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Lead Advanced Practitioner

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Lead -Advanced Practitioner Non Obstetric Ultrasound

We are looking to recruit experienced, highly motivated, dynamic, innovative and professional individuals as Lead Ultrasound Practitioners for a large multi disciplinary team.

The post holder will Professionally lead Sonographers, Trainees and Imaging Department Assistants, you must be enthusiastic and committed to delivering an effective , efficient and quality service.

You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to provide leadership for the team and work closely with the Operational Management team in ensuring work flows are optimally maintained at all times .

You must have a flexible approach to working and a desire to further develop the ultrasound service. You should hold a CASE accredited qualification with extensive clinical experience.

They must be able to demonstrate experience of :
  • Advanced Clinical or expert practice
  • Leadership experience with the ability to work as part of a team
  • Participation in teaching and mentoring students
  • Management of people and resources
  • Quality Improvement initiatives - Research and Audit

The Imaging Department provides General Medical ultrasound services across multiple sites . However, these are managed and supported operationally from the Royal Stoke site.

We are a large modern department with a variety of equipment. We are a fast paced, dynamic and vibrant department with an interesting and challenging case load.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of a team of lead Practitioners accountable for professionally developing a large team of Advanced Practitioners , Trainees and Imaging Department Assistants and supporting the operational management team.

Main Tasks:

Independently perform and report a broad range of clinical ultrasound examinations

Provide an expert level of knowledge and the highest degree of professional autonomy

Maintain workflows, managing staffing and equipment accordingly.

Ensure QA and policy review are undertaken

Promote & participate in audit

Participate in ultrasound team meetings and clinical multidisciplinary meetings as required.

Develop innovative practice and identify where service improvements can be made

Participate in the Trust appraisal process

Deliver clinical education in conjunction with Education Leads .

Prioritise a number of complex activities at any one time to react to the demands of the service .

Fulfil requirements for statutory regulations, codes of practice, local policies and departmental health and safety rules are adhered to

Participate in risk management through the Datix system

Respond to enquiries from patient satisfaction teams

General Ultrasound provides out-patient services and supports our busy acute in patient portals, plus a variety of sub speciality scanning including, vascular, paediatric, MSK and Head and Neck.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification, or contact the hiring manager on the details provided.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Independently scan and report broad range of examinations
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Expertise in a relevant field of clinical practice / education / leadership
  • Participation in Quality Assurance Programmes
  • Participation in training and education
  • Experience of working in a large acute NHS trust
  • Participates in development review process (PDR's)
  • Experience of risk management processes - Datix


  • Leadership experience
  • Evidence of involvement in research and audit
  • Quality management and document review
  • Operational and Performance management experience
  • Knowledge of complaints processes and patient experience

Essential to role


  • HCPC registration
  • UK driving license and access to vehicle



  • Post graduate Ultrasound Qualification


  • Leadership or management qualification or equivalent experience

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust



Newcastle Road



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