Highly Specialist Cardiac Physiologist- Echo

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Highly Specialist Cardiac Physiologist- Echo

PREVIOUS CANDIDATES NEED NOT APPLY.

We are looking to appoint a Highly Specialist Cardiac Physiologist at Band 7 level to join our echo team.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a busy department striving to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients. We are a BSE accredited department since 2015and perform approximately 11,000 transthoracic echoes per year. We are based within the hub of the Royal Berkshire Hospital (Reading) and deliver clinics at West Berkshire Community Hospital (Newbury). We area close-knit team well supported by the Consultant Cardiologistswho are active in supporting the echo service and exploringnovel ways of working to optimise service delivery.

Main duties of the job

Applicants would be expected tohave full BSE transthoracic accreditation (or EACVI equivalent) and have some managerial experience to help drive delivery of the echo service on a daily basis.

Additional expectations are:

  • To be able to scan and report independently for both inpatients and outpatients.
  • Superviseand deliver training for cardiac physiologists, STP and ETP trainees, and CardiologyRegistrars.
  • Participate fullyin our range of well-established specialist clinics:
    • Physiologist-led valve clinic
    • Physiologist-led exercise stress echo
    • Adult Congenital echo (a thriving monthly clinic run by visiting Cardiologists from the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford)
    • Inherited disorders clinic
    • Cardio-oncology clinic
    • Cardio-obstetrics clinics
    • Transoeophageal echocardiography (Consultant led).
    • Deputise for echo lead in their absence.
    • Attendance at weekly echo MDT meetings (which are very well attended and supported).
    • Willing to support delivery of clinics at spoke sites either at Henley/Bracknell/ Newbury,1 or 2 days/week

About us

The Cardiology department at the Royal Berkshire Hospital has an outstanding reputation and a proud record of achievement. We achieved University department status in 2020 and have successfully achieved re-accreditation this summer. This was granted by the Health Innovation Partnership who offers a programme for collaborative research and education innovation funding recognising clinical, teaching and research excellence. As a department we continue to invest in our service and staff. This includes a current project to improve the space in the department to provide a more relaxed and spacious area for the team to enjoy their breaks. We are also investing in new equipment (ECHO machines) and ISCV reporting system to improve service delivery and ensure our staff have access to the best possible technology to enhance the quality of care delivered to our patients.

Date posted

21 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193-6390932UCG

Job locations

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Job description

Job responsibilities

We are committed to continued professional development, training and support for all our staff. As a member of the team, the successful applicant would have access to:

  • Weekly team huddles (where we discuss immediate concerns and recent successes) and monthly team meetings (for training and general team support)
  • Further training and development opportunities relevant to your personal development i.e. staff have completed Chartered Business Management Degree atHenleyBusiness School or CMI Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management
  • Coaching and mentoring within the Royal Berkshire Hospital (internal programme)
  • Charity funding for further courses or training (individual basis)
  • Rotation through all aspects of the department (if desired). This is a Band 7 position predominantly within our Echo service, although we wholeheartedly welcome applications from those wishing to retain existing skills in other areas such as Cath Lab, pacemakers/ICD implants, Holter analysis. Informal enquiries for discussion on this are welcomed.
  • Flexible working - 4 day working with a fix day off per week and the opportunity for additional work at highly competitive rates.

Access to the Trust Health & Wellbeing Centre providing facilities for therapies (yoga, massage, reflexology), financial support, mental health support and many other support packages available to all staff.

Visits to the department are greatly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact Cardiac Physiology Service Manager-Usha Mistry (0118 3225541) for more information or to arrange a visit.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are committed to continued professional development, training and support for all our staff. As a member of the team, the successful applicant would have access to:

  • Weekly team huddles (where we discuss immediate concerns and recent successes) and monthly team meetings (for training and general team support)
  • Further training and development opportunities relevant to your personal development i.e. staff have completed Chartered Business Management Degree atHenleyBusiness School or CMI Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management
  • Coaching and mentoring within the Royal Berkshire Hospital (internal programme)
  • Charity funding for further courses or training (individual basis)
  • Rotation through all aspects of the department (if desired). This is a Band 7 position predominantly within our Echo service, although we wholeheartedly welcome applications from those wishing to retain existing skills in other areas such as Cath Lab, pacemakers/ICD implants, Holter analysis. Informal enquiries for discussion on this are welcomed.
  • Flexible working - 4 day working with a fix day off per week and the opportunity for additional work at highly competitive rates.

Access to the Trust Health & Wellbeing Centre providing facilities for therapies (yoga, massage, reflexology), financial support, mental health support and many other support packages available to all staff.

Visits to the department are greatly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact Cardiac Physiology Service Manager-Usha Mistry (0118 3225541) for more information or to arrange a visit.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc Healthcare Science
  • BSE accreditation

Desirable

  • Evidence of recent continuous professional development

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in an acute clinical environment at Band 6 for minimum of 2 years

Desirable

  • Experience in people management
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc Healthcare Science
  • BSE accreditation

Desirable

  • Evidence of recent continuous professional development

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in an acute clinical environment at Band 6 for minimum of 2 years

Desirable

  • Experience in people management

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).

Additional information

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).

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Employer's website

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


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Employer's website

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


For questions about the job, contact:

Cardiac Physiology Service Manager

Usha Mistry

usha.mistry@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

01183225541

Date posted

21 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193-6390932UCG

Job locations

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


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