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MSK Sonographer

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
West Midlands
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other allied health
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to lead the MSK Ultrasound service within SWB. The post holder will act as a clinical expert in MSK ultrasound performing and reporting on Ultrasound examinations and will develop and implement best practice.

Why not take this exciting opportunity to come and join our very skilled and dedicated team as we move forward to our state of the art new hospital? Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to perform and report on a wide range of MSK Ultrasound examinations and act as clinical expert in MSK Ultrasound, taking an active role in teaching. The role includes taking responsibility and managing the provision of high quality MSK ultrasound service, improving patient pathways.

Key responsibilities include: To analyse patient pathways with the MDT, to modernise and improve ultrasound services. Developing and implementing service strategies . Ensure best practice is adhered to following BMUS guidelines. Effective clinical governance and risk management. In addition the post holder will be required to take an active role in teaching.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve lives

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details on what this role entails.

    Person Specification



    • Bsc Medical Ultrasound
    • State Registered (Radiographer / Nurse)
    • Additional skill mix ability, able to scan a wide range of MSK areas


    • Undertaking clinical study at Masters level in MSK
    • Relevant management experience/previous experience of Line managing a Team



    • Specialist expertise underpinned by theory and extensive practical experience in the range of ultrasound techniques which are required
    • Must be able to work independently and be competent to write a concise and accurate report
    • High standard of clinical skills
    • IT Skills to use the necessary system / image recording system
    • UK NHS ultrasound clinical experience


    • Experience at writing protocols / guidelines and patient care pathways using research based evidence of best practice
    • Experience in research and development
    • Experience of Line management of staff

    communication skills


    • communication skills

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust

    Dudley Road

    West Midlands

    B18 7QH

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