Midwife Ultrasound Practitioner

North East England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 7
Specialist areas:
Start Date:
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Job Ref:

Would you like to be part of a multi award winning NHS Foundation Trust that was awarded Outstanding by the CQC twice?

We are actively seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated band 7 midwife sonographer to join our forward thinking team of friendly & supportive professionals in providing a range of obstetric ultrasound examinations. The successful candidate will be an autonomous practitioner, promoting best practice and high standards across Trustwide sites.

Main duties of the job
You will need to have excellent verbal and written communication skills and will also need to hold a qualification in Medical Ultrasound and must be competent to undertake the scan and report it independently. Further education is encouraged, including support to attend relevant courses to maintain personal and professional development to meet service needs.

This post will be to cover trust wide.

Due to the nature of this role, it is an essential requirement of the role that the post holder has a valid driving licence and is either a car owner and able to use the car for work purposes, or has a Trust personal lease vehicle which may be used for the role. However, please note that the Trust welcomes applications from disabled people whatever their impairment and would consider making reasonable adjustments to the role, if necessary, to enable a disabled person to undertake the role

About us
We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, covering one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country. Leading in innovation and quality opening a state of the art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. Do you want to work in one of the best performing NHS organisations in England? Work in an organisation that supports its staff and focuses on staff experience as much as it does the experience of its patients? You can live and breathe in an area that has the cleanest air, cost effective living, great nightlife, some of the best schools with a wealth of history available on your doorstep. Sound too good to be true? Well it isnt, this is what you get when you work for Northumbria Healthcare, this is the Northumbria Way! Please read applicant guidance notes before submitting your application.

Job description
Job responsibilities
To work as a midwife ultrasound practitioner within Northumbria-healthcare NHS Trust,contributing to the Sonographer led Obstetric and Gynaecology ultrasound service requiringminimal input from Consultant medical staff Independently manage the patient pathwayassociated with their individual designated referrals, providing a comprehensive report of thefindings (seeking appropriate advice if required) and ensuring it is communicated toappropriate clinicians. To take responsibility for image archiving and data generated duringthe procedure. To be able to effectively express, using both verbal and non-verbalcommunication skills, distressing and unexpected news directly to patients using empathy,respect and tact. To develop a knowledge base of professional expertise for externalconsultation and to work as a team with a multi-disciplinary approach to service provision.To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of acollective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistentleadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching topromote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working andcollaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Person Specification
Qualifications/ Registration
oRegistered NMC Midwife
oPost graduate certificate or diploma in Obstetric and Gynaecology Ultrasound.
oShort specialist courses leading to other postgraduate qualifications.
To meet the travel requirements of this post

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: -
Contact: Hiring Manager

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