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Superintendent Sonographer

Employer
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Location
Pontyclun
Salary
£51,706 to £58,210 a year per anumn
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Other allied health
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly experienced individual to lead the Ultrasound Services at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital and Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda.

The successful candidate will be responsible for a team of 14 Sonographers providing ultrasound services across 9 scanning rooms on 2 sites.

There is a wide range of ultrasound scanning equipment which includes Canon, GE, Siemens, Samsung and Philips manufacturers.

The Ultrasound Team has a diverse skill mix with independent reporting sonographers undertaking examinations of the Abdomen, Pelvis, Trans-vaginal, Testes, Vascular and Obstetrics including all 3 trimesters and screening, mobile examinations and acute services.

We support role development with sonographers being skilled in MSK, Neo-natal Hip Screening and TRUS biopsies.

The Royal Glamorgan Hospital is easily accessible being on the M4 corridor with ample free parking facilities.

Cwm Taff Morgannwg UHB hosts the National Imaging Academy Wales which provides us with excellent future development opportunities for our staff. We actively support monthly CPD meetings, regularly support external training for staff and we are keen to develop you professionally.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for service delivery within the Ultrasound department, to patients within Royal Glamorgan Hospital and Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda, Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB in a safe and effective manner. The postholder will work closely with Superintendent Sonographer colleagues at other CTM sites in order to support the ultrasound service across the Health Board.

Provide a caring and confidential diagnostic service to all patients, ensuring their dignity and privacy are not compromised.

Responsible for the day-to-day management of a comprehensive, efficient, relevant, and cost-effective ultrasound service at base site, Royal Glamorgan Hospital and the associated community hospitals.

The postholder will be responsible for leading, managing and organising the Ultrasound service working collaboratively with Radiology Manager and Radiology Clinical Director.

The postholder will assist the Radiology Manager in ensuring that guidelines and protocols are in place to ensure recognised best practice is performed and maintained throughout the Health Board.

The postholder will provide a lead for clinical development of professional ultrasound staff.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only the lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

The Radiology Directorate has a well-established Governance Agenda which includes modality user Group Meetings on a quarterly basis. The aim of the user groups is to improve our patient centered service by encouraging collaborative working, discussing service/patient concerns, reviewing training strategies, reviewing/updating knowledge of relevant Policy, Procedure and Protocol and contributing to the Audit and Clinical Effectiveness agenda.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge

Essential

  • BSc in Radiography or equivalent
  • Post-graduate qualification in Medical Ultrasound or equivalent
  • HCPC Registration
  • Knowledge of advanced practice within a wide area of specialist ultrasound applications to Master's level equivalency
  • Management Qualification or equivalent experience


Experience

Essential

  • Relevant personal history of continual development
  • Significant post-qualification experience
  • Experience of supervising/managing and training sonographers and trainee sonographers at Masters level
  • Experience of advanced ultrasound clinical practice e.g. MSK, vascular, interventional


Desirable

  • Counselling skills


Aptitude and Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to liaise competently with Stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds
  • Experience of audit and research
  • Teaching and presentation skills with experience of mentoring students
  • Assertive. Ability to make decisions Ability to meet deadlines, establishing priorities
  • Highly motivated and with the ability to motivate others
  • Assist and contribute to improving service developments in both general and interventional


Values/Other

Essential

  • Able to manage difficult situations
  • Able to prioritise and meet deadlines


Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Address

Royal Glamorgan Hospital

Ynysmaerdy

Pontyclun

CF72 8XR

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

110-AHP062-0424

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