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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/11/2021.

Chief Cardiac Physiologist (+18% Recruitment & Retention Premia)

Job Reference: 384-LC-EMF8199

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
384 495170 Clinical Measurement
Guildford (Surrey)
£41,902 to £47,684 pa inc. HACS (+18%R&R)

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older people’s care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. We are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than £45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Band 7 Chief Cardiac Physiologist (Echocardiography) +18% Recruitment & Retention

We are seeking a suitably qualified Cardiac Physiologist / Echocardiographer to join our team at the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust.

The Cardiology Business Unit provides a full invasive and non-invasive cardiac service including cardiac catheterisation. The department also offers physiologist-led exercise testing, 24 hour ECG and BP monitoring and event recording.

We have a busy Pacemaker/ICD implant and follow-up service; we are the leading implant centre in Surrey for ICDs and CRTs.
In terms of echocardiography, the department currently performs around 8000-9500 routine echoes annually and around 1000 advance echoes such as Stress, Contrast and TOE. BSE accreditation in adult Echocardiography is essential (or equivalent such as EACVI).

It is essential that applicants will have a BSc in Clinical Physiology or EACVI accreditation equivalent and at least 1 year post BSE qualification experience in Transthoracic Echocardiography. Applicants must be a highly self-motivated, well organized, flexible and reliable.

You should be able to demonstrate expertise in advanced techniques in echocardiography and be enthusiastic to both teach and learn within the field of echocardiography.

Excellent communication, interpersonal and time management skills are a key requirement and your willingness to use initiative will see you succeed. There is a commitment to research within the department and you will be expected to be a part of this.

This post offers you the opportunity to work in a stimulating environment with a friendly motivated team, further develop your knowledge and skills in Echocardiography and leadership at band 7 level, participate in training and teaching, and ensure you are supported in maintaining your BSE accreditation.

We also able to offer flexible working hours of 8am to 6pm, four days per week with a fixed day off (following a two month settling in period), or 9am to 5pm five days per week.

A full training and induction programme will be provided to familiarise the successful candidate with departmental policies and procedures. We encourage you to give us a call to arrange an informal visit. If you would like to know more about this role please contact S. Ratnatheepan (Head of Echocardiography) Tel: 01483 571122 Ext 6419 or Ext 6529.

If you are interested in applying for this post please use the links provided to access the full job description/person specification and apply online.

The Royal Surrey is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can be made for any candidates with a disability.


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