Allied Health Professionals - Lead Superintendent Sonographer (PRH)

  • Department Ultrasound
  • Salary £50,952.00 – £57,349 per annum
  • Closing Date 18/07/2024
  • Location Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8a
  • Job ref 223-LSS-460
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

An opportunity has arisen for a Lead Superintendent Sonographer to join our friendly, hard working and progressive Non-Obstetric Ultrasound Team at the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust. 

The Ultrasound department scans approximately 40,000 patients per year in a variety of clinical settings and the post will include rotation between the Princess Royal Hospital, Telford (PRH), the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and the newly created Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) in Telford. 

We are looking for a self motivated and well organised Sonographer with significant experience of working at a professional level and proven management experience who will provide professional and clinical leadership of the Ultrasound Team based at The Princess Royal Hospital. 

Main duties of the job

  • To work alongside the Lead Superintendent Sonographer for the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital to ensure effective management of staff including rostering of the ultrasound rooms at PRH, RSH and the CDC, recruitment, appraisal, training compliance, performance and absence management.
  • Be accountable for service delivery, liaising with service users and other agencies as appropriate, in additional to the management and maintenance of the ultrasound equipment.
  • Ensure efficient and effective management of all resources to deliver safe and high quality patient care in an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Ability to successfully manage a budget.
  • Provide operational management support to the Radiology Centre Manager and be part of the Radiology Management Team.
  • Ability to fulfil the requirements of the Trust's on-call rota. 
  • Work as a reporting Advanced Practitioner Sonographer when there is a service need.

Working for your organisation

As an organisation we strive to provide high quality, safe care for our patients in an environment which our staff are proud to work in. We believe that by adhering to our Vision (“To provide excellent care for the communities we serve”) and working with our Trust Values in mind (Partnering, Ambitious, Caring, Trusted) we can achieve the right results for the people that matter most – our patients and their families.

Our team of experienced Sonographers and Imaging Assistants work across RSH, PRH and the CDC to provide a high quality non-obstetric service. Our Ultrasound systems include Philips EPIQ Elites, Siemens Acuson Sequoias and GE LOQIQ E10's. 

As a department we support continued professional development, we have quarterly governance/audit meetings and we have set up in house training modules in specialist scanning areas such as neonatal heads, neonatal hips, soft tissue lumps, DVT, carotids etc.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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