The Cardio-respiratory Department has a base at both hospital sites with Cardiac Diagnostics based predominantly at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford. We currently use a combination of GE and Philips Echo machines and have just had our Cardiac Catheter Laboratory Lab refurbished with the Philps Azurion system. We perform over 600 ILR, Brady and complex Cardiac device implants a year and perform over 1000 transthoracic Echoes a month.
The Cardio-respiratory Department is a BSE accredited department looking for a Specialised/Highly Specialised Cardiac Physiologist, specialising in Echocardiography. We perform transthoracic and complex (DSE/TOE) Echocardiography and looking for a dynamic, professional and self-motivated physiologist to join our team.
*This is a band 6 position moving to band 7 when relevant experience has been achieved, if experience is already held this will be a offered as a Band 7 position*
Main duties of the job
As a Specialised Cardiac Physiologist we expect you to proficient at/or working towards performing and reporting TTE, and assist with TOE and DSE - with a view toward BSE accreditation.
Ideally you will be working towards BSE accreditation but along with Echo we expect the suitable candidate to be competent in providing a high level of care, accuracy and expertise in performing a wide range of Cardiac diagnostics.
We also expect competency in performing and supporting all other Cardiac Diagnostics provided by the department. This includes, but is not limited to: Holter fitting and analysis, performing ETT, supporting CPEX and diagnostic angiography. We also expect an understanding of basic pacing with some experience of implants and the principles of ICD/CRT.
Working for our organisation
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is the main provider of district general hospital services for nearly half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.
Our main service locations are The Princess Royal Hospital in Telford and The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in Shrewsbury. Together the hospitals have just over 700 beds and assessment & treatment trolleys.
Both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital services including accident & emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.
BSE Clinicical Science or equivalent
BSE accreditation, part or complete
Certificate in ECG and /or ASCST Part 1 and 2
Experience of working with the public
Experience of working within a healthcare setting