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Sonographer

Employer
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Wythenshawe
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other allied health
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you a Sonographer with a PGC or PGD in Medical Ultrasound (Overseas qualifications to a similar standard will be considered), and experience in Obstetrics, Gynae and General Medical Ultrasound? Then consider a move to the Ultrasound team at Manchester University Foundation NHS Trust.

This post is open for all Sonographers and will be based at Wythenshawe Hospital. We have a broad caseload of obstetric and non-obstetric work including an emergency gynae unit.

Across our sites we have Siemens Redwood and Sequoia US machines and are installing new GE Volusons in our maternity US department. We offer a high quality and specialised service throughout all stages of pregnancy, gynaecology, abdominal, paediatrics, MSK, neck and scrotal ultrasound scans in an acute hospital setting.

Providing an efficient ultrasound service and a welcoming atmosphere for patients, you'll be a vital member of a team of dedicated sonographers who work together to deliver the best possible service and patient care.

To succeed, you'll need proven ultrasound experience and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of patients and carers. Flexibility in your approach to work is essential.

In return, the Directorate encourages education and training for all staff with continuing professional development opportunities and ongoing training into specialised and enhanced areas of practice.

We are currently able to offer a Recruitment and Retention Premium after 12 months service.

Main duties of the job

Working autonomously as a member of a multidisciplinary team to provide a full ultrasound service within the Ultrasound Departments at Manchester Foundation Trust, the main base will be Wythenshawe Hospital with cross site working being required if service demand dictates.

This role involves using complex ultrasound equipment to scan a wide selection of patients referred from many clinical areas, issuing a written report on the results, and discussing these when appropriate with both the patient and the referring clinicians.

Clinical expertise and excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential requirements of the post. Discussing potentially distressing results with the patient is a requirement of the post, the sonographer must have the ability to impart bad news in a compassionate and understanding manner.

Taking part in student training is also an essential element of this position and Wythenshawe has a dedicated state of the art Ultrasound training room, complete with multiple phantoms.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at resourcing@mft.nhs.uk.

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Knowledge & Qualifications

Essential

  • Knowledge of Obstetric Ultrasound as per PHE/FASP and RCOG/RCR.
  • Knowledge of General Medicine Ultrasound including abdominal, renal and gynaecology scanning.
  • Registration as a radiographer or midwife with the HCPC or NMC with evidence of CPD.
  • Minimum PG Certificate in Obstetrics/ Gynaecology and General Medicine Ultrasound.


Desirable

  • Evidence of further postgraduate studies an advantage.
  • Evidence of further relevant course attended.
  • Evidence of completion of e-LFH as per PHE.


Experience

Essential

  • Completion of recognized course.
  • Practicing trainee sonographer, sonographer, or midwife sonographer.
  • Experience in independent reporting.


Desirable

  • Postgraduate experience of working under pressure in an NHS environment.
  • Experience of working with trainees.


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to prioritise and organize workload.
  • Able to communicate well with a range of personnel.
  • Active listening skills.
  • Ability to question clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to use both spoken and written word.


Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor Road

Wythenshawe

M23 9LT

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