Highly Specialised Physiologist - Echocardiography

Appoint Group
Leeds, Kent
£30000 - £35000/annum + benefits
13 Jul 2017
12 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Highly Specialised Physiologist - Echocardiography.


Full Time

£30,000 - £35,000

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, skilled and enthusiastic Echocardiographer to join our busy and expanding Cardiology department in Leeds which has recently been rated as Outstanding by the CQC.

The job will involve leading and developing the Echocardiography service within the hospital alongside the Clinical Lead and Cardiologists, through development and implementation of new evidence based techniques and guidelines, and maintenance of high clinical governance and quality standards through the development of a robust auditing and QA process for this specialist area.

You will be expected to work closely with our Cardiologists to deliver specialist services such as Stress Echocardiography, and a flexible approach to working hours including evening clinics to accommodate this is essential. Experience and skills in invasive Cardiology and Pacing would be an extreme advantage also.

Our outpatient department provides Cardiology services to a number of outpatients, inpatients and surgical patients. We also work closely with our dedicated Interventional Suite team and cardiothoracic surgical team. The hospital performs around 170 interventional Cases a year including PCI, Complex device Implants and PFO closures - a number of which require Echocardiography support both routinely and acutely.

The hospital also performs around 400 Cardiothoracic surgery cases a year, of which we provide Echocardiography support where required, and the post holder will be expected to participate in the departmental on call rota to facilitate this.

The successful applicant will be working alongside our team of Physiologists either leading or assisting with the day to day workload which includes:

* ECGs
* Physiologist-led exercise testing
* Ambulatory BP Monitoring
* Ambulatory ECG monitoring and Analysis
* Basic Spirometry
* Echocardiography
* Stress Echocardiography.
* TOE in isolation or with PFO closure.
* Pacemaker and ICD follow-up clinics.
* Basic Cardiac Angiography.
* Interventional Cardiology including PCI and Valvuloplasty.
* Pacemaker, CRT and ICD implantation.

Skills and Experience required

* The ideal applicant should hold BSE accreditation or be working towards this, and have previously held a band 6/7 or equivalent post in this area - this job is suitable for band 6 to 7 promotion if sufficient skill and knowledge can be evidenced.
* Experience in specialist Echocardiography services such as Stress Echocardiography and TOE is essential, paediatric and congenital experience would be an advantage also.
* Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential
* Evidence of continued professional development.
* The successful candidate will have a BSc in Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) or equivalent (HNC/ONC) and be registered with the RCCP. Salary will within the NHS band 7 equivalent and be dependent upon experience.

For more information and or to apply please call Lydia Robinson on (Apply online only) and or email