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Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata if part-time
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Other allied health
Band 7
Full Time

Department Imaging - Ultrasound

Band 7 �43,742 - �50,056 per annum pro rata, dependent on experience

3 x Fixed Term Contracts available

Hours: 2 roles x 37.5 hours per week, 1 role x 30 hours per week

Imaging is a forward thinking, well equipped department, with 16 ultrasound machines, staffed by a team of sonographers who currently provide a range of obstetric, gynae, abdominal, vascular, MSK and interventional examinations.

We are looking for experienced Sonographers to join our team and support the ultrasound service.

Working times will be across a seven day 37.5 hours per week contract and require flexible working hours to include: 7.5 and 12 hours days, evenings and weekends.

Interview date: 07.08.2024

Main duties of the job

  • To participate in the provision of Ultrasound services to Milton Keynes NHS Trust.
  • To perform a range of highly specialised Ultrasound examinations.
  • To independently provide a diagnostic report of the ultrasound examination for the referrer.
  • To use our freedom to act as independent practitioners to refer patients and give highly specialised advice to appropriate clinicians as a result of scan findings.
  • To supervise the professional training of a range of students and clinicians and ensure the highest ultrasound standards are observed and communicated. To educate and facilitate training in the practical aspects of ultrasound scanning and safe use of ultrasound and equipment.
  • To manage the ultrasound workflow and ensure all data inputs are recorded accurately for both patient record integrity and statistical evaluation purposes.
  • To contribute effectively to the delivery of an efficient and responsive ultrasound service, demonstrate partnership in professional development issues maintaining a high level of professional, ethical and technical standard through personal CPD.
  • To participate in the Governance of the department in areas including Risk Management, Health and Safety, Research and audit/quality assurance activities.

About us

Our staff are the happiest NHS staff MKUH staff scored highest for 'I look forward to coming to work' (NHS Staff Survey 2023).

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description for more details on the role and responsibilities.

MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that information from your application will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system. Your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

Upon commencing employment with the Trust, all employees (except Medical & Dental Staff on national terms and conditions) are subject to a probationary period lasting a period of six months with an option to extend for a further six months to a total of 12 months.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • PgC / PgD in medical ultrasound or equivalent
  • Registration with national body
  • Training beyond qualification
  • Attended recent courses and conferences



  • Relevant experience in an ultrasound specialty in the NHS.
  • Recognition of the role played by other specialties in patient healthcare.
  • Experience in digital systems, PACS & RIS.
  • Experience in audit and quality assurance programmes.



  • Computer literacy
  • Using initiative and prioritisation, able to time manage, thinking and planning tactically and creatively,to prioritise appropriate workloads in the face of competing demands
  • Good communicator, demonstrates ability to empathise with staff and patients when appropriate
  • Ability to train and develop others

Personal and people development


  • High level of work organisation, self-motivation, drive for performance and improvement and flexibility in approach and attitude
  • Professional and proactive attitude
  • Work under pressure
  • Good team member
  • Further professional ambition



  • Good communication with patients and colleagues - verbal and written
  • Able to maintain communication with people on complex matters, issues and ideas and/or in complex situations.

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Easy access to the hospital
  • Awareness of commitment to out of hours work

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Main X-Ray (Dept)

Milton Keynes


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