Specialist Cardiac Physiologist Band 7

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

The closing date is 21 September 2021

Job summary

We are recruiting highly specialised physiologists in echocardiography or BSE accredited physiologists with proven competency in transthoracic echocardiography; training will be offered to fulfil band 7 competencies.

This is an exciting opportunity for candidates to develop their career across some very specialist areas in the largest single site heart and chest hospital in the country. We offer training and education and are supported by five imaging consultants.

Main duties of the job

This position will allow the successful candidate the opportunity to participate in complex echo techniques including stress and contrast echo, TOE and invasive procedures requiring echo support.

The Echo department covers many specialist areas including ICC, Valve clinic, Cardio oncology and Sports/athlete clinics.

The successful candidate will also be required to participate in a rota to cover community based clinics.

The successful candidate will also assist in the development and delivery of training plans. The candidate should be able to provide evidence of continuing professional development.

About us

  • Here at LHCH, we have a clear vision 'to be the best cardiothoracic integrated healthcare organisation' and we are seeking applications from motivated and dynamic physiologists who are ambitious and possess a professional attitude. We are looking for candidates who share our passion for patient and family care.
  • As a tertiary centre our work is generally complex and specialised; this is an ideal opportunity to develop your skills as an echocardiographer.
  • The team have developed physiologist led services including valve clinic and contrast clinics.
  • The team work closely with 5 supportive imaging consultants who also have their own specialties. They provide regular training, education and weekly MDT sessions for sharing cases, discussing patient pathways etc.

Job description

Job responsibilities


To provide experienced and multi-skilled hands-on participation in the complete range of Echocardiography investigations provided by The Liverpool heart & Chest Hospital.

To provide support for specialist echo techniques including stress and contrast echo.

To provide support for Transoesophageal echo and other invasive procedures.

To assist the Echo lead in designated management aspects of the Echo department

To provide training and assessments to other members of staff of various grades within the given specialty areas.

Please see attachment for full job description

Person Specification



  • Evidence of on-going personal development
  • Proven experience and expert knowledge in Echocardiography
  • Competent to perform full range of echocardiographic procedures.
  • Active Membership of BSE
  • Evidence of prior management responsibilities
  • Importance of confidentiality
  • Health and Safety


  • Computer skills ECDL etc.
  • NHS management training/experience in recruitment, disciplinary procedures, sickness absence etc
  • Personal development in areas of Leadership.



  • ONC BTEC MPPM or Equivalent.
  • HNC HTEC MPPM or Equivalent.
  • BSc Clinical Physiology
  • Voluntary Registered with RCCP
  • BSE accreditation or equivalent



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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/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.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/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.

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

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital


Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

Thomas Drive



L14 3PE

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Date posted

08 September 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 7


£40,057 to £45,839 a year



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

Thomas Drive



L14 3PE

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