Senior Specialist Lead (Sonography) National Ultrasound Training Programme
Golden Jubilee University National Hospital

Job reference: 113929

Location: Golden Jubilee University National Hospital

Job closing date: 16/08/2022

Job posted date: 03/08/2022

Salary: Band 8A (£50,965 - £55,016)

Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment

Job Type: Allied Health Professions

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: NHS Scotland Academy

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland


NHS Scotland Academy:

Senior Specialist Lead (Sonography) National Ultrasound Training Programme

Hours:  37.5 Hours (1 wte)

Fixed Term/Secondment: 23 months*

Flexible Location: NES is a remote friendly employer supporting office, remote and hybrid working.  We’re happy to talk about how you want to work.

Please note, for this role Base will be within NHS Golden Jubilee University National Hospital.

Who We Are

About the NHS Scotland Academy 

 The NHS Scotland Academy is an exciting partnership between NHS Golden Jubilee and NHS Education for Scotland to offer accelerated training for a wide range of health and social care roles and professions. The NHS Scotland Academy will provide an opportunity for staff to improve their skills in specific areas, using residential, distance and virtual reality learning. It will offer attractive training programmes linked to recruitment and career progression. 

 The NHS Scotland Academy draws on the strengths of both parent organisations. It will use both the state-of-the-art clinical and simulation facilities at NHS Golden Jubilee and the educational expertise and technology-enabled learning offered by NHS Education for Scotland 

  The NHS Scotland Academy will support NHS Scotland to develop additional capacity and new capabilities. It will add to existing educational programmes and respond to evolving and emerging workforce needs. By addressing recruitment gaps and training needs, it will help ensure the health and social care workforce is prepared for future needs in Scotland. 

As part of this partnership, the successful applicant will be employed by NHS Education for Scotland within the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Directorate (NMAHP).

What you'll do 

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic Senior Specialist Lead in Sonography to provide professional leadership with the provision of a high-quality, cost-effective service in the Diagnostics Directorate. Managing, supporting, and overseeing sonographer training and education within the National Ultrasound Training programme through leading and development of the programme workstream, incorporating appropriate data collection and timescales. The post holder will support the Principal Educator to deliver on a portfolio of work related to National Ultrasound Training Programme priorities within NHS Scotland Academy (NHSSA).

Key tasks will include but are not restricted to;

  • Support the Principal Educator NHS Scotland Academy (NHSSA) to deliver objectives within the National Ultrasound Training Programme.
  • Lead, co-ordinate and manage sonographer training through providing specialist advice and guidance to the sonography team and trainees within the specialism of ultrasound in line with national and local policies and guidelines.
  • Mange, support and facilitate sonography training through conducting a range of ultrasound scans as part of the multi-professional team (MDT) to meet the professional and legal standards that contribute to patient diagnosis and management.
  • Exercise a high degree of professional skill and expertise to guide and support the sonography team to develop the trainees knowledge, understanding, clinical competence and decision making within sonography practice.
  • To lead and support excellent interpersonal communication skills and relations within the Ultrasound service team, developing and maintaining these skills within Diagnostic Imaging and other directorates.
  • Provide professional leadership to the National Ultrasound Training Programme and ensure that the project plan is fully integrated with stakeholders and the public.

What you'll bring

  • Extensive professional practice and quality assurance experience to support the delivery of national and strategic targets such as waiting times, within a supportive learning environment for sonography trainees.
  • Expertise in scanning technique, to ensure that scans are performed in accordance with best practice, research-based evidence and that the resultant images and report are diagnostic.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate sensitive and complex information in a time responsive manner
  • Extensive clinical expertise and a high degree of professional autonomy, demonstrating advanced clinical competence, decision making and knowledge base.
  • Experience of operational management of staff resources and services provided by ultrasound. Responsive to national demands and an enthusiasm for working collaboratively to support sonography training.

Informal enquiries may be directed to:

Morag Stout, Clinical Lead National Ultrasound Training Programme NHSSA

 Dr Diane Dickson, Head of Department Podiatry and Radiography, Glasgow Caledonian University

 Dr Clair Graham, Head of Programmes (Education) NHSSA

* For NHS employee applicants: Secondment or SLA will be considered in the first instance.

*Applicants who wish to apply on a secondment basis are strongly advised to discuss this with their current employer at the earliest opportunity.

For further information please refer to the Job Information Pack below.

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date.

Closing Date:16/08/22

Interview Date:31/08/22

We actively encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds, regardless of gender, age, religion, race, sexual orientation, religion, or belief.


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