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Sonographer - Clinical Skills Trainer

Employer
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Shrewsbury
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum/ pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other allied health
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
An exciting opportunity to join the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust as a qualified Sonographer and Clinical Skills Trainer.

The primary purpose of this role is to ensure abdominal ultrasound scanning is undertaken to a high standard and in accordance with national standard operating procedures.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Skills Trainer (CST) is pivotal in ensuring that screening staff are competent to perform scans. CSTs also need to be competent in providing:

local training

support and mentoring to trainee screeners

workplace assessment of staff

undertake clinic observations or competency assessments of screening technicians

complete internal quality assurance of images

Perform scans on men who have had non-visualised aortas on initial scan.

Use clinical judgement for men with incidental finds and aorta anomalies as per local guidance.

For full list of job description duties and person specification, please see the additional attached documents.

About us

Join us at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, where our passion for excellence drives everything we do.

We're on a mission to provide high quality, safe care to our patients, in an environment our incredible staff are proud to work in.

Our vision, 'To provide excellent care for the communities we serve,' is not just a statement it's a promise we live by every day. Guided by our core Values - Partnering, Ambitious, Caring, and Trusted - we're determined to make a real difference in the lives of those who matter most: our patients and their families.

If you're ready to be part of a team that's dedicated to continuous improvement, come join us and let's make a difference together!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person Specification

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • oPostgraduate diploma or certificate in ultrasound or equivalent relevant CASE/SVT accredited qualification
  • oA minimum of two years post registration experience
  • oSpecialist training (NAAASP) approved CST course) - this can be provided to the successful applicant once in the role.
  • oRegistration HCPC


Desirable

  • oTeaching/mentoring qualification
  • oCAVA Qualification


Qualifications

Essential

  • oExperience of scanning Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
  • oGood understanding of abdominal cross sectional anatomy, specifically relating to the abdominal aorta
  • oExperience in undertaking sonographic examinations unsupervised and of preparing appropriate reports
  • oSound technical knowledge
  • oAbility to clearly and accurately convey skills required to undertake sonographic examination and diagnosis of certain conditions of the vascular system
  • oExtensive experience of training others in the workforce especially those without prior experience.
  • oUnderstanding of hospital environment and patient care and confidentiality.
  • oUnderstanding of commonly used medical terminology
  • oAccurate data entry skills


Desirable

  • oFamiliarity with data transcription
  • oFamiliarity with computer systems and the NAASP IT system


SKILLS

Essential

  • oUnderstand confidentiality


Desirable

  • oCustomer care training
  • oPatient care training


Skills

Essential

  • oGood communication skills oGood interpersonal skills oGood active listening skills oUnderstand confidentiality oAbility to work in a team


Desirable

  • Customer care / patient care training


Knowledge

Essential

  • Good understanding of abdominal cross sectional anatomy, specifically relating to the abdominal aorta
  • Experience in undertaking sonographic examinations unsupervised and of preparing appropriate reports
  • Sound technical knowledge
  • Ability to clearly and accurately convey skills required to undertake sonographic examination and diagnosis of certain conditions of the vascular system
  • Extensive experience of training others in the workforce especially those without prior experience.
  • Understanding of hospital environment and patient care and confidentiality.
  • Understanding of commonly used medical terminology


Communication

Essential

  • Good verbal skills, Clear spoken and written English, Legible handwriting, Politeness and patience, Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work within a team and to effectively liaise with people at all levels, Ability to correct colleagues' techniques constructively without giving offence


Analytical

Essential

  • Ability to make unsupervised judgements on patient enquiries and problems, Awareness of when to request advice from senior staff, Ability to assess colleagues work and initiate further training if required


IT

Essential

  • Familiarity with personal computers, Accurate data entry skills, Familiarity with keyboard use


Desirable

  • Familiarity with data transcription, Familiarity with computer systems and the NAASP IT system


Personal

Essential

  • oMotivated, enthusiastic and confident oAdaptable and able to work under pressure oQuick learner and able to problem solve. oDependable and reliable oMethodical approach to work oAble to accept training and constructive criticism and assertive enough to express own needs. oAbility and patience to deal with demanding or difficult enquiries oSupportive and caring behaviour


Physical and Mental

Essential

  • Able to move/lift ultrasound and screening kit, Willingness to travel independently between units and centres, Willingness to transport screening equipment between units and centres, Excellent concentration and powers of perception, ability to multi task, Ability to take frequent interruptions and change jobs mid stream, Ability to teach complex skills associated with sonography


Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Address

The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Mytton Oak Road

Shrewsbury

SY3 8XQ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

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