NHS Highland is looking a science graduate to embark on an established three year Scientist Training Programme (STP-Cardiac Sciences) specialising in the field of Echocardiography. The post is based in Raigmore Hospital situated in the scenic city of Inverness, a thriving city at the heart of the Scottish Highlands. It offers excellent local facilities, good transport links and a high standard of living in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.
The Cardiac Physiology Department consists of 24 staff members who perform a number of routine and complex, invasive and non-invasive cardiac investigations including ECG, ambulatory monitoring, exercise tolerance testing, and working within the catheterisation laboratory, pacemaker/device and echocardiography clinics. The echo department consists of 4 British Society of Echocardiography accredited echocardiographers, and perform transthoracic echocardiograms on adult and paediatric patients, transoesophageal echocardiography, low dose stress echocardiography and aortic valve assessment clinics.
You will work closely with a training co-ordinator to follow the curriculum for the Healthcare Science Training Programme specialising as an echocardiographer, and attaining competencies to allow registration as a Clinical Scientist. This will also include a fully funded place on the Scientist Training Program (MSc) at Newcastle University or MAHSE and will therefore include both distance learning and block release attendance. As well as local training, you may be required to visit other departments and institutions to gain specialist experience.
The ideal candidates will be have a committed in-depth interest and enjoyment of scientific practice and its application to direct clinical care. They will have excellent interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills as well as proven experience of self directed learning, research and problem solving. The post is therefore ideal for a self-motivated science graduate wishing to work within the field of healthcare science, whilst living and working in one of the country's most desirable environments.
You should hold a 1st Class or upper 2nd Class honours in Clinical Physiology or other relevant scientific discipline. Further information on the training syllabuses can be found on the National School of Healthcare Science and University websites.
For an informal discussion please contact Dr Colin Farman or Christopher Attwood on 01463 706003.
The closing date for applications is: Friday 13th March 2020 via Job Train no 017541
Provisional interview date: Tuesday 7th April 2020
NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED
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