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Highly Specialist Cardiac Clinical Physiologist

Employer
East Cheshire NHS Trust
Location
Victoria Road, Macclesfield
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
** Previous applicants need not apply**

East Cheshire NHS trust are opening a purpose-built Community Diagnostic centre at the Congleton War Memorial Hospital site. We are developing and expanding our Cardio-respiratory department to support a wide range of diagnostic services. You will work on rotation at both the Congleton and Macclesfield sites to ensure you maintain competency in all areas and gain exposure to specialist testing, MDT and review sessions.

You will have the opportunity to develop your existing skills and be supported and encouraged to undertake further training and education. You will take an active role in the training and support of medical colleagues and junior staff including those undertaking the ETP programme. You will be supported to lead audit and MDT meetings and encourage others to participate.

The successful candidate will need to be a supportive team player and be able to adapt to situations quickly and manage their workload, prioritizing tasks according to urgency.

You will need previous experience at band 6 level, a BSc in Clinical Physiology or equivalent, voluntary registration with the RCCP/AHCS and BSE Accreditation.

***Please note this post may be closed early if a high number of applications are received***

Hours per week: 37.5

Main duties of the job

  • Maintain BSE accreditation and perform high quality diagnostic tests to recognised BSE standards and produce highly complex reports which directly impact on patient care
  • Support the delivery of specialist echo services including Transeosophageal and stress echocardiography.
  • Contribute to maintaining and developing professional standards and service delivery within the department
  • Work collaboratively and co-operatively with the Principal Physiologist and senior team to support service provision
  • Oversee and prioritise own workload/referrals to meet service needs liaising with Principal Physiologist to address demand and capacity issues
  • To undertake Transthoracic echocardiograms and produce high quality reports in line with British Society of echocardiography guidelines.
  • Support training and development of physiology and medical staff.
  • Actively participate in the ETP student education and development programme, providing practical and theoretical training as required.

Candidates are encouraged to contact the department to organize an informal visit or further discussion around our exciting training and development opportunities. Please contact Martha Scott, Principal Physiologist on 01625 661712.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters as part of ongoing monitoring.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage www.careersateastcheshire.nhs.uk for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc clinical Physiology
  • British Society of Echocardiography
  • Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) registration
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Intermediate Life Support (ILS) trained
  • Assessor qualification
  • Society for Cardiological Science and Technology (SCST) accreditation


Desirable

  • Leadership /management related qualification
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Experience of formal teaching within a multidisciplinary setting
  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)


Experience/Knowledge

Essential

  • Significant post qualification experience with specialist theoretical knowledge and clinical practice within Cardiac devices and arrhythmias
  • Ability to undertake complex diagnostic tests independently specifically within Echocardiography
  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex data producing accurate reports
  • Experience of appraisal and delivering education/mentorship to trainees
  • Understands the education systems for Cardio-Respiratory Physiologists within the UK
  • Understands the broader role of Cardio-Respiratory Physiology within the NHS


Desirable

  • Knowledge of local and national policy
  • Experience in managing a team/group of staff
  • Experience of formal teaching within a multidisciplinary setting


Skills

Essential

  • High level of hands on skill in echocardiography
  • Demonstrable skills in a broad range of cardiac diagnostics
  • High level of analytical skills
  • Employs highly specialist knowledge and experience to formulate clinical reports
  • IT user skills in clinical data manipulation
  • Good organisation/management skills
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Flexible adaptable style working
  • Facilitative working style
  • Positive approach to problem solving
  • Ability to secure the support of others
  • Motivation to develop modern, quality services
  • Forward and analytical thinking
  • Credible with colleagues - internal and external
  • Ability to lead and develop individuals and teams
  • Ability to develop/sustain appropriate professional relationships/networks to influence care systems


Desirable

  • Experience in working with other agencies/network
  • Change management


Other

Essential

  • Please refer to the person specification for further role requirements.


Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust

Address

Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

209-A-24-6389986

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