We have an exciting opportunity in Gynaecology for an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Sonographer with Post Graduate Certificate in early pregnancy and gynaecology scanning to come and join our friendly and supportive team in gynaecology.
We are looking for a suitable candidate for this post that is a HCPC registered qualified Sonographer with great communication skills, a team player and enthusiastic about the role of ultrasound within Gynaecology care. The role will cover scanning in our Early Pregnancy and Gynaecology Assessment Unit, Rapid Diagnostics Service, Fertility Service (including Hycosy) and general Gynaecology.
There is an on-site car park and access to cycle to work schemes.
There is access to onsite shops and a subsidised staff restaurant.
Annual Leave starts at 27 days a year plus bank holidays.Main duties of the job
- Undertaking clinical examinations on patients referred for Ultrasound scans.
- Providing reports on all own obstetric scans.
- Providing reports on all normal general ultrasound scans.
- Providing observations on all abnormal general ultrasound scans.
- Ensuring that equipment is used safely, appropriately and only for the task for which it was designed, reporting any malfunctions to the Superintendent 3 Sonographer.
- Ensuring the care and comfort of patients in the department and in particular when the examination is being undertaken.
- Maintaining a safe and tidy working environment and high standards of equipment cleanliness.
- Observing and maintaining the highest possible working standards.
- Prioritising own workload, organising and executing work effectively, identifying and managing risks to quality of care or service.
- Preparing individuals, environment, equipment and materials appropriately prior to each procedure.
- Performing any tasks for which a radiographer has received training, including those normally performed by other staff, e.g. clerical and nursing duties.
- Supporting student radiographers, trainee Sonographers, Midwives and Specialist Registrars during their practical training in the department, as required.
- Undertaking mandatory training when requested and to being responsible for seeking other professional training to ensure knowledge is kept up to date.
All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as competent and caring staff by our patients. Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents. We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint. We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of �337m. The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see attached Job Description for further information about the Gynaecology Sonographer position available at WUTH. If successful in this role, there is a requirement for you to have a standard/enhanced DBS. This will be paid for by the Trust and then deducted from your salary over a period of 3 month. As this vacancy is within the division of Womens and Childrens, there is a mandatory requirement for successful applicants to join the DBS update service. The cost of joining the update service is �13 per year, and applicants are liable to cover this cost with no reimbursement from the Trust. Further details of how to join the update service will be provided upon appointment.Person SpecificationQualifications, Specific Experience and TrainingEssential
Knowledge and SkillsEssential
- BSc or DCR in Diagnostic Radiography.
- Registration with the Health Professionals Council as a Radiographer.
- Post-Graduate Diploma or equivalent in Medical Ultrasound.
- Significant post-graduate experience (which may or may not include the period of training and qualification in Ultrasound).
- Basic knowledge in use of the Hospital Computer system.
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- Good interpersonal and communication skills.
- Good multidisciplinary team-working capabilities.
- Team-working skills
- Commitment to Continuing Professional Education.
- Ability to motivate others and lead by example.
- Flexibility for cross-site working.
- Able to encourage by good example.
- Tact, discretion and diplomacy.
- Problem-solving skills.
- Commitment to quality.
Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustAddress
Arrowe Park Road
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