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Sonographer (General Ultrasound)

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Royal Marsden Hospital is Europe's largest oncology centre with sites in Chelsea, Sutton, and Cavendish Square (central London). The diagnostic imaging service provides an essential service to the trust and includes CT, MRI, mammography, ultrasound as well as a general x-ray and interventional radiology service.

Due to the expansion of services, we are currently inviting applications from enthusiastic individuals for a full-time band 7 sonographer post to be based on the Chelsea site (with rotation to the Sutton site when required). The postholder must hold at least a UK postgraduate certificate in general ultrasound (or equivalent qualification). The post holder will work autonomously, performing high quality imaging and issuing reports on all ultrasound examinations including abdominal, gynaecology (including TA and TV), vascular (for DVT), and small parts (including testes and neck/thyroid desirable).

The ideal candidates must demonstrate a commitment to professional development and show a keen interest in the future of their profession and the diagnostic imaging services. They will be expected to support both the service and its staff in continuing to maintain and develop the highest standards of imaging. In return the successful applicant will be offered a high standard of support towards their career pathway.

For further information and to arrange an informal visit please contact Jenelle Esson on 0208 661 3220 ext. 1190'

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have registration BSc in radiography or equivalent, must be HPC state registered , if a radiographer, and must hold a post graduate Ultrasound qualification related to general ultrasound. The post holder should have worked as an advanced US practitioner in general ultrasound imaging. The post holder will perform and issue a report on all ultrasound examinations including abdominal, , vascular, small parts providing highly advanced clinical skills and opinion and diagnosis for patient centred care.

The post holder will provide and facilitate an expert level of care to patients presenting with or who are at risk of pathology, including the assessment and diagnosis of patients. They will exercise the highest degree of professional autonomy, working as an advance practitioner in the decision making process that will improve overall patient outcomes. They will support the lead Ultrasonographer and Radiology Service Manager in developing the ultrasound service in line with best practice and national imperatives.

The post holder must be a member of the society of Radiographers and adhere to the HPC and Society of Radiographer's code of conduct, local trust policies, protocols and guidelines and be actively involved in US clinical supervision.

About us

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and clear career pathways. There are opportunities to work flexibly across a range of areas and specialities and we welcome flexible working requests from point of hire to support employees work life balance. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.
  • Provide and facilitate an expert level of care to patients presenting with or who are at risk of any disease ,including the assessment and diagnosis of patients.
  • Exercise a high degree of personal and professional autonomy, acting as a advanced practitioner demonstrating advanced clinical competence, decision making and a knowledge base significantly beyond those associated with conventional radiographer/ultrasonographer roles.
  • Work in collaboration with the multi disciplinary team and actively involve users of the service to gain their input to the service development to ensure continuous improvements in patient care.
  • Support the MDT in delivering patient care ensuring sound clinical and ethical decision making in relation to diagnosis.

Person Specification



  • DCR or BSc Hons Diagnostic Radiography or other equivalent base qualification
  • At least a PGCert in General Ultrasound
  • Appropriate HCPC state registration



  • Post graduate experience
  • General ultrasound experience


  • Oncological US experience

Skills Abilities/knowledge


  • Ability to communicate clearly to a wide range of people
  • Ability to use word processing software and IT systems
  • Evidence of problem solving
  • Evidence of working within a team

Other Requirements


  • Evidence of personal development, enthusiasm, and initiative.

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Marsden Hospital Chelsea



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