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Main area
Cardiology Technical Investigations
Grade
Band 7
Contract
0 days (Bank)
Hours
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week (Bank)
Job ref
343-5597497-AL-CC
Employer
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Epsom & St Helier
Town
Langley Wing, Epsom General Hospital
Salary
£29.12 Higher Bands can be approved by Trust departments based on experience
Salary period
Hourly
Closing
31/07/2025 23:59

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Bank Echocardiographer Band 7- Epsom

Band 7

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

At Epsom and St Helier Hospitals, above all we value respect.  We put respect at the heart of all we do, by living up to our shared behaviours of kindness, professionalism, positivity and teamwork.  This enables us to provide great patient care and make ESTH a great place to work.  When you sign up to work with us, you sign up to this and we welcome applicants who share our values

 

Job overview

To provide specialist cardiology technical investigations, and work as an independent practitioner in Echocardiography.

The successful candidate will take on responsibility for the investigation, reporting, diagnosis and patient care needs within their area.

Working practice should be in accordance with occupational guidelines set out for each investigation, but you will have sufficient expertise to adapt practice to meet the requirements of the service area.

The successful candidate will need to work in all areas of non-invasive diagnostic cardiology but predominantly in Echocardiography across Epsom and St. Helier Hospitals

Main duties of the job

Technical

 

1.     To be an independent Practitioner at a specialist technical level in the performance of simple and complex Cardiology investigations and diagnosis.

2.     To be able to demonstrate ability at a highly specialised level in Echocardiography.

 

    Echocardiography

Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)

·         Perform transthoracic echocardiograms to a high standard in accordance to British Society of Echocardiography and Departmental minimum standards

·         Identify and advise when transthoracic echocardiography is insufficient for a clinical diagnosis and proactively suggest and arrange alternative/additional investigations

·         Produce an accurate and comprehensive report for each study

·         Maintain up to date knowledge of technical developments within the specialty and be aware of the future clinical implications

·         To ensure a high quality service is delivered and to contribute to the efficient running of the department.

·         To triage requests appropriately in accordance with BSE guidelines to ensure that urgent and 2WR are prioritized, and to assist the management team to meet constitutional diagnostic targets.

General

·         Assist with image archiving and transfer of images to other centers via IEP.

·         Routine maintenance of echo equipment

 

 

Working for our organisation

To provide specialist cardiology technical investigations, and work as an independent practitioner in Echocardiography.

The successful candidate will take on responsibility for the investigation, reporting, diagnosis and patient care needs within their area.

Working practice should be in accordance with occupational guidelines set out for each investigation, but you will have sufficient expertise to adapt practice to meet the requirements of the service area.

The successful candidate will need to work in all areas of non-invasive diagnostic cardiology but predominantly in Echocardiography across Epsom and St. Helier Hospitals

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

1.     

1.     To have responsibilities for the Health, Safety and Welfare of self and others and to comply at all times with the Health and Safety Regulations.

2.     To ensure patient and health record confidentiality at all times and to comply with the Data Protection Act requirements.

3.     To comply with the Trust’s Equal Opportunities policy and to promote equality of opportunity at all times.

4.     To undertake such other duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of this position and grade

5.     This job description is a reflection of the current position and may change in emphasis or detail in the light of subsequent service or organizational developments.

This job description is intended to give a general indication of the range of work undertaken and will vary with the changing demands and priorities within the Department.

 

 

Person specification

Professional Registration - HCPC

Essential criteria
  • HCPC
Desirable criteria
  • HCPC

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Experience of working with the public in a variety of settings and able to demonstrate good customer care. Experience of working in a health care setting, with skills and experience in rehabilitation of patients, general mobility skills and communication Good Verbal and written communication skills
Desirable criteria
  • Good organisational skills Ability to work on own initiative & as part of a team

education

Essential criteria
  • 5 GCSE's at Grade C or equivalent including English language and Maths

Employer certification / accreditation badges

NHS Pastoral Care Quality AwardTrust IDNo smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident employerNational Preceptorship for Nursing Quality MarkHappy to Talk Flexible WorkingNational Preceptorship Quality Mark

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Carolina Cro
Job title
recruiter Consultant
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
02082964086
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