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Bank Advance Practitioner Sonographer

Employer
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Essex
Salary
£26.83 an hour Per hour
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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Profession
Other allied health
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Part Time
You will have autonomous responsibility for performing and reporting a wide range of ultrasound examinations within the various hospital departments and at our outreach clinic.

You will be expected to work and report independently but your support network will be as part of the ultrasound team.

You are required to have a flexible working approach as the department operates from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and provides cover for the early pregnancy unit on Sundays and Bank Holidays. The trust is moving towards 7-day services as standard.

A high standard of work is required in keeping with departmental guidelines and protocols with regard to patient care, and you will be expected to participate in CPD and clinical audit.

A postgraduate qualification in ultrasound is required. You need to be a team worker with good communication skills and have the ability to handle difficult situations with sensitivity.

Main duties of the job

Triage and quality assure referrals, perform ultrasound examinations, and compose accurate and appropriate reports to the highest standards.

Manage patients considerately and effectively in accordance with their individual requirements and expectations.

Participate in audit.

Work with other team members to ensure the smooth functioning of the ultrasound service

About us

With a workforce of approximately 15,000 staff, we can now do more and go further in delivering health services to our local communities.

Our ambition is to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients, and provide a vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

Patients will experience improved care as well as fewer delays and cancellations. We are able to provide more once-in-a-lifetime specialist care region-wide. With our new trust size will come more opportunities for development, research, networking and innovation.

We aim to make the most of our skills and experiences so we can become the best we can be. As one organisation we will recruit the finest and retain more specialist staff due to more employment opportunities across our Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Communication

Maintain a high standard of communication skills with all points of contact.

Have a friendly, helpful, confident and professional manner at all times.

Effectively manage the electronic transfer of information.

Exercise discretion, always acknowledging and adhering to the principles of confidentiality.

Analytical and Planning

Able to prioritise and manage workload.

Able to exercise own initiative.

Clinical Duties (If Applicable)

Highly developed physical accuracy and dexterity.

Able to deal with distressing circumstances.

Good communication skills.

Able to deal with complex and unpredictable situations.

Diplomacy and tact

Please see attached JD for full Job Description

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound


Experience

Essential

  • Capable of performing and reporting obstetric, gynaecological and abdominal scans independently.


Desirable

  • Experience in vascular ultrasound or a willingness to undertake further training.


Skills

Essential

  • Able to work to a high standard in keeping with departmental guidelines and protocols with regard to patient care. Able to take an active role in CPD and clinical audit.


Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Address

MSE Southend/Basildon/Broomfield

Essex

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Bank Advanced Sonographer

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