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Sonographer Trainer

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum pro rota
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The post holder will be required to prepare and provide training for trainees during their session commitment. The training sessions will be primarily for the core training of specialist trainee's years 1-3 (ST1, 2 & 3) as well as other health professionals such as Radiographers, Sonographers and Physiotherapists.

The post holder will be part of National Imaging Academy Wales (NIAW), working alongside the Consultant Radiologist Trainers, Training Programme Directors, Academy Director, and Academy Management team to develop and deliver an Ultrasound training and imaging programme.

Main duties of the job

We are pleased to invite applications to join the Training Team at National Imaging Academy Wales (NIAW). NIAW are looking for keen Sonographers Trainer to support the delivery of high-quality Radiology and Radiographic training.

The post holder will work within the multidisciplinary NIAW team to deliver clinical ultrasound training, clinical supervision, undertake competency assessments and/or deliver simulation support at the NIAW. The post holder will work with the team to support the delivery of the NIAW 3-year strategy.

NIAW is a state-of-the-art facility with a primary function of providing high quality training to the imaging workforce across Wales. The facility includes a 100-seat lecture theatre, two workstation classrooms, three ultrasound suites and ultrasound simulation room, all with dedicated state of the art, audio-visual equipment.

In addition to supporting training for a variety of professions, the Academy hosts corporate and CPD events, supports with the development of training courses for the Radiology workforce and acts as a natural hub for innovation and research within Radiology.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Any queries, please contact.

Tracy Norris, Academy Manager on 01656 334169 or email


Dr Phillip Wardle, Academy Director at

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:

We listen, learn and improve

We treat everyone with respect

We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The National Imaging Academy Wales Vision is to facilitate andlead diagnostic imaging training, innovation and research, providinga natural hub for collaboration in diagnostic imaging for NHS Wales.

Our Mission is to empower the Diagnostic Imaging Community tocontinually improve NHS services by enabling the fulfilment oftheir professional and academic ambitions.

The post holder will be:

A registered Radiographer or Sonographer with excellent competence and confidence in practice.

Hold a Postgraduate qualification in Ultrasound from an accredited University or equivalent, or a recognised qualification.

Has undertaken in depth practical ultrasound training, understands the technology and safety issues relating to diagnostic ultrasound, is familiar with normal and abnormal anatomy, has expert knowledge of abnormalities and is confident and competent to work autonomously.

Have evidence of continuing professional development in ultrasound.

Have evidence of involvement in teaching and training.

Knowledge of up-to-date developments in ultrasound policy and practice.

Provide expert ultrasound information and advice to trainees, colleagues and other health care professionals and agencies.

Undertake a range of ultrasound scans within the Academy clinical environment.

Interpret scan appearances, exercising judgement in the identification and assessment of complicated conditions and convey this information to their trainees.

Direct training including teaching, image interpretation and report checking.

Provide supervision of trainees during clinical training sessions.

Contribute to the wider aims of the Academy which include innovation, collaborative partnership with academic institutions, industry, and NHS Wales within the remit of their speciality which may include:

Contributing to teaching undergraduate students.

Participating and leading on research and innovation facilitated at the Academy.

Contribute to courses, conferences and CPD events hosted at the Academy.

Contribute to developments for NHS Wales Diagnostic Services, such as workforce planning or developing advanced practice training.

Competent in using a variety of ultrasound equipment to obtain optimum images.

Able to accurately acquire and interpret diagnostic information relating to anatomy, make decisions to modify diagnostic ultrasound examinations as appropriate.

Report on and make recommendations on patient care, including referrals based on the interpretation of the ultrasound examinations to the appropriate professionals.

Able to acquire precise measurements and interpret this information.

Competent to undertake a range of ultrasound scans to include abdomen and pelvis.

Able to obtain optimal anatomical views through the use of highly developed dexterity, co-ordination, and sensory skills.

Competent in the use of computer systems and IT packages to record their findings.

An effective communicator, possessing the necessary skills to convey complex scan results to patients, relatives, and trainees in a clear sensitive manner, and give evidence-based information, support and advice as required.

Able to teach Radiology trainees, student sonographers and other Allied Health professionals.

Able to provide expert advice on ultrasound technique, good practice, and governance.

Professionally accountable for ones own clinical and training practice and abide by the Academy and Host Organisations guidelines, policies, and protocols.

Up to date with ultrasound developments and innovation through maintaining their own professional development.

Able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people in a manner consistent with their level of understanding, culture, and background to explore complex issues and decision making.

Able to work independently as an autonomous practitioner, accountable for own ultrasound scan examination.

Able to plan and prioritises own workload.

Responsible for safe use of expensive specialist equipment.

Responsible for data entry, utilising paper, or computer-based data entry systems.

Contribute to research and clinical audit programmes, regularly undertake R & D activities.

Undertake surveys or participate in occasional audits or research, as necessary to own role by assisting in collection of information upon request.

Hold personal duty of care for any equipment used to undertake the role.

Perform general housekeeping duties including maintaining stock levels, general cleaning, and waste disposal in line with organisational policy and procedures.

Implement NHS Wales and Health Board policies and clinical protocols ensuring that service provision is in accordance with these policies.

Participate in multidisciplinary Academy team and training meetings.

Follow existing policies and procedures may comment on proposals for policies and procedures in own area, proposes changes to policies and procedures in own area.

Ensure working conditions are safe, in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act. Be aware of local infection control policies and procedures.

Maintain accurate records protecting confidential information of patients and trainees obtained in the course of professional practice and compliance with Data Protection Acts.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification

Professional Body Registration


  • HCPC Registration

Qualifications and/or Knowledge


  • BSc in Radiography or equivalent
  • Post-graduate qualification in Medical Ultrasound or equivalent
  • Current/recent role in training
  • General management skills to include organisation of teaching, training & audit
  • Good understanding and experience in the use of Microsoft Office software


  • Higher qualification in education
  • Higher Clinical Leadership qualification
  • Interest and willingness to undertake research.



  • Expert knowledge of ultrasound imaging
  • Ability to issue independent reports
  • Experience of dealing with general public/customers and trainees/students

Aptitude and Abilities Skills


  • Good communication and customer care skills
  • Good organisational and time management skills with the ability to organize and prioritise workload
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work independantly


  • Ability to speak welsh

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


National Imaging Academy Wales

Pencoed Business Park


CF35 5HY

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