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Band 7 Echocardiographer

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Charing Cross Hospital


£44,347 - £50,549 pa inc

18/10/2019 23:59

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Fulfil your potential in hospitals that make history:
Charing Cross, Hammersmith, St Mary's, Queen Charlotte's & Chelsea and Western Eye
With five world-renowned hospitals, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is full of opportunity if you are looking to develop your healthcare career.
We are an NHS Trust of 10,000 people, providing care for over a million patients from north west London and beyond every year. We have a rich heritage and an ambitious vision for the future of our patients and local communities.
With our partners, Imperial College London, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, we form Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre, one of 11 academic health science centres in the UK, working to ensure the rapid translation of research for better patient care and excellence in education.
We are proud of our heritage in innovation and we are early adopters of new insights in technologies, techniques and treatments for improving health.
The Imperial NHS Trust is made up of five hospitals in North West London and partnered with Imperial College London. As a trust we provide specialist healthcare to a population of over two million patients across all our hospitals
Our vision is to be a world leader in transforming health through innovation in patient care, education and research.
To enable us to achieve this, our objectives are:
+ To achieve excellent patient experience and outcomes, deliver with care and compassion.
+ To educate and engage skilled and diverse people committed to continual learning and improvement.
+ As an academic health science center, to generate world leading research that is translated rapidly into exceptional clinical care.
+ To pioneer integrated models of care with our partners to improve the health of the communities we serve.
+ To realize the organization's potential through excellent leadership, efficient use of resources and effective governance.
Charing Cross hospital is a 511 bedded acute general teaching hospital which is discretely set back on the north bank of the river Thames. Charing Cross hospital site is host to a specialist hyper acute stroke unit for the region and are a hub for integrated care in partnership with local GPs and community providers
Across the Trust we offer a range of echocardiographic examinations including adult TTE, 3D, TOE, DSE, bubble studies, contrast studies, valve clinic and an inherited disease echocardiography clinic. A number of these clinics are physiologist led or closely supported by the clinical team.
We are fortunate enough owing to an expansion, to be able to offer an experienced band 7's or senior band 6 cardiac physiologists an opportunity in the area of Echocardiography. As a band 6 you much have a minimum of two years' experience working at that level in Cardiac Physiology ideally having already passed the written BSE or EACVI exam
We offer a supportive environment for training and development. Have a minimum of six dedicated consultant led echo meeting/teaching sessions each month. We actively encourage attendance of internal and national conferences for continued professional development and peer to peer discussion. This role comes with development opportunities and progression for the right candidates.
You will be expected to demonstrate proven competency in performing and reporting echocardiography studies and have BSE, EACVI or similar accreditation and able to perform and led independently in all the other non-invasive areas to join our teams
In exchange you will be expected to demonstrate intention to develop, maturity and experience consistent with this grade and position, however, further training will be provided if necessary
The successful candidate must have successfully completed the BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science or Physiological Sciences 3 year program. Please note that you must have a valid Cardiac Physiology degree and practice as a qualified Cardiac Physiologist. If you do not possess a valid Cardiac physiology degree you will not be short listed" and therefore should not apply.
We currently offer a longer working day with a fortnightly day off. However a flexible working pattern could be discussed at interview. The Trust is actively promoting the provision of seven day diagnostic services; therefore some weekend working may be required
Have a look through our Cardiac Physiology brochure to learn more about our team at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Previous applicants are welcomed to apply
Interviews will be held on Monday 28^th October 2019
At Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people. You'll be working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.
Benefits include opportunities for career development, flexible working and wellbeing, plus a staff recognition scheme. Also, take advantage of optional benefits including the cycle to work and car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.
All of our hospitals have quick transport access to the Westfield shopping and leisure centre, the West End and a range of local bars, cafes and restaurants - ideal for team socials!
Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email and text message (if you provide a mobile contact number)

Applicant requirements
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.

Further details / informal visits contact
For further information or for an informal visit please contact Laura Reid, Principal Cardiac Physiologist on [Click here to apply] or e-mail [Click here to apply]

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