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About OneWelbeck Heart Health

  • OneWelbeck Heart Health is a new kind of clinic, designed and delivered with patient care at its heart.
  • Unlike in most private clinics, our doctors aren’t competitors. They’re partners, with a shared goal: to deliver the best possible outcome for every patient. A 7000ft outpatient centre delivers the full outpatient journey for our patients including access to advanced imaging modalities.
  • Our day-case surgery pathways ensure that in most cases our patients are able to access exceptional care under one roof.

Key responsibilities

Responsible for rendering non-invasive physiology to patients undergoing treatment within the centre in accordance with established policies and procedures.  Functions cooperatively with healthcare team.

  • To perform a range of complex diagnostic echocardiograms including challenging cases on adults with a broad spectrum of pathology, in an outpatient environment, at independent level.
  • To support the highly specialist echocardiographic service including Transoesophageal echocardiograms, Dobutamine and Exercise Stress Echo, Contrast studies.
  • To use initiative, apply a problem-solving approach and report complex diagnostic echocardiograms without supervision.
  • To participate in a multidisciplinary team delivering specialist cardiac diagnostic services; liaising with the Cardiac medical and administrative staff, Arrhythmia Nurse Specialist, Cardiac Rhythm Management and Electrophysiology teams.
  • To communicate with clarity and sensitivity to a broad range of patient groups showing empathy and emotional support when required.
  • To demonstrate advanced knowledge of the recommendations, risks and contraindications of highly specialist Echo procedures as well as drugs involved in these procedures and communicate this information in a professional and confident manner to all patients.
  • To be proficient and participate in all non-invasive cardiology procedures when required including ECG’s, Blood pressure monitors, exercise tolerance testing.
  • To be a key member of the Immediate Life Support team in all Cardiology clinical areas.
  • To take responsibility for self-development on a continual basis, undertaking on-the-job and other training as required, and to participate in the departmental appraisal system.
  • Assist in the promotion and development of new ideas and encourage other staff to do likewise.
  • Active involvement in monitoring the quality of the service provided.
  • Complete all necessary documentation and records for all patients undergoing any investigation.
  • To develop professional and IT skills as demanded by the needs of the department, including using the centre patient records databases and reporting systems.
  • To report equipment and environmental problems according to departmental protocols, and to initiate Facilities, Domestic Services etc as required.
  • To attend and actively participate in departmental meetings in conjunction with senior colleagues to contribute a proactive approach to issues relating to quality of care, technical standards and efficiency improvements, as applied to own area of work and that of colleagues.
  • To be actively involved in any future on-call echo rota (not currently part of the service), providing an out of hours service as necessary.
  • To assist consultant staff as and when required.
  • To assist in the maintenance of daily stock levels, departmental administration and responding to patient queries.
  • To participate in audits and quality initiatives as appropriate and assist in collecting departmental statistics.

Qualifications and experience needed

  • RCCP registered cardiac physiologist with BSE accreditation
  • A minimum of 2 year post registration experience an NHS varied caseload environment
  • Current ILS certification
  • Expert knowledge of non-invasive cardiac physiology

Key skills

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • The ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to set, implement and evaluate standards of practice
  • The ability to work across functions and to manage pressure
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skill

Salary and benefits

  • Competitive salary, negotiable dependent on experience.
  • Attractive performance-linked incentives
  • Private medical insurance
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday
  • Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

How to apply

To apply for this role, please send a cover letter and CV to graham.clark@onewelbeck.com.