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AfC Band 7 Sonographer

Employer
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£49,178 to £55,492 pro-rata per annum inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Profession
Other allied health
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
1 Part Time Sonographer posts

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust is an acute district general hospital based in North London that serves the community in Enfield, Haringey and beyond. We run a 7 day service in the General Ultrasound department which has 5 rooms at the North Mid Site (including a vascular room). The Obs and Gynae Department at North Mid has 9 scan rooms (plus 2 additional rooms in Women's Ambulatory Day Unit and Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit) that are open Monday to Saturday.

The service is run by a friendly team of 16 sonographers who rotate to both the General and Obs and Gynae departments. We wish to back-fill a vacant post. The successful candidates would be expected to participate in the weekend and evening rota, however a degree of flexibility is possible with many of our Sonographers working compressed hours to allow a 3 or 4 day working week.

If you think this might be an opportunity that you would be interested in then please email Edwin Ruhinda, Ultrasound Superintendent, to arrange a time to chat edwin.ruhinda@nhs.net

Main duties of the job

  • To demonstrate skills in a wide range of ultrasound examinations, with Musculoskeletal scanning skills and competence.
  • To maintain professional occupational standards of technical skill and legally take responsibility to ensure a high standard of clinical care and patient welfare for all patients, supporting more junior staff to do likewise.
  • To interpret and analyse findings in accordance with agreed protocols.
  • To accept clinical responsibility for a designated caseload of patients in working area, and to organise this effectively and efficiently with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.
  • To independently provide a diagnostic report on all examinations.
  • To provide advice on future patient management, where appropriate following consultation with Radiologists, e.g. referral for further imaging, referral for specialist, urgent/immediate referral.
  • Demonstrate excellence in one or more sub-specialities, when required.
  • To be responsible for the care of equipment and accessories.
  • To participate in the Quality Assurance Programme in accordance with the policies of the department.
  • To have a flexible approach towards working hours tailored to service needs.


About us

North Mid is part of North Central London integrated care system - consisting of the NHS and Local authority organisations in Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. As with other ICS's, we are working increasingly closely with partners and indeed many of our financial and performance objectives are measured at this system level. Whilst all organisations remain as standalone, statutory bodies we have an ICS infrastructure for making shared decisions and agreeing shared approaches.

We are proud of our staff and want to ensure their training allows them to provide excellent clinical care. We are also a training unit for medical students from UCL and St George's University Grenada, and for nursing and midwifery students from Middlesex and City Universities.

Take a tour of our hospital here

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder will have attained a post graduate qualification in Medical Ultrasound.
  • The post holder must demonstrate a high level of ultrasound scanning skills and will work as a part of as multi-disciplinary team.
  • You will have autonomous responsibility for performing and reporting a wide range of ultrasound examinations.
  • You will be expected to be able to work independently under pressure, but your support network will be as part of the ultrasound team.
  • You will be required to work to a high standard in keeping with departmental guidelines and protocols with regard to patient care, and expected to participate in CPD and clinical audit.
  • A Postgraduate qualification in ultrasound is required and you must be registered with the Health Professions Council or its equivalent.


Person Specification

Education and qualification

Essential

  • Post Graduate Diploma of Medical Ultrasound
  • HCPC or equivalent registration


Desirable

  • Experience of working in NHS
  • Experience in musculoskeletal Ultrasound


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working clinically in Radiology and musculoskeletal Ultrasound.
  • Experience in Ultrasound scanning, teaching, assessing and presentations


Desirable

  • Participated in audit cycle
  • Participated in research and publication


Knowledge and Awareness

Essential

  • Comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and pathology that can be used to perform examinations, and report appropriately.


Desirable

  • Understanding of the 2ww, 6ww and 18 week RTT pathways as part of the 62 day standard.


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and motivational skills. Able to speak and write English to a high standard.
  • Ability to use IT systems and programmes to a high level including RIS, PACS, word, excel


Desirable

  • Previous use of Soliton RIS, Medway, and Sectra PACS, Datix.


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Able to work well within a small team, to work without supervision and also to take direction from senior colleagues.


Values

Essential

  • Demonstrate ability to meet trust values


Other Requirements

Essential

  • Willingness to work flexibly. Friendly, caring and approachable to patients and staff


Employer details

Employer name

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Address

Ultrasound department North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust London

Sterling Way

London

N18 1QX

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393-NMUH-1369-B

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