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Chief Cardiac Physiologist - Echocardiography

Employer
Barts Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inc
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Advert for Band 6/7 Cardiac Physiologist - Echocardiography (fixed-term 12-month Career break cover)

Band 6/7 Cardiac Physiologist - Echocardiography. Fixed term (12 month) Career break cover contract (band appointed dependent on experience/qualifications).

We are seeking a dynamic and conscientious echocardiographer to work at Barts Health NHS Trust. The successful candidate will work at the Barts Heart Centre, St Bartholomew's Hospital located in The City of London, with rotation to one of the other sites within the Trust network and contribute to the weekend working rota on a rotational basis. This role will provide the successful candidate with exposure to a variety of complex cardiac pathologies and clinical situations

Main duties of the job

To be successful in being appointed to a band 7 post, the applicant must have full BSE/EACVI transthoracic accreditation (or international equivalent) and be able to work independently providing this service. Applicants who have passed the written accreditation exam and are working towards full accreditation may be offered a Band 6 position (the expectation of independent working and weekend rota commitments would not start until full accreditation is achieved).

The department holds dual accreditation with both the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) and European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), so this is an exciting opportunity to develop your career as a competent Echocardiographer with opportunities to progress to training in advanced specialist areas i.e. Cardio-oncology, cardiomyopathy and/or adult congenital.

The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic, motivated and forward-thinking individual who will contribute to the cardiac physiology team and echo service.

Furthermore, you will be supported to develop your leadership skills as you supervise and train staff in the performance of their individual roles and give support to senior staff members.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

An experienced Senior Band 6 or Band 7 Cardiac Physiologist/Highly Specialized Echocardiographer/Cardiac Scientist is required to work competently in a busy Echocardiography Department. The post-holder will be required to perform complex-level tasks unsupervised or supervised (working towards unsupervised) and assist senior staff as needed. The post holder must be able to rotate between St Bartholomews Hospital and one other hospital site within the Trust network. The post-holder will be required to work autonomously as a senior staff member within the non-invasive Cardiac Diagnostics department, assisting senior staff with managerial tasks. In addition, the post-holder will be required to supervise, train, guide, and support staff in the performance of their roles and to provide support to senior staff members. The successful post holder will be expected to join the weekend rotation for inpatient cover.

The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic, motivated and forward-thinking individual who will contribute to the cardiac physiology team and echo service.

Furthermore, you will be supported to develop your leadership skills as you supervise and train staff in the performance of their individual roles and give support to senior staff members.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc Clinical Physiology (or international equivalent)
  • Good knowledge of transthoracic echocardiography


Desirable

  • Immediate Life Support
  • Full BSE/EACVI accreditation


Experience

Essential

  • Experience on Hands on Transthoracic echo
  • Experience in delegating tasks
  • Experience in mentorship of junior colleagues
  • Well versed in basic diagnostic skills expected of a band 6 cardiac physiologist or higher


Desirable

  • Experience being responsible for small sections of the cardiology service


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to work in and contribute to a team environment
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Ability to cope with a heavy workload
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload and demonstrate initiative
  • Ability to use Microsoft (Word & Excel) applications
  • Knowledge of current professional issues
  • Ability to work well under pressure


Desirable

  • Knowledge of a CRS(patient electronic system)or similar system


Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust

Address

St Bartholomew's Hospital

London

EC1A 7BE

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259-6433760SBH

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