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BSE Accredited Echocardiographer

Employer
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Torquay
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled independently reporting BSE accredited echocardiographer to join the team at Torbay Hospital

As the post holder you will manage their own transthoracic echo lists in outpatient and inpatient settings and liaise with other health care professionals to provide reports and opinions. They will be comfortable working in acute settings as required.

Main duties of the job

You will support the Cardiac Ultrasound Service for Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust by providing a high standard of work within Echocardiography that meets organisational, professional, and individual needs for the Diagnostic Cardiology Unit.

You will undertake routine and complex diagnostic transthoracic echocardiography and cardiac ultrasound investigations and interpret results to provide an accurate clinical report that can be clearly understood by a physician not experienced in echocardiography and adheres to local and national guidelines.

About us

Why Work With Us

We offer a 24/7 primary PCI service with the ability to perform rotablation, IVUS, pressure wires and intra-aortic balloon pumps, as well as brady and complex pacing.

There is an 8 bedded coronary care unit, 8 bedded chest pain unit and 14 bedded cardiology wards in this busy and expanding cardiac centre. We currently have 5 interventional cardiologists and 4 non-interventional cardiologists with a view to expanding to allow 7 days working.

The Echocardiography team consists of seven BSE accredited Echocardiographers. The team complete around 9500 scans per year on a mixture of Inpatients and Outpatients. The Team provides several complex services including Stress and contrast Echo and Physiologist led TOE's

Job description

Job responsibilities

Communication and working relationships.

Participate in regular meetings with the senior members of the department and other professionals to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas.

Attend appropriate meetings/groups feeding back to the Lead Echocardiographer.

Provide formal written reports as and when required to with regard to formalassessment of staff skills and competency.

Value the contribution and individuality of staff and team members.

Will listen to, communicate with, value and acknowledge contributions from others.

Communicates regularly with outpatients and inpatients (day case patients and ward stay patients) as the sole member of staff within a section and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Works closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team towards a common goal in team orientated procedures.

Responsibility for patients and client care

Provide support to specialist clinics and specialist treatment interventions.

Provide appropriate clinical and scientific advice and interpretation of analytical results.

Participate in multidisciplinary meetings.

Apply and promote evidence-based practice and use of relevant clinical protocols and procedures.

Ensuring that all equipment used on patients and the public is handled and applied in accordance with health and safety requirements and other national or international guidelines.

Ensuring that the environment in which Cardiac Physiology Services take place are fit for purpose, clean, well ordered and maintained.

Planning and organisation

Be able to manage own workload and adapt to clinical change within the echocardiography environment.

Demonstrate the ability to prioritise and organise the clinical caseload within a designated area of Cardiology. Includes the planning and organisation of expected and acute workload and deployment of more junior staff within that area.

Commitment to working within teams.

In conjunction with the Lead Echocardiographer and other colleagues ensure that appropriate staffing levels exist across the departments.

Responsibility and accountability

Adhere to established polices and codes of practice.

Attend mandatory training.

Adhere to training guidelines set out from the British society of echocardiography.

Recognise the significance of investigation findings and diagnosis and act on these accordingly.

Responsibility for finance, equipment, and other resources

Although this post holds no direct budgetary responsibility, an awareness of budgetary implications is essential.

To evaluate and assess new technology and equipment prior to purchase in collaboration with the Lead Echocardiographer.

Ensure safe and efficient use of equipment, resources and consumables always reporting any faults or breakages to line manager.

Responsibility for Research and Development

To assist in research projects within the department when required.

To assist with case presentations and audit data at departmental meetings.

To monitor and audit quality and technical standards within their specialist area and implement changes as necessary alongside the Lead echocardiographer to improve the service.

To be involved in research trials, including the supervision and organisation of appropriate research within own specialist area.

Assist in the development of new and innovative procedures

Please see full description on Job description

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSE accredited echocardiographer
  • BSC Physiology/Related science subject


Desirable

  • AHCS Registered


Experience

Desirable

  • Experience of complex Echo TOE/Stress


Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Torbay Hospital

Lowes Bridge

Torquay

TQ2 7AA

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388-6375861-AHP

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