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Ultrasonographer
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Part time hours would be considered)
Job ref
001-AHP105-0522
Employer
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Employer type
NHS
Site
University Hospital Llandough
Town
Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan
Salary
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
29/05/2022 23:59

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Reporting Sonographer

Band 7

WHO WE ARE:

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

OUR REGION:

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.

The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.

Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.

Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.


 

Job overview

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced sonographer to join our departments at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest NHS organisations in the UK. We have a responsibility for the promotion of health and wellbeing of people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

The health board delivers a comprehensive range of sonography services including obstetrics, gynae, general, vascular, small parts, paediatrics and musculoskeletal ultrasound

The health board has fully integrated RIS / PACS. A digital dictation system is used for on line reporting

The ultrasound department provides the use of up to date  equipment.

The successful candidate will be based at the University Hospital Llandough, with rotation to the University Hospital of Wales.

 

Main duties of the job

As a band 7 sonographer you will be expected to produce high quality diagnostic images and reports.

Good organisational and communication skills are essential to ensure a safe and efficient workflow and provide a high quality service to patients and colleagues.

A commitment to clinical teaching and audit will be expected, to develop the team and department.

Continuous professional development is actively encouraged.

All applicants must be registered with the HCPC and hold a DMU or PG diploma in medical ultrasound.

If you would like to be part of a hardworking, friendly department, providing high quality care, please come and visit us for a look around. 

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply. 

 

Working for our organisation

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal.   As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing.    We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research.   Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.    

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions.    Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline.  Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents

Person specification

English

Essential criteria
  • DMU/ Post graduate diploma / Msc in Medical Ultrasound
  • HCPC registered
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in ultrasound imaging techniques and reporting ultrasound scans
  • Experience within another NHS organisation
  • Experience managing a variable workload

ESSENTIAL

Essential criteria
  • Experience working in health care
Desirable criteria
  • NHS experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Interest in teaching

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Caroline Martell Jones
Job title
Band 8a Superintendent Sonographer
Email address
caroline.martell-jones@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number
029207126316
Additional information

Mrs Lesley Harris

Site Superintendent

Radiology Department

University Hospital Llandough

Tel : 02920 715156

E Mail : Lesley.harris2@wales.nhs.uk

 

 

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