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Temp/Perm Sonographer required for independent ultrasound examination reports

Reference Number: 2703

Job Role: Sonographer

Location: East Anglia

Duration: Temp / Perm

Grade: Band 7

Commencing: 01-Jan-1970

Working Hours: Negotiable

Qualifications: Hold a relevant first degree or diploma (DCR, BSc Radiography/Midwifery etc.)

 

Job Details

SONOGRAPHERS Medical Specialist Recruitment require a Sonographer for independent and unsupervised ultrasound reporting to work in the area of East Anglia. 

Job Purpose:

 

Provide a professionally competent ultrasound service to patients in a safe clinical environment. The post holder will practise unsupervised, and independently report on ultrasound examinations. They will participate in undergraduate and postgraduate training.

 

To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH’s ‘PRIDE’ values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence.

 

Overview of Essential Responsibilities:

 

Clinical

 Assist in the day-to-day running of the department, and take responsibility for their own work area, prioritising own workload incorporating the training needs of other staff. This will include rearranging staff at short notice when necessary. Be responsible for arranging the workload of the Radiology Ultrasound Department for the Consultant

Radiologists, prioritising the urgency of the inpatient workload.Communicate effectively with the Superintendent Sonographer, Consultant Radiologists, clinical staff and Radiology Assistant staff, regarding operational and clinical issues.

Discuss the findings of the ultrasound examination with the patient within the protocols of the department. This will include the need to impart bad news in the case of fetal death and fetal abnormalities in antenatal clinic.

Interpret the ultrasound images and provide an independent report for each examination, refer for further imaging/consultation within the protocols of the department.

Correctly record all ultrasound images where appropriate on the Radiology PACs system or thermal imaging system.

Provide a service for other hospitals within the Trust by providing unsupervised outreach sessions.

Liaise with clinicians concerning scan findings and patient management.

Ensure a high standard of professionalism and patient care within their work area; this includes appropriate communication with patients during the ultrasound examination.

 Ensure a full working knowledge of all equipment in use in clinical area; this will include the IT systems relevant to the post.

Supervise the work of newly qualified staff, students and assistants working in their area on a day-to-day basis.

Ensure that procedures for the control of infection are carried out according to Trust policies.

To take all steps to safeguard the welfare of patients, visitors and staff according to Trust/departmental


Professional Development - Health and safety at work policies.

Take part in the training of undergraduates, postgraduates, including medical staff, midwives and medical students in the areas of ultrasound applicable to their needs on a daily basis. Where necessary organising their training sessions and providing tutorials. Act as a clinical supervisor and/or assessor when appointed to this role.

Ensure own technical standards of ultrasound are up to date and evidence-based, attend relevant courses and show evidence of CPD. Fulfil mandatory training requirements, in-service and staff development training and take part in the annual appraisal system.

Participate in the process of staff appraisal when the need arises.

Regularly identify, devise and perform audit and take part in research when required as a means of service development and improvement.

Assist in the induction of new staff.

Be willing to take part in Risk Assessment following relevant training.

Comply with the complaints procedure of the Trust.

Report all incidents or accidents involving patients, visitors or staff and, complete accurate statements and reports.

 

Specific Additional Responsibilities:

 

There is a high risk of RSI due to the position used when scanning and therefore needs to be physically fit enough to cope with this and be able to minimise effects of potential work related Musculo-skeletal disorders.

Will need to be able to work in unpleasant circumstances at times, including dealing with patients with infectious conditions, doing intimate invasive examinations on patients who are bleeding or have discharges. Patients may have poor personal hygiene. Contact with other bodily fluids and leg ulcers.

Needs a high degree of concentration for long periods of time and respond simultaneously to questions from patients and their families. Also needs to cope with imparting distressing news to patients and their families and dealing with highly emotional patients on a daily basis.

Rearrange staff at short notice when necessary. Take responsibility for supervision of students, assistants and new staff in their work area including training needs for other staff

 


For details on this job and other available vacancies including ongoing weekend jobs contact the Specialist Radiography and Ultrasound team.
 
SONOGRAPHERS Medical Specialist Recruitment
Tel: 020 8551 1299 
www.sonographersmedical.com 
email: locum@sonographersmedical.co.uk

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