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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/10/2020.

Highly Specialist Cardiac Physiologist / Echocardiographer

Job Reference: 317-2020-40-07-DR

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Cardio. ECG - Corporate
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an enthusiastic Paediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Echocardiography Department. This post would suit a Paediatric and ACHD Echocardiographer who is looking to enhance their knowledge in this highly specialist cardiothoracic unit. Although previous paediatric and ACHD experience is desirable, for a motivated and experienced BSE accredited echocardiographer this may be the ideal role to develop skills and experience in paediatric and ACHD echocardiography with in post support provided by current echocardiographers and supportive paediatric/ACHD consultant cardiologists.

Paediatric echocardiograms are performed and reported in a dedicated Children’s Outpatient Department along with ward and intensive care echocardiography provision. Our echocardiography rooms are specially set up with TV/DVD’s/projectors/toys to enhance the child’s experience of the test. We undertake echocardiograms for a variety of reasons, ranging from simple innocent murmurs to complex single ventricle physiology. We provide pre-operative and post-operative studies. Inpatients can be supported with ventricular assist devices, extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or can be pre or post heart transplant.

ACHD echocardiography is also provided in the outpatient/inpatient and intensive care environments. Our ACHD patient population would also provide the successful applicant with experience in a large variety of conditions. We are one of the few centres in the UK to transplant patients with complex adult congenital heart disease.

We have an enthusiastic and approachable team of consultant paediatric and ACHD cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, specialist nurses, clinic/ward staff, allied health professionals and work as part of a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team.


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