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Senior Sonographer

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic, pro-active Sonographers to join our team.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a committed, supportive and dynamic team within the Division of Diagnostics and Clinical Support at Wirral University Teaching Hospital.

Applicants must hold a recognised ultrasound qualification (PgCert, PgDip or DMU) and be eligible to work in the United Kingdom with HCPC/NMC registration. Nuchal Translucency accreditation is desirable although training will be provided if required.

A wide range of obstetric and non-obstetric examinations are undertaken across four sites on the Wirral Peninsula.

Arrowe Park Hospital is the main hospital site and the other three are Birkenhead, Wallasey and Clatterbridge.

We can offer flexible working which can be agreed before commencing at the Trust.

Main duties of the job

Sonographers will be expected to have experience in: General Abdominal, Pelvis, Obstetric and small parts scanning. Experience in MSK and paediatric scanning is desirable.

Please see Job overview & attached Job description for further information about the Sonographer position available with WUTH.

About us

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as \competent and caring staff by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see Job overview & attached Job description for further information about the Sonographer position available with WUTH.

If successful in this role, there is a requirement for you to have an enhanced DBS. This will be paid for by the Trust and then deducted from your salary over a period of 3 month.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • Registered with HCPC or other Regulatory Body
  • BSc in Diagnostic Radiography or DCR Equivalent or degree in Health related subject
  • Post Graduate diploma/certificate or equivalent in medical ultrasound or stand alone Ultrasound qualification if Direct Entry
  • Current up to date portfolio demonstrating interest in Ultrasound
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team


  • Minimum 3 years post graduate experience in Radiography or equivalent.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Basic knowledge of ultrasound scanning
  • Able to communicate emotional, sensitive issues with empathy
  • Willing to learn and develop new skills in ultrasound via additional training or courses
  • Adhere to the Professional Code of Conduct
  • Able to demonstrate computer literacy
  • Understands when to use initiative and when to escalate issues to more senior staff.


  • Evidence of Training/Leadership of students and new staff

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to communicate with all levels of staff and adapt approaches to meet needs of patients.
  • Demonstrate empathy and understanding
  • Provide at all times a safe environment for all patients and staff alike
  • Demonstrate the values and behaviours of WUTH
  • To be an advocate for our patients

Other Requirements


  • Flexible and adaptable in meeting service needs
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Comply with the Trust's policies of data protection, confidentiality, equality and diversity, Health and Safety
  • Must be able to work across-site when required


  • Access to own transport

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