Lead Specialist Sonographer in Education & Training

Band 8A

Main area
Band 8A
Secondment until March 2019
Full Time/Part Time
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Princess Anne Hospital
£40,428 - 48,514 pa pro rata
13/02/2018 23:59

We are looking for a highly motivated sonographer who has a deep passion for training in obstetrics & gynaecology Ultrasound. This innovative role has been developed to address the training and the staff shortages in O&G ultrasound within the Wessex region. The successful applicant will work closely with the two current regional ultrasound trainers to provide the practical and theoretical ultrasound programme and to develop alternative methods to increase training capacity of the Wessex Region.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled and experienced sonographer to extend their role further in O & G ultrasound training at a local, regional and strategic level. The objective of the role is to ensure there is consistency in ultrasound practice across the region as well as in developing a structured ultrasound training programme for the regional trainees.

The ultrasound training programme covers the Wessex region which includes Portsmouth Hospital, Princess Anne Hospital (Southampton), Hampshire Hospital (Winchester and Basingstoke), Salisbury Hospital, Bournemouth Hospital, Poole Hospital, Dorchester Hospital and Isle of Wight Hospital. The expectation is for the individual to travel across sites to provide training sessions.

We require an individual with motivation, energy, excellent communication and organisational skills, a flexible approach and attitude; commitment and passion in delivering a high-quality training programme as well as delivering women centred care. To work collaboratively with regional leads in strategically planning future ultrasound services and plan training to meet those needs.

The role offers an excellent opportunity to work in an environment where there is a high degree of autonomy and offers every opportunity to fully utilise your professional skills.

You will be responsible for developing and carrying out obstetrics and gynaecology training program for all staff groups requiring these skills (doctors – consultants and registrars, midwives, nurses and radiographers) including developing programmes to enable staff to take on new or extended roles in ultrasound.

Flexibility and innovation are a prerequisite for this post with a high value placed on individual initiative and responsibility. This role will continually evolve as the needs and demands across the region changes. Part time hours or job share would be considered.

Interview date: 22nd February 2018. This will involve an interview, presentation and skills test.

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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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