Band 7 Highly Specialised Cardiac Physiologist – Echocardiography: Visa sponsorship

Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals

Full job description

Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community. This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.

Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

Everyone is welcome at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. We’re proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME, gender equality, staff carers and people with disabilities and lived experiences to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post is graded at band 7 and BSE accreditation is a must for the role. We offer a premia of 10% of your basic pay for recruitment and retention for candidates that meet the criteria.

Please see Job Description, Person Specification and the Physiology recruitment pack attached.

Person specification

Values

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education/Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Degree in Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) or degree level equivalent education plus extensive experience
  • BSE Accreditation
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • BLS
Desirable criteria
  • RCCP registration

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Significant experience as independent echocardiographer (at least 2 years)
  • Experience in training and mentoring junior echocardiographers
Desirable criteria
  • Working knowledge of other cardiology investigations carried out in the CIU
  • Experience in Contrast and Bubble echocardiograms

Skills and Aptitudes

Essential criteria
  • High level of clinical and technical expertise in routine echocardiography
  • Effective time management skills
  • Engagement in peer review and quality assurance assessments
Desirable criteria
    • Knowledge of advanced echo techniques, including Strain imaging and 3D echo

Personal Qualities & attributes

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work under stress and to develop good working relationships within the team
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to prioritize workload, meet deadlines and be pro-active
  • Covid-19 Vaccination
    Getting vaccinated, and getting a booster, remains the best defence against COVID-19.
    We encourage and support staff to get COVID-19 vaccine and a booster dose as and when they are eligible.
  • AT* – Apprenticeship Training. Where AT* is entered next to the job title indicates that this vacancy is for an apprenticeship role.
  • By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers. Therefore we require you to complete your stat and Man e-learning modules prior to joining our organisation.
  • If you are an EU/EEA citizen who does not have EU Settlement or Pre-Settled status, you will require a visa to work in the UK.
  • Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Before submitting your application and to avoid disappointment please check that you are eligible under the UKVI points based system.
  • If you are offered a role with one of the NLPSS partner trusts, as part of pre-employment checks your identity and right to work documentation will be verified remotely (in most circumstances), using a certified identity verification service provider TrustID. You will be asked to capture an image of the relevant documents as well as a “selfie” using your smartphone/tablet (if available) for facial matching. TrustID will also perform a digital address check using Trunarrative and Equifax, which is a soft check and does not leave a footprint on your credit rating. For more information, visit www.trustid.co.uk
  • The Trust uses electronic new starter forms on Trac to collect personal details. Information collected is securely stored and used to set up the employee record on the ESR HR system.
  • The Trust will request a DBS (CRB) if post involves regulated activities. The Trust is compliant with the Disclosure and Barring Service Codes of practice and the Rehabilitation of offenders act.
  • By applying for this post you are agreeing to Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.
  • Please be aware of scams – unless specified above, we will only communicate with you via @recruit.trac.jobs or nhs.net e-mails and we will never ask you for any payments.

Applications are welcome from people wishing to job share or work flexible patterns. We are committed to equal opportunities.

Please note:

  • Due to the high number of applications that are received for some posts we may close this vacancy before the advertised closing date. Therefore please apply for this post as soon as you can, if you are interested and you meet the requirements of the Person Specification
  • Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification will be shortlisted for this job.
  • Interview arrangements will be communicated via email so please check your email regularly following the closing date.
Please be advised that due to exceptionally high demand, all Royal Free accommodation is at full capacity and waiting lists are being held. Average waiting times are 12 months. Please do not rely on Trust accommodation when you commence your role and ensure you investigate alternative accommodation for your arrival.

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