As a qualified advanced practitioner you will use a wide range of developed clinical skills to exercise responsibility for the delivery of diagnostic procedures, diagnostic results and patient care in a specialised or general area of work. You will maintain, evaluate and adapt aspects of the clinical imaging service as required.
To use acquired skills and knowledge to influence your own practice and that of others and to develop new and effective ways of working that improve the care of the patient and the daily running of the ultrasound department.
Support all members of the team within your direct span of responsibility in order to assist the delivery of the service and achieve individual and group objectives.
The post holder will develop their clinical leadership through involvement in the development of clinical practice in a specific area of expertise. Undertake and participate in research, audit and evidence-based practice. Evaluating results and disseminating them through education and teaching, using them to influence best clinical practice.
Provide support and act as a mentor to other radiographers, sonographers and student sonographers when necessary. Promoting and developing your specialty and actively participating in developing other roles and initiatives in the imaging field.
The department has just completed a significant equipment investment programme and is committed to training and the development of the profession.Main duties of the job
Applications are invited for the position of Band 7 Sonographer to join our team, where you will work in a multidisciplinary environment that is challenging, rewarding, enjoyable and where your professional skills are respected. The successful candidate will join the Ultrasound team team in providing a comprehensive imaging service responsive to the needs of the patient.Hours of duty are 37.5hrs per week, working between the hours of 8.30am-5pm, but with potential expansion to cover weekend. Part time hours would be considered.Candidates must have a CASE accredited Pg Dip in Medical Ultrasound or equivalent CASE accredited qualification and be registered with the HCPC. As a Trust, we recommend that individuals employed in patient facing roles, or those located on a ward or department where patients receive a service are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.About us
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.
As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live
. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Take responsibility for the welfare and comfort of the patient whilst under the care of the radiology department, prior, during and post the ultrasound examination. Ensure that they are kept informed of any factors, such as delays, that are likely to affect them.
Provide a high standard of ultrasound work, ensuring departmental standards and quality issues are observed.
We will welcome informal visits to view the facilities and discuss the job role in more detail. Please ensure that you have read the attached Job Description and Person Specification before submitting your application.Person SpecificationQUALIFICATIONSEssential
- Graduate Radiographer or equivalent
- Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound
- State registered with the HCPC
- Post graduate qualification/ experience in obstetric ultrasound.
- Nuchal translucency accredited (foetal medicine foundation and DQUASS accreditation
- MSc in Medical Ultrasound or additional modules or training for these.
- Experience of general abdominal, gynaecological and obstetric scanning including transvaginal techniques
- Evidence of participating in clinical audit, participating in QA and experience of clinical supervision.
- Additional modular qualification i.e. MSK
- Experience in other fields.
- Ability to communicate with patients, relatives, colleagues and other health professionals at all levels.
- Excellent written communication skills.
- Computer literate
- Maintain high levels of mental effort over a period of time.
- Counselling skills
- Evidence of participation in service development.
OTHEREssential Employer detailsEmployer name
- Understanding of aims of the NHS as an organisation and their role within it.
- Understanding of risk management, clinical governance and maintaining safe environment.
- Understanding of need to undertake CPD, appraisal and mandatory training
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Blackpool Teaching Hospital
Whinney Heys road
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