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Advanced Practitioner Sonographer

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for a highly motivated Sonographer with recent relevant experience to join a highly skilled and very friendly team.You will be based mainly at Royal Preston Hospital in the ultrasound department but rotation to other local sites may be required.

At Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust our aim is to always provide excellent care with compassion to deliver the highest quality of care our patients deserve. We value the personal skills, experiences and qualities that individuals bring to the Trust creating an inclusive working environment to attract talented people who feel motivated, involved and able to influence the future direction of our services.

This post would suit an experienced Sonographer looking to develop their skills into new areas of Ultrasound as further training in specialised fields can be provided. It would also suit a trainee or newly qualified Sonographer as full clinical support will be provided. Applications from trainee sonographers nearing qualification will be considered.

The wellbeing of staff is important to us we have a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team who provide support on a range of topics, run fitness classes and organise mindfulness sessions. As an employer we have earned a reputation for focusing on the development of our staff and for being an organisation people are proud to work for.

Main duties of the job

The sonographers within this Trust are all Advanced Practitioners working independently undertaking a wide range of examinations including obstetrics, gynaecology, general abdominal, breast, paediatrics, musculoskeletal and vascular. In addition an inpatient ward based service is also provided by the Sonographers making this a very varied and post.

You will independently and autonomously undertake a wide range of ultrasound procedures and produce a medical report on at least 95% of those procedures. This must include the generic investigations of obstetrics, gynaecology and abdominal ultrasound and advanced practices, e.g. Transvaginal scanning, and inpatient scanning.

You will act at all times in a manner that upholds the Trust values working as part of the team to ensure that patients and relatives receive excellent care with compassion.

About us

We have 10,000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.

You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties to include, but not be limited to:
  • Actively participate in both the theoretical & practical Ultrasound training for the postgraduate Diplomas / Certificates in Ultrasound and any other training required.
  • Be able to undertake case presentation.
  • Offer support and supervision to Senior 1 Sonographers and delegated Medical staff.
  • Assist authorised medical staff in Ultrasound examinations when required.
  • To participate in the training and mentoring of student radiographers.
  • Participate in departmental CPD by attendance at talks, lectures and training.
  • Participate in appraisal and formulate a PDP as part of appraisal documentation to ensure ongoing personal development
  • Be able to undertake duties pertaining to in house cascade training of various mandatory training requirements.
  • Participate in the Appraisal process with the ability to identify personal objectives and, if required, perform appraisals for more junior staff.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education


  • oProfessional qualification DCR/B.Sc. Radiography
  • oCase accredited Post graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound
  • oHCPC Registered Radiographer or equivalent

Knowledge and Experience


  • oExperience working with patients and / or people in an acute healthcare setting
  • oExperience of recent & relevant Professional CPD. Supported by professional CPD portfolio
  • oWide range of recent & relevant Ultrasound experience.
  • oAbility to report on ultrasound examinations


  • oExperience in Quality Assurance
  • Experience in other imaging modalities

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane



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