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Highly Specialised Echocardiographer

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Royal Preston Hospital
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum
18/10/2019 23:59

We currently have an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated Echocardiographer to join our dedicated and friendly team at the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust is based across two sites, Preston and Chorley Hospitals. We have four Consultant Cardiologists and currently serve a population of 390,000.  We are a Foundation Trust and Teaching Hospital and actively participate in the training of SpR’s and Registrars.

The Cardiac Physiology Team perform all routine non-invasive and invasive investigations, The invasive work is undertaken in the Cardiac Catheterisation Suite at Royal Preston Hospital which was upgraded to dual laboratories and refurbished in 2011.

Within echocardiography the team perform invasive and non-invasive studies; performing 13,000 transthoracic, 300 Transoesophageal and 120 contrast and bubble studies per annum. The Department runs an Open Access Heart Failure Service which was established in 2002 and has recently incorporated a Direct Access Echocardiography Service and Physiologist Led Valve Clinic. The Trust is a tertiary centre for nephrology, neurosurgery and cancer services. Our echocardiography service is utilised prior to and post treatment for these patients.

The successful candidate will work mainly in performing and reporting adult transhoracic echocardiograms but will also contribute to the provision of other clinical measurement services, if required.  You will be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day running of the service, and perform the wide range of investigations. You will be required to assist in the current development of our services within stress, 3D imaging and tissue Doppler.

The successful candidate must be able to perform, and be willing to undertake, the challenge of developing these services further with appropriate training and development. You should be a self-motivated, well organised with excellent interpersonal skills.  You should have the ability to prioritise and use your own initiative. You should have a flexible attitude and the willingness to travel between sites.

Continuous professional development is strongly encouraged at this Trust and you will have excellent opportunities to develop further your skills and knowledge.

Training and supervision will form part of this role. We have recently appointed a trainee associate practitioner. You will be responsible to mentor, provide training, development and support of this candidate.

You must have proven post-registration experience with a BSc (Hons) Degree qualification in Cardiology or equivalent. You should have extensive experience as a senior cardiac physiologist and must have RCCP and BSE Accreditation.

**Those that do not have their British Society of Echocardiography Accreditation need not apply**


Interview date: To be confirmed

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Shahid Tagari, Cardio-Respiratory Team Manager on 01772 522253 or via email