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Deputy Lead Sonographer Ultrasound

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience £52,963 - £59,360 per annum INCL HCAS
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Other allied health
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arrived for a Deputy Ultrasound lead to support the ultrasound patients, working under the Ultrasound lead at Wexham Park Hospital.

Ultrasound is located across multiple sites, both acute and community based.

You should be experienced in leading a team and all sonography examinations. Professional development is encouraged and there are opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career.

You must have good communication skills, flexible approach and attitude and have a pleasant and friendly manner.

Main duties of the job

Deputised responsibility for the management of the Ultrasound service and Sonographers providing clinical leadership

Ensure the delivery of a high quality, safe and responsive service

Perform a wide range of Ultrasound examinations at expert level

Develop the team practice to a high standard

Ensure the quality of work is audited at all stages

Maintains the high standards of the department by contributing to individual and team objectives

About us

Based at Wexham Park Hospital, but also working across our offsites.

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Heatherwood in Ascot, Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our threecore values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other,Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnel working alongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Service Delivery and Quality Manage waiting lists, capacity and demand using a range of monitoring tools Maintain quality of the service at all levels from patient satisfaction to end user Ensure that all Ultrasound procedures are undertaken to a high standard Responsible for developing and introducing new Ultrasound techniques Responsible for equipment quality control and equipment safety Responsible for stock control and equipment replacement Undertake audit to ensure that all aspects of the service clinical and non-clinical is of a high standard and meets with the quality agenda Undertake risk assessments as required particularly in reference to RSIPersonnel & Training Responsible for maintaining CPD and own level of competence Develop and oversee a training plan to meet the needs of the future service Liaise with Universities in delivering educational programmes and supporting trainees Supervises and develop staff training in Ultrasound Responsible for the induction and appraisal of staffCommunication & Relationships Maintain good communication and relationships with a number of stakeholders including patients and other users of the service Provide relevant information to ensure that verbal consent is gained from patients or carers before undertaking any ultrasound procedure Use of interpreters when required. Patient Care Responsibilities Maintain privacy and dignity Ensure that patient care needs are recognised and addressed while in Radiology department e.g.: reassurance, toilet requirements Encourage a customer care approach / culture to delivering the service

Person Specification



  • Relevant Degree or equivalent Post graduate qualification Medical Ultrasound Evidence of CPD


  • Masters Degree - Ultrasound IT WP, spread sheets

Specific competencies


  • Team Player - understanding team dynamics Ability to manage own workload, and determining priorities required Be able to work under pressure Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance and that of others Ability to build effective working relationships Ability to network Ability to communicate with people from all levels of both organisations

Functional experience


  • Significant experience in Ultrasound Experience in training other clinical users / staff Experience in change management Experience of undertaking and designing audit Experience of managing small teams IT literate

Special requirements


  • Must be able to travel between sites and customers (stating vehicle falls foul of Disability legislation.)

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Wexham Park Hospital

Wexham street



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