Allied Health Professionals - Sonographer

  • Department Ultrasound (PRH)
  • Salary £43,742.00 – £50,056 per annum
  • Closing Date 25/09/2023
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-SGR-204
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5

An opportunity has arisen to join our friendly, hard working and progressive Non-Obstetric Ultrasound team at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. 

This 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 with the possibility to work at Ludlow Community Hospital .

The ultrasound department scans approximately 40,000 patients per year in a variety of clinical settings, working alongside Consultant Radiologists and supporting both Radiology Registrar training and Sonographer training schemes. 

We are looking for a self-motivated and well organised Sonographer with proven ability to work autonomously. As an experienced and competent Sonographer, you will understand the need for a caring and compassionate approach along with attention to detail. You will play a key role in the delivery of a quality ultrasound service in both acute and community settings. 

The required skill mix includes gynaecological, abdominal and small parts. In addition, specialist interest in MSK, neck sonography, paediatrics or vascular scanning would be desirable. Clinical development is encouraged, and we currently provide in-house training in neo-natal head, neo-natal hip and soft tissue ultrasound and we are supporting role extension into a Sonographer led Neck FNA service. 

To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of your own work, including the management of patients in your care.
To develop and maintain skills required to perform at an advanced level, a varied range of unsupervised scans as detailed in the job summary, resulting in a high quality of patient care.
To issue an independent report and instigate certain follow up procedures i.e. Abdominal X-rays, follow up scans etc.
To suggest specialist referral or other investigations.
To communicate effectively with patients and carers to ensure understanding of procedures.
Skills of persuasion, motivation, explanation and gaining informed consent will be used with a wide variety of patients. Barriers to effective communication will be evident e.g. Infants, 
patients with learning difficulties, dementia, pain and fear.
To occasionally prepare sterile trolleys for biopsies, aspirations and drainages and to assist during these procedures. Attention is paid to the safe disposal of used instruments including needles

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is the main provider of acute medical care for half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid-Wales and has been awarded over £300 million to invest in our hospitals. Shropshire is the largest inland county in the UK with Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, World Heritage sites and access to Mid Wales and the Welsh coast. There are good schools, amazingly affordable housing and a wide range of leisure pursuits. 

You will have a DMU or PgDip (CASE accredited or CASE accredited equivalent) in Medical Ultrasound, be HCPC registered and be eligible to work in the UK. 

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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