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COVID-19 Vacancy Sonographer

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
Part time - 26 hours per week
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Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£38,890 - £44,503 £38,890 - £44,503 per annum
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''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

We are seeking a highly motivated sonographer to work within our friendly ultrasound department. You will have experience in obstetrics, gynaecology, small parts and general ultrasound. Vascular and MSK experience would be advantageous.

Main duties of the job

We are a forward thinking department, committed to training, encouraging and supporting personal development. We have a  lead sonographer in place across the  trust to support the sonographers and help develop the ultrasound service.

You will be a flexible team player with excellent communication skills and able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. You will be required to organise your workload according to demand, scanning inpatients, outpatients and GP referrals. We expect a high quality of patient care to maintain our efficient and cost effect service.

Working for our organisation

Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Ultrasound department operates 7 day working. You will be expected to participate in the weekend and bank holiday rota. The service supports flexible working arrangements the majority of our team contribute to extended days through flexible contracts.

Although based at Royal Lancaster Infirmary, you will be required to provide cover at all Trust Sites as the service requires.

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Ultrasound PGD/PGC
  • Evidence of CPD/PDP
  • Previous experience of working as a sonographer in an NHS hospital
Desirable criteria
  • Involvement in research/audit
  • 1st line management training

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Information technology skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with both patients and staff
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work single handed and as part of a team


Essential criteria
  • Experience across different ultrasound imaging techniques, including supervisory experience at senior level
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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship hereWork in the UK. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found hereCriminal records checks for overseas applicants. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Nicole Wilson
Job title
Ultrasound Lead
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Nicole Wilson

Ultrasound Lead

Royal Lancaster Infirmary

07790988828 or Nicole.Wilson1@mbht.nhs.uk