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Band 8a Ultrasound Modality Lead

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The NHS Constitution pledges: 'patients should wait less that six weeks for a diagnostic test'. With the guidance released in 2021 to 'prioritise diagnostics procedures'.

At UHB, we are committed to reducing waiting lists and to improve treatment pathways for our patients.

We have a lot to do.

To ensure we continue to strive for excellence we need to safeguard our Teams by supporting them in the delivery of this critical work. The management and development of the team is of the highest priority. In this role you would provide strategic direction and leadership, in addition to operational management to deliver high quality care within ultrasound.

Consideration will be given to sonography candidates with an appropriate healthcare degree and valid HCPC or NMC registration.

Success in this role will see you working across professional and organisational boundaries with a wide range of stakeholders.

You will be a professional leader who role models excellence in clinical practice, multi-disciplinary working, and commitment to improving patient and staff experience.

You will work closely with the Imaging Senior Management Team, - and you will be supported with continuous development and education to not only deliver the department strategy but also to achieve your career aspirations.

R& R bonus available on top of Band 8a salary

If you believe this is the next role for you -- we would welcome a discussion with you.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have accountability for the safe and effective provision of the ultrasound imaging services for UHB at QEHB.

The post holder will provide strategic direction and leadership, operational management, delivering high quality clinical care. This will involve working across professional and organisational boundaries with a wide range of stakeholder groups throughout UHB, including our other sites and the wider communities.

They will be a behavioural and professional role model for the provision of compassionate care within the Ultrasound Imaging Services here at QEHB. This role is predominantly a managerial role with some clinical commitment. Budget holder for the modality at QEHB

Responsible for all physical resources of the modality. Ensure compliance with Standing Financial Instructions (SFI) and Patient Charter as a Foundation Trust.

Manage, with the Imaging Modality Lead (IMM) the annual prioritisation of capital equipment replacement with development of technical specifications and supplier quotations.

To identify and implement cost improvement programmes for the department.

Authorise payments for overtime, travel, subsistence and telephone expenses.

Negotiate with suppliers to achieve cost effective business agreements.

Ensure a robust system of departmental stock management and completion of all stock-taking audits

Provide highly visible and accessible professional leadership and demonstrate expert knowledge and standards of clinical practice.

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



  • *Education to A-Level standard and / or equivalent
  • *DCR(R) or BSc(Hons) Diagnostic Sonography
  • *MSc Level Qualification or equivalent experience
  • *Post Graduate Qualification in specific specialty
  • *HCPC Registration


  • *Teaching & Mentoring Qualification



  • *Evidence of on-going CPD and reflective practice
  • *Evidence of substantial management experience
  • *Evidence of undertaking audit
  • *Evidence of dissemination of knowledge in wider healthcare organisations
  • *Understanding of relevant legislation and radiation regulations
  • *Awareness and application of Sonographer' Code of Conduct
  • *Wide and in-depth knowledge of the modality


  • *Evidence of participating in research

Additional Criteria


  • *Significant experience in the chosen modality
  • *Ability to work under pressure
  • *Able to lead and motivate a multidisciplinary team
  • *Evidence of people management skills including change-management and negotiation for service delivery
  • *Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • *Sound clinical reasoning and decision making
  • *Maintain integrity and confidentiality
  • *Ability to perform in stressful and complex situations
  • *Ability to inspire and lead a team
  • *Able to communicate openly and honestly with staff
  • *Demonstrate initiative
  • *Flexible
  • *Requires the ability to adapt and quickly respond to changes that will impact on the provision of service


  • *Proven analytical skills in interpreting complex information

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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