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Sonographer

Employer
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
Location
Nottingham
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other allied health
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
This role is for a band 7 Sonographer, rotating between the City campus, Treatment Centre and QMC campus. A great opportunity to work alongside a highly experienced team and develop new skills in a busy department. NUH provides both Obstetric and non-Obstetric services across the 3 sites which includes GP (AQP), outpatients, DVT/ vascular, and inpatient scanning, and a gynaecological scanning service for the Nottingham Treatment Centre.

There are 3 Ultrasound Clinical Specialists who will support and guide you during your induction period and beyond.

The Ultrasound Department is open between 8am-6pm Monday-Friday with potential additional lists at the weekend.

You will be accountable to the Ultrasound Modality Manager and the Diagnostic Pathway Assistant General Manager for Ultrasound, and as part of this role, you will work with a team of Sonographers', Radiologists and other specialties within NUH to ensure a high quality Ultrasound service to our customers.

The Ultrasound team are well established, dedicated and professional. They are a diverse group of people with a broad range of skills and experience.

It is a highly paced and intense environment however you will be given the skills and knowledge to manage this effectively. There will be opportunities to advance both your practice and career prospects.

CPD is actively encouraged and supported.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarise yourself with full job description and person specification documents attached to this advert.

To undertake ultrasound within your area of specialty.

To maintain a high standard of work and to strive for continual improvements in Ultrasound standards and patient care.

Toobtain high quality diagnostic images

Triage workflow and patients in the area within which they are working by collaborating with colleagues to maximize departmental efficiency.

To establish and maintain a good working relationship with other members of staff and disciplines.

The Ultrasound service within Radiology, is part of the Clinical Support Division.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is looking for a motivated, experienced individual to provide professional and clinical expertise within our Obstetric and Non Obstetric Ultrasound services.

As part of our experienced team, you will need to share clinical knowledge, provide teaching, and mentor and support staffduring Ultrasound training.

About us

With over 19,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

There is Nursery facilities located on each NUH campus.

Nottingham is a friendly City with excellent leisure facilities, shops and beautiful countryside within easy reach.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be qualified to perform ultrasound examinations, independently performing and independently providing a diagnostic report on a minimum of 95% of all examinations.

The post holder will be required to work at the sites below:

City Hospital Campus,

Queens Medical Centre Campus

Nottingham Treatment Centre

To perform high quality diagnostic ultrasound examinations and provide a concise detailed report of the findings in accordance with the departmental protocols and procedures.

To explain procedures to patients in a manner that facilitates their full understanding of the examination, and to ensure that informed consent is obtained.

Effectively communicate the scan findings to the patient, having a caring attitude, display empathy and provide support when needed.

Effectively communicate scan findings to clinicians.

Maintain a good standard of self-discipline and follow NUH Values and Behaviours policy.

Assist the Ultrasound Modality manager in the management of the service as requested.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications

Essential

  • B.Sc.Hons in Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent professional body
  • Demonstrates a commitment to their own professional development and has evidence of CPD
  • Post Grad Diploma in Medical Ultrasound


Experience

Essential

  • To be able to work independently in all obstetric ultrasound
  • To be able to work independently in all General Medical ultrasound and all associated scans.
  • Experience of working within a team.
  • Is open to suggestions, ideas and new working practices with a team approach.
  • The ability to prioritise and manage own workload
  • Recognises own role as part of an effective team.


Desirable

  • The ability to perform and report gynaecology ultrasound


Communication and relationship

Essential

  • Good communication skills and be able to liaise with ward staff, referring clinician and other medical staff
  • Demonstrates ability to convey confidential information with sensitivity and discretion
  • Ability to forge great working relationships with those around them.


Analytical and Judgement skill

Essential

  • To demonstrate an ability to recognize own limitations and when to seek a 2nd opinion
  • Able to use judgment to make decisions in order to solve problems / enquiries
  • Works in line with standard procedures.
  • Works within prescribed deadlines
  • Ability to understand the need for confidentiality.
  • Ensure patients are kept informed at all times.
  • Uses resources cost effectively


Planning and organisation skil

Essential

  • Able to concentrate in a very busy environment.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and a conscientious approach to work
  • Shows willingness to assist / help others within the team
  • To be ready to begin work promptly at the designated commencement time of their duty
  • To be able to triage the departmental workload in collaboration with other staff members.


Physical skills

Essential

  • Lifting & handling of patients
  • Moving of ultrasound machines around hospital
  • Physical skills and precision are required to perform a range of ultrasound examinations including excellent hand eye co-ordination. Essential sensory skills would be sight touch and hearing. In addition, there is a need for dexterity manipulation accuracy and keyboard skills
  • Sit/stand for long periods whilst scanning, sometimes in a restricted and/or unnatural position


Other requirements specific to

Essential

  • Flexible approach to working (early starts, weekends, evenings, across campus)
  • Commitment to support the Trust's Values
  • Occasional lone working, not exclusively related to staffing issues and sickness absence
  • Displays self-confidence, innovation and a positive image.


Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts

Address

Nottingham City Hospital/QMC/TC

Derby Road

Nottingham

NG7 2UH

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164-6351064

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