Principal Sonographer General to include Vascular and Small Parts

Band 8a

Main area
Band 8a
Full time 37.5 Hours Per Week
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Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
£40,428 - £48,514 per annum
05/03/2018 23:59

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides integrated acute and community Healthcare in the West Midlands serving a population of 260,000 residents. Walsall Manor Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services. The £170 million development was completed in 2010 and we are continually upgrading. Construction of the new integrated critical care unit has commenced and is due to be completed 2017, and plans to extend the neonatal unit are underway.

We provide high quality, friendly and effective community health services from multiple sites covering Walsall. Our multidisciplinary services include rapid response and homebased care, so that those with long term conditions and the frail elderly can remain in their own homes.

We are recommended by colleagues as a place to work which is supported by the trusts promises to work as part of a team, be supported to maintain high standards and appreciate every individual. We are committed to investing in our workforce by recruiting to Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professional and HealthCare Science vacancies.


We have already made substantial progress following our CQC visit and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plans.


Full Time Post 37.5 hours.

Pay Scale: AfC Pay band 8a

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest employers in the local area with over 3,000 staff. The Trust supports Flexible Working Arrangements and Race Equality. We have a commitment to education, training and staff development.

Applications are invited for the post of Band 8a Principal Sonographer-General to include vascular and small parts.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, passionate, highly skilled and motivated individual to take a clinical lead in general ultrasound and join our friendly team. They should have good communication skills, be willing to attend multidisciplinary meetings and deliver a high quality service.

A formal Post Graduate Ultrasound qualification/DMU is mandatory. The successful candidate will have proven postgraduate experience in this field of expertise of at least 4 years and be able to use their own initiative and work independently. They should have the desire to teach others, have good organisational skills, and the ability to prioritise tasks and effectively liaise with other departments. The successful candidate will be required to supervise and assess undergraduates, postgraduates and clinicians in the field of general ultrasound, vascular and small parts.

The department is committed to using recourses effectively and therefore moving towards extended working hours and weekends. So a flexible attitude to working time, evening and weekend duties is required.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Julie Hannon Superintendent Sonographer on 01922 726494 or Pete Cogings Consultant Sonographer on 01922 724647.

If you have problems applying, contact

01922 721172 ext 7163