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Specialist Physiologist ACHD Echocardiography

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a dynamic motivated physiologist trained within the area of ACHD Echocardiography. The successful candidates will work with the existing CHD staff in the Northwest to provide Level 1 services in Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital and satellite centres. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the future of the ACHD service in the Northwest and to deliver a CHD service which meets the CHD clinical standards. The suitable candidate will be based in Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital but will be expected to also work across satellite sites. We are looking for candidates who share our passion for patient and family care, with a strong belief in influencing the quality agenda, whilst supporting the development of nursing and medical colleagues alike.

Voluntary Registration to the AHCS/RCCP and BSE accreditation or equivalent are essential, you should hold EACVI accreditation in CHD. The suitable applicant should have the ability to work under pressure and be able to prioritise their individual workload, as well as being able to work effectively within a team and support development of junior staff.

Main duties of the job

T This position will allow the successful candidates the opportunity to participate in all areas of ACHD Echocardiography techniques including, TOE and invasive structural procedures requiring echo support.

The successful candidate will also assist in the development and delivery of training plans. The candidate should be able to provide evidence of continuing professional development.

About us

As the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the UK, we, at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, have a clear vision 'to be the best cardiothoracic integrated healthcare organisation'.

We provide specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine both in the hospital and out in the community.

We serve a catchment area of 2.8 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly we receive referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as aortics.

Our reputation for strong performance is important in delivering the best care for our patients and high quality clinical services. This is underpinned by a culture of research and innovation, delivered in modern estate and our encouragement of flexible working in a variety of forms.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The appointee will be an expert in ACHD Echocardiography, joining a team of Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) specialists responsible for the care management of ACHD patients within the Northwest Congenital Heart Disease Partnership (NWCHDP), serving a population of 7.5 million people.

The role includes providing outpatient clinics and inpatient Echocardiography procedures throughout the NWCHDP.

The appointee will also be expected to participate in a rotation to cover ACHD inpatient and outpatient activities at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital and its satellite sites.

Person Specification



  • ONC BTEC MPPM or Equivalent
  • HNC HTEC MPPM or Equivalent
  • BSc Clinical Physiology
  • Voluntary Registered with ACHS / RCCP
  • EACVI CHD (European association of cardiovascular imaging


  • BSE accreditation



  • Proven experience and competencies in all areas of EchocardiographHealth and Safety
  • Proven experience in the field of ACHD echocardiography
  • Evidence of substantial experience working at Band 7
  • Evidence of on-going personal development
  • Evidence of participation in research projects
  • Evidence of delivering teaching programmes to staff groups
  • Health and Safety


  • NHS management training/experience in recruitment, disciplinary procedures, sickness absence etc
  • Personal development in areas of Leadership

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital


Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

Thomas Drive



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