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Reporting Sonographer

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum, Salary is dependent on experience
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Come and join our friendly team of Sonographers working in the Ultrasound Departments of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and communities.

We have a range of new equipment and have a rolling replacement programme. We support service development and work in modern depts and facilities.

As an experienced and competent reporting Sonographer, you will understand the need for a caring and compassionate approach along with attention to detail. Rotating through ultrasound departments across the ELHT Trust and community, you will perform and report a wide range of examinations. Having ultrasound experience across a wide range of examinations would be useful But experience in Abdominal, Small parts, Paediatrics, Musculo-Skeletal, Vascular, Gynaecology and NT would be an advantage.

Obstetrics is desirable.

Part time time application may apply

We have an excellent Learning and Development Unit at East Lancs and further role development and training for our staff is high on the agenda.

You will have DMU/PGD DMU or equivalent with experience of working within an ultrasound department.Must be a CASE ACCREDIATED course

We are keen to reflect our local population and therefore applicants from all sectors of the community are welcomed.

Main duties of the job

To undertake a range Ultrasound examinations within scope of clinical expertise and knowledge.This may include the following examinations Obstetric, Gynaecological, General Abdominal, Vascular, Musculoskeletal and additional examinations depending on training and knowledgebase.Adapt clinical remit in line with Departmental Service needs. This may include training toundertake newly developed ultrasound procedures.To act as an expert practitioner demonstrating advanced clinical competencies and knowledge.To assist in the establishment of standards and guidelines for best practice and propose changesin procedures and protocols in the department.To assist in the training of Student Sonographers in support of service continuity.To have an interest in all aspects of Ultrasound, with the ability to develop skills in newtechnology.Assess requests imaging: justifying and/or authorising such requests as appropriate, liaise withRadiology/Radiography colleagues when specialist input, or advice regarding alternative imagingis required.To review images and ensure that supplementary imaging procedures/views are considered prior to patient departure from the Department.Provide a highly specialist clinical service and advice in the form of prompt formal written andverbal reports on ultrasound studies to the referring clinician.

About us

Established in 2003 East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) is a large

integrated health care organisation providing high quality acute secondary healthcare for the people of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen.

Our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 700,000 patients a year from the most serious of emergencies to planned operations and procedures. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work and achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Function as a key member of the Radiology team.To receive, register and be responsible for entering accurate data entry onto the RIS (RadiologyInformation System).To acquire to a high standard diagnostic images and physically position the full range of patientpresentations accurately for examinations taking into account patient limitations and adaptingstandard techniques where necessary (presentations include distressed children, unconsciouspatients and uncooperative patients).To have excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of imaging equipment and techniqueswhich may need to be modified in an appropriate manner to obtain the optimum image.To review current literature regarding current best practice and suggest change where necessaryto the departmental imaging protocols.To ensure all appropriate infection control measures are utilised, paying particular attention topersonal protection as well as the management of equipment and linens.Work as a senior member of a multi-disciplinary team, when undertaking ultrasound procedures to provide a high quality of service to patients.Maintain and safely use highly specialised and expensive equipment (�30,000+) used by self and othersTo undertake other duties as and when required by the demands of the Clinical Lead.Be responsible for the delivery of clinical expertise in all aspects of patient care within thedepartmentAt all times behave in a manner appropriate to the professional code of conduct of a StateRegistered Radiographer.


Ensure a high quality of service within the Radiology Department or associated locations.To participate in the safe transfer of patients and equipment within the department and hospitalrespectively, using manual handling guidelines and risk assessment.Be able to exercise personal responsibility and make decisions in unpredictable situations.Maintain knowledge of the equipment to promote safe, effective and efficient handling within theclinical setting, to uphold COSHH (2002), Health and Safety guidelines.To attend departmental meetings as required to comment on departmental related issues.To reflect on systems of work and communicate areas of deficit or potential advancement to theRadiology Management Team.To adapt and quickly respond to changes in service, patients or departmental needKeep equipment, work areas and accessories clean and tidy. Be aware of all procedures topromote infection control and reduce cross infection.Be familiar with the range of technical applications available on imaging equipment.To complete all paperwork pertaining to compliance with Trust policies e.g. incident forms.Take responsibility for decisions undertaken when using own initiative whenever the situationdemands e.g. referral to the Child Protection Team if applicable.To demonstrate a wide range of problem solving skills involving allocation of staff due to absenceand associated adequate service provision.To conduct examinations according to protocol for a range of clinical trials.To participate in extended, 7 day provision of Ultrasound Services (including Public Holidays) inaccordance with the requirements of the service.To practice on multiple sites within the Trusts catchment area.


Communicate highly complex and sensitive information to the patient and referring clinician related to diagnosis.Provide and receive highly complex information which requires empathy and reassurance and often involves overcoming barriers to understanding.

Person Specification



  • Ultrasound case accrediated course or about to qualify


  • Experience in variety of ultrasound examinations



  • ultrasound experience

Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust



Haslingden Road



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