Closing date: 8 Dec 2021

Radiographer (Sonographer Specialisation)

RADIOGRAPHER (SONOGRAPHER SPECIALISATION)

St Helena Island, South Atlantic

3 years FTC available immediately

Enjoying unique lifestyle opportunities, St Helena Island is a self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Although better placed to develop economically and socially as a result of opening our international airport in 2017, we are not at the stage of self-sufficiency and therefore remain dependent on UK government aid. The 28-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care. Scanning children and adults, could you develop our existing radiology service to meet changing needs?

The radiography section has multiple imaging modalities including CT, fluoroscopy and ultrasound, with two full-time Radiographers and a part-time Assistant Practitioner; you would be the only Sonographer. You must ensure the department is IRR99 and IR(ME)R 2000 compliant as far as possible, with regular QA and Audit.

Maintaining up-to-date professional technical knowledge, you will participate in CPD events and contribute to Clinical Governance and Strategic activity. You must train staff in a number of key areas and the Assistant Practitioner will need your support to maintain registration with the Society of Radiographers through training and CPD activities. You will of course seek distant telemedicine advice when appropriate.

Much of your time will be devoted to teaching and professional development of nurses and students, producing and updating protocols and guidelines and participating in clinical and staff meetings. You will share on-call cover arrangements for out-of-hours emergencies and offer radiographic support to the dental section when required. Occasionally, it will be necessary to support post-mortem investigations.

You must be a State Registered Radiographer with a current registration certificate and hold either a Diploma from the College of Radiographers or BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent, plus post-graduate qualification in ultrasound and general radiography including CT. Substantial post qualification experience in general radiography should be supported by experience in ultrasound and CT with knowledge of PACS.

In addition, you must demonstrate our core values of fairness, integrity and teamwork and use your diverse expertise and experiences to ensure your time on the Island has the broadest benefit to St Helena.  As an officer funded through the Technical Co-Operation Programme you will be expected to share your knowledge and skills beyond the workplace contributing to workforce, community and capacity development in St Helena.

Our Benefits Package Includes:

  • Salary: £42k pa, depending on experience and qualifications
  • An International Supplement, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information below
  • Relocation Allowances, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information below
  • Annual Pension Contribution of 7.5% of salary
  • Annual Leave of 30 days per annum plus Public Holidays

How to Apply:

An application form is available below. Further information can be found here on this site, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or via email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com.

Applications must be sent to recruitment@sainthelena.gov.sh and received by 8 Dec 2021.

To be considered for this role, you must complete our application form.  Failure to do so will mean that your application will not be considered.  Please do not submit your CV.  

The Public Service positively accepts applications from all members of the community regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and will consider all applications on the basis of merit, in accordance with the person specification.

Due to the potential for high numbers of applications, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been short listed.  We would like to thank you for your interest in working for St Helena Government.

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