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Advanced Specialist Cardiac Physiologist

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic cardiac physiologist to join our expanding team at Northern care Alliance (Bury, Rochdale and Oldham) providing cardiac physiology expertise within the area of echocardiography

The cardiorespiratory department delivers a full range of both invasive and non invasive diagnostic investigations across four sites. Within the echocardiography department, these include TTE, TOE and stress echo. We have an expanding range of physiologist led services including valve clinics and stress echo led by our BSE stress accredited physiologists.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and committed to developing and advancing their clinical skills as well as contributing towards expansion and development of the cardiac physiology service. We will fully support CPD, through courses, weekly echo meetings and provide opportunities for further training.

Suitable applicants should possess a BSc in Clinical Physiology (or equivalent) and BSE accreditation in Transthoracic Echo as well as meeting the requirements detailed in the person specification and job description.

Exceptional band 6 candidates working towards BSE accreditation will be considered. If a band 6 applicant is successful, training would be offered in this area. Such a candidate would transition to band 7 upon completion of specific competencies as discussed with their line manager

Main duties of the job

Provide cardiac physiology expertise within the area of echocardiography ensuring optimal standards of care are provided to patients.

Undertake autonomous interpretation of results and provision of accurate clinical echocardiography reports.

Provide specialist advice, training, mentoring and supervision in the field ofechocardiography to trainee cardiac physiologists, nursing and medical staff and any other professionals that require supportive training as part of their extended roles

Work collaboratively on a day to day basis with colleagues to ensure that the daily workload needs are met and assist in monitoring and maintaining quality of service and participate in clinical audit.

To undertake any other duties which is deemed appropriate to the band when requested by the Lead Cardiac Physiologist

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives. As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three

core values - care, appreciate and inspire - to join our team. In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a betterwork-life balance.

We are currently in process of updating our values. For the latest information

around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification



  • BSc Hons Clinical Physiology or equivalence
  • British Society of Echocardiography Accreditation


  • Assessors award or equivalent teaching



  • Minimum of 2 years post graduate experience
  • Previous specialised cardiac physiologist experience in a broad range of basic and advanced cardiac investigations



  • Ability to work autonomously within echocardiography specialism
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Ability to work well within a multidisciplinary team
  • Able to organize own workload
  • Ability to acquire & communicate highly complex knowledge in challenging environments

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust



rochdale old road



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