Sonographer

NHS Orkney
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  • Sector: Medical, Dental and Health Care
  • Location:
  • Hours: Part Time
  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: DW15177

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Ultrasonographer to join our Radiography team here in Orkney. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, confident and motivated with the ability to undertake a wide range of ultrasound examinations including general, gynae, obstetric and Doppler studies. There is a commitment to support general radiography at times, including the on-call rota of 1 in 6. With no Consultant Radiologist on site the postholder will be expected to work closely with clinicians and other teams in the health board to provide an excellent imaging service within the patient care pathways. Continued professional development and education support is available and actively encouraged. Orkney is an archipelago of islands situated just off the north coast of Scotland with a population of 22,000 and offers low pollution, low crime rate, unique wildlife, amazing scenery and has been voted one of the happiest places to live in the UK. There are excellent ferry and air connections to mainland Scotland with Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh under an hour away. Orcadian culture is diverse, with the world's highest density of Neolithic archaeological sites, to a thriving contemporary art and music scene and has multiple sporting facilities. With educational facilities including primary, secondary and grammar schools and a campus for the University of Highland and islands, varied educational opportunities exist with a safe and stable environment for family life. A new hospital is being built for 2018 which will include a state of the art Radiology department. If you are looking for a quieter pace of life but still enjoy a challenging and varied career in Radiography /Sonography, Orkney is the place to live and work.

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