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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/09/2021.


Job Reference: 328-SC-3004274-C

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cardiac Investigations Unit
The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
£32,306 - £45,839 per annum

37.5 Hours per week (Permanent)


AFC Band 6/7 (dependent of experience and qualifications)

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and proficient individual who is trained within the field of Echocardiography and holds up to date BSE accredited in Adult TTE.

The successful candidate will be employed on either band 6/7 dependant on experience/ current employment, and expected to complete internal departmental competencies.

Due to the departments infrastructure if the successful candidate is competent in any areas such as Cath Lab- Primary PPCI/On-call, Non Invasive Cardiology or CRM these will be required to be maintained within this role.

The Echocardiography Unit is a large busy department split across 2 sites, the James Cook University Hospital and the Friarage. In addition we work a number of external community clinics.

The post holder will be expected to cross site cover at times depending on service needs and provide their own transport to and from these sites and community clinics.

This is an unrivalled opportunity to work at the leading edge of cardiac technology and patient care in a dynamic and innovative environment. Working with state-of-the-art echocardiographic equipment in a fully digital lab you will have the opportunity to work in all aspects of echocardiography, including 3D, in one of the North’s leading cardiac centres.

The department offers a range of imaging procedures: Transthoracic, TOE, DSE, exercise echocardiography, contrast echo, CRT optimisation, physiologist lead valve clinics , TAVI implants as well as echo support to research trials and open access echocardiography working along specialist imaging consultants.

The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough is a large tertiary referral centre for cardiothoracic services. There are 17 Cardiologists (2 based within the Cardiology Unit at the Friarage) 7 Surgeons,35 Cardiac Physiologists and 20 support staff across two sites providing an efficient and high quality service to patients. We currently have (8) dedicated echo rooms within the Trust, 2 of which are designed to perform stress and exercise echocardiography.

The departments on both sites are equipped with state-of-the-art technology which allows us to take both secondary and tertiary referrals. Additional services provided by the units include cardiac rhythm management device follow up along with a full range of non-invasive cardiology diagnostics including ECGs, ambulatory ECG, BP and extended ECG monitoring, exercise tolerance tests and rapid access chest pain clinic.

If you enjoy echocardiography or would be interested in a career in echocardiography and want to work in an enthusiastic, friendly and supportive team and develop your skills further this post for you.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust; this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to:-

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

For further details / Informal visits contact:

Sam Middleton

Tel: 01642 854607

Please be aware, there are occasions where some vacancies may close prior to the closing date advertised. This will only happen where sufficient applications are received AND will be made evident on the job advert.

Please note if you are successfully shortlisted, we will contact you via the email address that you have applied from so please ensure you check your emails regularly.

Existing employees of South Tees NHS Foundation Trust currently on the Redeployment Register, who meet the essential criteria for this post, will be shortlisted and interviewed prior to all other applicants.

IMPORTANT - Please ensure you read the 'Guidance Notes for Applicants' document attached to this advert before you start to complete your application form. This document provides detailed advice regarding the completion of your application form. The guidance document also provides in detail what identification and certificates you must provide at interview should you be shortlisted. As part of our pre-employment screening process, all applicants are required to provide references from their last continuous 3 year employment and/or training/education. The referees MUST be a Line Manager/Supervisor. Applicants are requested to ensure email addresses for all referees are included on their application form. Personal references and references from colleagues are not acceptable.

Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applicants and those who are not contacted within six weeks of the closing date should assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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