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Sonographer

Employer
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Whitehaven
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum Pro rata
Closing date
18 Apr 2024

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Profession
Other allied health
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Band 7 Sonographer - 37.5 hours available.

North Cumbria Integrated Care are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Sonographer to join our expanding, friendly team.

North Cumbria Integrated care comprises of two main hospital sites, the Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle and the West Cumberland Hospital Whitehaven, with two smaller satellite sites. We are currently recruiting due to the development of a new Community Diagnostic Hub which will be based in Workington. The Sonographer will be required to work within a team of Sonographers, Radiologists, and clerical staff and their base will be split between the West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven and the Community Diagnostic Hub, Workington. There will also be the possibility of working at other hospital sites when required. There will be requirement for weekend working on a rotational basis and extended day cover from 8am- 8pm.

Main duties of the job

North Cumbria Integrated Care are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Sonographer to join our expanding, friendly team.

Candidates must be HCPC registered or equivalent with a PgC/PgD in Medical Ultrasound being essential. We welcome applications from Sonographers who have undertaken a direct entry Ultrasound PGDip. Suitable candidates must have experience in covering Obstetrics, Gynaecology and General Abdominal scanning including small parts. Experience in Vascular and MSK is desirable but not essential. There are many opportunities for further training within our trust a willingness to develop would be an advantage.

There will be a requirement to train student sonographer's and other medical staff so a passion for teaching would be an advantage. You will need to be able to work independently, demonstrating a high level of competence and will need to have excellent communication skills.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

Please note Interviews will be a 2 part process: a remote interview followed by attendance at an assessment day at the West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven. Please only apply for this post if you will be able to attend the assessment day.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email: helpline@nacro.org.uk

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email advice@unlock.org.uk or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Emergency radiography including medicine, trauma and orthopaedics.
  • Postgraduate work in ultrasound
  • Image interpretation and formal report writing
  • Mentorship
  • Teaching
  • Pathology recognition
  • Managing incidents
  • Application of human resource policies
  • Handling complaints


Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in radiography or equivalent.
  • HPC registration or equivalent
  • Postgraduate diploma in medical ultrasound or equivalent
  • Postgraduate certificate in specialist area of ultrasound or equivalent


Desirable

  • Essential IT skills (EITS) or equivalent.


Knowledge

Essential

  • Ultrasound including specialist area.
  • Radiography including red dot schemes.
  • Radiology information systems.
  • Trust policies.
  • Use of a computer.
  • Dealing with challenging behaviour.


Desirable

  • Human resource management.
  • Microsoft software applications.


Skills and Aptitudes

Essential

  • oGood organisational skills.
  • oMultidisciplinary team leadership.
  • oIndependent and agile thinker.
  • oProblem solving ability.
  • oAbility to work to high standards and meet deadlines.
  • oAdvanced communication and interpersonal skills
  • . oMeticulous ultrasound technique.
  • oListening and counselling skills.
  • oManual dexterity.
  • oAbility to motivate self and others.
  • oAbility to teach.
  • oMoving and handling the non-independently mobile.
  • oAbility to empathise.
  • oAbility to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care.


Desirable

  • oLeadership skills.


Personal Circumstances

Essential

  • oTeam member.
  • oDecisive.
  • oResilient.
  • oMeticulous.
  • oWilling to accept responsibility.


Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

West Cumberland Hospital/ Workington Community Diagnostic Hub

West Cumberland Hospital

Whitehaven

CA28 8JG

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

262-A-24-6177977

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