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Lead Ultrasonographer - Band 8A

Job Reference: 339-CCC0390

North Bristol NHS Trust
Southmead hospital, Bristol
£44,606- £50,819

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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.

A key leadership role has arisen within one of the UK’s largest NHS Hospital Trusts


The Imaging Department at North Bristol Trust is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to lead the Ultrasound team. The service carries out approx. 61,000 examinations per year.


The Ultrasound department is busy and dynamic and has a 10 Ultrasound rooms located over 4 sites. 6 of the rooms are on the main Southmead site. The sonographers perform and independently report on a wide range of investigations including upper and lower abdominal scans, Gynaecological scans, small parts, some of the team also undertake MSK or head and neck Imaging. The sonographers also support the early pregnancy clinic but do not undertake Obstetric scans.


Applicants for this post must have been working in Ultrasound and be able to demonstrate extensive experience in a lead role.


North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) is the largest NHS organisation in the South West with ambitious plans to provide outstanding care for the populations of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. It is a centre for specialist health services for major trauma, neurosciences, vascular centre, plastics and burns, orthopaedics and renal and transplant services and is also a prestigious, internationally recognised teaching and research organisation providing care regionally and nationally.


With a turnover of £550m and 9000 staff, our clinical teams have built a strong reputation for excellent healthcare.


Our acute services moved into a brand new, state of the art hospital building in May 2014. The new 850 bed facility at the Southmead site offers patients single room with ensuite facilities, greatly improving privacy and dignity and reducing the spread of infection.


The benefits you will get from joining the Ultrasound 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.


Bristol is well served by road, rail air and cycling links making it ideally placed for access to South Wales, the West Country and further afield. Bristol and Bath are also well served with theatre, cinema and leisure facilities.


For informal enquiries please contact Helen Bromwich, Imaging Services Manager 0117 4143503.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For informal enquiries please contact Helen Bromwich, Imaging Services Manager 0117 4143503.

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.

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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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