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Advanced Cardiac Physiologist (Echocardiographer)

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
6 Aug 2024

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This is a fixed term post until 01/09/2025.

We are seeking a highly motivated cardiac physiologist specialising in echocardiography to join our friendly and dynamic team providing high standards of care and support to patients in Hywel Dda University Health Board.

Our echo services deliver both transthoracic echocardiography and complex echocardiography techniques such as transoesophageal echo, Dobutamine and exercise stress echocardiography and contrast echo. Departments seek to develop the use of 3D echo, incorporating this into routine studies.

The work schedule is varied providing services to inpatients, outpatients, GP direct access and one stop cardiac clinics. The department also runs a valve surveillance clinic, hosts adult congenital heart disease clinics and supports training of our future echocardiographers and medical training grades. We also offer a comprehensive range of invasive and non-invasive cardiac investigations including pacemaker services, exercise testing, angiography, and ambulatory monitoring.

Main duties of the job

Applicants must have BSc Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) or equivalent and BSE accreditation or equivalent. They should be competent to independently perform and report echocardiograms.

This position offers the opportunity to develop as a clinical leader and understand wider processes involved in service delivery. We pride ourselves in having a supportive multidisciplinary team. We encourage open engagement in service design and delivery and seek an individual eager to share knowledge and ideas in an open and friendly forum.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services.

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Interviews will be held on 15.08.2024

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • BSc Clinical Physiology or BTEC / HTEC MPPM or equivalent
  • Registration Council for Clinical Physiologist (RCCP) or equivalent
  • Masters or equivalent level of experience through specialist short courses
  • British Echocardiography Society (BSE) proficiency accreditation or equivalent


  • Recognised qualification in teaching or mentorship
  • Immediate Life Support (ILS)
  • Clinical assessment training



  • Proven experience of working independently performing and reporting echocardiograms
  • Proven competence and autonomy in performing and reporting highly specialised cardiac investigations
  • Training and supervising students and junior members of staff.


  • Conducting physiologist led clincis
  • Delivering contrast agents
  • Experience of clinical assessment
  • Experience in leading a team effectively

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Glangwili General Hospital

Dolgwili Road


SA31 2AF

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