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Highly Specialised Cardiac Physiologist - Echocardiographer

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to the expansion of our cardiac services, we are pleased to offer the opportunity for a Highly Specialised Cardiac Echocardiographer to complement our Cardiac Physiology team here at University Hospitals Dorset.

We are a forward thinking team that consistently strive to improve and develop our services and encourage all team members to actively engage in this process. Continued professional development is supported through weekly departmental meetings and MDT imaging reviews as well as regular attendance at national conferences. We support a four-day working week at UHD in order to provide an improved work-life balance for our staff. Standard hours are 08:00-18:00 however this can be discussed.

The successful candidate will hold BSE accreditation, be enthusiastic and passionate about improving patient centred care and be motivated about providing in-house training for junior physiologists. Clinical skills in either cardiac rhythm management or PCI are desirable but not essential.

The post is for a full time position however part time applicants will be considered.

This post will include Saturday working on a rotational basis.

This role requires a BSc in Cardiac Physiology or BTEC HNC orequivalent.

Locations: Royal Bournemouth and Poole Hospital

Interview Date :TBC

Main duties of the job

We are extremely proud of our Echocardiography departments across our two sites. As well as standard transthoracic studies we also perform 3D echocardiograms, bubble and contrast studies and stress echo procedures as well as supporting the transoesophageal echo service.

If you are interested in relocating to Bournemouth from within the UK we offer an excellent relocation package of up to �13,000. For further details on relocation expenses please visit the Trust website.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

This means that some services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • BSE Accreditation
  • BSc in Cardiac Physiology or BTEC HNC or equivalent


  • RCCP registered



  • Minimum of 3 years' experience as a post registration Cardiac Physiologist
  • Will have experience in 3D Echocardiography, contrast studies and bubble studies.
  • Must have experience in training and assessment of junior staff and other medical professionals.
  • Will be fully competent in carrying out full study BSE echocardiograms including strain assessments and assisting in transoesophageal echocardiograms.


  • Experience in Stress Echocardiography
  • Experience in carrying out yearly appraisals for team members
  • Experience in physiologist led specialist clinics



  • Will be able to assess normal and abnormal investigations and act appropriately.
  • Will be computer literate and understand the application of IT to clinical investigations.


  • Have knowledge of NHS computer management systems including Tomcat, eDM, eCamis, PACS.

Interpersonal Skills


  • Able to demonstrate high level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Will be able to work as part of a team but be dynamic and self-motivated.

Other requirements


  • Will be of sufficient stamina and health to be capable of long periods of walking, bending, standing, sitting, moving, handling and positioning of patients and equipment.
  • Capable of dealing with distressing and emotional incidents on a regular basis including working with terminally ill patients and upset / distressed patients or members of staff.

Personal attributes


  • Model good behaviour and acceptable ways of communicating
  • Able to challenge unacceptable behaviour

Language requirement


  • Be able to speak English as necessary to undertake the role

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


University Hospitals Dorset - All Sites



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