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Senior Sonographer - Maternity Cover

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum inclusive of high cost area supplement
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Other allied health
Band 8A
Full Time
An opportunity is available for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced Sonographer to join the team on a 12-month fixed term contract in a senior role as maternity cover.

You will scan and report independently on obstetrics, gynaecology and abdominal ultrasound examinations to agreed protocols and standards.

Expertise in MSK, small parts and/or vascular ultrasound would also be an advantage. Consideration will also be given to sonographers specializing in just obstetrics and gynaecology. You will need to be a qualified sonographer holding a DMU or Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound, or equivalent, with appropriate registration (HCPC if a radiographer). A significant amount of experience would be ideal, including training ultrasound students. However, newly qualified staff will also be considered at an appropriate pay band.

Main duties of the job

  • To carry out obstetric, gynaecological (including trans-vaginal scanning), abdominal and vascular ultrasound examinations to agreed protocols and standards. To provide written reports after synthesising patient history and scan findings into a diagnosis.
  • To seek second opinion where necessary.
  • Accountable for own professional actions and decision making when acting within clinical protocols.
  • Communicating scan results to patients verbally as appropriate. This may be unwelcome and sometimes upsetting news sometimes inconclusive results requiring explanation of how they may be interpreted (frequent emotional effort often resulting from mainly failing obstetric cases).
  • Communicating scan results to the referrer with the appropriate degree of urgency - patient management being dependent upon the examination findings (requiring extreme and continued concentration).
  • Providing a very high standard of patient care at all times, referring patients for timelymanagement.

About us

Our Organisation

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) provides a full range of general acute, outpatient and diagnostic services at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, the Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop's Stortford, and St Margaret's Hospital in Epping.

We employ 3,500 staff and serve a local population of around 350,000 people living in west Essex and east Hertfordshire, centred on the M11 corridor and the towns of Harlow, Bishop's Stortford and Epping. Our extended catchment area incorporates a population of up to 500,000 and includes the areas of Hoddesdon, Cheshunt and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire.

Our Values

The Princess Alexandra Promise to our patients as identified by our 3 values which will contribute to improving our patient experiences:

Patient at heart - Always holding the patient and their wellbeing at the centre of our thoughts and efforts

Everyday excellence - Sharing and celebrating our successes, being honest when we get it wrong, giving us the ability to learn from both

Creative collaboration - Knowing strength comes from diversity, we combine our experiences, skills and talents, working together to find new and better ways to care

The Trust believes in investing in all our staff and rewarding high standards of care whilst building for excellence and in return we expect our staff to uphold the Trust values to the highest level.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification, available to download at any time.

Person Specification



  • DMU or Pg Certificate or Diploma in medical ultrasound or equivalent
  • HCPC registered or equivalent

Clinical experience


  • Full range of ultrasound experience, to include Obstetrics & Gynaecology, General Medical Ultrasound.
  • Independently reporting above scan areas
  • Experience of teaching and assessing student Sonographers.

Employer details

Employer name

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust


PAH, SMH and H& E


CM20 1QX

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