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North-East London (NEL) Sonography Practice Educator

Barts Health NHS Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 Per annum inc pro rata £5,000 RRP (pro-rata)
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Ultrasound team as a Sonography Practice Educator at the NEL Ultrasound Training Academy, hosted at Barts Health on the Whipps Cross Hospital site.

The role will primarily entail working alongside fellow Practice Educators within the academy to oversee and deliver multiprofessional education and training to any learner accessing the facility. The NEL Ultrasound Training Academy is fully equipped with two ultrasound machines within dedicated scan rooms with flexible appointment times and simulation equipment.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive, and motivated autonomous Ultrasound Practitioner who possesses a high level of technical competence, substantial post qualification experience and excellent communication skills who can provide clinical and academic leadership in ultrasound education across NEL.

The role requires the successful candidate to ensure suitable training programmes are available by evaluating current provision and developing an improved and inclusive clinical learning environment for our students to support current and future workforce needs. The post holder will accomplish this by working closely with the Education and Training Lead Sonographer, Ultrasound Professional Lead and Education Academy team across Barts Health and the Imaging/Ultrasound Clinical Leads across the NEL Imaging Network.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be an autonomous practitioner with advanced ultrasound experience who can provide clinical and academic leadership in ultrasound education within the NEL Ultrasound Training Academy and NHS Trusts across NEL as required. The role will primarily entail working alongside fellow Sonography Practice Educators to oversee and deliver training and education to any student's, radiologists, or sonographers requiring upskilling accessing the NEL Ultrasound Training Academy, hosted at Barts Health on the Whipps Cross Hospital site.

The post holder will undertake both clinical (70%) and administrative (30%) duties and will assist in the co-ordination, management and allocation of staff in training within Diagnostic Imaging and other satellite sites as appropriate (e.g. obstetrics). They will be the first line coordinators and lines of communication with universities and other course providers. They will work closely and liaise frequently with the NMAHP Education Leads, Director of AHP's and Ultrasound Clinical Leads to deliver staff training and identify new training opportunities.

The post-holder will work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team in Imaging, liaising with those involved to ensure the appropriate ultrasound imaging, reporting and management of the patient is provided within local and national waiting time directives.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within Barts Health at this band.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A short term local recruitment and retention premium of �5,000 RRP (pro-rata) applies to this post.

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Substantial experience in ultrasound imaging post qualification.
  • Attendance of a clinical supervisor course
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


  • Undertaking appraisal practices and peer review audits.
  • Training in musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Training in vascular ultrasound
  • Writing protocols and policies
  • Experience in undertaking recruitment drives



  • High level inter-personal and communications skills
  • Able to work collaboratively with other disciplines.
  • High level of work organisation, self-motivation, drive for performance and improvement plus flexibility in approach and attitude.
  • High level of work organisation, self-motivation, drive for performance and improvement plus flexibility in approach and attitude.
  • Effective leadership and team working


  • Presentation skills.
  • Ability to collaborate constructively with internal and external partners.



  • An up to date knowledge of current and emerging ultrasound techniques and relevant topics / professional issues.


  • A good understanding of clinical governance and risk management.
  • Knowledge of quality improvement methodology.



  • Post Graduate qualification in Medical Ultrasound.
  • Current and up to date state registration through HCPC or other regulatory body.


  • MSc in Medical Ultrasound.
  • Teaching qualification.

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Whipps Cross Hospital


E11 1NR

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