Sonography Manager, Fetal Medicine Unit

$142,141 - $159,994 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 27 Jul, 2022
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Classification: Medical Imaging Level 5
Salary: $142,141 - $159,994 plus superannuation
Position No: 57348 - 024K9
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 26 July 2022
Contact Officer: Natalie De Cure on Natalie.DeCure@act.gov.au or (02) 51247591

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

This is a newly established position in the Fetal Medicine Unit at Centenary Hospital for Women and Children and provides an exciting opportunity to provide strategic leadership, establish new systems and processes, including for the new Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit, and lead and manage a team through cultural change

POSITION OVERVIEW

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person-centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary, and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: www.canberrahealthservices.act.gov.au

The CHS Fetal Medicine Unit (FMU) provides care for women with complex or high-risk pregnancies who require specialised care for either them or their baby. The interdisciplinary team, which includes medical specialists, sonographers, midwives and administrative staff, work collaboratively to deliver exceptional care to clients in the ACT and surrounding region. The Sonography service currently operates 5 days a week (Monday to Friday), however weekend work may become available as services expand.

The CHS FMU is seeking an appropriately qualified, experienced sonographer to provide high level leadership for the Sonography team. The successful applicant must have obstetric and gynaecological imaging experience, strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills with the ability to interact sensitively in a high-risk obstetric environment and the ability to bring about cultural change.

This Sonography Manager position is primarily a management role, with an agreed allocation of rostered clinical time. The position holder will report operationally to the Director of the Fetal Medicine Unit and professionally to the Director of Allied Health, WYC, however these reporting lines are subject to change.

ABOUT YOU

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  1. Strong organisational skills with a high degree of drive.
  2. Flexible approach to work including the ability to embrace challenges and provide innovative solutions to problems.
  3. Model exemplary professional behaviour and capability in all aspects of work.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Relevant qualifications and experience working in obstetric and gynaecological imaging is preferred.

Mandatory:

  • Be registered with the Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR).
  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent in Medical Sonography and eligibility for membership of the appropriate professional organization.
  • Be registered under the Working for Vulnerable People Act.
  • Certification in the 11-14 week (Nuchal Translucency certification), or completion of the theoretical course in working towards certification.

Desirable:

  • Have an understanding of how the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in alignment to the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

For more information on this position and how to apply “click here”

Job Closing Date

11 Aug, 2022