Whitstable Medical Practice
The closing date is 25 September 2020
Whitstable Medical Practice operate an independent community based NHS Imaging service performing 6000 NHS ultrasound scans per year, including NOUS, NG12 Cancer, and DVT screening.
Main scanning location at Estuary View Medical Centre (Whitstable) plus expanding number of outreach clinics. Referrals are received from GPs, EKHUFT and Urgent Treatment Centres.
Anticipated growth in the number and range of scans offered leads to openings for an additional sonographer. We are looking to offer the successful candidate between 8 to 16 hours per week to support the current ultrasound team, although all applications will be considered in view of future developments of the service.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for a qualified Sonographer to provided a high standard ultrasound service to patients at Whitstable Medical Practice. The successful candidate must have an ultrasound degree or diploma (BSc or DCR) and also be HCPC registered (A Masters level qualification in ultrasound is also desirable).
Post qualification experience gained in general ultrasound and be able to interpret scans and make a diagnosis from a range of possibilities is essential. They must also be able to work independently, be able to demonstrate team work, empathy and be able to react sensitively and professionally in unforeseen circumstances.
Features of employment will include:
A competitive salary dependant on experience will be offered. The full time equivalent salary range is between £35,000 to £50,000.
Pleasant modern working environment in the community setting
Latest static and mobile modalities, PACS and IEP
IT, governance and consultant support
High level of autonomy and opportunities to develop skills
Joining a cohesive team of sonographers, radiographers, advanced practitioners and GPs
Ensure that all Ultrasound referrals are evaluated and prioritised according to Departmental protocol and clinical information.
Seek clinical clarity where Ultrasound requests are equivocal.
Manage the Ultrasound referral workload in terms of both individual list management as well as the wider service requirements.
Display a high level of dexterity within the realms of the ultrasound department protocols.
Maintain a high level of accuracy whilst performing each specialised ultrasound examination.
Provide general abdominal, pelvic, small parts, lumps and bumps, vascular and MSK ultrasound scanning services in conjunction with other Sonographers and health care professionals.
Independently perform ultrasound scanning duties to the required standards of Whitstable Medical Practice to produce a clinical report for each ultrasound scan undertaken.
Undertake any administrative duties that may be necessary for speedy progression of patients and patient results.
Actively participate in matters concerning clinical governance, clinical audit and assessment.
To have responsibility for ensuring active participation in continuing professional development (CPD).
Adhere to company policy and procedures in terms of health and safety, data protection and confidentiality.
Give full co-operation in any investigations of a complaint or untoward incident and comply with company procedure to that effect.
Ensure that professional and technical knowledge/expertise is kept up to date and to maintain a portfolio to show evidence of personal professional development.
Participate in individual performance review (appraisal) on an annual basis.
Ensure the safe use & maintenance of ultrasound equipment and report any faults to the appropriate person.
Other duties as per Community Services Manager instructions as dictated by changes in the nature of the Whitstable Medical Practice.
Skills and Abilities
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Whitstable Medical Practice
01 September 2020
£35,000 to £50,000 a year
16 hours a week