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Advanced Echocardiographer

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Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is an Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) and the largest trust in the country. Our mission is to provide world class healthcare for our patients, through excellence in research, education and training.

We are seeking an experienced echocardiographer to join our friendly team in the internationally renowned Echocardiography department of St. Mary’s Hospital; Paddington sharing the workload in the different sites of community. All Echocardiographers at St. Mary’s Hospital share the workload in the community.
The post holder will need to maintain their specialist knowledge of interventions such as stress echo and transoesphageal echocardiograms, which are only performed in the Trust.

As an advanced practitioner in Echocardiography the post holder will need to be able to independently perform a range of highly specialised cardiac ultrasound investigations, including adult and child transthoracic, 3D and contrast (for left ventricular opacification) echocardiograms, assisting with transoesphageal echocardiograms, performing accurate and reproducible measurements and quantification, interpret findings and independently issue (sign-off) final clinical-technically diagnostic reports, to a highly competent professional standard.

The post holder will assist the Principal Echocardiographer to provide and organise the day-to-day clinical-technical services of the departments in the community and St. Mary’s Hospital where appropriate.

All community sites are well equipped. All sites have their own Phillips machine and Echo server to do reporting. The staff in the community has the opportunity to work independent and show their skills to their best ability. The services/staff are fully supported by the Principal physiologist and the rest of the staff attending the site. The community staff will work alongside St. Mary’s Echo department for further development and training.

Our department has a strong emphasis on teaching/training of echocardiographers, specialist registrars, clinical fellows and MSc students

Applicants should be motivated, with good interpersonal skills and hold a suitable BSc Degree or equivalent. This is a Band 7 grade post and proven competence in performing and reporting echocardiography studies and BSE accreditation or equivalent is essential. Some experience in paediatric echocardiography would be an advantage.

This post offers the opportunity to work in a stimulating environment, further develop your knowledge and skills to a very high level, participate in training and teaching, and be supported in maintaining your BSE accreditation and to further study to MSc level.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Nina Bual, Principal Echocardiographer on  ( Phone number removed )  or you can e-mail: ( Email address removed )

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