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Ultrasound Clinical Specialist


Ultrasound Clinical Specialist

  • Location: UPMC Aut Even Hospital
  • Job ID: CSSONA001
  • Department: Radiology
  • Reports to: Radiology Services Manager
  • Job Post Close Date: 28 August, 2022


The Radiology Department provides a service to both Inpatients and Outpatients. It includes General Radiography, Theatre Imaging, Ultrasound and MRI.


. 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.

Qualifications and Experience:

. Must be registered in the Radiographer’s Division by The Radiographers Registration Board maintained at CORU.


. Must have a minimum of 3 years post qualification clinical experience.


. Possess a recognised postgraduate course in Ultrasound as recognised by the IIRRT.

A $24 billion healthcare provider and insurer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centred, cost-effective, accountable care. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialisation arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. 
Providing high-quality healthcare in the South East since 2006, UPMC’s operations in Ireland now include UPMC Whitfield Hospital in Waterford, UPMC Kildare Hospital in Clane and UPMC Aut Even Hospital in Kilkenny. Outpatient care is available at the UPMC Carlow Outreach Centre, UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre radiotherapy locations at UPMC Whitfield and in Cork, the UPMC Sports Medicine Clinic at WIT Arena and the UPMC Concussion Network. UPMC is the Official Healthcare Partner of the GAA and GPA. 

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