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Ultrasound Clinical Tutor

Employer
Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8A
Hours
Part Time
Reporting to the Ultrasound Improvement and Training Lead you will be responsible for delivering and coordinating ultrasound education to ultrasound practitioners within the trust including trainee sonographers, midwifes, nurses and medical trainees. Along with specialised clinical ultrasound training you will also be delivering training in ultrasound governance to departments across the trust and supporting them where necessary to improve standards trust wide through peer audit and QA.

It is an exciting time to join the trust who as we aim to be a centre of excellence for ultrasound and ultrasound education.

Alongside training you will be responsible for performing and reporting on ultrasound examinations to a high standard.

Main duties of the job

You will work as part of an ultrasound education team lead by by the ultrasound improvement and training lead working closely with the lead sonographer and the team of sonographers within the imaging department to cascade the expertise outside the department across the trust.

Working with universities and the trust tutors from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists you will arrange formative and summative assessments and create learning plans for all health care professions training in ultrasound.

Act as independent practitioners with full accountability for all actions, with the issuing of ultrasound reports with HCPC registration and a minimum of Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Ultrasound.

Workshops and lectures are delivered throughout the year which you will support and deliver to support the trust wide education.

About us

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust delivers the highest standards of care for women, babies and families. Each year we deliver over 7,500 babies, carry out over 49,000 gynaecological inpatient and outpatient procedures, care for over 1,000 poorly & preterm new-borns, perform around 1,000 IVF cycles and have over 4,000 genetic appointments taking place. We believe that this along with a strong dedication to research & innovation makes us the specialist health provider of choice in Europe for women, babies and families.

We have some of the leading experts in their field, which has been showcased on national TV and news, making our teams famous across the world for professionalism, skill & compassion.

The Trust is constantly innovating and evolving its services to provide the most cutting edge and modern care possible. As well as developing services on our current site we have long-term aspirations for the future. We have recently launched a number of new strategies which provide a detailed long-term plan for our services.

Check out why Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work using the links below:

Video: https://vimeo.com/556197652

Online brochure: https://www.liverpoolwomens.nhs.uk/media/4121/recruitment-pack-great-place-to-work-16pp-v4-final.pdf

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical
  • Performance of clinical ultrasound duties
  • Work efficiently without supervision, organising and prioritising work, and liaising with clinics and wards to optimise service.
  • Maintain high working standards in clinical ultrasound.
  • To participate in multi-disciplinary team working.
  • Act as independent practitioners with full accountability for all actions, with the issuing of ultrasound reports.
  • To communicate scan findings to patients and clinicians, providing advice on future management when requested.
  • To address the patients health and wellbeing. This includes modification of techniques, involving the manipulation of patients and equipment, to obtain diagnostic information.
  • To maintain accurate documentation, including production of relevant graphical representation pertinent to the examination, always ensuring patient confidentiality.

  • Clinical Governance
  • To comply with trust Health & Safety policies, including attendance at specified mandatory training sessions.
  • To comply with departmental and organisational policies and procedures, including reporting of all accidents and incidents.
  • To contribute to the implementation and promotion of quality service, with continuous re-evaluation of working practices and protocol reassessment when necessary.
  • Identify potential hazards by monitoring the condition of equipment within the department and reporting any defects in a timely manner.
  • All employees of the Trust are required to carry out their duties with due regard to the fair access policy and respect the cultural beliefs and customs held by clients and staff.
  • To be responsible and update as required all ultrasound policies and SOPs.
  • To support the development and maintenance of the trust ultrasound governance framework.

  • Education, Experience and Research
  • To implement and oversee the trust wide ultrasound audit providing support and training to other departments.
  • To co-ordinate and deliver ultrasound training and assessment to ultrasound students, medical trainees, nurses and midwives across the trust.
  • To assist in the on-going clinical competency assessments of ultrasound practitioners within the Trust.
  • Act as a mentor to junior sonographers and trainees within the Imaging Department.
  • Act as the ultrasound expert within the trust as part of the ultrasound educational team to provided and advice and support to all US practitioners outside the imaging department.
  • To participate in the Quality Assurance programme within the trust and train others to perform.
  • To plan and deliver CPD ultrasound lectures to a multi-disciplinary audience.
  • Create case reports for ultrasound incidents by reviewing the quality of images and reports.
  • To demonstrate professional expertise and knowledge acquired through degree and HCPC registration, supplemented by short specialist courses and CPD.
  • Participate in appropriate personal development programmes as required and maintain a continuous CPD portfolio.

  • Communication
  • To always maintain a polite, courteous and professional attitude to staff.
  • To maintain effective and efficient communication links within the department and with other divisions, thus promoting a positive image of the department.
  • To communicate highly sensitive information to patients and family, with empathy, providing reassurance and understanding.
  • To communicate complex clinical and technical information effectively with trainees to facilitate their clinical education.
  • Act as a liaison between the Higher Education institutions and the trust.

  • Managerial
  • To deputise for the Ultrasound Improvement lead at times when necessary due to annual leave or sickness
  • To support the Ultrasound Improvement Lead in overseeing the governance framework within the trust wide and presenting reports when necessary.
  • Work with Ultrasound Improvement Lead and the senior divisional leads to manage the clinical training requirements of all trainees undertaking ultrasound training within the trust.
  • To liaise department managers in order to coordinate and ensure the on-going clinical competency of staff.
  • Ensure that all ultrasound policies and SOPs are up-to-date and are based on current evidence.
  • Produce an annual ultrasound Training Needs Analysis (TNA).


  • Person Specification

    Qualifications & Experience

    Essential

    • DCR or Degree in Radiography
    • DMU/PG Cert/PG Diploma in Ultrasound or equivalent
    • HCPC Registration
    • Involvement in the training of staff in ultrasound to Postgraduate level


    Desirable

    • MSc Medical Ultrasound
    • Management or teaching qualification


    Personal Attributes

    Essential

    • Commitment to CPD, and to providing a high-quality service.
    • Demonstrate commitment to a task.
    • Works on own initiative
    • Works as a team player
    • Good time management


    Physical Attributes

    Essential

    • Professional appearance


    Skills, Knowledge & Aptitudes

    Essential

    • Evidence of significant post qualification experience in a wide range of clinical ultrasound examinations management.
    • IT skills. Word processing, E-Mail, Microsoft excel and Teams.
    • An awareness of general issues facing NHS
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including good command of English language.
    • Ability to prioritise and manage workload to meet deadlines.
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • Ability to challenge current practice and manage change.
    • Ability to train/mentor staff.
    • Ability to interact with a multidisciplinary team.


    Desirable

    • Research
    • Audit
    • Development of written policies, SOPs and Clinical Guidelines


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    Liverpool Womens Hospital

    Crown Street

    Liverpool

    L8 7SS

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    159-LWH-252-24

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