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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/02/2019.

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Obstetric Sonographer- Band 7

Job Reference: 339-JKL9334-E

North Bristol NHS Trust
Midwife/sonographer or radiographer/sonographer
Southmead, Bristol
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum pro rata

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Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our well established sonography team within Antenatal Clinic in Southmead Hospital, Bristol. We are a large maternity unit undertaking approximately 6,300 births per year and are wishing to expand our Obstetric scanning department.


We would expect the successful candidate to be able to perform a wide range of Obstetric scans to include First trimester combined screening and dating scans. Anomaly scans, growths scans and Doppler's.


Any trained staff holding the Msc in Medical Ultrasound minimum PGECert including the Obstetric module who may require updating or refreshing in any of the above scans would be fully supported until competent and confident.


The team is mostly made up of Midwife sonographers but we have several radiographer sonographers too and welcome any sonographers suitably trained. We are a stand alone service and do not rotate our staff through main radiology.


We are a well established training department and successful candidates will be required to support our trainees in post with all the benefits this brings.


We have an expanding fetal medicine department working closely along side us that we liaise with providing support and guidance as required.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Should candidates require further details of this post they should contact the Lead sonographer/ Midwife Tracy Coombs by email or Deputy Head of Midwifery Nicola Fudge at and informal visits can be arranged if required.




**Previous Applicants need not apply.


*** Applicants with UK qualifications is essential for this role.



The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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