British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) is the UK's largest independent women's reproductive healthcare charity. We work mainly on behalf of the NHS across the country providing abortion, contraception, STI testing & treatment. We specialise in evidence-based, not-for-profit reproductive healthcare.
We're currently recruiting for positions in Liverpool and Northampton
Having worked both in the NHS and also the private sector for many years, I am now very happy to be able to use my scanning and leadership skills, to have a positive impact on the women accessing pregnancy services at BPAS. I am supporting women, when they are at their most vulnerable, providing non judgemental, quality care and I feel very fortunate to be a part of providing such an important service.
About the role
As a sonographer at BPAS, you will be performing high quality obstetric dating scans as well as gynecological scans to assess for RPOC. The main focus of the role consists of early pregnancy/ dating scans but also dating in the second trimester- performing HC measurements to determine a gestational age & post treatment checks.
You will be a qualified sonographer or registered Adult Nurse or Midwife but must possess a minimum Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Ultrasound qualification. You'll have a minimum of 1 year experience since the completion of your Post Graduate Certification and will be registered with a professional body, either the NMC or HCPC.
You'll be client focused & someone who considers themselves a team player. As subject matter experts, you will be expected to advise, support & occasionally mentor BPAS Nurses or Midwives, who have undertaken a basic CASE accredited Ultrasound course, should they require a second opinion or input from a more qualified Ultrasound practitioner.
We are also looking for
- Experience of participating in audits
- Ability to perform obstetric ultrasound examinations
- Teaching and training experience
Main duties of the job
- To ensure that high standards of Ultrasound scans are undertaken at BPAS
- Support nurses and midwives by providing reassurance and practical advice surrounding Ultrasound scanning
- Ensure that clinical policies and guidelines are adhered to at all times
- Support the lead sonographer and the Ultrasound facilitators in managing an effective Ultrasound service
- To maintain up to date knowledge of Ultrasound scanning
- Aid the Lead sonographer and Ultrasound facilitators with undertaking investigations surrounding DATIX and serious incidences
Working with us
Alongside a supportive and friendly working environment, BPAS has generous benefits: life assurance cover at 3 times salary, 34 days annual leave per year & a defined contribution pension scheme. You will have access to our employee benefits programme through BHSF which includes special health & wellbeing services & lifestyle offers for you & your family. This includes various salary sacrifice schemes, counselling services & free private GP appointments.
For our clinical roles, a full clinical training package will be provided along with comprehensive support. Nursing & midwifery colleagues will have the opportunity to train in 1st & 2nd trimester sonography scanning, contraception fitting & STI testing. For surgical units you will gain experience in conscious sedation & general anaesthetic treatment in our operating departments.
BPAS is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children & young people through a safer recruitment framework. This includes a thorough selection process & a number of pre-employment checks.