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Paediatric Sonographer

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
£33,222 - £43,041 pa
26/02/2019 23:59

Are you a sonographer looking for a fantastic career opportunity in the South West of England? Would you like join a very friendly and supportive multidisciplinary team? Are you interested in discovering vibrant Bristol while gaining a valuable work experience? 

At University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust we are currently recruiting for sonographers with an interest / experience in Paediatric Ultrasound.

Specialising in paediatric imaging, the Paediatric Radiology Department offers a comprehensive service to inpatients, outpatients, emergency department patients and children referred by their GP, supporting the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC) to provide a local service for Bristol children and a referral service for specialist care for families across the South West and nationally.

This position is on a full time basis, with some opportunity to work in the adult service.

Flexible working arrangements are available and open to discussion.

Your role will include (but will not be limited to):

  • To perform and be fully accountable for a wide range of paediatric ultrasound examinations, including (portable and departmental), abdominal, cranial, hip, vascular, gynaecological, and musculoskeletal and “small parts” ultrasound examinations.
  • participate in service provision across the Trust’s hospitals
  • Communicate and liaise with patients, clinicians and other healthcare professionals as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Provide diagnostic report of examinations according to the level of authorisation agreed

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold post graduate qualifications in General Medical Ultrasound with a minimum of one year of experience post qualification
  • Be competent in independent reporting at Advanced practice level
  • Demonstrate a commitment to maintain the highest standards of imaging and service delivery

Experience in Paediatric ultrasound in the areas mentioned is desirable but not essential – training and supervision will be provided by Consultant paediatric radiologists to supplement the breadth and experience of the post holder in paediatric ultrasound.

In return for your work, join our trust and benefit from:

  • Working in a leading teaching hospital rated as 'outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission and which has been awarded ISAS Accreditation
  • Opportunities to develop your skills through in-house training
  • Discounts in a multitude of national and local outlets

Bristol is a vibrant, diverse city with something for everyone - excellent entertainment, culture and leisure facilities, shopping, live music venues, an array of attractions and hosts a mixed programme of events and festivals. It is ideally placed for access to the West Country, well known for the popular holiday destinations of Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, with their landscape and scenery for walking and mountain biking, coastal villages and sandy beaches. The local airport has connections with 71 cities which makes it easy to travel around Europe in your spare time

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Tina Stoyles, Radiology Section Head - E. tina.stoyles@uhbristol.nhs.uk T. 01173429367

If you have problems applying, contact

01173425000 option 1