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Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
**Previous applicants need not apply**

The post holder will be part of a team in delivering high quality diagnostic care and the right test at the right time.

Experience in lower lower limb DVT and large joint MSK scanning skills is desired.

You must be highly competent and keen to contribute towards efficient service delivery and excellent patient care.

You must hold a UK recognised Pg. Diploma or Pg. Certificate in Medical Ultrasound or equivalent and state registration with HCPC or equivalent is essential.

Join us and you will be part of a community that recognises your contribution.
  • This is primarily a clinical role with a degree of first line management appropriate to address service needs and to support 7 days, including bank/public holidays as required by the needs of the service.
  • To always provide a commitment to the highest quality patient care and to actively participate in programmes to develop excellent standards of patient care.
  • Provide specialist advice pertaining to ultrasound service.
  • Responsible for training and supervision of all staff within the ultrasound unit.
  • Deputise to Lead Sonographer when required.
  • To be receptive to new ways of working to ensure that the ultrasound department continues to remain resilient and flexible to changing service pressures and needs.
  • To be conversant with national changes in diagnostics service delivery.

Main duties of the job

  • Perform general ultrasound scans including small parts, groins, musculoskeletal, DVT and AAA surveillance studies according to Trust, Departmental and Statutory regulations.
  • To ensure delivery of the highest standard of care possible for patients by maintaining and monitoring consistently high standards of clinical competence within the Ultrasound team.
  • To clinically justify ultrasound requests by prioritizing in accordance with clinical urgency.
  • Assist and deal effectively with unpredictable patient demand.
  • Use equipment effectively and reporting any faults through appropriate channels.
  • To be conversant with departmental computer systems and ensure that accurate records are maintained.
  • Participate in audit and quality assurance program.

About us

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. Our mission is to provide safe, compassionate, and clinically excellent patient care, by being an outstanding employer for our people.

We have entered into a Group Model with neighboring Northampton General Hospital and have become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values:






Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide a high standard of patient care.

Assess and report on own specialist workload.

To communicate effectively to ensure the smooth running of the service.

To supervise Ultrasound staff and Students.

Deputise for Modality Lead Sonographer

To be open, positive, and flexible in considering implementation of changes which align with national priorities.

To maintain a high standard of clinical governance by taking an active role in audit, peer review and QA programmes.

Person Specification



  • Qualified Sonographer with MSC, DMU, Post Graduate Diploma or certificate in Medical Ultrasound or equivalent
  • HCPC registered or equivalent
  • Recognised post graduate qualification in Vascular / MSK Ultrasound



  • Experience in Ultrasound and independent reporting
  • Ability to successfully manage people and change
  • Expert knowledge of Ultrasound
  • Provide clinical and professional leadership to support, inspire and supervise staff development



  • Able to prioritise and meet deadlines effectively
  • Ability to successfully manage people and change
  • Flexible approach
  • Analyses problems and implements effective and proper solutions
  • Able to convey accurate information to patients and colleagues ensuring comprehension of complex data

Employer details

Employer name

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Kettering General Hospital


NN16 8UZ

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