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Sonographer

Employer
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
317 Trustwide
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rata / per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Other allied health
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Sonographersrequired with experience in performing and independently reporting a wide range of ultrasound examinations. Experience in general medical ultrasound essential. Experience in any combination of Gynaecology, small parts, paediatrics, vascular or musculoskeletal ultrasound preferable.

Must possess BSc Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent and an appropriate Post Graduate qualification in ultrasound with significant clinical ultrasound experience. Applicants should be able to scan / work independently but also as part of an integrated team.

Extended working days or weekend/ Bank Holiday work will be required.
  • Interview date: 6th June 2024
  • Full Time & Part Time Hours /week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.


Main duties of the job

  • The post holders will participate in provision of a high quality ultrasound service for a wide range of referrers across all Trust ultrasound facilities, both in hospital and community based sites. They will assist in the training and mentoring of Ultrasound students and Registrars. Deliver a service that is focussed to the patients' needs and the needs of referring clinicians and other medical staff.
  • Ultrasound examinations are undertaken at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Freeman Hospital and Community sites, rotation to any of the sites will be required.
  • Candidates should be flexible and able to adapt to the day to day workload, prioritising workload based on clinical urgency. Also assist management deliver the longer strategic planning and delivery of the service.


About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, we have around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Member of a team delivering a high quality efficient and effective service, performing and independently reporting ultrasound scans on a daily basis.
  • Able to demonstrate a professional and caring approach to patients.
  • The post holder will be encouraged to take on additional responsibilities e.g. Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS), moving & handling facilitator, Health & Safety representative or CPR trainer, student mentor/assessor, preceptor etc

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential

  • oBSc Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent with previous recent post-graduation experience.
  • oPost Graduate qualification in ultrasound with experience or significant equivalent level clinical ultrasound experience.
  • oThe post holder must be on the HCPC Register or equivalent Voluntary Register.


Desirable

  • oECDL qualification


Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • oSpecialist knowledge and experience in ultrasound scanning. This will cover a wide range of scanning applications e.g. abdominal, small parts and vascular and requires an in depth knowledge of cross sectional anatomy, pathology and ultrasound physics ultrasound equipment applications and practical skills
  • ohigh level of ultrasound interpretation skills to enable the provision of a clinical report to the referring physician
  • oA wide knowledge of disease processes and histopathological conditions, able to identify (by image interpretation and clinical signs) those patients whose results need to be expedited in order to optimise patient treatment and care.
  • oWorking knowledge of all relevant professional and NHS policies and procedures
  • oExperience in teaching and training of staff
  • oEvidence of ongoing CPD


Desirable

  • oExperience in a regional or specialist centre


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • o Good organisational interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to work in a team or independently as required.
  • oIT skills for Radiology Information Systems (RIS) and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
  • oEvidence of leadership skills


Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trustwide

317 Trustwide

NE7 7DN

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

317-2024-07-21-DR-C

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