Chief Echo Physiologist

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 08 July 2022

Job summary

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate expertise in echocardiography ensuring that the service model provides demonstrably high quality patient care within financial and clinical targets
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the full range of investigations carried out by the cardiology department.
  • Participate in joint lead role in the organisation of the department, provide support and carry out organisational and supervisory duties
  • Take a lead role in the maintenance of standards and quality in service development Cardiology team including active involvement in the training of related staff, whist maintaining and developing their own professionalism and expert skills and knowledge.
  • Cross site working within the different sites departments.
  • Participate in the shift rotas, including weekend work
  • Demonstrate a professional approach to patient care, and be able to communicate with patients clearly.
  • Effectively communicate within the department and other departments throughout the Trust

Main duties of the job

  • Work in our busy Cardiology department alongside the existing team to perform & report transthoracic Echocardiograms independently to standards outlined by the British Society of Echocardiography.
  • Assist with TOE and Stress Echo procedures
  • Demonstrate expertise in the performance of a range of specialist investigations carried out the cardiology department.
  • Interpret technical information & data from investigations and prepare reports
  • The post holder has a responsibility to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and maintain confidentiality of staff, patients and Trust business.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A&E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

Education & professional Qualifications


  • Degree in Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) or degree level equivalent education plus extensive experience
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • BLS plus defibrillator certification


  • RCCP registration
  • BSE Echocardiography



  • Significant experience as independent Echocardiography


  • Working knowledge of other cardiology investigations carried out in the Cardiology

Skills and aptitudes


  • High level of clinical and technical expertise in routine echocardiography


  • Experience with CRT optimisation
  • Experience in dysyncrony studies
  • Experience in contrast echocardiography
  • Experience in recruitment
  • Experience in creating departmental policies & procedures

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).

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Barnet Hospital

Wellhouse Lane



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Cassandra Bombata


Date posted

16 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 7


£45,024 to £50,806 a year R&T Incentive of 10%



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Barnet Hospital

Wellhouse Lane



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