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Advanced Practitioner - Sonographer

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 a year pa inc HCAS
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an opportunity for enthusiastic and motivated Sonographers to come and join us. We are a vibrant, friendly, supportive team providing a wide range of ultrasound examinations across multiple sites. We are looking for candidates with experience in one or more of these areas gynaecology, obstetrics, general and MSK ultrasound.

Full time hours preferably.

Please note you will need to have an appropriate post graduate qualification for this post.

Main duties of the job

To perform and report ultrasound examinations.

To work as a clinical sonographer delivering of a high quality ultrasound service.

To be an effective member of the Department of Radiology providing a high standard of imaging and patient care across our 4 sites.

To supervise students working within the department

About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire. We are split into 2 main sites, Frimley North and Frimley south.

In the North we have four main hospitals - Heatherwood in Ascot, Wexham Park near Slough, St Marks in Maidenhead and King Edward in Windsor. The prospective candidate will be expected to be able to work across all sites to meet service demand.

Our three core values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other, Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

Our Sonographers are committed to providing excellent care, while learning new skills. Opportunities do exist for on-going development. We will support you with study leave and learning opportunities. If management or teaching are your thing, we can help you develop your skills in those areas too. We nurture ambition and so all our opportunities are open to anyone who applies for them - from a brand newly qualified sonographer to an experienced one who is considering a change.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Undertake duties as a Specialist Sonographer.
  • Perform a range of ultrasound examinations primarily Gynaecology and obstetric scanning.
  • Produce high quality ultrasound reports in accordance with accepted practice and protocols within the Radiology Department
  • Overall responsible for contributing to providing a high quality and efficient ultrasound service
  • Ensure the quality of work is audited at all stages
  • Maintains the high standards of the department by contributing to individual and team objectives.


Service Delivery and Quality
  • Maintain good communication and relationships with stakeholders including patients and other users of the service
  • Able to communicate results and findings to patients and relatives
  • Provide relevant information to ensure that verbal consent is gained from patients or carers before undertaking any ultrasound procedure
  • Undertake audit to ensure that all aspects of the service clinical and non-clinical is of a high standard and meets with the quality agenda

Personnel & Training
  • Responsible for maintaining CPD and own level of competence
  • Supervises trainee Sonographers, Consultants and SPRs in O& G, and support delivery of the training programme and assessment
  • Responsible for the induction of new staff
  • Supervise and train student radiographers
  • Supervise and train trainee specialist radiographers - ultrasound

Investors in People
  • To brief staff on a regular basis about the Trusts objectives, plans and business developments
  • To set objectives and identify training needs for staff and ensure that they are appraised at least once annually
  • To induct new staff effectively ensuring all relevant training is undertaken corporately and locally
  • To discuss expected outcomes of training and development activity with staff prior to training and afterwards review whether expected outcomes were achieved

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups
  • Employees who come into contact with vulnerable adults or children and their parents during the course of their normal duties need to be aware of their responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Data Protection Act 1998 & Confidentiality, Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • You are required to comply with and maintain your awareness of the Trusts Policies and procedures relating to the Data Protection Act and Confidentiality and Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Person Specification



  • PgC Medical Ultrasound CASE accredited
  • Non CASE accredited Ultrasound qualification


  • MSc Ultrasound
  • PgD Medical Ultrasound CASE accredited



  • Ability to plan and organize as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Must be able to exercise professional self-regulation
  • Share complex information with staff and patients in a sensitive manner.
  • Team Player - understanding team dynamics.



  • Experienced Sonographer
  • Practical Ultrasound Training
  • Experience of undertaking audit
  • NHS Experience


  • Experience in training other clinical users / staff
  • Experience in equipment selection and evaluation
  • Experience in delivering benefits relating to change management

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Wexham Park Hospital

Wexham Street



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