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Midwife Sonographer

Employer
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Nuneaton
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Midwife
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Job Title -Midwife Sonographer

Hours per week- 30 hours per week

Perm/Fixed Term-Permanent

Salary-�43,742 - �50,056 pro rata

Closing Date- 3rd March 2024

Interview Date- 14th March 2024

This post may close early due to high numbers of applicationsso you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.

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Main duties of the job

To support the Superintendent sonographer in the provision of a professional ultrasound service.
  • The role of the post holder (sonographer) is to perform and report independently on a wide range of ultrasound examinations. This includes obstetric scans, as necessary throughout pregnancy.
  • As well as writing reports for the medical profession and keeping appropriate records, the sonographer is required to communicate potentially distressing diagnoses directly to patients, and refer these patients appropriately.
  • The maintenance of a high standard of patient care and medical ethics is essential.
  • The sonographer is involved in the clinical training of ultrasound trainees and other medical personnel. They also supervise anyone working with them such as recently qualified sonographers..
  • The sonographer participates in CPD and other developmental activities and takes part in research/audit as required


About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive health services delivered by inspiring and compassionate staff who share our corporate values:

Effective Open Communication

Excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with knowledge of all aspects of Obstetric Ultrasound to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide support to both women and her family. Facilting midwifery care in line with the NMC and the NHS Trust.

The midwife sonographer will work in collaboration with members of the midwifery team, firmly focused on delivering a high quality and responsive ultrasound service, playing a key role in teaching, research and audit, as well as supporting the team leader in the day to day management of the department.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Midwife
  • Hold a relevant Case Accredited, Ultrasound certificate in Obstetric Ultrasound


Experience & Knowledge

Essential

  • Must be able to care for women whose pregnancies have the potential to be, or are complicated with fetal anomalies, potential genetic disorders, past history of genetic disorders or previous complicated pregnancies.
  • Must be able to give counselling, along with on-going support for women with high-risk pregnancies, fetal abnormalities and following the loss of a baby if needed
  • Must be able to perform detailed obstetric scans to look for fetal abnormalities.
  • Must be experienced in all types of obstetric ultrasound scans.
  • To confirm intrauterine death.
  • To monitor and assess complex and high-risk pregnancies, using Doppler when appropriate.
  • To make decisions following assessment and make appropriate follow up appointments or take appropriate action.
  • To be a point of referral for community services.
  • To provide practical training and assessment to postgraduates and clinicians in basic and advanced obstetric ultrasound.
  • Must be to use necessary reporting system/image recording system.
  • Possess knowledge and understanding of the audit process and undertake clinical audit.
  • Desirable to have experience in Research and Development.
  • To have experience in writing protocols and guidelines along with patient care pathways using research based evidence.
  • Must be able to work independently and be competent to write concise and accurate reports.
  • Must be prepared to contribute to developing service protocols and audit.
  • Must be prepared to continue with professional development to ensure high standard of ultrasound examination and to maintain State registration.
  • Ultrasound is quickly evolving medium, which requires the sonographer to learn new skills and new ways of applying ultrasound. Must be able to adapt and incorporate new procedures in fetal medicine. (Fast evolving area of obstetrics.)


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with a multidisciplinary team, including Consultants , Sonographers, Midwives, GP's , Nurses and other Health care workers when discussing patient management
  • Must possess a full understanding of ethical and moral issues to enable delivery of bad news to the patients in appropriate /empathetic manner.
  • Must be able to communicate verbally by telephone or in face to face situations often with very distressed families.
  • Must be able to communicate with other agencies, both giving and receiving sensitive information. (Fetal Medicine Dept).
  • Must communicate effectively with patient by compiling information leaflets and letters.
  • Need to communicate in multidisciplinary meetings with colleagues.
  • Must be able to Train a range of ultrasound trainees and provide feedback.


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Often in contact with infectious patients
  • Daily contact with bodily fluids
  • High risk of repetitive strain injury through Scanning (well documented), especially with obese or difficult patients and in awkward situations. Prolonged looking at a monitor causes eyestrain. (Guidelines suggest no more than 12 scans per session) but frequently more are done.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a potentially high-pressurised emotive environment, with urgent patients and unpredictable workload. There is a high degree of emotional stress surrounding the care of women with high-risk pregnancies. Giving and receiving abnormal results, informing families of fetal abnormalities or fetal death. This can become more pronounced when there are more than one client at the same time with problems. Coping with parents having to make difficult decisions. Must be able to provide counselling for families after the loss of their baby


Trust Values

Essential

  • Effective open communication
  • Excellence and safety in everything we do
  • Challenge but support
  • Expect respect and dignity
  • Local health that inspires confidence


Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Address

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

College Street

Nuneaton

CV10 7DJ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

230-22020301-WC-B

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