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Lead Superintendent Sonographer - Ultrasound

Job Description

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06 WTE With 10% Recruitment and retention Premium (Pro rata)

We have an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced sonographer to undertake the above part-time role. This is one of two part-time Lead Sonographer roles. The successful applicant will work alongside the existing post-holder.

Applicants should show evidence of a relevant Post Graduate qualification in Ultrasound as well as an appropriate first degree or equivalent and be registered with a Professional Body.

We are looking for an expert clinical practitioner in Ultrasound, who will share responsibility for the direct delivery of the ultrasound service (including delivery of the 6-week target), providing professional leadership and management to the ultrasound team. Successful candidates will also be expected to demonstrate expert Clinical skills including Teaching and Training to both Trainee Sonographers and Specialist Training Registrars.

The ultrasound service encompasses all aspects of both Obstetric and Non Obstetric Ultrasound Scanning (excluding vascular). The department has 13 ultrasound rooms and works across three main hospital sites. The department also covers the EPU clinic five days per week as well as a Paediatric hip screening service and acute Gynaecology clinics. Role extension is encouraged with some sonographers undertaking further study in MSK ultrasound, Head and neck ultrasound with FNA /Biopsy and Paediatric scanning.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) is an acute teaching hospital. Our aim is to provide care and treatment of the highest standard, leading edge teaching and research, pioneer new techniques and to keep improving everything we do.

The Trust provides treatment to over three quarters of a million patients each year across the Royal Sussex County Hospital including the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton, the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath and the Hurstwood Park unit. The Imaging department provides services on all of these sites and in addition to this we provide a service at Hove Polyclinic. The department employs approximately 260 staff across all sites. The Trust’s specialised and tertiary services include neurosciences, arterial vascular surgery, neonatal, paediatrics, cardiac, cancer, renal, infectious diseases and HIV medicine. We are also the major trauma centre for Sussex and the South East.

Brighton is a vibrant cosmopolitan city by the sea and the nearby town of Haywards Heath has easy access to the South Downs National Park. Both are within one hour of London by train.

Suitably qualified applicants holding additional advanced practice qualifications are invited to discuss with us the possibility of incorporating those skills into this role.

For an informal discussion please contact Julie Allen, Lead Superintendent Sonographer on  ( Phone number removed )  ext 4060 (( Email address removed )) or Sue Coull, Deputy Imaging Services Manager, on  ( Phone number removed )  ext 7959 ( Email address removed )

Posts in the Trust are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Criminal Records Bureau to check for any previous criminal spent and unspent convictions, reprimands, and cautions.

**Please note that appointment to this role will commence at the lowest salary point unless confirmed otherwise by HR Employment Services (Recruitment, Administration & Terms and Conditions) **

The closing date may be brought forward once sufficient applications have been submitted.

Vacancy reference: 379-OCT070-16

Closing date: 30th October 2016

Interview date: 9th November 2016

Please ensure that you have read the Job Description attached before applying.

Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications, however under the Residence Labour Market Test non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

At BSUH we are committed to assisting our staff to achieve a better work-life balance through a variety of flexible working arrangements.

All staff members have a responsibility to treat all colleagues, patients and clients with respect, and to ensure that the work environment is secure, mutually supportive and free from harassment and discrimination. All staff members have a duty to report any incident which contravenes this to their line manager.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients' ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust is a Smoke Free Trust. Smoking is not permitted on Trust Premises or grounds or in any Trust owned vehicle.

Please ensure you provide references for the last 5 years of your employment and that any gaps in your employment history are accounted for.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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