Highly Specialised Physiologist – Echocardiography - Leeds

Nuffield Health
£31,000 - £35,000/Year
02 Dec 2017
11 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, skilled and enthusiastic Echocardiographer to join our busy and expanding Cardiology department at the Nuffield Leeds Hospital on a part time basis. 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 through the development of a robust auditing and QA process for this specialist area. 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 300 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 oncall rota to facilitate this. The successful applicant will be working alongside our team of Physiologists in assisting with the day to day workload which includes:ECGsPhysiologist-led exercise testingAmbulatory BP MonitoringAmbulatory ECG monitoring and AnalysisBasic SpirometryEchocardiography including Stress Echocardiography.TOE in isolation or with PFO closure.Basic Cardiac Angiography.The ideal applicant should hold BSE accreditation or be working towards this, and have previously held a minimum of band 6 or equivalent post in this area. They must also be confident and competent in autonomously producing Echocardiography reports in line with BSE guidelines. 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, as is 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.Hours: 20-24 per weekSalary: Equivalent to an NHS band 7 and dependent upon experience Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital is proud to have received an "Outstanding" rating from the health care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following an inspection in February 2017. The CQC highlighted that patient care was at the heart of the service and this is testimony to the commitment, skill and pride of the team at the hospital. Benefits: We're a hard-working bunch but we also take care of our employees. So, with us, you'll enjoy more than a competitive salary. We offer flexible working to make the most of every day and development opportunities to make you feel respected, trusted, and valued. We offer fantastic employee benefits including gym membership of our Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Centres and discounted personal training, an annual health assessment, an interest free season ticket loan, a Cycle to Work Scheme and a Retirement Savings Plan.Interested? A bit more about us…: Nuffield Health is the UK's largest health providers, operating as a not for profit organisation. It delivers services from more than 200 locations including Hospitals, Physiotherapy, Fitness and Wellbeing clubs, Health Assessment Centres and client workplaces. We provide clinical, fitness and wellbeing services to the general public, private organisations, and the NHS. We have a unique approach to improving health in the UK, putting the quality of care and satisfaction of individuals and companies at the heart of what we do and, in the process, improving the health of millions of people. Nuffield Health is committed to equal opportunities in the recruitment, training, and development of our employees.We have a duty to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for disclosure on successful candidates.We may change the closing date if we receive a high number of responses for this role.