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Reporting Sonographer or Vascular Scientist

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Reporting Sonographer or Vascular Scientist required to join friendly supportive team of Sonographers. Full or part tiime postions available.

Teaching Hospital currently training direct entry and in house Ultrasound Students to PGD and MSC level and supporting progression for single modules for current sonographers PGC.

Main duties of the job

To undertake a range Ultrasound examinations within scope of clinical expertise and knowledge with training.This may include the following examinations Obstetric, Gynaecological, General Abdominal, Vascular, and additional examinations depending ontraining and knowledgebase.Adapt clinical remit in line with Departmental Service needs. This may include training toundertake newly developed ultrasound procedures.To act as an expert practitioner demonstrating advanced clinical competencies and knowledge.To assist in the establishment of standards and guidelines for best practice and propose changesin procedures and protocols in the department.To assist in the training of Student Sonographers in support of service continuity.To have an interest in all aspects of Ultrasound, with the ability to develop skills in newtechnology.Assess requests imaging: justifying and/or authorising such requests as appropriate, liaise withRadiology/Radiography colleagues when specialist input, or advice regarding alternative imagingis required.To review images and ensure that supplementary imaging procedures/views are considered prior to patient departure from the Department.Provide a highly specialist clinical service and advice in the form of prompt formal written andverbal reports on ultrasound studies to the referring clinician.

About us

Working for your organisationEstablished in 2003 East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) is a largeintegrated health care organisation providing high quality acute secondary healthcare for the people of East Lancashire and Blackburn withDarwen.Our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over700,000 patients a year from the most serious of emergencies to planned operations and procedures. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whomare internationally renowned and have won awards for their work and achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilitiesClinicalFunction as a key member of the Radiology team.To receive, register and be responsible for entering accurate data entry onto the RIS (RadiologyInformation System).To acquire to a high standard diagnostic images and physically position the full range of patientpresentations accurately for examinations taking into account patient limitations and adaptingstandard techniques where necessary (presentations include distressed children, unconsciouspatients and uncooperative patients).To have excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of imaging equipment and techniqueswhich may need to be modified in an appropriate manner to obtain the optimum image.To review current literature regarding current best practice and suggest change where necessaryto the departmental imaging protocols.To ensure all appropriate infection control measures are utilised, paying particular attention topersonal protection as well as the management of equipment and linens.Work as a senior member of a multi-disciplinary team, when undertaking ultrasound procedures to provide a high quality of service to patients.Maintain and safely use highly specialised and expensive equipment (�30,000+) used by self and othersTo undertake other duties as and when required by the demands of the Clinical Lead.Be responsible for the delivery of clinical expertise in all aspects of patient care within thedepartmentAt all times behave in a manner appropriate to the professional code of conduct of a StateRegistered Radiographer.GeneralEnsure a high quality of service within the Radiology Department or associated locations.To participate in the safe transfer of patients and equipment within the department and hospitalrespectively, using manual handling guidelines and risk assessment.Be able to exercise personal responsibility and make decisions in unpredictable situations.annual workforce plan?Would long term reduce locum fees and retain songraphersInterviewer information packMaintain knowledge of the equipment to promote safe, effective and efficient handling within theclinical setting, to uphold COSHH (2002), Health and Safety guidelines.To attend departmental meetings as required to comment on departmental related issues.To reflect on systems of work and communicate areas of deficit or potential advancement to theRadiology Management Team.To adapt and quickly respond to changes in service, patients or departmental needKeep equipment, work areas and accessories clean and tidy. Be aware of all procedures topromote infection control and reduce cross infection.Be familiar with the range of technical applications available on imaging equipment.To complete all paperwork pertaining to compliance with Trust policies e.g. incident forms.Take responsibility for decisions undertaken when using own initiative whenever the situationdemands e.g. referral to the Child Protection Team if applicable.To demonstrate a wide range of problem solving skills involving allocation of staff due to absenceand associated adequate service provision.To conduct examinations according to protocol for a range of clinical trials.To participate in extended, 7 day provision of Ultrasound Services (including Public Holidays) inaccordance with the requirements of the service.To practice on multiple sites within the Trusts catchment area.COMMUNICATIONCommunicate highly complex and sensitive information to the patient and referring clinician related to diagnosis.Provide and receive highly complex information which requires empathy and reassurance and often involves overcoming barriers tounderstanding.

Person Specification



  • Ultrasound case accrediated course with experience/ current student due to qualify


  • Working Knowledge of Radiology Information Systems



  • MSC/PGD Ultrasound or Vascular science Qualification


  • Post Graduate experience

Knowledge and skills


  • oDemonstrate a problem solving approach oDemonstrates evidence of continuing professional education oDemonstrates IT literacy to an appropriate level oGeneral experience relevant to the post at degree level or equivalent oSpecial aptitudes / Abilities/ Interest


  • oRecent post-registration experience oExperience of MDT working

Monitored and Supervised


  • Junior Staff and Assistants


  • Experience training Students



  • oJunior Staff oAbility to prioritise oAwareness of developments in NHS and service delivery oKnowledge of research / evaluation of practice oParticipate in audit oDemonstrate the ability to work in a team


  • oOther professionals oGeneral Public oStudents

Motivation and Disposition


  • oAbility to work as independent Reporting Sonographer oPersonally and professionally responsible oAbility to self-motivate oFlexible approach to changing circumstances oAble to demonstrate excellent communication skills, including evidence of presentation skills

Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust






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