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Specialist Sonographer

Band 7

Main area
Women and Newborn
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part time: 19 hours per week
Job ref
188-NM2421
Site
Princess Anne Hospital
Town
Southampton
Salary
£38,890 - £44,503 pa pro rata
Closing
20/08/2020 23:59

We are looking for an enthusiastic Specialist Sonographer to join our busy, friendly imaging department. You will be part of a small team of Sonographers, who are well respected and committed to providing a high standard of examinations.

The ultrasound department performs routine and complex obstetric and gynaecological scans to support antenatal and gynaecology outpatients, gynaecology oncology, and Post-Menopausal Bleeding clinics. All Sonographers scan and report autonomously and are supported for further development and training.

In addition we have a self-contained Early pregnancy Unit with all day ultrasound cover, six days a week.

ABOUT THE TEAM

You will work closely with and be supported by the onsite Regional Fetal Medicine team who provide care to women and their families undergoing high risk or problematic pregnancies requiring specialist care and expertise. You will also work closely and be supported by our lead Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who have a specialised interest in ultrasound.  

We require staff with energy, excellent communication skills, a flexible approach and attitude; commitment and passion to deliver and improve the service to women centred care

We encourage the progression and development of our staff and to keep up to date with new techniques and promote evidence based practice.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Maintain clinical practise, providing imaging examinations while adhering to all safety regulations and operating equipment effectively. Supervise and support junior staff with clinical activities, providing education and training as required. Flexible working may involve evenings and weekends (as part of normal working hours).

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • HCPC or NMC registered radiographer or midwife.
  • Degree (BSc Honours in Radiography or equivalent qualification)
  • Post graduate qualification in Ultrasound , Post graduate certificate in Obstetrics and Gynaecological examinations as a minimum
  • Experience working in an ultrasound department.
  • Willingness to take part in a flexible rota
  • Experience of working in partnership with consultants and participating in creating innovative solutions for new services
  • Evidence of role specific continuing professional development
  • Team work ethic
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • You will need to be able to drive and be willing to travel to our community locations and have a full driving license

All applicants must have valid UK HPC (Health Professions Council) registration and hold the postgraduate qualification (M level or equivalent) in Mammography. Post qualification experience in screening mammography and assessment is desirable but not essential.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability. 

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

ABOUT OUR TRUST AND SOUTHAMPTON

UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Interviews will be held on Tuesday the 4th August 2020.

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. 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

Lead Superintendent Imaging PAH

Brigitte van der Merwe

023 8120 5287

Brigitte.VanDerMerwe@uhs.nhs.uk

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