ES11 112598 Lead Specialist in Echocardiography
Raigmore Hospital

Job reference: 112598

Location: Raigmore Hospital

Job closing date: 17/08/2022

Job posted date: 22/07/2022

Salary: Band 7 (£40,872 - £47,846)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Healthcare Sciences

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Echocardiography

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Highland

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.




Cardiac Clinical Physiologist



BAND 7: £40,872 to £47,846

There is an exciting opportunity to join the cardiology department at NHS Highland as a lead specialist in Echocardiography. We have a large and expanding multidisciplinary team consisting of 15 Cardiac Physiologists, 11 Cardiographers, 1 Associate Practitioner, 15 Cardiology Nurse Specialists and 6 Consultant Cardiologists. 

We provide a range of diagnostic investigations, including transoesophageal, transthoracic and paediatric echocardiography, Physiologist led aortic valve clinics, Exercise tolerance testing, ambulatory monitoring and tilt testing. We also provide interventional angiography as well as simple and complex device implantation and follow up. We have a Physiologist led ILR implant service and we are looking to expand our Physiologist led services as well as introduce new services to expand our range of diagnostic activity.

We provide diagnostic clinics across the whole of the Highlands and the successful applicant would take part in providing these clinics in other centres across NHS Highland. 

We are passionate about professional and personal development and the successful applicant would be actively involved in supporting training and development of junior staff and students to achieve national accreditation.    

Applicants should have a relevant degree and full BSE adult transthoracic accreditation or equivalent. The department would also consider newly qualified / inexperienced echocardiographers who are currently working towards BSE accreditation, where the department would support you in completing your training. We will also consider suitable applicants that might be looking for part-time or flexible working hours.

A competitive relocation package is available for the successful applicant. 

NHS Highland serves a catchment area of almost 10,000 square miles covering the entire Scottish Highlands. The City of Inverness is the Capital of the Highlands and offers an enviable lifestyle and environment combining excellent access to a breadth of outdoor pursuits with excellent air links and easy road and rail connections to other UK centres. 
For an informal discussion please contact Paul Surtees, Head of cardiac Physiology. 

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Closing date : 17/08/22