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Advanced Cardiac Physiologist - Echocardiography

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity, we are looking to appoint a dynamic, motivated Band 7 Advanced Cardiac Physiologist - Echocardiographer at C& V UHB. We are looking to expand and modernise our cardiology service for the rapidly expanding local population.

This is a permanent, full-time post that will complement the present team of 'in-house' Cardiac Physiologists delivering tertiary cardiac services of the highest standard to a population of 1.3 million people.

This post provides an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic and experienced advanced cardiac physiologist to join a motivated, cohesive, friendly, supportive and progressive echocardiography service at a leading tertiary centre, to support the delivery of high-quality echocardiography and service development.

Main duties of the job

The posts are designed to offer candidates the opportunity to undertake sub-specialty interests such as Adult, Adult Congenital Echocardiography.

You will have the opportunity to be part of a successful Physiologist led valve clinic with over 1200 patients enrolled in the service, participate in echo guided optimisation clinics, physiology led simple ACHD lesion clinics, post TAVI and physiologist led stress echo clinics. We play an active role in the training and education of all medical staff performing echocardiography as well as routine audit and quality assurance projects.

In addition to their fundamental role in performing, reporting and supervising echocardiograms, successful applicants will be given dedicated time and support to undertake additional duties/specialist activities. These could include one or more of the following:
  • Quality Assurance/Improvement
  • Advanced Echocardiography (e.g. Stress Echocardiography)
  • Teaching & Training
  • Advanced Practice in Structural Heart Disease (incl. TAVI)

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) Accreditation.
  • BSc Clinical Physiology or equivalent


  • Leadership / Management qualification
  • ILS



  • Substantial experience in a senior clinical physiologist role in echocardiography


  • Trained/prior experience in Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Experience of sub-speciality echo such as valve disease, TOE, stress, and contrast echo.
  • Experience of participation in research and audit



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven record of teaching and supervision of other staff.
  • Proficient in echocardiography and report writing


  • Presentation Skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Access etc

Personal Qualities


  • Confident, conscientious, empathetic and enthusiastic
  • Flexible approach to the service
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a MDT



  • Commitment to provide a high quality service
  • Able to travel to other UHB sites to in a timely manner

Specialist Knowldge


  • Extensive knowledge of the technical aspects of cardiac investigations
  • Proficient ECG analysis skills

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Cardiac Physiology, University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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