Expert Cardiac Physiologist/Scientist - Transthoracic Echo Lead

Job details
Posting date: 20 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £50,952 - £57,349 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 19 June 2024
Location: Manchester, M13 9WL
Company: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6286780/349-WTWA-6286780

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A Vacancy at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Expert Cardiac Physiologist/Scientist - Transthoracic Echo Lead

We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed, dynamic individual to join and lead the echo team within Manchester Heart Centre.

The applicant must currently be working as an independent clinical practitioner providing clinical expertise at an expert specialist level.

Candidates will be required to assist the departmental management team in providing strategic management leadership.

They must have the ability to work under pressure, prioritise their own workload, and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering a high quality diagnostic service.

This position offers excellent developmental opportunities and requires the individual to be a positive driver for change within cardiac diagnostic services at MFT.

Provide day-to-day leadership of the echo service, co-ordinating services in line with activity targets. Develops, implements and reviews protocols and quality assurance within echocardiography.

Supports and mentors practitioners of all levels within the service to develop their own individual competencies and achieve accreditation.

Exercise initiative and judgement in solving problems and making decisions that affect own areas of work recognising when there is a need to refer problems to senior management or consultant staff.

Independently collates complex clinical information from multiple sources to determine optimal procedure methodology.

Independently obtains and analyses complex data, performs complex calculations, determines interpretation and independently compiles accurate written complex technical reports.

Communicates independent interpretations of complex technical & physiological data to guide physicians throughout high risk provocative procedures (e.g. during complex device implantation, primary coronary angioplasty, cardiac imaging procedures).

Analyses highly complex data, performs complex calculations, determines interpretation and independently compiles accurate written complex technical reports for case notes

Regularly supervises individuals working/observing in the clinical environment including visitors from other trusts and organisation.

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of £2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We’re creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you’ll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We’ve also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive; our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We’re proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What’s more, we’re excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience you’ll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the ‘Supporting Documents’ heading. So that you’re even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, you’ll need to take time to read the ‘Candidate Essentials Guide’ that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how ‘we care for you as you care for others’. Most importantly, it also contains critical information you’ll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.
Diversity Matters
MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at
We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

This advert closes on Monday 3 Jun 2024

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