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Band 7 Sonographer required to start immediately in the South England Region

Reference Number: 1804

Job Role: Sonographer

Location: South West England

Duration: 3 months approx.

Grade: Band 7

Commencing: 18-Apr-2017

Working Hours: 37.5 hours over 4 days

Qualifications: Degree or Equivalent:- Qualified in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and General Scanning


Job Details

Job Purpose

 To work as a member of the Radiology team providing an efficient and effective Diagnostic Imaging service. To produce a wide range of high quality diagnostic images whilst optimising patient care. To work as a specialist in Ultrasound undertaking and producing autonomous reports on a range of ultrasound examinations. Assist with the day-to-day organisation of the department and supervision of staff in liaison with other senior radiographers and the Superintendent. 

Key Responsibilities


  • To work as part of a specialist team providing a high quality ultrasound service
  • Plan and prioritise own patient workload. Carry out agreed ultrasound examinations in accordance with department protocol.
  • To assess and autonomously report own specialised workload, maintaining records as per departmental protocols.
  • To maintain a high standard of patient care and professional conduct
  • Assist in the day-to-day organisation of workload, appointments (prep request forms) and staff supervision as required.
  • Training of student radiographers, Trainee Sonographers and other medical staff. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To plan and prioritise own patient workload
  • To work effectively in a team with other staff members and participate in a multi-professional approach to the care of patient.
  •  To perform, and be fully accountable for,unsupervised ultrasound examinations, including obstetrics, gynaecological (including transvaginal examinations), general medical, small parts (and neonatal hips) and a limited range of Vascular scans to include Carotid and sonovenograms.To use skills and in-depth knowledge of anatomy and pathology to formulate an appropriate diagnosis from a range of options. To provide a written report without the requirement of a counter signature, in line with department protocols. This includes discussion of abnormal findings in obstetrics and complications of early pregnancy (breaking bad news).
  • Ensure high standard of care, patient dignity, privacy and confidentiality at all times.


  • Ability to communicate and liase effectively with all Health Care Professionals and staff to ensure continuing patient care. This will include Consultants and medical staff, GP’s, Specialist Nurses and Midwifes.
  • Demonstrate tact, diplomacy, patience and empathy at all times, employing counselling skills to reassure the patient. The post holder will have to impart bad news to patients regarding Foetal viability and abnormalities.
  •  Provide information by explanation of often-complex procedures, listening to the patient’s requirements in order to encourage compliance
  • Provide written and verbal ultrasound reports to referring clinicians obstetrics patients and, where possible, to general medical patients to alleviate anxiety.
  • Communicate with patients, staff and visitors in professional and caring manner in compliance with Patients’ charter.
  •  To enter patient and examination related information on to the computerised radiology information system (RIS) ensuring that data held is accurate and completed in a timely manner. Comply with the data Protection act.
  •  Use ‘Viewpoint’ computerised reporting system for recording results of obstetric examinations.
  • Be competent in the use of the PACS (Picture Archive Communication Solution) enabling efficient reviewing and transmission of digital images and scanning of documents.
  •  To communicate effectively with patients regarding the radiology service and their examinations, sometimes having to provide images on patients who may be terminally ill, distressed, in pain, have communication difficulties, learning difficulties, be under the influence of drugs/alcohol, be verbally aggressive or occasionally violent.

For details on this job and other available vacancies including ongoing weekend jobs contact the Specialist Radiography and Ultrasound team.


SONOGRAPHERS Medical Specialist Recruitment
Tel: 020 8551 1299 
email: locum@sonographersmedical.co.uk


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