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Lead Cardiac Physiologist for Paediatric Echocardiography

Job Reference: 200-3230503-SJH-PT-A

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cardiac Investigations
St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London
£52,643 - £58,558 pa inc HCAS

Band 8a Lead Cardiac Physiologist: Paediatric Echocardiography (15% Recruitment and Retention Premium)

St. George’s Hospital (SGH) is looking to appoint a Lead Cardiac Physiologist to manage the paediatric and neonatal echocardiography services. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced, accredited congenital Echocardiographer who is seeking career progression. The post holder would be expected to advise on service design based on their expertise in Paediatric Echo and to lead the training and development of junior physiologists and Neonatal medical staff. The post holder would develop a training programme with the aim of trainees achieving the EACVI accreditation in Congenital Echo. They will also coordinate CPD, education, and cross-site training at the designated tertiary centre and ensure a high-quality service by establishing departmental processes.

The post holder will be supported by the Principal Cardiac Physiologist for Imaging and Communities, the Neonatal Care Group Lead, and our visiting Consultant Paediatric Cardiologists. You will be joining a team of nearly 70 staff comprised of Cardiac Physiologists, admin, and support staff – who work together to support a team of highly skilled world class Cardiology Consultants. The cardiac physiology department is part of the SGH Cardiology Clinical Academic Group (CCAG) which provides high quality clinical service delivery as well as leading on international research.

The echocardiography department provides a service to a varied cohort of patients in numerous settings within the hospital, including 3 Intensive care units and a large CCU. We support a number of specialist services including: Cardiac thoracic surgery, Interventional structural heart disease, and Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

Our department has top spec echocardiography machines and analytical systems / software. All of which have strain and 3D capability. We have a multi-vendor fleet of Echo machines from GE, Siemens and Phillips.

You will be required to have AHCS / RCCP or HCPC registration and have BSc in Clinical Physiology or ACHS PTP or STP equivalency certificate. Full certification in EACVI Congenital Heart Disease is mandatory for this role.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameEliane CunliffeJob titleClinical Scientist and Principal Cardiac Physiologist for Echo & Community ServicesEmail addresseliane.cunliffe@stgeorges.nhs.ukTelephone number020 8266 6034Additional contact information





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