.

14) Responsible for maintaining own Continuing Professional and Personal development.

15) Ensure clean and tidy procedure environments are maintained.

16) Ensure up to date information bases for patient and other activities are maintained.

17) Self-motivation to ensure completion of individual and overall workloads.

18) Contribute to meetings with other staff relating to changes within the working area.

19) Assist with maintenance of local risk management policies.

20) Understands and uses Cardiac/Respiratory Information systems and their application within Cardiac/Respiratory Physiology.

21) Engage in audit, research and development relevant to the Cardio respiratory Department.

22) Comply with Trust and local policies.

23) To be responsible for the care of patient when performing examination.

24) The post-holder will liaise with physiology, medical, technical, nursing, portering, domestic, clerical, administrative and other staff as necessary within this Trust.

25) The post involves direct contact with patients, relatives, and carers.

26) Communication with manufacturers is also necessary.

27) A responsible, professional/relationship must be maintained at all times

Person Specification



  • Undergraduate honours degree [1st or 2.1 class] in cardiac physiology or a relevant scientific subject
  • PG cert in Echocardiography or Clinical Physiology Degree
  • BSE accreditation
  • Will obtain RCCP accreditation as soon as possible


  • RCCP accreditation
  • ILS



  • Able to work autonomously performing and reporting echocardiograms
  • Has an understanding of the role of an Echocardiographer in healthcare and disease and its application in a healthcare setting.


  • Has experience in advanced echo techniques I.e TOE, Stress etc



  • Ability to work autonomously in the planning and execution of their own work and under the guidance of their Departmental Supervisors.
  • Knowledge acquired through study and experience to formulate appropriate advice and judgements, including clinical judgements involving facts or situations that impact on patients.
  • Good understanding of ethics and professional practice, the NHS constitution and the importance of patient-centred care.



  • Highly developed co-ordination skills with good dexterity and hand-eye co-ordination and those skills required for the performance of fine analytical techniques.
  • Good IT skills and knowledge of common computing packages for word processing, spreadsheets, presentation packages and databases.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both writing and speaking in English language
  • Effective team worker
  • Good active listening skills to build rapport with the listener to encourage an open discussion.

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Liverpool Hospital site


L7 8XP

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