Clinical Measurement Senior – Cardiac (Echocardiography)

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Clinical Measurement Senior – Cardiac (Echocardiography)

HP 4

Cardiac Investigation Unit/Cardiology/Internal Medicine Services

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Temp Full Time/Temp Part Time or Casual 

Salary: $3,995.00 to $4, 298.90 per fortnight (full time), $64.65 to $69.57 per hour (casual)

Contact Person: Emma Savill (07) 3646 5631

Closing Date: Fri 29th June 2018 (appointment to positions may occur prior)


The position of Clinical Measurement Senior  – Cardiac (Echocardiography) will be required to:

  • Deliver high-level echocardiography services and leadership within the Cardiac Investigations Unit as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Perform, with a high degree of independence and with infrequent clinical practice supervision, as a senior practitioner in the speciality of Echocardiography.

Please refer to role description for further information.

How to register interest:

To submit your “Expression of interest”, please email your written response with no more than 2 pages together with your current resume to 


Clinical Measurement Senior – Cardiac (Echocardiography)

Location*: Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Unit/Department: Cardiac Investigation Unit/Cardiology
Status: Temp full time/Temp part time or casual Classification: HP 4

Our Hospital and Health Service

Delivering outstanding healthcare is just one of the ways that we care for our community. Our passion for people is reflected in the way we live our values every day. We value and nurture our staff so that they can provide quality value based care across our diverse organisation every day. Our focus on Value Based Healthcare means we expect our staff to deliver the care the patient needs, no more and no less, to achieve the best quality of life for our community. This passion fuels our collaborative culture of innovation and research. 

We embrace the diversity of local and greater communities as we provide services to people throughout Queensland, northern New South Wales and the Northern Territory, in all major health specialities including medicine, surgery, mental health, cancer care, trauma, women’s and newborn care, and more than 30 sub-specialities. Metro North services include rural, regional and tertiary hospitals, and community and oral health services. 

Our diverse Health Service provides a wide variety of rewarding career paths across our tertiary/quaternary referral hospitals, secondary hospitals, community health centres, residential and extended care facilities and regional community hospital. We expect our staff and volunteers to translate our values into action through providing high quality, safe, connected care that is relevant, efficient and respectful of our patient’s needs and wishes. Our people are passionate about our community and patients with a focus on putting people first. Come and work where people are at the centre of everything we do and your contribution is truly valued.

Please visit our website for additional information about Metro North.

Our Vision

Changing the face of health care through compassion, commitment, innovation and connection.

Our Values



About the Role


  • This role reports operationally and professionally to both the Advanced Clinical Measurement Scientist (Echocardiography) and Director Cardiac Sciences.


It is the purpose of this role to:

  • Deliver high-level echocardiography services and leadership within the Cardiac Investigations Unit as a member of a multidisciplinary team. 
  • Perform, with a high degree of independence and with infrequent clinical practice supervision, as a senior practitioner within the speciality of Echocardiography. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Demonstrated ability to provide adult echocardiography services of a complex nature, in accordance with prescribed professional and industry guidelines.
  • Apply professional judgment to a complex caseload, adapting routine clinical practice based on valid and reliable evidence.
  • Perform a role in the development of clinical practices, procedures and protocols that support the continuum of care.
  • Participate in after hours on-call roster for Echocardiography.
  • Participation in clinical cardiac outreach services as required.
  • Provide high-level clinical advice to professional and operational supervisors, relevant service managers and other stakeholders regarding service delivery.
  • Work cooperatively and effectively within a multidisciplinary team to provide high-level care and investigations to patients of Queensland Health.
  • Contribute to the teaching of medical staff and cardiac scientists in adult echocardiography as required.
  • Participate in the development and presentation of educational lectures at a department level, hospital level and within professional body forums.

How you will be assessed 

How we do things is as important as what we do therefore you will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate the following key technical and behavioural capabilities, knowledge and experience.  Within the context of the responsibilities described above under Key Accountabilities, the ideal applicant will be someone who can demonstrate the following: 

  • Patient Focused – drives high quality care and customer service throughout the health service 
  • Ethical Behaviour – consistently role models values based leadership
  • Taking Accountability – takes accountability for actions, projects and performance
  • Effective Communication – proactively engages with others
  • Collaborative – proactively engages with others and shares information
  • Emotional Intelligence – demonstrated awareness and regulation of self and others’ emotional states
  • Decision Making – critically analyses situations in the organisational context

Mandatory qualifications/professional registration/other requirements

  • Appointment to this position requires proof of qualification and registration with the Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR). Certified copies of the required information must be provided to the appropriate supervisor/manager prior to the commencement of clinical duties. 
  • Mandatory Qualification requirement – must hold a tertiary degree qualification in science (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline with a strong component of human anatomy and physiology.
  • Maintenance of continuing professional development and relevant professional association.

