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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/12/2021.

Principal Echocardiographer

Job Reference: 213-DH-2068

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Denmark Hill, London
£54,223 - £60,316 per annum, inc HCA +15% RRP

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 13,500 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) sites at Denmark Hill in Camberwell and at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in the London Borough of Bromley.

The Cardiac Non-invasive Diagnostic Department performs over 30,000 non-invasive procedures per annum. The Echo department features the latest cardiac ultrasound equipment in an all-encompassing digital echo lab. It provides transthoracic, TOE, 3D, DSE and stress exercise echo and contrast studies for all specialties in the Trust. King’s College Hospital is a renowned research institution and encourages participation in new and on-going projects. In addition, our Cardiac Catheter labs perform complex electrophysiology studies, complex device implants, advanced coronary interventional procedures, including TAVIs, MitraClip, PFO/ ASD/ LAA device closure and primary angioplasty.

We are looking for a highly enthusiastic Principal Echocardiographer to lead our internationally recognised echocardiography services at King’s College Hospital.

This post attracts a 15% Recruitment and Retention Premium.

Applicants should demonstrate a high level of clinical and technical expertise in Echocardiography. Clinical Physiology BSc degree or higher combined with appropriate technical training and Echocardiography accreditation (BSE, EACVI or equivalent) are mandatory for this position. Candidates will be expected to have HCPC registration or be working towards STP Equivalence. All candidates will also be expected to demonstrate competence and expertise in the full range of advanced echocardiography techniques (TOE, Stress echo, 3D and contrast echo).

Applicants must be highly self-motivated, well organised, flexible and reliable. They should demonstrate a good understanding of issues pertinent to delivery of echocardiography services and be enthusiastic to both teach and learn new professional clinical skills within the field of echocardiography. We are looking for someone who can help us to grow, improve and quality assure our Echo service so that we can continue to be proud of the care we deliver while ensuring that our multidisciplinary team, our patients and their families have a service that they trust.

We are looking for someone who can lead echo projects to improve patient pathway, service delivery and/or patient experience, and be responsible for the planning and leading future developments as appropriate; and be responsible for ensuring that capacity and productivity of Echocardiography department are maximised. In addition to the relevant formal qualifications required for this post; proven experience of strong leadership and team management skills required to support the maintenance of a highly active service are seen as essential.

We actively encourage continuous professional development with staff attending both national and international conferences and courses. We also encourage staff to complete STP equivalence, stress and TOE accreditation. We currently offer some physiologist led services such as valve clinic, exercise and valve stress echocardiography and are developing new services for the future.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Eleanor McPhail

Job title Principal Cardiac Physiologist

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Telephone number 02032994805


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