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Trainee Sonographer

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, enthusiastic, well- motivated Sonographer or other HCPC/NMC registered professional to join or busy, friendly team.

The successful candidate will need to have excellent communication skills, particularly in difficult situations, a willingness to learn and the ability to plan their work both independently and as part of a wider team,

Our ultrasound department has a team of sonographers who cover the core elements of general medical, obstetrics and gynaecology ultrasound including early pregnancy and also specialist roles including MSK, neonatal hips and heads, head and neck and contrast enhanced ultrasound. We are a progressive, expanding department who actively encourage and support role development and CPD.

The successful candidate will undertake a 2 year Masters post graduate training program to include Obstetric and Abdominal examinations at Sheffield Hallam University with clinical training across the Sherwood Forest sites.

The role will include travel to our other sites at Mansfield Community and Newark Hospitals.

This is a training band 7 post and will paid under annexe U of Agenda for Change. The payment will be 70% in year 1 and 75% in year 2.

Main duties of the job

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached.

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here, and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King's Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall, we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients we also care for you.

Our culture of learning, compassion and taking a person-centred approach are at the roots of our organisation. We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached.

Person Specification



  • Underpinning theory and professional knowledge acquired through diploma/degree


  • Specialist expertise, underpinned by theory and practical experience acquired through diploma/ degree/post graduate study.



  • DCR or BSc (Hons Radiography DMU or Post graduate qualification in ultrasound at M level
  • Evidence of further study


  • Teaching skills
  • Counselling course



  • Supervisory experience
  • Previous NHS experience
  • This may be supplemented by short courses + CPD


  • Teaching experience



  • May have to work extended days or 1-8 shifts
  • On call Sunday for EPU

Further Training


  • Ability to report on own scans

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


King's Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road


NG17 4JL

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