Referral Ultrasonographer

Derby, Derbyshire
21 Jun 2019
21 Jul 2019
Contract Type

Pride Veterinary Centre

Pride Veterinary Centre is the central small animal hospital for the Scarsdale Veterinary Group, a multi-species practice employing over 300 staff across 11 sites in the Midlands. At Pride we offer specialist services in anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, oncology, soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, cardiology and dermatology and on-site hydro-and physiotherapy. The state-of-the-art hospital provides 24/7 veterinary care, supported by a dedicated night team. We work closely with the University of Nottingham, with the veterinary students rotating through first opinion and referral services at Pride. We are located at the edge
of Derby city centre with good transport links to major cities via road and rail network. East Midlands Airport and Birmingham International Airport offer convenient access to domestic and international destinations. The beautiful Peak District is just around the corner.

The team
The team of 100+ veterinary professionals at Pride deliver Specialist led care across all disciplines, collaborating to provide the best possible outcome for all our patients. The imaging team is composed of radiologists, specialised intern, radiographers and dedicated
nurses. A resident role is planned for the future. Pride is a teaching hospital, in full collaboration with University of Nottingham Veterinary School. This provides the opportunity to support teaching and research interests and the chance to inspire the next generation of veterinary professionals.

Pride is a state of the art referral hospital in Derby. Imaging facilities include digital radiography, C-Arm fluoroscopy, 2 GE ultrasound machines, a 16-slice GE CT and 1.5T HDE MRI. Alongside this, there is a Vets at Night service, dedicated leadership structure and support functions such as Finance, Customer Care, HR and IT on site.
The role
We are looking for an experienced referral level ultrasonographer to join our established team, a referral clinician who is ready for something exciting and new, with the passion and skills to care for patients, customers and colleagues alike.

The majority of the ultrasound caseload is abdominal, with the rest of the cases consisting in musculoskeletal, neck and ocular ultrasonographic examinations. The ideal candidate should be experienced and knowledgeable in ultrasonography, as well as ultrasound-guided tissue sampling.

You should have excellent interpersonal skills and strong technical aptitudes. You must be a MRCVS holder and hold a further qualification in diagnostic imaging such as a Certificate and/or

A competitive salary package, depending on experience, is supplemented with an allowance of 33 days holiday (including bank holidays and birthday allowance) plus 5 CPD days and other benefits.

Required skills and experience

  1. Diagnostic Imaging internship
  2. Ultra-sound diagnostic and reporting experience
  3. Diagnostic sampling skills set, to include fine needle aspiration

Would be good to have

  1. Peer reviewed publications and CPD delivery portfolio at recognised events
  2. Further qualifications and accreditations in Diagnostic Imaging and beyond
  3. Diagnostic sampling skills set, to include tru-cut liver samples and swallow studies
  4. Muscular-skeletal ultra-sonography
  5. Working knowledge of other DI modalities especially CT and digital-radiographs

Professional Perks and Benefits

  1. £1000 CPD allowance
  2. RCVS and VDS costs covered plus 2 chosen subscriptions
  3. Opportunity to work alongside other specialists to develop knowledge

Personal Perks

  1. Birthday off work
  2. Death in Service cover
  3. Increase in holiday allowance with service
  4. Discount Staff Pet Scheme

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