Advanced Specialist Echocardiographer
Based in the heart of the Black Country, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust is proud to serve more than 400,000 people living in Dudley and the surrounding areas. The first hospital trust in the area to be awarded coveted Foundation Trust status in 2008, The Dudley Group successfully integrated community services into its profile in 2011. The Trust provides a wide range of medical, surgical, community and rehabilitation services. With a workforce of over 4,500 working across three hospital sites and several community locations, we have more than a million patient contacts per year. We are proud of our dedicated and committed staff, who strive to offer the highest standards of care in line with our Trust values of care, respect and responsibility making The Dudley Group a place where people matter. Our hospitals are among some of the most technologically advanced in the country, where the use state-of-the-art equipment in modern, purpose-built buildings offers patients high quality care and a positive patient experience. Our community teams provide excellent generic, specialist and therapy care closer to home, thereby proactively avoiding hospital admissions. The Dudley Group has award-winning staff and a strong reputation for leading the way in innovation and quality improvement. We have excellent staff engagement and hold regular events throughout the year that put staff at the centre of change and innovation.
We seek an enthusiastic, flexible and highly motivated Advanced Specialist Echocardiographer to join our BSE accredited service.
The successful candidate will possess a BSc in Clinical Physiology (or equivalent), be RCCP registered, holds ILS / ALS and full adult BSE accreditation. Proven in-depth knowledge and practical expertise in transoesophageal, stress and contrast echocardiography is desirable.
Development is actively encouraged. The Echo team run a weekly review meeting enthusiastically supported by our imaging consultant cardiologist and opportunities exist for the right candidate to extend their postgraduate skills. You must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the development of your own clinical and teaching skills and their application in the oversight, training and assessment of students, medical staff and Clinical Physiologists. You should possess or be willing to train for an assessor qualification.
The successful candidate will be a key team member, committed to delivering a high quality service. You will be responsible for ensuring the efficient delivery of your own and department clinical workloads. Therefore you must possess excellent organisational and motivational skills and the ability to deal calmly with difficult situations.
The department is well equipped with GE Vivid E9, S6 and Q machines with digital Echopac reporting and archiving. The post holder will ensure equipment is correctly maintained and quality control systems are accurate and up to date.
For further details, please contact Joy Beckford on Tel. ( Phone number removed ) ext. 3401
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.
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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.
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.
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