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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/04/2021.


Job Reference: 165-21-04-025

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

Please Note - The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is following the current Government guidelines regarding social distancing.

With this in mind, all interviews are now conducted by video link using Microsoft Teams. Full details of our process will be given to shortlisted candidates when invited to interview.




Part-Time 27hrs per week (0.72 WTE)

Permanent Position

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our small, friendly team at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. We are seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated and knowledgeable Band 7 Adult Echocardiographer. The post holder must independently perform and report transthoracic echocardiograms to BSE standards in a wide range of clinical settings. The Echocardiography Service at Rotherham is now under new leadership and is looking for a forward thinking individual to help shape the future of the department. Interest in an advanced area of echocardiography (such as Stress Echo) is desirable and will be actively encouraged. The successful candidate will participate in quality assurance and in the training of junior staff and Cardiology medics.


The Cardiac Physiology team at Rotherham provide a comprehensive range of procedures:


  • Echocardiography (trans-thoracic, trans-oesophageal, 3D and stress)
  • Cardiac Device Implantation and Follow-Up Service (ICD/ CRT/ PPM / ILR) plus Remote Monitoring and HIS Bundle Pacing
  • Physiologist-Led ILR Implantation
  • Physiologist-Led Device Pre-Assessment
  • Cardiac Angiography
  • Ambulatory ECG/BP monitoring and analysis (including Cardiac Memo service)
  • Open access GP ECG/ 24 hour reporting service
  • Physiologist/ Doctor led exercise tests including Myocardial Perfusion, Physical and Pharmacological Stress
  • Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic
  • Tilt Table Testing


Applicants must have completed the MSc level Scientist Training Programme (STP) or hold equivalent qualifications (e.g. BSc in Clinical Physiology or HTEC MPPM with SCST Parts I and II). RCCP/ AHCS/HCPC registration is expected British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) accreditation is essential. Post holders will demonstrate both leadership skills and initiative to assist in shaping and developing our services. We are committed to providing a high quality service and actively encourage personal professional development and further training.

For a more detailed insight into the position, please contact Debbie Wilkinson, Echocardiography Lead;; 01709 427670.

This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application quickly to avoid missing your chance to apply. Should you be successful in your application we will contact you via NHS Jobs and this will appear on your homepage under 'Interviews'.

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Please ensure your application includes referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. TRFT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers.

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from everyone. The Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves. We will consider applications to work flexibly. If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team to discuss.

The cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure, and you can choose to have this deducted from either your first month’s salary or in instalments over your first 3 months’ salary. The current price of a standard check is £23 and an enhanced check is £40.

The Trust offers free car parking at the Woodside Building (Woodside Building, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2TY) if your interview is at the Main Hospital Site, which is a five-minute walk from Woodside. If you require accessible parking or any other reasonable adjustment in order to attend your interview, please contact the Recruitment Team, who will be happy to help you.

You will be asked for proof of your qualifications at the conditional offer stage of your employment. If you are unable to provide evidence the offer may be withdrawn.

New starters to the NHS will start at the bottom of the advertised salary band.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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