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Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an enthusiastic and motivated Sonographer looking for a dynamic and supportive team?

Look no further than Somerset NHS Foundation Trust- Yeovil site.

The successful candidate would be expected to work as part of the ultrasound and wider team undertaking a wide range of ultrasound examinations. The post holder will be expected to work independently and produce diagnostic reports that provide advice on future patient management to referring clinicians. Experience in Nuchal Translucency and obstetric scanning would be an advantage. You will provide general and specialised ultrasound services in the main hospital and at outlying hospitals and clinics, thus providing highly skilled patient-focused care. Any other reasonable task as directed by the line manager commensurate with grade is also expected.

There will be weekend and bank holiday working, and lone working at associated Community Hospitals (Wincanton, South Petherton and Sherborne), therefore access to a vehicle which can be used for work purposes for traveling to various sites across the Trust is a necessary.

We encourage and welcome informal calls and visits so please get in touch with the Lead Sonographer Andrea Gane or Deputy Amanda Golledge ( 01935 384284) if you would like to find out more.

Please note this post requires previous NHS experience working in Ultrasound and producing independent reports. The interview will be in person only and involve a practical scanning session.

Main duties of the job

To work as part of the ultrasound team, rotating through Main Department Ultrasound Unit, Women's Hospital and peripheral sites.

To scan and independently report complex Ultrasound examinations ( General medical, DVT, carotid , neck, testes, gynae and obstetrics) in an accurate, timely manner and to a high standard

To produce reports answering the clinical question, to assist clinicians, GP's, Obstetricians and Gynaecologists with patient management.

Dealing with patients, staff, and relatives requiring communication skills involving issues of an extremely complex and stressful nature.

To perform any other reasonable task as directed by Line manager and commensurate with grade,

About us

Yeovil District Hospital is now part of Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression, and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiographer or equivalent
  • Post Graduate Diploma/Certificate in Medical Ultrasound
  • Professional Registration
  • Voluntary SoR Ultrasound Registration

Knowledge and Experience


  • Post qualification NHS experience in FASP standard Obstetrics, Gynaecological and abdominal scanning, small parts etc
  • Familiarity with common medical imaging techniques, practices and terminology
  • Thorough knowledge of all standard ultrasound techniques in general, obstetrics and gynaecological ultrasound
  • Sound knowledge of cross sectional anatomy, normal appearances and associated common pathology

Personal Qualities


  • Reliable, Responsible, Flexible, Decisive and Well Motivated
  • Professional attitude and diplomacy
  • Excellent team working skills.
  • High degree of empathy, ability to counsel and reassure where appropriate

Special Requirements


  • Excellent Hand/Eye coordination
  • Ability to maintain sustained physical, emotional and mental effort.

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Radiology Department , Yeovil District Hospital

Higher Kingston


BA21 4AT

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