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Band 8b Lead Sonographer

NHS
Uxbridge
£46,625 - £57,640 / year
Full Time

Job Description

The Trust only accepts applications made through this site, please register when you click APPLY at the end of this advertisement. The Trust is able to offer hospital accommodation, pension scheme, on-site nursery (through third party provider), together with salary sacrifice schemes (including child care vouchers, ride to work) and a range of national and local staff discounts (subject to availability).

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CLINICAL SUPPORT SERVICES

Radiology Department



Lead Sonographer

Band 8B: Salary: £46,625 to £57,640 per annum

Plus High Cost Areas Allowance £4,483 per annum

Permanent

Full Time: 37.5 hours per week

Reference Number: 394-363A16

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have an exciting opportunity to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Ultrasound Lead to lead and develop the ultrasound service for this DGH working within a friendly team of 9 sonographers, 4 sonographers in training and 15 Consultant Radiologists. The successful candidate will be the clinical and managerial lead Sonographer for the ultrasound departments at Hillingdon and Mount Vernon, providing high quality imaging and diagnostic reports.

The post holder will work closely with the Radiology Consultants and Diagnostic & Imaging Manager to benefit from their experience. You will provide both Management and Clinical leadership for the day to day operational running of the Ultrasound department. You will manage the work of the ultrasound team, and also develop a culture in which members of the team are continually reviewing and improving delivery to ensure a high quality service. You will ensure the development and acceptance of challenging but realistic objectives for staff; and through effective leadership, motivation and performance management processes achieve the results required. You will be responsible for the strategic planning of the service by proposing, implementing and developing general, obstetrics, gynecological, vascular and MSK ultrasound service delivery improvements in association with the Directorate Team. You will work closely with colleagues as part of the senior management team for imaging.

The post holder will report to the Diagnostic & Imaging Manager and will have line management responsibilities for the ultrasonographers and trainee ultrasonographers. The post-holder is expected to work closely with colleagues within the directorate to promote a culture of continuous quality improvement and encourage our staff to innovate and deliver the highest standard of care to our patients.

The department consists of 8 ultrasound rooms across the Trust which offers state of the art technology as part of the Trust’s commitment to replacement of equipment and facilities within the ultrasound service. The successful candidate must be an inspirational leader demonstrating strong leadership, communication, team building and organisational skills, displaying a passion for excellence in patient care in this complex dynamic environment. The Trust is recognised for its commitment to the training and development of staff to their highest potential.

The post is open to qualified sonographers with relevant post qualification experience, with experience in a supervisory or management role, who would enjoy this unique leadership opportunity. You will have a Diploma of the College of Radiographers or a BSc (Hons) in Diagnostic Radiography and a PgD or MSc in Medical Ultrasound and considerable experience as a reporting Sonographer. You will possess effective interpersonal skills to deal with a variety of staff, multidisciplinary management teams, and service users.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit contact: Nitin Parmar, Diagnostic & Imaging Manager on  ( Phone number removed ) 

PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY

Closing Date: 23 January 2017




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