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Band 7 Sonographer QE Full Time/Part Time

Employer
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Profession
Other allied health
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The post holder will be responsible for the provision of a highly specialised clinical ultrasound service, ensuring effective patient treatment and diagnosis across the UHB NHS Trust.

The post holder will meet operational standards to ensure effective and progressive service delivery. They will be responsible for managing and prioritising workload and to produce comprehensive independent reports. The post holder will work within professional boundaries to improve patient outcomes and take part in the training of others in the specialised field of ultrasound.

In addition to the delivery of the ultrasound service, the post holder will be responsible for

* Training and development of appropriate staff in all aspects of clinical service

* Development and implementation of U/S protocols

* Contribution to research and development

* Participation in extended service

* Promotion of service and Imaging standards

* Participation in audit and research

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Head of Imaging

Training & Development lead

Ultrasound Site leads / IMM

Consultant Radiologists

Radiology Assistants, clerical and admin staff

Referring clinicians

Patients/service users.

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION: HCPC

Main duties of the job

*Must be able to work independently and be competent to write a concise and accurate report

*Must be prepared to provide practical and theoretical training in medical ultrasound and take responsibility for countersigning reports for Clinicians, Midwives and Radiographers in training

*Must have relevant skills/knowledge/experience in the range of ultrasound techniques which are required

*IT experience to use the necessary computerised reporting system and image recording system

*Must be prepared to assist with the development of the service and protocols

*To be thoroughly familiar with all aspects of the clinical skills required and the operation of all ultrasound scanners demonstrating expertise in clinical practice and highly specialist knowledge and to give specialised advice to Radiologists, Sonographers, Radiographers and the multidisciplinary team on all aspects of ultrasound.

* To contribute to the development and implementation of ultrasound protocols, procedures and techniques in conjunction with Radiologists and evidence based advances in practice.

* To be able to interpret ultrasound images and provide written accurate diagnostic reports. To ensure the clinical indications for the examination are appropriate and within the guidelines laid down within the department protocols. To independently compose using analytical and judgement skills, written reports for diagnosis/treatment for a range of ultrasound examinations in line with guidelines and protocols

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • *Educated to degree level or equivalent, have a post graduate accredited qualification in medical ultrasound
  • *Must be state registered


Experience

Essential

  • *Must have relevant skills/knowledge/experience in the range of ultrasound techniques which are required
  • *To possess a full understanding of ethical and moral issues to enable delivery of bad news to patients in an appropriate/empathetic manner
  • *Highly specialist knowledge of ultrasound procedures
  • *An understanding of the principles of the development and modernisation of the NHS, particularly in relation to imaging and the education of the healthcare workforce.


Desirable

  • *IT experience to use the necessary computerised reporting system and image recording system
  • *Must be prepared to assist with the development of the service and protocols
  • *Possess knowledge and understanding of the audit process


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • *An understanding of the principles of the development and modernisation of the NHS, particularly in relation to imaging and the education of the healthcare workforce.
  • *Demonstration of innovation in the healthcare profession.
  • *Courteous conduct in difficult/contentious situations.
  • *Positive application of the radiographers code of conduct


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way

Birmingham

West Midlands

B15 2TH

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304-1079544PM

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