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Reporting Sonographer

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum + 10% Recruitment & Retention Payment
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are recruiting for a Reporting Sonographer who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

Our multi-skilled sonographer team rotate across all three sites and provide a 7-day emergency service at the Lister, which is our acute site and is working towards 7 day working at the New QEII hospital to support the newly established Community Diagnostic Hub.

We support sonographer development and training, and our sonographers are valued members of multi-disciplinary teams across obstetrics, gynaecology, vascular, Musculo-skeletal and general medicine.

We support flexible working and have shifts working weekends and evenings.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

You will have a flexible attitude to support the team and the service across our region upholding the highest standards of care and professionalism.

We support ongoing professional development and encourage involvement with in-house training schemes to expand clinical experience.

There is also monthly in-house teaching and audit sessions where active participation is encouraged. Leadership is a shared function within our team, and we look to develop talent.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Hold postgraduate accredited qualification in medical ultrasound
  • Professional registration ( HPC or other)

Previous Experience


  • Must have relevant skills/knowledge/experience in the range of ultrasound techniques required
  • 1 year/agreed competence post qualification



  • Possess knowledge and understanding of audit and clinical governance processes
  • Must show evidence of and be prepared to continue with CPD to ensure a high standard of examinations and patient care
  • Be prepared to provide practical and theoretical training in medical ultrasound to specified staff and countersigning reports for trainees
  • Contribute to development of the service and protocols



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Competent to write concise and accurate clinical reports
  • Work effectively in a potentially high pressure and emotive environment
  • Possess full understanding of ethical and moral issues to enable delivery of bad news to patients in an appropriate manner
  • Committed to providing a high quality ultrasound service for patients
  • Behave in a professional manner at all times
  • IT skills to use CRIS and PACS and have computer literacy

Other Requirements


  • Experience and evidence of engagement around equality, diversity and inclusion issues in relation to policy, service development and service delivery in respect of both services to users and the management of staff
  • Role model our Trust values every day


  • To be flexible with work patterns
  • Experience in research and development
  • Experience in writing protocols and care pathways using research based evidence for best practice

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Lister Hospital

Coreys Mill Lane



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