Highly Specialised Echocardiographer in Chorley

Highly Specialised Echocardiographer in Chorley

Location: Chorley

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Recruiter: Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

Date Advertised: 2022-01-15

Job overviewWe 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 five Consultant Cardiologists and currently serve a population of 390,000. We are a teaching hospital and actively participate in the training of SpR’s and Registrars. Main duties of the jobYou will be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day running of the service, and perform the wide range of investigations. We are also hoping to extend our services with the permanent additions of stress, 3D imaging and tissue Doppler. This is a new post created to support the increasing demand outlined above and the proposed plans for our echocardiogram services. 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. Working for our organisationWe perform both invasive and non invasive studies within the Trust performing 16,000 transthoracic, 200 Transoesophageal and 90 contrast and bubble studies per annum. We also have an Open Access Heart Failure Service for our local GPs, established in 2002, performing 800 studies last year. The Trust is also a tertiary centre for nephrology, neurosurgery and cancer services where our echocardiography service is utilised prior to and post treatment for patients Detailed job description and main responsibilitiesYou 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. Person specification Qualifications and Education Essential criteria•Degree in Clinical Physiology, PTP or equivalent•RCCP registration or equivalent.•BSE Transthoracic Echocardiogram Accreditation•STP/Equivalence or evidence of continued relevant postgraduate professional development•ILM level 3 or equivalent in NHS Management Desirable criteria•Undertaking MSc•STP•Coaching/ mentoring qualification Knowledge & Experience Essential criteria•Appropriate post qualification experience in Cardiology as a qualified Highly Specialised Clinical Physiologist•Able to perform all investigations listed on the job description and provide evidence of competence•Evidence of Management of part of a service including staff management•Understanding of Trust policies and Procedures•Evidence of own CPD•IT literate Desirable criteria•Familiar with equipment routinely used in the department•Evidence of published articles Thanks for taking the time to view this advert; we’re looking forward to receiving your application. You should be aware that the vacancy may close earlier than the published date if sufficient applications are received so it would be best to apply as soon as you can. We’ll contact you by e-mail to update you on the progress of your application so please check the e-mail account that you applied from (including spam/junk) regularly. We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership, neurodiversity or veteran status are encouraged to apply for this post. Our Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders is available .To support you in your application process we’ve created an that shows what you can expect when you join our hospitals. The guide includes links to our strategic aims and objectives as well as our values, development support and rewards and benefits. To help you get the best from your application we’ve also put together a short e-learning guide to help you make your application the best it can be. Just click to go through it, or have it open as you complete your application.We recognise that the recruitment process may present barriers for some and you may need personal adjustments to enable you to participate in our recruitment process. Please make contact with the recruitment team at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post. 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