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Advanced Practitioner - Ultrasound

Employer
Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata + £4,500 recruitment and retention premium
Closing date
18 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A Recruitment and Retention Premium (RRP) of �4,500 (pro rata) will be paid to new and existing Sonographers. This will be reviewed annually.

Are you a sonographer with a real passion for obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound scanning and looking for a new challenge within a friendly supportive and dynamic team? Then Liverpool Women's Hospital may be the place for you to excel in sonography.

As a key member of the Imaging team, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate and develop your skills and expertise in obstetrics, gynaecology and general ultrasound. You will need to be able to work independently demonstrating a high level of competence, excellent communication skills and compassion with an advanced awareness of being an advanced practitioner.

All sonographers actively take part in the BMUS recommended peer audit process and participate in monthly learning meetings to discuss and challenge any outcomes, to constantly improve the scan service we offer to our patients. We pride ourselves on providing the safest and most up to date and dynamic ultrasound procedures and we constantly ensure our sonographers are at the forefront of the new technological advances in the field of ultrasound.

We really value the input of our sonographers in how we operate our ultrasound imaging service, constantly striving to ensure our patients are at the centre of every decision made. The Imaging Department value teamwork and are committed to training and development.

Main duties of the job

The Sonographer will be involved in the delivery of obstetric, general and gynaecological ultrasound services to all patients attending the imaging department, community sites and wards. There is regularly overtime available at weekends and evenings which is optionable. They will be able to organise their workload efficiently and liase with referrers, other staff and service users to optimise service delivery.

The Post Holder will work unsupervised in delivering aspects of ultrasound scanning that may include: Obstetrics and Gynaecology scanning General, vascular scanning (desirable but not essential) The Sonographer will act independently, interpreting scan findings and producing written free text reports on examinations performed. Excellent communication skills are essential due to the need to deliver highly sensitive and potentially upsetting information to both patients and relatives.

The Sonographer will also assist in the training and supervision of students in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, newly qualified staff and other professional groups. Peer audit review will be undertaken by the individual and monthly learning meetings attended to discuss and challenge issues, to constantly improve the scan service we offer to our patients.

We expect our sonographer to actively help with governance, QA and audit and value their input on how we can achieve the best diagnostic outcomes.

About us

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust delivers the highest standards of care for women, babies and families. Each year we deliver over 7,500 babies, carry out over 49,000 gynaecological inpatient and outpatient procedures, care for over 1,000 poorly & preterm new-borns, perform around 1,000 IVF cycles and have over 4,000 genetic appointments taking place. We believe that this along with a strong dedication to research & innovation makes us the specialist health provider of choice in Europe for women, babies and families.

We have some of the leading experts in their field, which has been showcased on national TV and news, making our teams famous across the world for professionalism, skill & compassion.

The Trust is constantly innovating and evolving its services to provide the most cutting edge and modern care possible. As well as developing services on our current site we have long-term aspirations for the future. We have recently launched a number of new strategies which provide a detailed long-term plan for our services.

Check out why Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work using the links below:

Video: https://vimeo.com/556197652

Online brochure: https://www.liverpoolwomens.nhs.uk/media/4121/recruitment-pack-great-place-to-work-16pp-v4-final.pdf

Job description

Job responsibilities

Performance of ultrasound examinations. Examinations may include obstetric, gynaecological and general and DVT examinations.

Generation of diagnostic, quality ultrasound reports

Liaising with other departments and professionals within the Trust.

Participation in the BMUS recommended Peer audit review process.

Supervision, mentoring and teaching of ultrasound students.

As a member of the Ultrasound team, you will be actively involved in the training of student Sonographers and clinicians from a multi-professional background. We work closely with the Fetal medicine unit and are actively involved with multidisciplinary learning forums with sonographers attending MDT meetings across the Trust. Suitable candidates for this post must be registered with a governing body and be a qualified Sonographer (or equivalent) with CASE accredited post graduate ultrasound qualifications.

Person Specification

Skills, Knowledge & Aptitudes

Essential

  • Current skills in respect of radiographic procedures
  • An awareness of general issues facing NHS
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including good command of English language
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to manage change
  • Ability to train/mentor staff
  • Ability to work statutory on-call and weekend rota
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Good time management


Desirable

  • IT skills. Word processing, E-Mail and spread sheets
  • Research
  • Audit


Qualifications & Learning

Essential

  • Current and up to date registration with a statutory regulator.
  • DCR or Degree in Radiography
  • PGD in ultrasound or equivalent
  • Obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound experience


Desirable

  • General medical and DVT Doppler ultrasound experience
  • Supervision of ultrasound students


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Enthusiastic
  • Demonstrate commitment to task
  • Works on own initiative
  • Works as a team player
  • Approachable
  • Diplomatic


Physical Attributes

Essential

  • Professional appearance
  • Good attendance record
  • Good general health


Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Liverpool Women's Hospital

Crown Street

Liverpool

L8 7SS

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