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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/06/2022.

Highly Specialist Echocardiographer

Job Reference: 284-22-DSCM-608

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Heart Investigation Unit
£40,057 to £45,839 pro rata

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application. BWC is committed to inclusion and diversity. Please ensure that you review the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against. If you believe your experience means you meet the criteria, please draw this out in your application.

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Note : This post is 28.5 hours ( Currently worked as three days 8-6 ) however flexible working options would be considered and full time hours may be available for the right candidate.

Are you an accredited and experienced Echocardiographer? Do you have a passion for cardiac imaging and a dedication to delivering high quality services with compassion and care?

If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to join our small but specialist team of Echocardiographers in the Heart Investigations Unit here at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

The post is based at our city centre Children’s Hospital, a leading UK specialist paediatric centre, offering expert care to 90,000 children and young people from across the country every year. Rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC in February 2017, we are a world leader in some of the most advanced treatments, complex surgical procedures and cutting-edge research and development.

Our Heart Investigations Unit currently provides a full range of cardiac investigations for outpatients, cardiac and non-cardiac inpatients and critical care patients. The successful candidate will take an active role in all areas of our echo service. You will work within a well-equipped echo department amongst some of the leading specialists in congenital heart disease, inherited cardiac conditions and cardiac imaging. We have strong clinical input and support and you will have the ability to work with our medical colleagues to develop your skills and knowledge.

While this post would be ideal for an Echocardiographer with congenital and/or paediatric experience we would also very much welcome applications from an experienced adult Echocardiographer with the interest and motivation to develop new skills and knowledge in the area of paediatric and congenital echocardiography.

Applicants must have a BSc in Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) / PTP or equivalent and meet the requirements of RCCP/HCPC registration as well as holding a professional echo accreditation.

You will be enthusiastic about delivering teaching and training in echo. You will have an interest in supporting our active research department. You will understand and engage in quality assurance processes to allow us to 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.

Opportunities for personal development will be supported; we actively encourage continuous professional development with staff regularly attending both national and international courses and conferences. As a band 7 you would be expected to work towards a specialist accreditation in congenital Echocardiography (BSE/EAE) and would be supported to do so within an agreed timeframe.

We would encourage you to arrange a visit to the department to find out why our work in paediatric cardiac services is uniquely rewarding and varied and to see what we could offer.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit to the HIU department, please contact Mr. Krishna Kumar, Professional Lead on 0121 333 9432. Email: or Ms. Jade Hobday, Highly Specialist Cardiac Physiologist on 0121 333 9422. Email:

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