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Sonographer

Employer
The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Hillingdon
Salary
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum (incl. of HCAA), plus annual R&R payment of £5,000
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other allied health
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a Band 7 Sonographer to join our friendly team. You must be available to work at either of our Trust sites - Hillingdon Hospital and Mount Vernon Hospital.

We are looking for a motivated Sonographer with excellent communication skills to provide a high quality service to our patients and trainees. This role offers an excellent opportunity to further develop your ultrasound skills and actively participate in the running of the department. There will be a high degree of autonomy and this post will offer every opportunity to fully utilise your professional skills.

We are a friendly, forward-looking department and continuous professional development is actively encouraged to support technical excellence. There may be opportunities to extend your areas of expertise with additional training. Flexibility and innovation are a prerequisite for this post, with a high value placed on individual initiative and responsibility.

Requests from newly-qualified Sonographers will be considered. Interviews will be face-to-face. A practical assessment will be undertaken as part of the interview process.

An interview date is yet to be confirmed.

Main duties of the job

  • Be responsible for scanning patients and producing independent reports of these scans in line with departmental guidelines
  • Take an active role in teaching and practical training of student Sonographers, specialist registrars, and others in training
  • Participate in the management of the ultrasound department and in the audit and clinical governance programs
  • To communicate with patients, their relatives, and others about the purpose of the examinations and the scan results (in line with departmental guidelines).
  • To develop ones own skills and knowledge and contribute to the development of others, identifying any training needs to the Lead Sonographer
  • To plan and prioritise ones own workload and that of the section to ensure the efficient flow of work, keeping waiting times to a minimum and maintaining a high standard of service delivery.


About us

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only acute hospital in the London Borough of Hillingdon and offers a wide range of services, including accident and emergency, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics, and maternity services. The Trust's services at Mount Vernon Hospital include routine day surgery, delivered at a modern treatment centre, a minor injuries unit, and outpatient clinics.

The safety and well-being of our patients and staff is paramount and we are making urgent improvements to address this - particularly in infection prevention and control. We are making progress by working in partnership with local GPs, charities, community services, academic partners, our local authority, neighbouring hospitals, and the wider North West London Integrated care system, and ensuring that we listen and work in partnership with our local population. We are focused on ensuring that our hospitals provide high quality, safe, and compassionate care, while we drive forward with the building of the new Hillingdon Hospital.

We have over 3,500 members of staff that are proud to care for nearly half a million people, with a vision to be an outstanding provider of healthcare through leading health and academic partnerships, transforming services, to provide the best care where needed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to attached Job Description and Person Specification for a full list of role requirements and main responsibilities.

Person Specification

Shortlisting Criteria (as per Person Specification)

Essential

  • HCPC/SVT/RCM registration
  • BSc in radiography/Midwifery
  • Experience scanning Abdominal, gynaecology, Obstetrics, Small parts, DVT, Carotid and vascular scans on both inpatient and outpatients
  • Participation in clinical audit


Desirable

  • Vascular postgraduate Certificate/MSc Vascular ultrasound
  • PG Dip in Obstetrics and General Medical Ultrasound
  • Short courses adding to CPD
  • Post qualification experience
  • Experience scanning diagnostic MSK, Head and Neck or Paediatrics


Employer details

Employer name

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Hillingdon/Mount Vernon Hospitals

Pield Heath Road

Hillingdon

UB8 3NN

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