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Sonographer posted by Appoint Group

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Full Time
Portsmouth
£40,000 - £45,000 / year
NHS Band 8A

Job Description

Sonographer

Full Time

Permanent

Up to £45000

We are seeking a Sonographer to join our team. The role is predominately based at our Hospital based in Portsmouth; with the remainder of the role being at our Havant Treatment Centre and our Minor Injuries Unit in Southampton This is a full time permanent position; 37.5 hours per week.

Our clean, modern and comfortable hospital specialises in minor hand and foot surgery, eye surgery, general surgery, urology, colorectal surgery and investigative procedures using a camera (endoscopy). We also provide a walk in or appointment-based X-ray service, an echocardiogram service (heart scan) and an ultrasound service (abdomen, pelvis and testes scan). We also offer community assessment services in audiology, dermatology, ear, nose and throat (ENT), ophthalmology and cardiac event monitoring.

Key Responsibilities


  • The post holder will be expected to produce a high standard of professional sonography practice at all times, maintaining a level of professional accountability in accordance with the SCOR / COR statements of professional conduct, whilst undertaking all sonography duties performed within the scope of practice of the appointed role.
  • Work both autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, managing examination workload effectively and producing a consistently high quality and safe level of care for all patients.
  • Clinically justify ultrasound referrals using referral acceptance criteria defined within the hospital referral and scanning protocols.
  • Must be capable of prioritising a number of complex activities at any one time to react to the demands of the service and be able to adjust workload to accommodate urgent referrals or equipment breakdown.
  • Must be capable of managing work load effectively to ensure the timely completion of examinations.
  • Undertake a broad range of sonography techniques and be flexible in adapting to the requirements of all patients and examination scenarios.
  • Communicate appropriately with patients, relatives and other members of staff both internally and externally, maintaining patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Demonstrate a high level of respect to all patients ensuring privacy and dignity are maintained at all times, offering reassurance and confidence in the quality of the service provided within our hospital.
  • Ensure patient identification is checked prior to commencement of the examination confirming that patient demographical data provided is accurate and entered correctly on to all ultrasound and radiology IT systems.
  • Maintain cleanliness in all clinical areas using appropriate measures for infection prevention and control of disease.
  • Maintain all required mandatory training to ensure compliance with the essential standards of quality and safety defined by the Care Quality Commission.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of a clinical governance framework within the diagnostic imaging department. The post holder will be expected to participate in clinical audit and will have knowledge of quality assurance, incident reporting, risk assessment, information governance and patient experience and engagement.
  • Successfully undertake a process of competency assessment which will assess the candidates ability to fulfil the requirements of a sonographer. This process will be undertaken using a variety of assessment methods.
  • Take responsibility for ensuring that they engage in regular continuous professional development in order to maintain their professional registration with the HCPC and to ensure they are fit for purpose in the role of a sonographer.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of good Health & Safety practice ensuring that the repetitive nature of this role does not impact on the health and well-being of the individual.
  • Fully engage with the Care UK core values which are defined within the 'Fulfilling Lives' strategy. These values encourage positive behaviours which are so important in enhancing the patient and staff experience in all Care UK diagnostic centres.

Qualifications


  • Diploma in medical ultrasound (DMU) or a Post-graduate certificate or diploma in ultrasound (Pg Cert or Pg Dip)
  • HCPC Registration

If you would like to apply for this position, please email your CV to [Click here to apply] or call [Click here to apply].

APPHOS

Reference Number

17046

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