Highly Specialised Cardiac Physiologist (Echocardiography)

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 29 June 2022

Job summary

We are looking to recruit experienced Cardiac Physiologists / Healthcare Scientists to work in Echocardiography as part of our Diagnostic Cardiology team.

The post holders will undertake routine and complex diagnostic transthoracic echocardiography and cardiac ultrasound investigations and interpret results to provide an accurate clinical report that can be clearly understood by a physician not experienced in echocardiography and adheres to local and national guidelines.

Interested applicants should possess BSc in Clinical Physiology, MSc Clinical Science (Cardiac, Vascular, Respiratory and Sleep Sciences) or BTEC / HNC in Medical Physics and Physiological Measurements and holds RCCP / AHCS / HCPC registration.

Main duties of the job

  • To support the Cardiac Ultrasound Service for the STHT by providing a high standard of work within Echocardiography that meets organisational, professional, and individual needs for the Diagnostic Cardiology Unit.
  • To provide leadership, training and education in the clinical areas, enabling staff to develop the clinical skills and competencies required delivering a high quality diagnostic echo service, responsive to changing needs.
  • To work alongside other senior members of the team to deliver a highly intensive in-house Echo training programme. In addition to this, there will also be the opportunity to support development of a regional Echo Training website.
  • Undertake clinical supervision and training of other qualified professionals (including physicians), junior and trainee physiological staff.
  • To liaise effectively with the Lead Echocardiographer and Lead Trainer in Echo ensure that departmental and BSE guidelines are maintained and up to date with current clinical and technical practice.
  • To help develop specialist services, participate in other CPD activities to maintain own competencies.

Please note this advertisement can be appointed as either a full time or part time opportunities.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

Person Specification



  • BSc in Clinical Physiology, MSc Clinical Science (Cardiac, Vascular, Respiratory and Sleep Sciences) or BTEC / HNC in Medical Physics and Physiological Measurements
  • BSE Adult proficiency Accreditation
  • Active membership of the British Society of Echocardiography
  • Registration with RCCP, AHCS or HCPC
  • Demonstrate Continual Professional Development as per British Society of Echocardiography Guidelines
  • SCST parts I & II (if applicable to qualification route)
  • Demonstrate Continual Professional Development as per British Society of Echocardiography Guidelines


  • Immediate Life Support
  • Teaching or Managerial Qualification / Experience



  • Perform transthoracic echocardiograms to a high standard independently in accordance with BSE guidelines and department minimum standards
  • Experience in providing specialised, unsupervised diagnostic reports to an appropriate level and highlight and urgent findings
  • Professional membership of relevant professional body obtained by examination e.g. British Society of Echocardiography
  • Ability to deliver hands on training and support junior members of staff, Specialist Registrars or other medical professionals as required
  • Experience of providing a wide range of diagnostic investigations
  • Experience in supervision and assessment


  • Some experience in speciality procedures e.g. contrast

Special Skills/Aptitudes


  • Ability to communicate well with patients and colleagues
  • Excellent ability to prioritise own workload
  • Positive approach to work
  • Show initiative and be responsive to service needs
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Highly motivated to provide a quality service
  • Be professional at all times
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Good interpersonal, written and verbal skills
  • Ability to self-educate and continuously improve
  • Excellent IT skills, computer literacy to a high level
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Must be reliable and have a flexible approach to meet service demands
  • Must be physically fit and active (able to walk long distances move diagnostic equipment)
  • Maintain infection control standards within the department

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

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Sheffield Teaching Hospitals


S5 7AU

Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Jane Mackay



Date posted

18 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 7


£40,057 to £45,839 a year pa/ pro rata for part time staff



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals


S5 7AU

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