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BSE Accredited Sonographer with a minimum of 3 years hospital experience
30 -37 hours
From £24.86 per hour
Head of Diagnostics
PDS Medical is committed to ensuring that our patients have the best possible experience within our service. We are looking for people who are committed to delivering excellent patient care, whatever their role, and who take pride in what they do. We place a high value on treating all patients, and colleagues with respect and dignity, and seek people who strive for excellence and innovation in all that they do. We value all of our staff and aim to provide rewarding careers and benefits, fulfilling work environments and exciting opportunities.
Main Tasks & Responsibilities
The post-holder will work in the Planned Care setting supporting the team with carrying out agreed tasks.
To perform and have expertise in a range of highly specialised Echocardiographic procedures/techniques in line with BSE standards.
To perform Echocardiographic scans, provide accurate, reproducible measurements and quantification; interpret findings to an advanced level and independently issue clinical-technical diagnostic reports. The reports must be completed within the timescales agreed by the Commissioners & Head of Planned Care.
To liaise closely with the Lead Sonographer & Consultant Cardiologist and seek guidance/advice when required.
To provide an organised and efficient clinical-technical echocardiographic diagnostic service.
To contribute accordingly to the maintenance of standards and quality in service development of the Echocardiography service provided, including active involvement in the training of related staff, whist also maintaining and further developing one’s own professionalism and expert skills and knowledge.
- Participate in the implementation and on-going delivery of the cardiac service
- To build and maintain professional relationships with host practices.
Maintaining professional standards/ training
To be trained and accredited under the auspices of the Resuscitation Council (UK) and to partake in providing Basic Life Support (BLS) cardio-pulmonary resuscitation as and when necessary.
To help ensure that all equipment in use within the Echocardiography service is in safe working order and fully functional.
To be self-motivated and resourceful, developing one’s own personal knowledge, skills, professionalism and expertise in the field of Echocardiography, so showing evidence of continuous growth and personal, as well as professional development.
To hold British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) or equivalent accreditation in Echocardiocardiography, and maintain this by Continuing Professional Development.
To complete the company Mandatory training programme as required.
This includes general administrative duties which will comprise of:
- Accepting referrals through NHS net.
- General communication to the administrative team via email and verbally.
- To collate all Patient Satisfaction Surveys and forward to head office in timescales agreed.
- Competitive rates of pay
- NHS pension
- Flexible working hours
- Annual Leave bonuses
- NHS discounts
- Yearly service benefit increases
- Salary sacrifice schemes
- Credit union options
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