How to apply 

Please provide the following information to assess your suitability:

  1. A short statement (maximum 2 pages) on how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities would enable you to achieve the key accountabilities and meet the key skills requirements.
  2. Your current CV or resume, including referees.  You must seek approval prior to nominating a person as a referee.  Referees should have a thorough knowledge of your work performance and conduct, and it is preferable to include your current/immediate past supervisor.  By providing the names and contact details of your referee/s you consent for these people to be contacted by the selection panel.  If you do not wish for a referee to be contacted, please indicate this on your CV or resume.
  3. Submit your application via email.
  4. Only those persons eligible to work in Australia may be employed by MNHHS. Prospective employees are required to provide proof of identity and documentary evidence of their right to work in Australia.
Job ad reference: n/a Closing Date: 29th June 2018
Contact name: Emma Savill Contact number: (07) 3646 5631
Classification: HP 4 Salary Range: $3,995.00 – $4,298.90 per fortnight (full time) or $64.65 -$69.57 per hour (casual)
Online applications: n/a

* Please note: there may be a requirement to work at other facilities located across Metro North Hospital and Health Service

**Future recurring vacancies may also be filled through this recruitment process at any location across Metro North Hospital and Health Service


Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace for our people and our community. We encourage people of all genders, races, ages and abilities to apply for roles within our Health Service and strive to ensure that our workplace is free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. 

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer we ensure that our selection processes and employment decisions are undertaken in a non-discriminatory way and are consistent with the requirements of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991. If there are any reasons that you may have challenges with the recruitment process, please let us know when we contact you.

Work Health and Safety

We are committed to Putting People First to provide better healthcare. This commitment includes a dedicated People Focussed Safety culture. 

This culture commits to the health, safety and wellbeing of staff, volunteers and other persons, through the provision of a dynamic and comprehensive Health and Safety Management System (HSMS). The HSMS provides for proactive safety initiatives, early injury management practices with a strong focus on a safe and durable return to work. 


The provision of a Health and Safety environment within Metro North Hospital and Health Service is everyone’s responsibility.

Safety and Quality

Relevant to the position, staff actively participate in and promote the ongoing education, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of safety and quality initiatives relevant to The National Safety and Quality Health Services Standards and the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) Evaluation and Quality Improvement Program (EQuIP).

Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) Requirements 

It is a condition of employment for this role for the employee to be, and remain, vaccinated against the following vaccine preventable diseases during their employment: 

  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Varicella (chicken pox)
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Hepatitis B

Further vaccinations may be required due to particular risks for a role; examples include:

  • Hepatitis A – Workers in regular contact with untreated sewerage
  • Q Fever – Research or Laboratory staff regularly handling specimens

All new employees who will be working in clinical areas must be assessed for their risk of tuberculosis and screening undertaken if required.

Existing staff that are engaged prior to 1 July 2016 are not subject to this condition of employment unless they apply for a role with VPD requirements that is with a different Queensland Health entity (i.e. one HHS to another HHS, Department to a HHS, or HHS to Department).

Additional Information

  • Health Care Workers in Queensland Health whose occupation poses a potential risk of exposure to blood or body fluids must be immunised against Hepatitis B according to the National Health and Medical Research Council Australian Immunisation Handbook and the Queensland Health Infection Control Guidelines.
  • Pre-employment screening, including criminal history and discipline history checks, may be undertaken on persons recommended for employment. Roles providing health, counselling and support services mainly to children will require a Blue Card, unless otherwise exempt.  
  • Applicants may be required to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury which may impact on their ability to perform the role.
  • Applicants will be required to give a statement of their employment as a lobbyist within one (1) month of taking up the appointment.  Details are available at:

  • Employees who are permanently appointed to Queensland Health may be required to undertake a period of probation appropriate to the appointment.  For further information, refer to Probation HR Policy B2
  • All relevant health professionals, who in the course of their duties formulate a reasonable suspicion that a child or youth has been abused or neglected in their home/community environment, have a legislative and a duty of care obligation to immediately report such concerns to Child Safety Services, Department of Communities.


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