Practice Educator Cardiac Physiology (Echo)
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
The closing date is 15 June 2023
15% R & R applied if BSE accredited and registered with AHCS/RCCP or HCPC
Are you an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced Cardiac Physiologist keen to join an innovative team of Cardiac Physiologists and other Health Care Professionals? And would you like to lead an echo service that is rapidly expanding and looking to the future?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Cardiac Physiologist to lead echo training and education at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated individual to join our busy and friendly team. You would be expected to lead training and education in your specialist field of echo, as well as support the whole physiology team with training related tasks outside of specialist field. Previous experience of leadership and management as well as a proven track record in training and education is essential.
The successful applicant should have a minimum of 2 years band 7 experience and demonstrated leadership qualities. BSc (Hons) in Clinical Physiology (Cardiology)/ BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Cardiac Science) or equivalent and BSE accreditation plus RCCP, AHCS or HCPC registration. Postgraduate qualifications would also be an advantage.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be a highly trained and experienced cardiac physiologist specialised in echocardiography. They will be responsible for overseeing and leading the training and education needs of the whole cardiac Physiology team. The post holder will also lead on echo training including level 1 echo for other professions.
The successful candidate will be expected to facilitate the development of advanced clinical practice roles within their area of specialism. We are in the process of developing a physiologist lead TOE service; currently TOE during AF ablation is lead by the Cardiac Physiology team. We are also in the process of developing physiologist lead stress echo.
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.
The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 500,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.
The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.
We employ over 6,500 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.
25 May 2023
Agenda for change
£50,952 to £57,349 a year 15% R&R applied if conditions met
Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.
Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at Enhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)
At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.
- BSc Healthcare Science (Cardiac)/ MSc Healthcare Science (Cardiac) or equivalent
- BSE accreditation
- AHCS/HCPC or RCCP registration as a Cardiac Practitioner or Scientist
- Postgraduate qualification in management/ education or cardiology
- Significant postgraduate experience in echo including advanced echo (TOE/Stress echo)
- Proven experience in training and education of Cardiac Physiologists and other professionals
- Experience of supporting/mentoring Cardiac Physiologists on programmes such as PTP/STP/ETP
- Experience in a variety of non-invasive cardiac diagnostics
- Managerial experience such as organising rotas, managing performance/ absence
- Experience/ proven involvement in QA processes for echo
- Experience in the Cath lab and pacing
- Research experience
- High level written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent time management and organisational skills
- Ability to interpret complex data such as journal articles
- Able to work across all sites (TWH/MH/CDC) and flexible with shift work
- Demonstrates trust values 'PRIDE'
- Uses initiative and is able to work independently
- UK Driving license
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).
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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
For questions about the job, contact:
Lead Cardiac Scientist
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