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Bank Fetal Medicine Sonographer

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£24.11 to £29.27 an hour Bank - varied
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Other allied health
Band 7
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a fetal medicine sonographer to join the bank. The fetal medicine unit (FMU) at St Thomas is a tertiary referral centre. The post holder will be expected to work as an independent sonographer by performing ultrasound scans to a high standard, formulate a report and communicate the results to women. The FMU runs a first trimester screening service through a One Stop Clinic for Assessment of Risk (OSCAR) model. Sonographers undertake first and second trimester screening and specialised anomaly and growth scans for high risk pregnancies. We work in partnership with the fetal medicine Consultants and specialist fetal medicine and screening midwives.

Closing date 09/06/24

Main duties of the job

Duties and Responsibilities

The post holder will provide support to women going through the fetal medicine unit and work closely with the specialist midwives and the multidisciplinary team. She/ he will need an in depth understanding of the fetal medicine unit. The post holder will have a pivotal role in the delivery of the first trimester screening programme. The sonographer will have responsibility for giving high and low risk results to women and partners.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

Women's services:

As the only NHS Trust in London with women's and specialist children's services on one site we have unique opportunities to provide excellent, high-quality, integrated care for mothers, babies and children.

Our directorate provides high quality care to patients across South East London, as well as delivering a range of specialist services both nationally and internationally. We treat approximately 40,000 gynaecology patients, and deliver 6,400 NHS births and 350 private births a year.

We have one of the largest NHS IVF units in the UK, which includes our flagship Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis services. Alongside our clinical services, we are integrated with colleagues at Kings College London, delivering a significant programme of research and development.

We strive to recruit and retain the best staff as the dedication and skills of our employees lie at the heart of our organisation and ensure that our services are of the highest quality, safe and focused on our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder will be expected to work as an independent sonographer by performing ultrasound scans to a high standard, formulate a report and communicate the results to women
  • To perform obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound examinations according to department policy and guidelines
  • The post holder will rotate through Maternity Assessment Unit , Early Pregnancy Unit and the Assisted Conception Unit and other womens specialist units as required
  • The post holder will be expected to participate with multi-disciplinary team meetings and to develop and improve professional expertise via continuous professional development
  • To work as part of a team providing a high, quality ultrasound service within the maternity service

Please see attached Job Description for full details

Person Specification

Qualifications/ Education/ Professional registration


  • PG Cert/Dip Medical Ultrasound or equivalent
  • HCPC/NMC registration


  • MSc in Medical ultrasound
  • FMF Nuchal accreditation



  • Post qualification experience in obstetric, early pregnancy and gynaecological ultrasound
  • Recent NHS experience
  • Evidence of continuous professional development



  • Computer literate
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under physical & emotional pressure
  • Ability to teach others new skills
  • Sound knowledge of clinical ultrasound and interpretation of complex information
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Organisational ability


  • Supervisory experience
  • Demonstrate experience of audit

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to demonstrate empathy
  • Good time keeping
  • Effective communication skills (verbal or written)
  • Flexible
  • Good understanding of English
  • Motivated

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Fetal Medicine Unit - Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road



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