Sonographer (Non-Obstetric)

Whitstable Medical Practice

The closing date is 25 September 2020

Job overview

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.

About us

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

  • NHS pension

  • Joining a cohesive team of sonographers, radiographers, advanced practitioners and GPs

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Ultrasound degree or diploma (BSc or DcR)
  • Registered with the HCPC and SOR

Desirable

  • Masters level qualification in ultrasound (MSC)

Experience

Essential

  • Post qualification experience gained in general ultrasound Professional knowledge gained through experience, training and courses
  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on a range of ultrasound procedures

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • The ability to interpret scans and make an appropriate diagnosis from a range of multiple possibilities
  • To be able to work independently in all the main areas of Ultrasound practice
  • The physical skills needed to use ultrasound to carry out diagnostic examinations
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy
  • Ability to react sensitively and professional in unforeseen circumstances

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Whitstable Medical Practice

Address

Boorman Way

Whitstable

Kent

CT5 3SE


Employer's website

https://www.whitstablemedicalpractice.co.uk/

Date posted

01 September 2020

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£35,000 to £50,000 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Hours

16 hours a week

Reference number

A2876-20-1899

Job locations

Boorman Way

Whitstable

Kent

CT5 3SE


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