Training Lead in Echocardiography

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 02 December 2022

Job summary

CARDIAC PHYSIOLOGY SERVICE

TRAINING LEAD in ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY - Advanced Specialist Echocardiographer (AfC Band 7)

Full Time 37.5hours per week (4 days 8:00am-6:00pm)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our small, friendly team at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. We are seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated and knowledgeable Advanced Specialist Echocardiographer to join a focussed team to provided structure and organisation to co-ordinate the training needs and development of the departments specialist services.

The Echocardiography Service at Rotherham is looking for a forward thinking individual to help shape the future of the department. The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate an excellent level of clinical competence and knowledge to deliver and develop the training needs of the Echo department and support the Lead with the day to day running and development of specialist services such as Sonographer Led valve clinics. Excellent communication and organisational skills are a necessity with the ability to work autonomously and act as a positive role model. This post comes with a proportionate ratio of non-clinical duties that is commensurate with the role

RCCP/ AHCS/HCPC registration is expected and British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) Level 2 accreditation is essential with suitable experience of training.

Main duties of the job

To work as a Training Lead in Echocardiography, providing structure to the educational needs of the department. Provide a high standard of professional practice with the potential to expand into Sonographer Led services such as Valve Clinics. Independently performs and reports highly specialist echocardiography assessments. Works as part of a team and assists in the day-to-day coordination of the Cardiac Physiology service.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a combined acute and community Trust serving a population of over 260,000 with over 4,500 staff. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham. We are working successfully with partners across South Yorkshire as part of the Integrated Care Board where we are leading and collaborating in several key work streams and service areas, including workforce development. We combine our patient first approach with innovation and care against a backdrop of system working, as encapsulated in our Trust values

AMBITIOUS - We set high standards for the services we deliver. We aim to be an outstanding Trust and we are enthusiastic about delivering excellent health care for our patients.

CARING - We embrace the importance of giving the highest possible quality of care for our patients. We also care for each other as colleagues and for the community, our resources, our environment and our future.

TOGETHER - We value the importance of working together with patients, carers and families to ensure that we provide high quality patient centred care. We are committed to working with partners and stakeholders across Rotherham, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to develop sustainable services for the population we serve. Getting the right leaders in the Trust is critical to achieving.

Date posted

14 November 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £45,839 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

C9165-22-05-112E

Job locations

Moorgate Road

Rotherham

S60 2UD


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details about the role and responsibilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details about the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Completion of MSc Scientist Training Programme (STP) or equivalent (e.g. BSc in Clinical Physiology or HTEC MPPM with SCST Parts I and II)
  • Post graduate BSE Accreditation
  • RCCP/ AHCS/ HCPC Registration or equivalent
  • Immediate Life Support (ILS) or Advanced Life Support (ALS) Certification

Desirable

  • Relevant MSc or equivalent postgraduate experience

Knowledge

Essential

  • Professional specialist with proven expertise in adult echocardiography and wide knowledge of adult pathologies
  • Demonstrable experience in all required fields of adult echocardiography
  • Competent use of data bases and reporting systems
  • Policies, practices and procedures e.g. NHS national policies, standards, requirements and directions that relate to measuring and improving the quality and safety of patient care

Experience

Essential

  • Responsible experience in conducting wide range of routine invasive and non-invasive cardiac tests and procedures
  • Extensive experience in echocardiography, including contrast, stress & TOE
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Completion of MSc Scientist Training Programme (STP) or equivalent (e.g. BSc in Clinical Physiology or HTEC MPPM with SCST Parts I and II)
  • Post graduate BSE Accreditation
  • RCCP/ AHCS/ HCPC Registration or equivalent
  • Immediate Life Support (ILS) or Advanced Life Support (ALS) Certification

Desirable

  • Relevant MSc or equivalent postgraduate experience

Knowledge

Essential

  • Professional specialist with proven expertise in adult echocardiography and wide knowledge of adult pathologies
  • Demonstrable experience in all required fields of adult echocardiography
  • Competent use of data bases and reporting systems
  • Policies, practices and procedures e.g. NHS national policies, standards, requirements and directions that relate to measuring and improving the quality and safety of patient care

Experience

Essential

  • Responsible experience in conducting wide range of routine invasive and non-invasive cardiac tests and procedures
  • Extensive experience in echocardiography, including contrast, stress & TOE

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Moorgate Road

Rotherham

S60 2UD


Employer's website

https://www.therotherhamft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Moorgate Road

Rotherham

S60 2UD


Employer's website

https://www.therotherhamft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Debbie Wilkinson

Debbie.wilkinson6@nhs.net

01709427151

Date posted

14 November 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £45,839 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

C9165-22-05-112E

Job locations

Moorgate Road

Rotherham

S60 2UD


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