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Highly specialist cardiac physiologist – echocardiography focussed

Job Reference: 188-OTH1057-A

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Technical Cardiology
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£37,570 - £43,772 pa

Due to the expansion of our services we are looking to recruit a highly specialist cardiac physiologist to join our specialist team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). This role has a focus on echocardiography but the maintenance of other skills in clinical physiology is desirable. We have a high level of complex echocardiography on patients with both acquired and congenital heart disease so the job role can provide a high level of interest and opportunities for development. We are very supportive of job role expansion, education and training.


We are proud to be a major centre for teaching and research in partnership with the University of Southampton, the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.


Every year our 10,550 staff:


    • treat around 140,000 inpatients and day patients, including roughly 50,000 emergency admissions


    • see over 500,000 people at outpatient appointments; and


    • deal with around 110,000 cases in our emergency department.


As part of a regional cardiovascular and thoracic service the technical cardiology unit is a modern department with state of the art facilities providing a range of diagnostic cardiac services for adults and children.




We are looking for someone who holds a suitable qualification (BSc clinical physiology or equivalent) with significant post qualification experience in echocardiography. Applicants applying for the post should be BSE accredited. If you are not currently competent in adult congenital or paediatric echo you will be given the opportunity to train in these fields.




RCCP registration is desirable.




Applicants should be highly motivated and possess excellent interpersonal skills. A significant commitment to training junior staff is required as staff development and progression is strongly promoted.




Evidence of post qualification CPD is essential.




For informal enquiries/visit, please contact Karen Taylor, principal cardiac physiologist on 023 8120 8063 or e-mail




University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission and in the national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care.




Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.




Closing date – 10 June 2019.



For further details / informal visits contact:

Karen Taylor – Principal Cardiac Physiologist –


Contact number: 02381 208063

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.


We offer parking on site at UHS or through one of our park-and-ride schemes on a limited basis, based on specific eligibility criteria. We encourage our staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible, and our Trust is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.


Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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