University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)

The closing date is 27 June 2022

Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a busy, dynamic British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) accredited echocardiogram department in the centre of Bristol, on a fixed term basis.

This is an opportunity to experience working in a tertiary centre setting, with exposure to a range of complex pathologies.

Applicants should hold the BSE transthoracic echocardiography accreditation or equivalent, be competent to issue independent reports and provide teaching for medical and non-medical staff.

The post holder may be required to work work flexibly at multiple sites, but core hours will be Monday to Friday (other patterns will be considered at the candidates request).

Main duties of the job

Perform and report adult transthoracic studies to meet British Society of Education and internal guidelines.

Perform and report a range of complex studies, to include adult congenital heart disease , inherited cardiac conditions, pre and post operative studies to include TAVi, Mitraclip and Tendyne studies.

To train other sonographers and health care professionals to perform echocardiograms.

To be fully involved in quality improvement processes.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

qulifications and experience


  • BSc Hons undergraduate
  • BSE accreditation
  • NHS experience
  • ACHD experience
  • Stress echo experience
  • Research experience


  • 2.1 or above

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

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Heart Institute

Terrell Street



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Sarah Fairbairn


Date posted

15 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 7


£40,057 to £45,839 a year pa pro rata


Fixed term


6 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Bristol Heart Institute

Terrell Street



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