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Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum/pro rota
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
**Full time and part time opportunities available**

Opportunities have arisen to join our friendly, hard working and progressive Non-Obstetric Ultrasound Team at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

This post will include rotation between The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford (PRH), The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and the newly created Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) in Telford with the possibility to work at Ludlow Community Hospital .

The Ultrasound Department scans approximately 40,000 patients per year in a variety of clinical settings, working alongside Consultant Radiologists and supporting both Radiology Registrar training and Sonographer training schemes.

We are looking for self-motivated and well organised Sonographers with proven ability to work autonomously. As an experienced and competent Sonographer, you will understand the need for a caring and compassionate approach along with attention to detail. You will play a key role in the delivery of a quality ultrasound service in both acute and community settings.

The required skill mix includes gynaecological, abdominal and small parts. In addition, specialist interest in MSK, neck sonography, paediatrics or vascular scanning would be desirable. Clinical development is encouraged, and we currently provide in-house training in neo-natal head, neo-natal hip and soft tissue ultrasound and we are supporting role extension into a Sonographer led Neck FNA and MSK joint injection service.

Main duties of the job

  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of your own work, including the management of patients in your care.
  • To develop and maintain skills required to perform at an advanced level, a varied range of unsupervised scans as detailed in the job summary, resulting in a high quality of patient care.
  • To issue an independent report and instigate certain follow up procedures i.e. Abdominal X-rays, follow up scans etc.
  • To suggest specialist referral or other investigations.
  • To communicate effectively with patients and carers to ensure understanding of procedures.
  • Skills of persuasion, motivation, explanation and gaining informed consent will be used with a wide variety of patients. Barriers to effective communication will be evident e.g. Infants,patients with learning difficulties, dementia, pain and fear.
  • To occasionally prepare sterile trolleys for biopsies, aspirations and drainages and to assist during these procedures. Attention is paid to the safe disposal of used instruments including needles

About us

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is the main provider of acute medical care for half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid-Wales and has been awarded over �300 million to invest in our hospitals. Shropshire is the largest inland county in the UK with Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, World Heritage sites and access to Mid Wales and the Welsh coast. There are good schools, amazingly affordable housing and a wide range of leisure pursuits.

You will have the DMU/ PgDip / PgCert (CASE accredited) in medical ultrasound and be HCPC registered.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/BSc in Radiography
  • CASE Accredited Diploma/ PgDip/ in Medical Ultrasound
  • Registration with the HCPC
  • Experience of working within the NHS


  • Teaching qualification



  • Experience as a general sonographer


  • Qualification and experience in vascular ultrasound, particularly DVT scanning and carotid duplex. In house training may be given if required.
  • Qualification and experience in scanning necks/ testes/groins/MSK. In house training may be given if required



  • To independently perform, interpret and report general ultrasound examinations
  • Ability to manage own workload.
  • Ability to teach clinical skills to other staff and students
  • Ability to assess and refer patients if further examinations /interventions are required
  • Able to communicate with a multidisciplinary team both in and outside the Department
  • Ability to participate in MDT meetings



  • In depth knowledge of general/vascular anatomy and ultrasound techniques
  • In depth knowledge of disease processes and treatments
  • A broad knowledge of anatomy and physiology, implications and treatment of a wide range of pathologies

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Mytton Oak Road



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