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Lead Sonographer

Job Reference: 230-11273238-SURG

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
13816 Radiology - Ultrasound, Nuneaton
£44,606 to £50,819 per We

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust opened in 1948 and provides a range of elective, non-elective, surgical, medical, women’s, children’s, diagnostic and therapeutic services to a population of more than 350,000 people.

The hub of the Trust is located on the outskirts of Nuneaton and its services cover a large footprint, including north Warwickshire, south west Leicestershire, and north Coventry. We also provide primary and community services across Coventry, Warwickshire and Leicestershire.

Please note:

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust utilises a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC where all subsequent information regarding your application will be generated. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages via the NHS Jobs website. Furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any emails/messages sent to us via the NHS Jobs website.

Lead Sonographer

37.5 per week

8a £44,606 - £50,819 Per Annum

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to excel at patient care’ takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:


Effective Open Communication

eXcellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence


The Role

A new and exciting opportunity exists to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Ultrasound Lead for our General Ultrasound unit looking to lead and develop the ultrasound service for this DGH working within a friendly team of sonographers. The successful candidate will be the clinical and managerial lead Sonographer for the busy general ultrasound department, with some input into the obstetric service at George Eliot Hospital, providing high quality imaging and diagnostic reports.

The post holder will work closely with the Radiology Consultants and Imaging Service Manager to benefit from their experience. You will provide both Management and Clinical leadership for the day to day operational running of the General Ultrasound department. You will manage the work of the ultrasound team, and also develop a culture in which members of the team are continually reviewing and improving delivery to ensure a high quality service. You will ensure the development and acceptance of challenging but realistic objectives for staff; and through effective leadership, motivation and performance management processes achieve the results required. You will be responsible for the strategic planning of the service by proposing, implementing and developing general, vascular and MSK ultrasound service delivery improvements in association with the Directorate Team. You will work closely with colleagues as part of the senior management team for imaging.

The post holder will report to the Imaging Service Manager and will have line management responsibilities for teams of Specialist Sonographers, Advanced Practitioners. The post-holder is expected to work closely with colleagues within the directorate to promote a culture of continuous quality improvement and encourage our staff to innovate and deliver the highest standard of care to our patients.

The role will allow the post holder to provide clinical expertise to the team as well as expanding personal clinical skills in general ultrasound where sonographers undertake and report on a wide portfolio of examinations including MSK. MSK ultrasound is an area which is developing quickly and we plan to incorporate US guided injections. The department consists of 4 ultrasound rooms and had recent investment of new ultrasound machines which offer state of the art technology as part of the Trust’s commitment to replacement of equipment and facilities within the ultrasound service. The successful candidate will therefore be operating at the leading edge of technology in this field.

The successful candidate must be an inspirational leader demonstrating strong leadership, communication, team building and organisational skills, displaying a passion for excellence in patient care in this complex dynamic environment. The Trust is recognised for its commitment to the training and development of staff to their highest potential and the Radiology directorate has a proven track record in service re design and innovation.

The post is open to qualified sonographers with relevant post qualification experience, with experience in a supervisory or management role, who would enjoy this unique leadership opportunity. You will have a Diploma of the College of Radiographers or a BSc in Diagnostic Radiography and a PgD or MSc in Medical Ultrasound and considerable experience as a reporting Sonographer. You will possess effective interpersonal skills to deal with a variety of staff, multidisciplinary management teams, and service users.


Our benefits include but are not limited to: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, on-site discounted gym, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.


Closing date: 16/08/19

Interview Date: 04/09/19

This post may close early due to high numbers of applications

so you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.


A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.



For further details / informal visits contact:

If you feel you would like to be part of this expanding successful organisation please contact Rachel Clark Imaging Service Manager on 02476 865169, email:

How we process your data:

By applying for this post you are consenting to the Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system, TRAC. In this connection your submitted application form will remain in the Trac system for 400 days after which time it will be automatically deleted.

The Equality and Diversity data you provide as part of your application is used for monitoring and reporting purposes only and is not available to recruiting managers at any stage of the process.

The Job application data you provide will be used to assess your application for employment at GEH, to verify your information and conduct reference checks, and to communicate with you. If you accept employment with GEH, the information collected will become part of your employment record and will be used for employment purposes and transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice, if appropriate for the role, it is a mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff to complete a DBS application. Positive disclosures will be handled in accordance with the Trust DBS Policy.

All information provided will be used for recruitment purposes only and processed in a lawful, fair and transparent manner.


In response to NICE guidance and to support the reduction of health harm from tobacco, the Trust has a smoke-free site policy which applies to anyone on Trust sites. Staff who smoke will be supported to quit or not smoke whilst on Trust sites.

The Trust is part of a 'Foundation Group' through a strategic alliance with Wye Valley NHS Trust and South Warwickshire Foundation Trust. This Partnership is a great sustainability of all three organisations and allows us to share learning and maximise opportunities to ensure the delivery of high quality health and care services for our local populations.

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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