We are looking for an enthusiastic Specialist Sonographer to join our busy, friendly imaging department at the University Hospital Southampton, NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). 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.
You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.
To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.
As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. 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.
We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.
Maintain clinical practise, providing ultrasound 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 weekends when required.
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.
To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team developing a centre of excellence in the field of Women’s ultrasound and prenatal screening.
Undertake independently obstetric or obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound examinations according to the unit policies and guidelines to a high standard. Nuchal translucency and foetal anomaly scans should be performed in accordance with guidance from the Foetal Anomaly Screening Programme.
Be responsible for a lead role in a specialist clinical area including Early Pregnancy Ultrasound, Foetal anomaly Screening and high risk pregnancies.
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.
Interviews will be held on Thursday, 06 May 2021
Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.