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Ultrasound Service Manager

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity available for a Service Manager in Ultrasound.

You will play an important role in the Operations Team, working alongside the Service Managers, Matron, Improvement Manager and Quality, Compliance and Governance Manager who currently focus on systems, to facilitate the smooth day-to-day running of operational aspects of the service. You will have a resilient approach to provide leadership and take overall responsibility for the planning, development, organisation and management of the services within the Ultrasound Scanning Department.

In this role, you will be required to rise to challenges of continual change and take responsibility for the day to day management of the Ultrasound Department, to continually develop the service in line with the changing requirements of the NHS, referrers and patients.

We are looking for a pro-active individual with excellent people-management abilities and attention to detail. You will also have exceptional leadership and communication skills to ensure continuous quality improvement to strengthen and develop areas across the Imaging Directorate.

Main duties of the job

To provide leadership and take overall responsibility for the planning, development, organisation and management of the services within the Ultrasound scanning Department.

To provide and implement strategic plans to improve performance, and quality of service to the patients.

To develop Ultrasound services in line with the changing requirements of the NHS, referral patterns and patients.

To be accountable for the Ultrasound budget including monitoring expenditure, identifying and implementing cost improvements, capturing income and developing potential income streams through NHS, Research and Private Patient streams.

To manage and coordinate all aspects of staff management to include training, education, appraisal and research and advise all relevant staff of any Ultrasound issues.

To oversee servicing, maintenance and repair of all Ultrasound equipment in the department. Be main point of contact for the team when Ultrasound equipment faults occur, requesting engineer assistance when necessary.

To support the Imaging Operations Manager in the effective delivery of management duties for Imaging.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 12000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close at midnight on the 21st April 2024.

Interviews are due to be held on the 30th April 2024.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases, alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Educated to Masters level (or evidence of equivalent experience) with significant demonstrable experience working at this level.
  • Leadership or management qualification or extensive management experience.


  • Project management qualification.
  • Qualified Sonographer with Ultrasound qualification (PgC, PgD or DMU).
  • Current HCPC registration if Radiographer.



  • Significant experience of senior managerial/supervisory level.
  • Experience of managing a multi-disciplinary team with effective utilisation of resources.


  • Experience of managing budgets.
  • Experience of change management.
  • Involvement with the Quality Imaging Services accreditation scheme.
  • Significant experience in Ultrasound at managerial/supervisory level.
  • Experience of PACS/RIS systems.



  • A fundamental understanding of Imaging.
  • Understanding of HR and finance procedures.
  • Sound knowledge of risk management and clinical governance.


  • Expert in Ultrasound imaging.
  • A thorough knowledge of the governance associated with an Ultrasound service.



  • Excellent communication, leadership and negotiation skills.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Able to use initiative, organise and problem solve.
  • Ability to synthesise information, consider and evaluate risks and options when making difficult decisions.
  • Able to identify own educational and development needs.


  • Good motivator and trainer.
  • Able to critically evaluate strategies and implement change.
  • Demonstrate presentation skills and experience in formal and informal teaching.

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B

Hills Road



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