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Sonographer or Obstetric Sonographer (Band 7)

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

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Do you want to work for a Sonography Service that excels in its service delivery and benefits from impressive equipment standards?

Then we would love for you to join our dynamic and supportive team of multi-disciplinary Sonographers here at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust! We are currently looking to recruit a highly motivated and professional sonographer to join our team. You can be either a general medical or obstetric sonographer or both!

You will get the opportunity to perform all obstetric (including Nuchal scans), general abdominal, gynaecological ultrasound examinations at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and peripheral sites, working in line with Band 7 expectations in all areas of practice.

Our purpose-built Diagnostic Ultrasound department has a fleet of flag-ship GE equipment, a successful (> 10 years) rolling Sonographer training program, 7-day affable Radiologist support and dedicated Interventional Ultrasound facilities.

Our refurbished Antenatal clinic based adjacent to the antenatal clinic, providing Antenatal care to approximately 3500 women a year, has state-of-the-art Canon/GE equipment in a 4-bed unit, providing an interdisciplinary fusion of Radiographer, Nurse and Midwife Sonographer led services.

**Please note: previous applicants need not apply.**

Main duties of the job

As an Obstetric Sonographer, you will be an integral part of the maternity sevice and work closely with the Obstetric teams to provide exceptional care to all patients. This includes working alongside the ANC Screening team and FMC to deliver the FASP & achieve all KPI's within your practice.

As a General Medical Sonographer, you will be a strong team player, working as part of team undertaking a wide range of examinations. The Radiologists at MPH are approachable with an eagerness to facilitate learning and development to providing exceptional service to all patients.

You are expected, across both disciplines, to perform and report ultrasound examinations to a high standard in a professional manner, working within departmental guidelines whilst being accountable for your own practice. Reports are expected to be of high quality providing advice on future patient management to other clinicians.

Excellent communication skills are essential within both spheres, you will be expected to adapt your style of communication to meet the needs of a variety of situations, some of which can be distressing.

Any other reasonable task as directed by line manager commensurate with grade.

About us

Would you like to feel supported and valued professionally and personally within your team?

You will be a part of a team of amiable, diverse and multi-disciplinary Sonographers who understand the challenges of the role and the importance of supporting each other. Here at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, as well as taking pride in caring for our patients, we also prioritise taking care of and developing our staff!

Would you like to work in one of the most desirable places within the UK?

Somerset has a thriving rural community that we serve from several modern purpose-built Community Hospital sites currently in Minehead, Bridgwater, Glastonbury, Wellington and Chard, with further ultrasound facilities at the state of the art CDC on the outskirts of Taunton.

Somerset Foundation Trust's primary base, and jewel in her crown, is Musgrove Park Hospital, just a short walk from the centre of Taunton. This designated garden town is enviably nestled within the Vale of Taunton, between two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 30 minutes from the centre of Exmoor National Park and less than 60 minutes from both the celebrated and the secluded beaches of Devon and Dorset. With award-winning schools, rolling countryside and a culture for outdoor-enthusiasts, it's no surprise that Somerset is the choice for those in search of the perfect work-life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Is this the ideal role for you?

If you are an enthusiastic and motivated General or Obstetric Sonographer then we would love to hear from you!

Experience in small parts and paediatric ultrasound would be advantageous as would experience of working within the Saving Babies lives care bundle and Nuchal Translucency scanning.

None of these are essential as additional support and training can be given as required, to the right applicant.

You will need to be flexible in your working and adaptable to change, looking to become part of a successful team.

Hours of work: 37.5 per week including evenings,weekends and bank holidays.

We encourage and welcome informal calls and visits so please get in touch with the Lead Sonographers, Jodie (Obstetric) & Caragh (General) & , if you would like to find out more

Please see attached Job Description for full details of the role.

**Please note: previous applicants need not apply.**

Person Specification



  • Pg Certificate in Medical Ultrasound (CASE accredited)
  • Pg Diploma in Medical Ultrasound (CASE accredited)
  • Professional registration
  • Recent proven NHS experience


  • Recent proven NHS experience performing Ultrasound examinations



  • Driving licence with access to a vehicle with business insurance as travelling required to and from outlying sites
  • Unrestricted right to work in the UK / hold a current & valid permit to work in the UK

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Parkfield drive



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