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Sonographer

Employer
Barts Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Profession
Other allied health
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The ultrasound service at Mile End Hospital is expanding as part of a new Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC), creating an exciting opportunity for highly motivated and adaptive Sonographers to join our friendly, hard-working, and well supported ultrasound team. The posts will be based at Mile End Hospital with the potential to rotate to The Royal London, St Bartholomew's, and the North-East London Ultrasound Education Training Academy hosted by Whipps Cross hospital.

The CDC at Mile End Hospital will provide a 7-day service with 12-hour days, offering the potential for flexible working, compressed working patterns and part time work.

The CDC will be responsible for a wide range of subspecialties such as General Abdomen, Gynaecology, MSK, small parts and head and neck. Other specialties such as paediatrics, obstetrics and fertility can also be provided through potential rotation to the other sites.

We welcome applications from newly qualified and experienced Sonographers with multiple skillsets who can scan General, Gynaecology and obstetric ultrasound, all successful candidates will be supported by a preceptorship program and there is the potential for candidates to develop their skills. However candidates must hold either a Pg Cert / Dip / MSc or DMU qualification in Medical Ultrasound and professional registration with a statutory regulated body (such as the HCPC) or the Register for Clinical Technologists.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team in Imaging, liaising with those involved to ensure that appropriate imaging, reporting and management of the patient is provided when and where necessary. They will maintain a high professional and technical standard of ultrasound imaging at the newly established Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) at Mile End Hospital which will be a 7-day service with 12-hour days. There will also be the potential to rotate through The Royal London Hospital and St Bartholomew's Hospital.

Our Sonographers undertake clinical work within established quality standards of practice, adhering to Ultrasound guidelines such as those published by BMUS, RCOG, RCR and NICE. The post-holder will work within departmental protocols as a practitioner in the delivery of all ultrasound imaging, reporting and management of the patient.

The post-holder will also liaise with key Lead Nurses, Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the Women's Health Division, as well as the Radiologists in the General Ultrasound Department. In the absence of a Lead Sonographer, the post-holder will oversee the day-to-day workload to ensure staff and resources are allocated to the area and managed effectively.

The post holder will promote patient advocacy and communicate effectively with other health care professionals together with outside agencies regarding patient care and progress.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • oPost Graduate qualification in Medical Ultrasound.
  • oCurrent and up to date state registration through a regulatory body (HCPC NMC or GMC) or through the Register for Clinical Technologists.


Desirable

  • oTo hold a BSc Hons degree or DCR in Diagnostic Radiography
  • oPgCert MSK non injection ultrasound
  • oMSc in Medical Ultrasound.
  • oDQASS Nuchal Translucency certification.


Knowledge/Experience

Essential

  • oAn up to date knowledge of current and emerging ultrasound techniques and relevant topics / professional issues.
  • oAble to demonstrate the ability to carry out and report on a full range of ultrasound examinations in Obstetrics, Gynaecology, General Abdominal and Small Parts.
  • oEvidence of continuing professional development


Desirable

  • oTraining in vascular ultrasound.
  • oTraining in MSK ultrasound.
  • oExperience of post graduate teaching.
  • oAttendance of a clinical supervisor course.


Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust

Address

Mile End Hospital

London

E1 4DG

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

259-5815397RLH/CDC-D

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