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Trainee Sonographer

Band 6 - Annex 21

Main area
Ultrasound
Grade
Band 6 - Annex 21
Contract
Fixed term - 18 months
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
188-OTH1640
Site
Southampton General Hospital
Town
Southampton
Salary
£26,523 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
14/08/2020 23:59
Interview date
25/08/2020

As a result of the expansion of the Sonographer led ultrasound service, we are looking for a suitably experienced Radiographer with a keen interest in ultrasound to join our specialist imaging team. This exciting opportunity involves a 18 month secondment to train in general medical ultrasound. Appropriate undergraduate degree qualifications (BSc Hons in Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent) and appropriate post graduate experience as a HCPC registered Radiographer within the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation trust are essential.

This is an 18 month fixed term contract.

ABOUT THE TEAM

The Ultrasound department operates Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm at Southampton General and Royal South Hants. Education, audit and service improvement are at the heart of our teams ethos. The department has successfully appointed a Lead Educational Sonographer to facilitate training, support staff and to enhance current practises within our ever developing department. The team regularly look for innovative ways to transform patient’s pathways.

The role will involve flexible working within the new 6 room Ultrasound department. You will have the opportunity to work with the latest ultrasound systems from Philips, GE and Siemens, which thanks to the IISS are guaranteed to be replaced every 5 years. You will work as part of a team of Specialist Sonographers, Consultants and Registrars, assisting with and learning how to perform a range of general medical ultrasound examinations.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

Attend a Case accredited University to complete Post Graduate qualifications in general medical ultrasound.

Learn to interpret ultrasound images in order to provide independent written examination reports providing a clinical opinion to the referrers.  

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

An effective team player, a proactive approach to independent learning and a good knowledge of day to day operational needs are paramount to fulfil the requirements of this role. The role will include involvement in relevant multidisciplinary team meetings, quality assurance testing, and infection control policies. Elements of managerial and governance responsibilities are delegated across the sonography team, occasionally including trainees and participation when required is essential.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

As a Trust, we support flexible working where the needs of the service allow and you’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview.

. Further training opportunities would be considered dependent on service demand.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

Closing date for applications is Friday, 14 August 2020.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 25 August 2020.

Observational experience within the department and scan trainer study.

Course fees at a CASE recognised university would be paid by the trust. Accommodation, travel and any other expenses are to be funded by the successful candidate. The opportunity to apply for a permanent Specialist Sonographer vacancy following completion of the PgC ultrasound course would be dependent of service need and is not guaranteed however, every effort would be made to maintain competency until a post became available.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO APPLY

If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Tina Walker
Job title
Lead Educational Sonographer
Email address
Tina.Walker@uhs.nhs.uk
Telephone number
02381 203569

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