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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/09/2020.


Job Reference: 379-2597275-SEP20

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton/Haywards Heath
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

About our Trust

Our Trust is rated as ‘Outstanding for Caring’ by the CQC – fundamental to this is the way that we value and respect our staff. At every level, we value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture. We believe that everyone without exception should feel free to be their authentic self in the workplace.

We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it.

Our Trust is already a Disability Confident employer and we are holding ourselves to account through the Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES). Our work on promoting equity and inclusion for our Black, and Minority Ethnic (BME) colleagues continues to be driven by engagement with the WRES (Workforce Race Equality Standard) and the WRES Experts Programme.

In 2019, we committed ourselves to becoming a Stonewall Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employer. We also support the national ‘Veteran Aware’ scheme and are an ERS Gold accredited Hospital who welcomes applications from all members of the Armed Forces communities.

For our patients, we do everything we can to deliver fair access to all our services. This includes providing interpretative and other services to meet the needs of disabled communities. We're careful to show sensitivity towards ethnic, cultural and religious differences. Our staff uphold these values and so help our care to get better all the time.

We are looking for an enthusiastic sonographer to join our team. Suitable candidates must be HCPC registered qualified sonographers or equivalent, with a range of proven experience covering Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Early Pregnancy Scanning as well as general abdominal work including small parts scanning and Doppler.

This sonographer role will involve working across two main sites: the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.

The Ultrasound Dept offers a recruitment and retention allowance of 10% pro-rata for this post.

As a department we are committed to supporting your personal development. Sonographer role development includes MSK training, head and neck training (including biopsy), TRUS biopsy and some paediatric scanning services.

A DMU or PgC/PgD in Medical Ultrasound is essential.

You will be part of a busy, friendly, supportive team providing a wide range of ultrasound examinations. There is an ongoing commitment to participate in our training programmes for trainee sonographers and specialist trainee registrars.

You need to be able to work independently, demonstrating a high level of competence and will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills.

Currently the department operates 5 days a week and there is an intention to extend this to 6 or 7 days a week. Full or part time hours will be considered.

Brighton is a vibrant city by the sea. Both Brighton and the nearby town of Haywards Heath have easy access to the South Downs National Park and are within one hour of London. Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust is a regional teaching and trauma centre.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Karen.Vinall

Job title Lead Sonographer

Email address

Telephone number 01273 696955 ext 3024/68323

Additional contact information

Julie Allen

Lead Sonographer

01273 696955 ext 3024/68323

General information for applicants

Salaries for substantive posts will be offered to successful candidates in alignment with the NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions. All our substantive colleagues will also receive an annual appraisal. For substantive colleagues appointed after 1 April 2019, this guides their progression through the salary steps. Please note this does not apply to Bank only applicants.

As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. Please note our Bank only roles are not eligible for Tier 2 sponsorship. These will be considered alongside all other applications. Under the Residence Labour Market Test, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit the website searching for Tier 2.

Please apply as early as you're able for this role. Sometimes, we receive exceptional interest, and close adverts earlier than specified. If you are not successful in this application, we may be able to offer you a position through our Bank. Do keep watching our 'Current Vacancies' and apply for the next suitable position.

Further Information

Specific information about this role is in the documents accompanying this advertisement.

For help with the application process, please contact the HR Employment Services Team on 01444 448692 /448616 or by email:

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