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Training Post Ultrasonographer (Band 5)

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other allied health
Band 5
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic, self-motivated and pro-active radiographer to train in ultrasound.

This is a training post within the Ultrasound Department, training in obstetrics, gynaecology and general medical ultrasound. The training is full-time (37.5 hours each week) and is both academic and practical. There is a need to attend an institute of higher education for the academic component of the course and a need to complete various assessments throughout the entire training. Successful completion of the training will result in an award of a PG Diploma in Medical Ultrasound.

On successful completion of the course the applicant will be required to undergo a supervised preceptorship period before working and reporting independently.

We are looking for a radiographer with a BSc in Diagnostic Radiography who is HCPC registered and has at least one year post qualification experience to join our friendly team at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and undertake a post graduate diploma at Leeds University.

2 year training post

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a radiographer with a keen interest in Ultrasound who is enthusiastic, highly motivated and ready to embark on a new career in ultrasound.

Full support will be given within the department.

Clinical placement will involve supervised training in General medical, Gynaecological and Obstetric Ultrasound. Guidance and support will be given by an appointed Clinical mentor within the department. Tailored teaching sessions will be arranged to support the successful candidate in gaining the necessary practical skills.

About us

Are you passionate about delivering excellent patient care and want to make a difference in people's lives? Then come join our friendly and dynamic team in the radiology department

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients.

We want to attract staff who embrace our Right Care behaviours of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients we want to make these part of our DNA.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To train to undertake Ultrasound scans under the supervision of qualified Sonographer.

This will involve:

Identifying and checking the clients personal details and obtaining and recording all information relevant to the procedure

Ensuring compliance with the procedure is recognised and appropriate action taken if consent is withdrawn at any time

Training in correct use of RIS system
  • To ensure images and examination details are appropriately recorded and stored.
  • Use Ultrasound equipment safely and respectfully.
  • To carry out Ultrasound examinations to a high standard.
  • Adhere to Ultrasound Service Clinical Protocols and Guidelines and Local Rules of Practice.
  • To participate in peer review activities to measure, monitor and maintain high Ultrasound standards.
  • Manage own workload in order to achieve standards required by the university of Leeds.
  • Work within Trainee Sonographer Scope of Practice and own competences and can recognise and seek assistance when required.
  • To be a fully participating member of the Ultrasound team including attending any relevant departmental meetings.
  • Assisting Radiologists, Sonographers and Clinicians.
  • Escorting and chaperoning patients for ultrasound
  • Assisting with any ultrasound scan if required.
  • Caring for patients during and after procedures.
  • Providing high standard of patient care and communication.
  • Be aware of individual client and patient needs and demonstrate empathy and sensitivity in sometimes highly emotive situations.
  • Communicate effectively across a range of health care professions.
  • Communicate effectively with clients and patients from different backgrounds, or who may have challenging behaviours, learning or physical disabilities or who may have received bad news.

Person Specification



  • BSc/ Equivalent in diagnostic radiography
  • HCPC Registered
  • Evidence of CPD

Knowledge & Experience


  • Evidence of working in the NHS radiology department as a qualified radiographer
  • Experience of working with CRIS/PACS/Medical equipment
  • Knowledge of IRR99 and IRMER, CoSHH, Health and Safety and other relevant regulations governing particular specialities


  • Understanding of Ultrasound and knowledge of examinations that may be performed
  • Experience of working with others and integrating with teams
  • Evidence of interest in ultrasound

Employer details

Employer name

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


Airedale General Hospital

Skipton Road


BD20 6TD

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