Trainee Midwife Sonographer

Band 6 (£37,831 - £46,100)

NHS HIGHLAND, Raigmore

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 4 weeks ago, 2 Feb | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

A fantastic opportunity for a trainee midwife sonographer has arisen to work in our busy Obstetric Ultrasound Department / Fetal Medicine Unit at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. We are an enthusiastic and challenge driven team keen to develop our midwife/obstetric sonography service generating approx 11,000 scans per year with a team of 5 sonographers.

Raigmore Hospital provides midwifery, obstetric and neonatal care to pregnant women and their families living in the Scottish Highlands.  It covers a wide rural area of 12500 square miles and has approx 1600 births a year.

In the Obstetric Ultrasound Department we have a range of high spec ultrasound equipment in the form of -
7 Voluson E10 machines

You will be a qualified midwife with a degree level qualification or equivalent with extensive post-registration experience, preferably in antenatal care.

You must have a real desire to train in the area of obstetric ultrasound and demonstrate commitment to the work involved. A mandatory practical aptitude test will be expected prior to agreement of successful application.

You will be expected to undertake a Post Graduate Certificate in Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound attending theory lectures at St Martins College, Lancaster. Practical training will be undertaken in our Obstetric Ultrasound Department under supervision of our Fetal Medicine Consultant and Midwife/obstetric sonographers.  

Once you have successfully completed your training you will move on to the Band 7 salary scale. 

Informal enquiries welcome to:

Jocelyn Reid; Jocelyn.reid@nhs.scot

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NHS Highland is geographically the largest of the 14 regional boards of NHS Scotland, covering an area of 12,500 square miles, across Highland and Argyll & Bute.

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