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University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Mile Oak
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an enthusiastic, highly motivated and hard working Sonographer looking for a new challenge? Do you want to work in a caring and professional environment where patients come first?

Would you like to work in a friendly department in a busy acute trust, working at our CDC site at Sir Robert Peel Hospital, Tamworth? If so, then please apply to become part of our Multi-disciplinary Ultrasound Team within the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB).

Part time and full time applications are invited from Sonographers who are caring, enthusiastic and self-motivated. We would welcome candidates with a wide range of ultrasound competencies however we would also consider applications from Sonographers with experience in only one clinical area as well as trainee Sonographers with a pending PG Certificate/Diploma in Medical Ultrasound.

We are looking for Sonographers who would be interested in bringing their ambition, commitment, knowledge, experience and skills to the Trust.

Main duties of the job

You must have a CASE accredited PG Certificate/Diploma in Medical Ultrasound or equivalent (DMU) and hold a current professional registration.

Applicants with a pending CASE accredited PG Cert/Diploma in Medical Ultrasound are also welcome to apply for this post.

You will have evidence of on-going CPD and learning related to your areas of ultrasound practice.

We have a wide range of ultrasound equipment within the Trust, much of which is on a rolling replacement programme. CRIS and PACS are used throughout the Trust.

We have vacant positions based at both Queens Hospital Burton site and Royal Derby Hospital site, depending on your competency, experience and skill mix you may have opportunity to rotate through our general, obstetric, early pregnancy, urology rooms and our community hospital departments.

You will be expected to participate in the Ultrasound extended day and weekend working.

Closing date of applications: 24 July 2024

Interview date: 7 August 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4 th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification



  • UK CASE accredited BSc hon or equivalent Ultrasound qualification
  • UK CASE accredited PG Cert in Ultrasound-general & Obs/Gynae
  • Demonstrable Ultrasound scanning experience within a Hospital setting
  • Evidence of short courses
  • Pending completion - UK CASE accredited PG Cert/BSc/MSc in Ultrasound-general & Obs/Gynae


  • Demonstrable post registration practice to broaden knowledge and experience

Communication skills


  • Evidence of communication within a multidisciplinary team
  • Evidence of empathy and understanding to patients/carers

Analytical & judgemental skill


  • Evidence of ability to assess patients condition to achieve optimum examination results
  • Evidence of ability to use skills and judgement to produce a diagnostic ultrasound report
  • Evidence of problem solving skills
  • Evidence of ability to interpret clinical information to ensure correct technique

Planning & organisation


  • Evidence of planning own workload
  • Evidence of departmental organisation

Physical skills


  • Evidence of Basic keyboard/IT skills
  • Evidence of manipulation of U/S equipment and patients to achieve best results

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Sir Robert Peel

Plantation Lane

Mile Oak

B78 3NG

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