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Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Other allied health
Band 7
Part Time
Working Part Time : 30 hours per week - 1 year Maternity leave cover

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and professional sonographer to join our friendly hard working ultrasound team. We welcome applications from both experienced and newly qualified individuals who will be given every support to gain experience within their role.

Typical hours are 08:45 - 17:00, 4 working days.

Applicants must hold a recognised ultrasound qualification (PgCert, PgDip or Direct-Entry Masters) and be eligible to work in the United Kingdom with HCPC/NMC/ equivalent registration. Consideration will be given to Sonographers from any professional background provided at least a CASE-accredited PgCert in obstetrics is held. Due to current training commitments we are not able to consider applicants with qualifications which are not CASE-accredited and where further training would be required to conform to FASP guidelines.

Main duties of the job

As a Trust we are committed to delivering the highest possible standard of care for our patients, and we are proud to be recognised for delivering high quality patient care, being nationally accredited at the highest levels in many areas, in particular those relating to clinical outcomes and patient safety. The Trust won the prestigious 40 Top Hospitals award for the 12 consecutive years - only 1 in 5 Trusts in the country to achieve this status.

This post will will involve performing and independently reporting abdominal, pelvic, vascular and obstetric ultrasound scans, and you will work rotationally between all areas of the service. All skill mixes will be considered for this post.

About us

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded large District General Hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 64 bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital.The Trust provides services in all of the surgical and medical specialties common to a District General Hospital with some specialist services. The Trust serves the whole of the local population currently in excess of 250,000 residents which geographically covers populations in England and North Wales.The Trust strives to continuously improve and sustain the quality of its services for patients, providing care to more than 445,000 patients per year, with almost 4,000 staff working together putting quality and patient safety, at the heart of everything we do. The organisation provides a wide range of services offering health care to the whole spectrum of the population from birth to the end of life. The Trust complies with its terms of authorisation as a Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description for further details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. The cost of the DBS application is �23 (standard) or �43 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

Good luck with your application.

Person Specification



  • Diploma in Medical Ultrasound, Pg Dip, Pg Certificate or equivalent (masters level)



  • Possess high level, specialist anatomical and clinical knowledge over a wide range of ultrasound procedures.
  • Be adaptable, fully competent and safe in the operation of a variety of technical equipment specific to ultrasound
  • Remain flexible at all times to an altered workload and act to prioritise accordingly using sound clinical judgement.


  • Desire for self-development and motivation to embrace change and learn new techniques outside the current scope of practice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide guidance, support and mentorship to less experienced ultrasound practitioners and clinical staff.

Employer details

Employer name

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Countess of Chester Hospital

Liverpool Road



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