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Highly Specialised Cardiac Physiologist - Echocardiographer

Job Reference: 153-HK-9753-A

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Dorset - All Sites, Dorset
£40,057 -£45,839 pa

Join us at this very exciting time as Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals have just merged into the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.

We have ambitious plans to develop our sites, making even better use of our combined resources to serve our population most effectively.

Joining the teams at University Hospitals Dorset you will be taking up the many opportunities that Dorset has to offer in the way of a rewarding work life balance.

We are located within an area of amazing beauty which includes opportunities to drive, walk, run, swim or cycle in the New Forest , in the Purbecks, along miles of golden beaches and the Jurassic coastline. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town with a wide selection of restaurants and cafes; theatres, cinemas and sporting activities and Poole attracts many visitors, has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

Transport links are excellent with Bournemouth International airport, Cross-channel ferry terminals at Poole and direct train access to London.

Please note: all staff being recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

Due to the expansion of our cardiac services, we are pleased to offer the opportunity for a Highly Specialised Echocardiographer to complement our Cardiac Physiology team here at University Hospitals Dorset.

University Hospitals Dorset is comprised of two main sites at Bournemouth and Poole. We are situated in the beautiful county of Dorset and are perfectly positioned between miles of golden sandy beaches, the picturesque New Forest National Park and the world heritage Jurassic coast.

We are extremely proud of our BSE Accredited Echocardiography departments across our two sites. As well as standard transthoracic studies we also perform 3D echocardiograms, Physiologist led Heart Failure clinics, bubble and contrast studies and stress echo procedures as well as supporting the transoesophageal echo service.

We are a forward thinking team that consistently strive to improve and develop our services and encourage all team members to actively engage in this process. Continued professional development is supported through weekly departmental meetings and MDT imaging reviews as well as regular attendance at national and international conferences.

The successful candidate will hold BSE accreditation, be enthusiastic and passionate about improving patient centred care and be motivated about providing in-house training for junior physiologists. Clinical skills in either cardiac rhythm management or PCI are desirable but not essential. The post is for a full time position however part time applicants will be considered.

We are a friendly and welcoming team that are passionate about all aspects of cardiology and delivering a high standard of patient care - so if this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for then we look forward to hearing from you.

If you are interested in relocating to Bournemouth we offer an excellent relocation package of up to £13,000. For further details on relocation expenses please visit the Trust website.

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth Hospital or Poole Hospital

Interview Date: 5th October 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Louisa Collins - Cardiac Service Manager for Non-Invasive Cardiology

Email address Telephone number 0300 019 4129

Please note that this advert may be removed before the end date if sufficient applications are received.

We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.


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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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