Ultrasound Sonographer - South

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UK | South Region
United Kingdom - London and South East region (UK centres)
Full-time, Part-time
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Function: Ultrasound | Abortion Care

Job Title: Ultrasound Sonographer - South

Hours: Full time or part time


About Us

Marie Stopes UK is a reproductive health charity, best known for its abortion services which help 70,000 women a year. Our network of welcoming clinics and local community services, together with a 24-hour confidential helpline work, provide high quality, safe, accessible and compassionate advice, care and support for the women and men who need us. 95% of our services are commissioned by the NHS.

Our clinic network is growing as part of our strategy to be the charity of choice for the women and men who turn to us for help, and for our funders. Our influence is growing too, as we work to increase public and political understanding of the issues women and men face in making reproductive choices.

We’re looking for people who share our drive to provide the best quality care to everyone who needs our services to join our committed teams of clinical, management and support staff.

We’re proud to be champions for reproductive choice, and we work hard every day to make a reality of women’s rights to decide whether and when to have children.

About the role

To be an effective member of the ultrasound team, providing the highest standard of ultrasound service to our clients. The post holders will report to the Director of Nursing and in partnership with the Clinical Services Matrons and Regional Managers who will be responsible for managing all aspects of the ultrasound service, line with agreed aims and objectives. The post holder will work closely with the sonographer of the opposite region to contribute to optimising the client pathway and the efficiency of the ultrasound service, and will drive best practice in overall performance.

To contribute to the provision of the highest standards of sonography practice and client care, in accordance with company standards, procedures and protocols. This includes:

  • Working with the Director of Nursing, participate in and contribute to the management of a quality, safe, efficient and effective ultrasound service across the designated region of responsibility
  • Supporting post treatment ultrasound (clinical obstetrics and gynaecology) to an advanced level, as required.
  • Collaborative working with their professional counterpart in assisting the regional managers and clinical services matrons in managing, coordinating and assessing the following:
    • Image and report audit
    • Ensuring colleagues are trained to confirm presence of an intra-uterine pregnancy, confirm gestational age which would help to determine the correct treatment options for clients who decide to proceed to termination and enable clients and MSUK colleagues to make an informed choice about how, where and when the termination of pregnancy will happen
    • Written client information relating to ultrasound are appropriate
    • Compliance with governance structure inclusive of health and safety and risk assessment, equipment maintenance
    • Evaluation and training co-ordinator (inclusive of staff ultrasound training, mandatory training and post treatment obstetric training for MSUK colleagues)
  • Represent the ultrasound service in meetings as required
  • Lead Ultrasound Sonographer
  • Take responsibility for maintaining good on-going communications with the sonographer of the opposite region, regional managers, clinical services matrons, students, doctors, head of health and safety, infection control nurse specialist, etc.
  • Being responsible for supervising and auditing the work (images and reports) of colleagues in designated region and to act as a mentor and role model for new colleagues
  • Being responsible for providing teaching and practical training to the two cohorts of students within Marie Stopes UK, including theoretical and practical training. The two cohorts of students are existing staff who have received previous training and new staff who have no ultrasound experience and are either enrolled or will be enrolled on the accredited university course.

About You

  • Pro-choice and willing to support the delivery of services up to the legal limit
  • Effective communication within multidisciplinary teams, and accurate record keeping
  • Ability to establish rapport and effective communication with clients in the short time allowed
  • Possess an understanding of social, ethical and communication issues to enable delivery of bad news to clients and or staff in an appropriate/empathetic manner
  • Ability to develop and lead in the acquisition of new skills relevant to changing practice and changing technology
  • Ability to work effectively in a potentially pressurised and highly emotive environment
  • Ability to work independently
  • Must be able to prioritise and organise own and region workload
  • Committed to both personal and professional development and improvement of the ultrasound service
  • Maintain an empathetic, non-judgemental, dignified, friendly, caring approach to clients, relatives, staff and visitors in a safe environment always
  • Good sense of humour and ability to remain calm in a pressured environment
  • Positive, driven and enthusiastic attitude to organisational change
  • Uphold and actively demonstrate behaviours that align with organisational values and behaviours
  • Be an excellent role model and champion for Marie Stopes International United Kingdom
  • Ability to work and participate as a team member, supporting colleagues
  • Treat clients, their families and relatives as we would like to be treated ourselves


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