Ultrasound Clinical Specialist - UPMC

Ultrasound Clinical Specialist

Post Details
Post: Ultrasound Clinical Specialist
Reports To: Radiology Services Manager

Overview of the Post
The Radiology Department provides a service to both Inpatients and Outpatients. It includes General Radiography, Theatre Imaging, Ultrasound, Mammography, MRI and PET/CT services. The holder of this post will work as a member of the Radiology Department and multi- disciplinary teams, providing a high quality Ultrasound service to patients in accordance with professional standards of practice. The post holder must be able to manage in a rapidly changing environment and be willing to undertake such additional duties within the Radiology Department, as may be assigned from time to time.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engage in leadership when required to do so, creating and promoting healthy working relationships. Provide strategic and clinical leadership which results in the delivery of an effective, efficient, quality assured and patient centred Ultrasound service.
  • Be accountable for the day to day quality of the service provided, including customer service and technical aspects.
  • Manage patient care to ensure the highest professional standards using an evidence based, care planning approach.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of operational policies, protocols and guidelines to ensure optimum utilisation of resources and systematic audit of such usage.
  • Liaise closely with the Radiology Services Manager, Consultant Radiologists and other staff members as appropriate to ensure the smooth running of the service.
  • Contribute to the preparation of plans for the service-monitor and report on their implementation. Implement and maintain accurate information systems for clinical data in accordance with hospital standards.
  • To maintain the principles of patient confidentiality at all times and ensure all staff uphold this principle.
  • Ensure due regard is given to the customs, values and spiritual beliefs of all patients and staff.

Quality & Audit:

  • Participate in providing department audits and statistics.
  • Have a working knowledge of HIQA Standards as they apply to the role for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene standards etc.

Health and Safety:

  • Investigate and take appropriate action in accordance with hospital policy in relation to complaints, accidents and incidents.
  • Ensure that all hospital policies and relevant legislation on radiation safety and ultrasound safety is understood by staff and complied with.
  • Implement and maintain a quality assurance programme for the Department.

Professional / Education

  • Maintain, enhance and develop knowledge, skill and aptitudes necessary to respond to changing clinical profile of patients, hospital/service developments and legal requirements such as licensing.
  • Be willing to learn. Actively participate in professional development through self-learning, formal courses, formal and/or informal on the job training.
  • Provide peer support when necessary.

Education Requirements
Eligible Criteria:

Possess a Degree in Radiography or the Diploma of The College of Radiographers
Must be registered in the Radiographer’s Division by The Radiographers Registration Board maintained at CORU.
Must have not less than 6 years fulltime post qualification clinical experience
Possess a recognised postgraduate course in Ultrasound as recognised by the IIRRT


This job description is intended to be an outline of the areas of responsibility. As the UPMC Whitfield and Cork Cancer Centre and the post holder develop, this job description may be subject to review in light of the changing needs of the Centre.

Excellent remuneration package available to the successful applicant

Please send letter of application along with an up to date CV to Natalie Moore, HR Co-Ordinator, UPMC Whitfield, Cork Road, Waterford or by email to mooren11@upmc.ie    

Closing  date for receipt of completed applications is Monday 23rd of December 2019.

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