Chief Cardiac Physiologist Echocardiography

Wye Valley NHS Trust

The closing date is 12 December 2022

Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity, within a friendly department for any senior, experienced Cardiac Physiologists (Echo) who will work in co-operation with Clinical Head of Heart & Lung, Cardiac Physiologists and Cardiology Consultants to ensure operational delivery of the highest standards of patient care in both standard and advanced echocardiography.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

As a Chief Cardiac Physiologist you will be required to work as an advanced independent practitioner in echocardiography, providing highly specialised technical services that impact directly upon the clinical management of patients.

As part of the role you would be expected to train in advanced imaging modalities such as stress echo, 3D echo and TOE

You will be responsible for organising and delivering theoretical and practical training in echocardiography cardiac physiology to a wide range of staff. Also, be responsible for supporting and encouraging both medical and physiologist staff to work towards professional accreditation (BSE).

The post holder will maintain a high standard of clinical practise and will act as a role model for junior members of staff within the Cardiology department.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,000 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: "The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff; a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential."

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Date posted

09 November 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

229-MED-4525163-B

Job locations

County Hospital

Stonebow Road

Hereford

HR1 2ER


Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

All NHS workers in England who have face to face contact with patients are encouraged to fully vaccinate against COVID 19. Please carefully consider this requirement when applying for this position.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

All NHS workers in England who have face to face contact with patients are encouraged to fully vaccinate against COVID 19. Please carefully consider this requirement when applying for this position.

Person Specification

Education

Essential

  • Registration with the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) and/or HCPC
  • BSC in Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) or equivalent APEL and ONC, plus HNC in Medical Physics and Physiological Measurement (MPPM).6 or equivalent experience to Masters level.
  • Accreditation with BSE or BHRS
  • Membership of the Society for Cardiological Science and Technology (MSCST)
  • Immediate Life Support
  • Management and Leadership qualification i.e. ILM Level 7 or Mary Seacole or equivalent, or willingness to work towards

Desirable

  • D32/D33 Assessor's award or Mentorship qualification

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

Essential

  • Considerable recent prior Clinical Cardiology experience at Highly Specialist Clinical Physiologist Level
  • The ability to perform highly specialist cardiac investigations appropriate to the grade underpinned by a high degree of specialist knowledge.

Desirable

  • Experience of managing a service or part of a service
  • An up to date knowledge of current national operational initiatives relating to cardiology diagnostics and physiology services

Experience

Essential

  • Extensive experience in relevant specialty
  • Demonstrable delivery of advanced clinical skills in practice
  • Significant evidence of involvement of service development

Desirable

  • Experience in implementing change
Person Specification

Education

Essential

  • Registration with the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) and/or HCPC
  • BSC in Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) or equivalent APEL and ONC, plus HNC in Medical Physics and Physiological Measurement (MPPM).6 or equivalent experience to Masters level.
  • Accreditation with BSE or BHRS
  • Membership of the Society for Cardiological Science and Technology (MSCST)
  • Immediate Life Support
  • Management and Leadership qualification i.e. ILM Level 7 or Mary Seacole or equivalent, or willingness to work towards

Desirable

  • D32/D33 Assessor's award or Mentorship qualification

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

Essential

  • Considerable recent prior Clinical Cardiology experience at Highly Specialist Clinical Physiologist Level
  • The ability to perform highly specialist cardiac investigations appropriate to the grade underpinned by a high degree of specialist knowledge.

Desirable

  • Experience of managing a service or part of a service
  • An up to date knowledge of current national operational initiatives relating to cardiology diagnostics and physiology services

Experience

Essential

  • Extensive experience in relevant specialty
  • Demonstrable delivery of advanced clinical skills in practice
  • Significant evidence of involvement of service development

Desirable

  • Experience in implementing change

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

Wye Valley NHS Trust

Address

County Hospital

Stonebow Road

Hereford

HR1 2ER


Employer's website

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


Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust

Address

County Hospital

Stonebow Road

Hereford

HR1 2ER


Employer's website

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


For questions about the job, contact:

Head of Heart & Lung

Mike Howard

Michael.Howard@wvt.nhs.uk

01432355444

Date posted

09 November 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

229-MED-4525163-B

Job locations

County Hospital

Stonebow Road

Hereford

HR1 2ER


Supporting documents

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