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Healthcare Scientist Specialist (Valve)

Job Reference: 196-BRC1631

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Cardiac Physiology
Cross site, London
£54,223 - £60,316 p.a. inc. HCA + RRP of £5130

The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

Do you want to advance your echo career within the field of heart valve disease?


Would you enjoy the challenge of an innovative role created to support and develop our expanding heart valve service?

RRP reviewed periodically.

Our world-class valve team consists of five imaging cardiologists, two interventional cardiologists, one consultant scientist, four healthcare scientists with a specialist interest in valve disease and one senior nurse. There are five scientist led valve clinics and one murmur clinic each week. Our service enjoys close links with the microbiology and cardiothoracic surgery teams. We hold weekly TAVI, endocarditis and mitral valve MDTs and support our staff with the advanced clinical practice skills required for this service. We also provide transoesophageal echocardiography support during interventional cases. Accreditation in transoesophageal echocardiography is desirable for this post.


The position would suit an echocardiographer with extensive experience of managing a heart valve disease clinic and a drive to impart their knowledge to others. The ideal candidate will have good interpersonal and organisational skills and the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team. The successful candidate must hold British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) adult accreditation (or an equivalent qualification in echocardiography) and possess broad specialist skills in echocardiography.


The post holder will be responsible for organising the heart valve team of echocardiographers and for training junior staff in heart valve disease. In addition, the role will extend into the Southeast Network and include training and quality control roles as required. The successful candidate will form part of the senior cardiac physiology management team and will work closely with the Head of Echocardiography and the valve consultant team in developing training programmes to support the development of new services and roles.


The echo department at Guy’s and St Thomas’ includes twenty three BSE accredited echocardiographers and five adult specialist echocardiologists. It is a supportive department with high standards. Opportunities for continuing professional development are excellent and studying for postgraduate qualifications is encouraged. We currently support four HSST (Higher Specialist Scientific Training) students in Cardiac Science here at Guy’s and St Thomas’. We are actively encouraging our echocardiographers to seek equivalence via the Academy for Healthcare Science and become registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as Clinical Scientists.


Our working days run from 8am until 6pm and weekend work is routine. Flexible working (including annualised hours) is available for our staff. Currently work is carried out across four sites (St Thomas’, Guys, Tess Jowell Health Centre in East Dulwich and Gracefield Gardens Community Clinic in Streatham). Successful candidates will be part of a rotation to give you widespread exposure across all four sites.


St Thomas’ is situated in the heart of London immediately opposite the Houses of Parliament and Guy’s is at London Bridge, opposite The Shard. Both hospitals have excellent transport links and an on-site nursery, along with a wide range of further innovative programmes and resources to help you enjoy a healthy lifestyle and maintain a great work/life balance.


For more information or to arrange an informal visit to the department please contact:


Sheila Subbiah on 020 7185 2896 or email


Prof Ronak Rajani via

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameSheila SubbiahJob titleHead of Echocardiography and Community Services.Email addresssheila.subbiah@gstt.nhs.ukTelephone number0207 188 0988

Guy’s and St Thomas’ celebrates, respects and values the diversity of its staff and patients. We review our policies, procedures and practices to ensure that all employees, patients and carers are treated equitable according to their needs. We are actively committed to ensuring that no one who applies for a job, works or study’s at the Trust, or accesses our services is discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, religion or belief, age, gender identity, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, or marital/civil partnership.

Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

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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.

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