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Reporting Sonographer

Employer
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bognor Regis
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Other allied health
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are excited to invite you join our Trust as a full time role as a Reporting Sonographer .

You will assist the Imaging Manager in the performance of duties by providing a high quality ultrasound service . To carry out general ultrasound, abdominal and gynaecological examinations. To perform diagnostic ultrasound scans undertaking own workload and independently reporting ultrasound examinations to a high accurate standard . To prioritise, and organise own caseload. To be able to work independently within a clearly defined set of department protocols and make informed clinical decisions in the absence of Radiologist.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the job are:

To report any equipment malfunctions immediately to the Diagnostic Imaging Manager and ensure that appropriate action is taken to rectify and repair the fault.

To be prepared to undertake regular quality assurance checks and to document the outcome

To assist the service to meet the standards for the Care Quality Commission standards and comply with relevant NICE guidelines.

To undertake training as necessary in line with the development of the post and as agreed with the line manager as part of the personal development planning process.

To participate in regular clinical audit with clinical supervisor and to document this in reflective learning.

To fully participate in the Trusts appraisal system review and personal development planning process on an annual basis.

To contribute positively to the effectiveness and efficiency of the team.

To report any incidents involving staff, patients or visitors to the Imaging Manager.

To undertake any other duties at the request of the line manager which are commensurate with the role, including project work internal job rotation and absence cover.

About us

We are the main provider of NHS community services across East and West Sussex. Our 6,000 staff serve a population of 1.3 million providing essential medical, nursing, and therapeutic care to adults and children.

Our Trust vision is to provide excellent care at the heart of the community, helping people plan, manage, adapt to changes in their health, supporting avoidable hospital admissions and reducing hospital stay times.

We have opportunities for everyone across our wide variety of services including medical, clinical, support and corporate services.

Why work for us?
  • Positive 2023 NHS Staff Survey results, scoring highly in compassionate culture & leadership, and staff wellbeing support
  • Variety of working environments across the community, in patients' homes, within our community hospitals and bases across the county
  • Supportive flexible working patterns such as: part time, flexi time, annualised hours, and flexi retirement options
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Research opportunities
  • Cost-effective workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Level 3 accredited Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • Veteran Aware Trust, achieving accreditation from Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA)
  • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff


Job description

Job responsibilities

To communicate with patients, clients and visitors in a polite and respectful manner reflecting their level of understanding and taking into account any barriers. To communicate and liaise with all members of the multidisciplinary team in a polite and professional manner relating to patient management and care. To notify the referrer of any abnormal findings in an appropriate manner within guidelines. To be able to supervise the work of newly qualified staff, bank staff and assistants and to provide training where necessary to staff/students.

Please see attached job description for further information.

Person Specification

Qualifications/Professional Registration

Essential

  • Degree level qualification in Radiology
  • Post Graduate certificate/diploma in Medical Ultrasound
  • State Registration with HCPC


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to communicate highly complex and sensitive information and be empathetic
  • Ability to interpret ultrasound scans and make an appropriate diagnosis
  • Organisation of daily department workload


Desirable

  • IT skills


Knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to interpret complex ultrasound scans
  • Ability to deal with difficult situations where thee is barrier to understanding


Desirable

  • IT skills to generate clinical observations


Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Imaging Department

Bognor Regis War Memorial Hosp

Bognor Regis

PO22 9PP

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

150-GM10031-WST

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