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Band 7

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Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hrs per week)
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£38,890 - £44,503 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
28/04/2021 23:59

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At Southmead Hospital, we perform a wide range of ultrasound examinations including general abdominal, gynaecological, transplant kidneys, musculoskeletal, small parts, baby hips and early pregnancy.

The sonographers cover lists in Southmead Hospital and community sites in Cossham, Clevedon hospital and Yate Westgate centre. Ultrasound also is part of the imaging team in ED, with the sonographers scanning A&E and inpatients to facilitate quick diagnosis and treatment. In addition there are two scan rooms in the early pregnancy unit to facilitate timely, high quality care to women at a vulnerable time.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated, full time band 7 sonographer to join our busy, friendly ultrasound team at North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT). We provide a comprehensive (mainly non-obstetric) ultrasound service to a wide range of specialities within the hospital and local GPs.

Full time hours would be preferred but part time of course would also be considered.

All of our sonographers work as independent reporting practitioners, working autonomously but also as an important part of the team with radiologists and the early pregnancy advanced nurse practitioners.

Participation in weekend ultrasound cover and occasional late shifts will be required.

You would be working for the largest NHS Trust in the South West Region providing outstanding medical, surgical and maternity care for a population of approximately half a million people in North Bristol and the surrounding community. With a turnover of £550m and 9000 staff, our clinical teams have built a strong reputation for excellent healthcare. The ultrasound team carries out approximately 62,000 examinations per year.

In 2014 the Trust relocated the majority of its acute services to the Brunel Building, one of the most advanced hospitals in Europe offering exemplary care in a beautiful and purpose built environment.

NBT is a centre for specialist health services for major trauma, neurosciences, vascular, plastics and burns, orthopaedics and renal services and is also a prestigious, internationally recognised teaching and research organisation providing care regionally and nationally.

If you are from outside the area, Bristol is consistently voted as one of the best places to live in the UK, with a rich history, thriving arts, music, gastronomic and independent retails scenes, excellent transport links and easy access to the spectacular countryside and coastlines of South Wales, Devon, Dorset and Cornwall.

Candidates must hold Post-graduate Diploma in medical ultrasound or equivalent and a Diploma of the Society of Radiographers DCR(R) or BSc Radiography or equivalent. Applicants must also have a current Health Professions Council (HCPC) registration or be on the Society of Radiographers voluntary register. 

The benefits you will get from joining the radiography team are a strong commitment from NBT for your individual personal development, the prospect to work with a fantastic and friendly team of peers and a department that is always open to new ideas and suggestions from all team members, providing a collaborative working environment. We regularly train student sonographers and there are regular opportunities to train in MSK ultrasound.

For informal enquiries please contact Patricia Ahmed, Ultrasound Modality Lead 0117 4145825.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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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Patricia Ahmed
Job title
Imaging ultrasound modality lead
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Additional information

Contact Patricia Ahmed - Lead Sonographer 0117 4145825