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Clinical Physiologist – Specialising in Echocardiography

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Clinical Physiologist
NHS AfC: Band 7
Part time: 30 hours per week
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Southport and Formby DGH
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
07/12/2020 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.



Job overview

Clinical Physiologist – Specialising in Echocardiography

30 hours per week


Advertising date - 9.11.2020

Closing date - 7.12.2020

Shortlisting date - w/c 7.12.2020

Proposed Interview date -  December 2020

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic, proficient and experienced echocardiographer to join our friendly echocardiography team. BSE accreditation in Adult Transthoracic Echo is essential, experience of paediatric echocardiography would be an advantage. All candidates should be on the voluntary RCCP register.

You will work alongside a team of Cardiac Physiologists performing and reporting Echo’s, Dysynchrony Echo’s, and assisting in TOE’s and Bubble Echoes. Experience of Stress Echo and Contrast Echo would be an advantage. The department has several G.E Echo machines and an EchoPac reporting station.

You should also have experience to perform and report ETT”s, Ambulatory Tape Monitors, BP monitors, ECGs and basic Respiratory Function Tests (experience in Full Respiratory Studies would be an advantage).

You will also be involved in the supervision and training of physiologists, doctors and nurses and must be committed to continually improving your professional skills.

Working for our organisation

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To perform comprehensive and high quality echocardiograms, ensuring that the British Society of Echocardiography guidelines are maintained, up to date and relevant to current clinical and technical practice.

Work as an independent practitioner, producing written clinical reports offering differential diagnosis to assist clinicians in patient management.

Work in other areas of clinical physiology as required, performing highly specialist complex investigations and to supervise, analyse and interpret a wide range of procedures autonomously.

Undertake the role of Risk and Infection Control Lead for the Service.

Line management responsibility of Specialised Clinical Physiologists.

Person specification

BSE accreditation in Adult Transthoracic Echo

Essential criteria
  • Achieved accreditation


Desirable criteria
  • RCCP register

Experience of Stress Echo and Contrast Echo

Desirable criteria
  • Years experience
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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lorraine Gresty
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Lead Clinical Physiologist
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