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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/01/2021.

Senior Chief Cardiac Physiologist – Echo.

Job Reference: 370-HSW7ECG-1478

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

We are WHH an NHS Foundation Trust acknowledged as providing a positive learning environment and proud to be recognised as a Teaching Hospital. We provide first class services at Warrington Hospital, Halton General Hospital and the Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre in the North West of England.

Our mission is to be Outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other.

We pride ourselves in being consciously inclusive and enjoy working with and for the diverse community we serve, employing a high calibre of skilled staff, reflective of our communities.

Our vision is to continue to deliver high quality, safe and sustainable health and care services to the local population of Warrington, Halton and beyond. Our approach to healthcare is founded on our five core values; Working Together, Excellence, Accountable, Role Models and Embracing Change.

As an applicant or employee of WHH you have our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, it’s the way we work! Our beliefs and culture insist that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment from the start of the employment journey.

Working at WHH means joining a team of 4,000+ professional and support staff who local people look to, to keep them well and support their well-being. If you embrace these values and are motivated to making a difference to our patients, we'll look forward to receiving your application.

Senior Chief Cardiac Physiologist (Echocardiography

Band 6 / Band 7 (dependent upon experience).

Full Time (Part-time will be considered)

Join us at an exciting time for Warrington and Halton hospitals NHS Foundation Teaching Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

Applications are invited from highly motivated professionals with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, so if you are a dynamic, enthusiastic cardiac physiologist and being part of a developing service interests you, come and join us!

We welcome enquiries from both a proficient Band 6 wishing to progress further in Echocardiography or a Band 7 wanting to advance their practice. BSE/EACVI accreditation is preferred, however applicants with sufficient experience will be considered with view to gaining accreditation in the future. Applicants with accreditation/qualifications other than those mentioned will be considered on case-by-case basis.

The echocardiography service at the Trust is about to enter another exciting period of change with the recruitment of a 9th consultant specializing in imaging, particularly the development of cardiac MRI.

Currently our echo service provides 2D and 3D Transthoracic echo across two sites for both inpatients and outpatients; A dedicated transthoracic Herceptin clinic; Medical and physiological stress echo; Urgent and elective transesophageal echo. Training in advanced roles is encouraged and supported and we have team members working towards stress echo and transesophageal accreditation supported by our imaging consultants.

The consultant imaging lead takes an active role in physiologist development and the development of physiologist led specialized services. We have recently procured new equipment including a 3D TOE probe.

There are weekly echo team meetings to discuss service delivery and technical echo questions. Training and development is actively encouraged.

We are working towards departmental accreditation and the successful candidate would be expected to take an active part in achieving this including audit activity.

Do you want a challenge, to learn new skills and help build a service?

For informal visit or further information please contact:

Carol Graham, Cardio-respiratory service manager, Lesley Jones or Natasha Anderson Clinical modality leads for echo.

Telephone (01925) 275519



This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

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