The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Sonographersrequired with experience in performing and independently reporting a wide range of ultrasound examinations. Experience in general medical ultrasound essential. Experience in any combination of Gynaecology, small parts, paediatrics, vascular or musculoskeletal ultrasound preferable.
Must possess BSc Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent and an appropriate Post Graduate qualification in ultrasound with significant clinical ultrasound experience. Applicants should be able to scan / work independently but also as part of an integrated team.
Extended working days or weekend/ Bank Holiday work may be required.
- Interview date: 5 October 2023
- Full Time & Part Time Hours/Week
- You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.
Main duties of the job
The post holders will participate in provision of a high quality ultrasound service for a wide range of referrers across all Trust ultrasound facilities, both in hospital and community based sites. They will assist in the training and mentoring of Ultrasound students and Registrars. Deliver a service that is focussed to the patients' needs and the needs of referring clinicians and other medical staff.
Ultrasound examinations are undertaken at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Freeman Hospital and Community sites, rotation to any of the sites may be required.
Candidates should be flexible and able to adapt to the day to day workload, prioritising workload based on clinical urgency. Also assist management deliver the longer strategic planning and delivery of the service.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
- Member of a team delivering a high quality efficient and effective service, performing and independently reporting ultrasound scans on a daily basis.
- Able to demonstrate a professional and caring approach to patients.
- The post holder will be encouraged to take on additional responsibilities e.g. Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS), moving & handling facilitator, Health & Safety representative or CPR trainer, student mentor/assessor, preceptor etc
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.
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