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Band 7 Sonographer - Women's Health

Employer
St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other allied health
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Sonographer for Women's Health - Band 7

We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated, dynamic Sonographer who is ready to join our obstetric ultrasound team and provide a high level of technical expertise across a comprehensive range of examinations.

You will be an experienced specialist diagnostic sonographer who will join the highly skilled team of sonographers, trainee sonographers, clinical fellows and midwives.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator with proven experience in working within obstetric ultrasound. It is essential that you bring a flexible and adaptable approach to meet with the challenge of this role, supporting the multi-professional team in personalising care, enhancing quality and improving the patient experience.

The Fetal Medicine unit consists of 8 scanning rooms including the Fetal Medicine/Fetal Echocardiography service.

Each scanning room and administration offices are networked with Viewpoint Fetal Database, allowing full reports to be completed and ultrasound images printed and stored electronically, and both Samsung Hera and GE machines utilised.

Main duties of the job

To undertake ultrasound examinations competently as per departmental protocols.

To report on ultrasound findings accurately and professionally asper departmental protocols.

To develop and maintain a high professional and technical knowledge base and standard of work.

To supervise the general welfare of patients whilst in the department.

To be responsible for the safe conduct of all examinations in thearea of responsibility.

To assist with and undertake research and departmental audits inthe unit.

To maintain Nuchal Translucency certification by annual audit tomaintain standards.

To counsel patients regarding 1st Trimester screening for chromosomal abnormality and refer as appropriate.

Responsible for the day to day management of any staff within sphere of responsibility.

Participate in the orientation and development of new staff.

Participate in the appraisal of untrained staff as appropriate.

Ensure accurate and clear records are kept and that all signaturesare legible.

Demonstrate an awareness of the needs of individual teammembers and give support and guidance where necessary.

Participate in departmental meetings and in meetings related to the ongoing review and evaluation of the service.

To be familiar with the use of computers for record keeping, respecting confidentiality in line with the requirements of data protection.

About us

St George's maternity unit provides care to over 5000 women each year. We take great pride in promoting midwifery by delivering holistic woman-centred care to our diverse local community.

The enthusiastic midwifery, obstetric and sonography teams work together to meet the specific needs of women who come from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds.

We strive to provide the highest standard of pregnancy and birth experience for women with both high and low risk pregnancies, excelling in the provision of high risk care for women who need it, while actively increasing our homebirth rate and the option of giving birth in the midwifery led unit.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job description for more information on roles and responsibilities.

If you are interested in this position and would like to attend a formal visit please contact Sandra Linton, Fetal Medicine Unit Specialist Midwifery Matron on 020 8725 3664.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • Diploma in Medical USS (or UK equivalent)
  • Registered with sonographers UK statutory body


Desirable

  • Further education (BSc or MSc)
  • Leadership course
  • FMF NT screening accreditation


Experience

Essential

  • Knowledge and experience in obs & gynae USS


Skills

Essential

  • Demonstrates good leadership skills
  • commitment to self development


Desirable

  • Experience in mentoring


Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

St George's Hospital

Blackshaw Road

London

SW17 0QT

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