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Advanced Practitioner Sonographer

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Job summary

The friendly Ultrasound Scanning Team at CUH has vacancies for Sonographers who have experience of working in the NHS who are determined to deliver a great patient experience.

We are a busy service with a complex and interesting general ultrasound workload which includes abdominal, gynaecological, small parts, MSK, Head and Neck, Paediatrics and Transplant Surgery patients.

You will be involved in training Trainee Sonographers and Radiology Registrars. We are very focused on developing the skills of our workforce, so offer in-house training in various areas and have supported team members to undertake formal MSK training and complete their Masters qualification and other CPD activities. We have recently established two Band 8A Specialist Advanced Practice Sonographer roles to support specialist services.

We can offer flexible working arrangements and currently offer a recruitment and retention supplement. In order to support service delivery in the Community, you may be required to work off the main CUH site as part of the rota.

Main duties of the job

  • To participate in the delivery of a high quality ultrasound service.
  • To scan unsupervised according to departmental protocols and report on diagnostic findings and expedite the patient pathway where appropriate.
  • To provide high quality training to all agreed staff as according to department needs for the Trust.
  • To maintain a high level of professionalism and act as a source of expertise to other members of the multidisciplinary team.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Division B Imaging Department. CUH has facilities on the main CUH campus and in the Community. You may be required to work at any of these facilities. This will be determined by the needs of the organisation and the duties of the post, subject to reasonable notice.

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

Please note:- Internal applicants on permanent contracts can only apply for the Fixed Term post as a secondment and must have the approval of your current line manager before applying.

The vacancy will close at midnight on 30 May 2023.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.



  • -Independent reporting of all scans performed -Excellent communication skills written/oral -Ability to work in a team and under own initiative -Ability to organise own workload -Ability to work under pressure



  • -Open to the acquisition of new skills and knowledge



  • -A wide range of ultrasound examinations with demonstration of competent reporting skills -Involvement in the training of student sonographers and radiology registrars -Previous experience of working in the NHS


  • -Post graduate experience -Vascular and MSK scanning



  • -UK recognised Post Graduate Certificate / Diploma in medical ultrasound To include abdominal and gynaecological modules -HCPC Registration


  • -Evidence of CPD

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