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Band 7 - Highly Specialised Cardiac Physiologist, Cardiology

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans
£45,753 to £52,067 a year inc HCA
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to recruit an exceptionally skilled Echocardiographer at a Band 7, who shows evidence of excellent clinical ability and is eager to develop their managerial skills.

You should have an interest in both training and managing Echocardiographers and need to be keen to support the development of the rapidly growing Echocardiography Department.

You will be part of a quality assurance (QA) programme and will be key in the review of echos performed by junior staff.

Accreditation with BSE (or equivalent) is essential.

Any personal research or clinical interests including ongoing postgraduate study will be supported where possible, and we undertake to develop the successful applicant further.

This post has 12.5% R& R attached.

Main duties of the job

There are 6 Cardiac Imaging Consultants who take an active role in educational development of Cardiac Sonographers & Physiologists and also in chairing the weekly echo meetings where unusual cases and operational issues are discussed.

The Echo equipment used at West Herts includes 1 Philip's EpiQ, 6 GE E95's, 3 GE S70. All scans are databased and reported on McKesson (Change Healthcare) which is linked across all sites and stress echo is reported on EchoPAC.

There are daily echo lists which include stress echo lists, both DSE and on a bike, and daily availability of TOE including 3D.

There are dedicated Specialists valve, heart failure and complex echo clinics running across the sites daily.

In 2018 we carried out 14500 transthoracic echocardiograms and 1200 stress echo's annually. The Trust has a dedicated Cardiac CT and MRI suite which opened in November 2016.

About us

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are planned as part of the New Hospital Programme. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

The trust has recently gained 'teaching hospital' status which reflects the dedicated work of many teams and individuals who have set the standard for delivering high quality training, learning and education at all levels of the workforce.

We are a flexible working employer

At West Herts we recognise the importance of a good work life balance and the ability to work flexibly. We are delighted to offer a variety of flexible working options for all staff. Please check out our web page for more information.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. If you need help, please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is a busy and dynamic acute trust covering a population of 700,000 across 3 sites in beautiful Hertfordshire (Watford, Hemel Hempstead, and St Albans).

The Cardiology Department is particularly forward thinking with 11 Consultant Cardiologists, 2 Catheter Laboratories and the full range of invasive and non-invasive cardiology including PCI, complex device implantation and EP.

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • BSc Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) or recognised equivalent.
  • Transthoracic BSE accreditation or recognised equivalent.
  • RCCP registration


  • MSc BSE TOE or ESC accreditation
  • Current ILS.



  • Advanced knowledge of practical and interpretational electrocardiography.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of clinical pathologies and cardiac conditions.


  • Knowledge of cardiac devices and cardiac catheterisation lab procedures



  • Sufficient years echocardiography experience.


  • Experience in a broad range of cardiac disciplines for example ECG, ambulatory ECG analysis and ETT.

Employer details

Employer name

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Across sites, Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans

Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans

WD18 0HB

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