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Sonographer

Employer
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Location
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells
Salary
£43,742 to £57,349 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
16 Dec 2023

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Profession
Other allied health
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the ultrasound department at the Tunbridge Wells hospital,( Pembury site) the unit has five scan rooms in the main department, one in Triage and one in the early pregnancy unit.

Would you like to be part of a team in a progressive organisation, proud to have outstanding care and staff welfare as values? We are looking for 2 obstetric and gynaecological ultrasonographers, who are passionate about women's healthcare and are highly motivated.

As a specialised women's health unit, the work includes gynae, obstetrics, cancer pathways and a dedicated early pregnancy unit. We work closely with our consultant leads including scanning with our fetal medicine consultant. You will have the opportunity to develop your organisational and clinical skills within this post. There is an opportunity for career progression and support for those newly qualified. We are actively involved in CPD, clinical governance and audit.

Tunbridge wells hospital is a PFI built in 2009, it offers subsidised parking, restaurant and has a nursery on the Maidstone site with free bus travel between sites.

Flexible working up to full time (37.5hrs) to help with work/life balance would be considered.

Ideally the sonographer must hold the following qualifications DMU, PG cert or equivalent.

If you are interested, do come and visit the department.

If you would like any more information please contact the ultrasound department 01892633043/ 01892635007

Main duties of the job

Our department performs a wide range of scans including: GP gynae, rapid access, dating scans, NT scans, anomaly scans, growth scans and multiple pregnancy. There is a separate, dedicated emergency department where both early pregnancy and emergency gynae scans are performed.

The role will provide you with an excellent professional and personal development and opportunities to be involved in research projects. The department is actively involved in training of student sonographers. Previous experience in the NHS is required.

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Following your Corporate Induction you will be expected to attend the Trusts 2-week Induction Programme for RNs, NAs, RMs, ODPs and Paramedics. The programme is full-time (please email mtw-tr.professionalstandards@nhs.net if this is problematic)and will involve travel to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area, classroom-based sessions and e-learning.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at Enhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc Radiology (or equivalent)
  • Current post graduate nuchal certificate
  • Health Professions Council (HPC) Registration
  • Pg Dip in Medical Ultrasound (or equivalent)
  • MSc or post graduate qualification and relevant experience


Desirable

  • Completed Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC) Level two training


Experience/Knowledge

Essential

  • Proven relevant five years post graduate experience in obstetric and gynaecology scanning for Band 8a. For Band 7, 1 year proven relevant experience (newly qualified would be considered).
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Evidence of investigative and analytical skills to meet the needs of the service in a changing health care environment
  • Knowledge of Windows and Office computer software
  • Experience of Obstetric and Gynaecology reporting packages
  • Knowledge of data analysis and statistics


Desirable

  • Experience with Clinical Audit
  • Teaching experience with members of other professions


Skills

Essential

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to present information effectively both written and orally
  • Able to report independently at the time of examination


Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Address

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells

TN2 4QJ

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359-5855235-T2

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