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Lead Superintendent Sonographer (PRH)

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum/ pro rata
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Other allied health
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a Lead Superintendent Sonographer to join our friendly, hard working and progressive Non-Obstetric Ultrasound Team at the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust.

The Ultrasound department scans approximately 40,000 patients per year in a variety of clinical settings and the post will include rotation between the Princess Royal Hospital, Telford (PRH), the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and the newly created Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) in Telford.

We are looking for a self motivated and well organised Sonographer with significant experience of working at a professional level and proven management experience who will provide professional and clinical leadership of the Ultrasound Team based at The Princess Royal Hospital.

Main duties of the job

  • Towork alongside the Lead Superintendent Sonographer for the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital to ensure effective management of staff including rostering of the ultrasound rooms at PRH, RSH and the CDC, recruitment, appraisal, training compliance, performance and absence management.
  • Be accountable for service delivery, liaising with service users and other agencies as appropriate, in additional to the management and maintenance of the ultrasound equipment.
  • Ensure efficient and effective management of all resources to deliver safe and high quality patient care in an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Ability to successfully manage a budget.
  • Provide operational management support to the Radiology Centre Manager and be part of the Radiology Management Team.
  • Ability to fulfil the requirements of the Trust's on-call rota.
  • Work as a reporting Advanced Practitioner Sonographer when there is a service need.

About us

As an organisation we strive to provide high quality, safe care for our patients in an environment which our staff are proud to work in. We believe that by adhering to our Vision (To provide excellent care for the communities we serve) and working with our Trust Values in mind (Partnering, Ambitious, Caring, Trusted) we can achieve the right results for the people that matter most - our patients and their families.

Our team of experienced Sonographers and Imaging Assistants work across RSH, PRH and the CDC to provide a high quality non-obstetric service. Our Ultrasound systems include Philips EPIQ Elites, Siemens Acuson Sequoias and GE LOQIQ E10's.

As a department we support continued professional development, we have quarterly governance/audit meetings and we have set up in house training modules in specialist scanning areas such as neonatal heads, neonatal hips, soft tissue lumps, DVT, carotids etc.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitles Job Description.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • DCR/BSc (Hon) Diagnostic Radiography
  • DMU/PgDip Medical Ultrasound (CASE accredited or equivalent)
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Extensive post graduate experience as an Advanced Practitioner Sonographer
  • Eligible to work in the UK


  • Management qualification



  • Significant experience of working at a management/leadership or professional level within Radiology
  • Evidence of successful management of clinical services
  • Evidence of effective management of a complex and diverse workforce
  • Ability to manage a budget


  • Experience of business strategy and planning
  • Experience of leading the implementation of service improvement



  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills
  • Advanced decision making skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current professional practice


  • Knowledge of quality improvement tools and methodology



  • Ability to travel between hospital sites
  • Ability to fulfil requirements of the Trust's on-call rota

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Princess Royal Hospital



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