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Job summary

Main area
Imaging
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
320-CDCS-BUR-3048
Employer
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Sir Robert Peel
Town
Mile Oak
Salary
£43,742 - £50,056 pro rata pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
24/07/2024 23:59
Interview date
07/08/2024

Employer heading

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust logo

Sonographer

Band 7

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

The Trust is a Disability Confident Employer and committed to both employing and retaining people with disabilities.  This commitment is to guarantee an interview for any candidate that has disclosed a disability under the Equality Act 2010 and who meets the essential criteria set out in the person specification.  Reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010 will be considered upon request.

 

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

Are you an enthusiastic, highly motivated and hard working Sonographer looking for a new challenge? Do you want to work in a caring and professional environment where patients come first? 

Would you like to work in a friendly department in a busy acute trust, working at our CDC site at Sir Robert Peel Hospital, Tamworth? If so, then please apply to become part of our Multi-disciplinary Ultrasound Team within the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB).

Part time and full time applications are invited from Sonographers who are caring, enthusiastic and self-motivated. We would welcome candidates with a wide range of ultrasound competencies; however we would also consider applications from Sonographers with experience in only one clinical area as well as trainee Sonographers with a pending PG Certificate/Diploma in Medical Ultrasound.

We are looking for Sonographers who would be interested in bringing their ambition, commitment, knowledge, experience and skills to the Trust. 

Main duties of the job

You must have a CASE accredited PG Certificate/Diploma in Medical Ultrasound or equivalent (DMU) and hold a current  professional registration.

Applicants with a pending CASE accredited PG Cert/Diploma in Medical Ultrasound are also welcome to apply for this post.

You will have evidence of on-going CPD and learning related to your areas of ultrasound practice.

We have a wide range of ultrasound equipment within the Trust, much of which is on a rolling replacement programme. CRIS and PACS are used throughout the Trust.

We have vacant positions based at both Queens Hospital Burton site and Royal Derby Hospital site, depending on your competency, experience and skill mix you may have opportunity to rotate through our general, obstetric, early pregnancy, urology rooms and our community hospital departments.

You will be expected to participate in the Ultrasound extended day and weekend working.

Closing date of applications: 24 July 2024

Interview date:  7 August 2024

Working for our organisation

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:

  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England – an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A&Es across our network every day – 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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Person specification

Qualification

Essential criteria
  • UK CASE accredited BSc hon or equivalent Ultrasound qualification
  • UK CASE accredited PG Cert in Ultrasound-general & Obs/Gynae
  • Demonstrable Ultrasound scanning experience within a Hospital setting
  • Evidence of short courses
  • Pending completion - UK CASE accredited PG Cert/BSc/MSc in Ultrasound-general & Obs/Gynae
Desirable criteria
  • Demonstrable post registration practice to broaden knowledge and experience

Communication skills

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of communication within a multidisciplinary team
  • Evidence of empathy and understanding to patients/carers

Analytical & judgemental skill

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of ability to assess patients condition to achieve optimum examination results
  • Evidence of ability to use skills and judgement to produce a diagnostic ultrasound report
  • Evidence of problem solving skills
  • Evidence of ability to interpret clinical information to ensure correct technique

Planning & organisation

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of planning own workload
  • Evidence of departmental organisation

Physical skills

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of Basic keyboard/IT skills
  • Evidence of manipulation of U/S equipment and patients to achieve best results

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerStep into healthArmed Forces CovenantNational Preceptorship for Nursing Quality Mark 2024

Applicant requirements

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Peter Machin
Job title
Clinical Manager General Ultrasound
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
01283 565567
Additional information

Lauren Grimadell  - Obstetric Ultrasound Clinical Manager QHB

Tel: 01283 511511 ext 5147. 

Helen Higgins - Obstetric Ultrasound Clinical Manager QHB

01332 787923

Joy Weston - General Ultrasound Clinical Manager RDH

01332 787923 or 07917 650741

 

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
University Hospital of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Training Centre
Rehab Block
Level 3
Derby
Derbyshire
DE22 3NE
Telephone
01332 788466
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