Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Salisbury, UK
13 Jun 2019
18 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Voted by the Sunday Times as the best place to live in Britain, Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, Salisbury also has one of the 31 UNESCO world heritage sites in the UK in the form of Stonehenge and in addition boasts a number of museums and famous landmarks which are well worth a visit. Alternatively, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible.

It is an exciting time to come and join the team as a Sonographer within the Ultrasound Department at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking to build our multidisciplinary ultrasound team to include Band 7 Sonographers, with full and part time positions available, working as part of a 7-day service. We are looking for those with a suitable post-graduate qualification in Medical Ultrasound (PgC, PgD, MSc) with a current professional registration.

Our department is passionate at providing an effective and high-quality service. We use state of the art ultrasound equipment (mostly Samsung and GE) and adhere to recommended appointment times advised by the Society and College of Radiographers. We have 3 ultrasound rooms within Clinical Radiology, with additional rooms located in the Antenatal Clinic, Gynaecology, IVF, Rheumatology, the GP and Spinal Unit and peripheral external sites.

We provide ultrasound services for patients from primary care, acute secondary care, and tertiary level services including plastic surgery, spinal rehabilitation and neonatal intensive care.

The team currently undertakes a comprehensive range of ultrasound examinations, including Abdominal, Gynaecological, Obstetric, Breast, Musculoskeletal and Head and Neck imaging.

We are a progressive and innovative department and we know the importance of developing individual career pathways. We offer a strong and successful training programme for our student Sonographers with extended practice opportunities available for those joining us with experience. This includes studying to MSc level, and extended roles such as Head and Neck fine needle aspiration, Breast biopsy and our HyCoSy service. We are also happy to support those looking for extended practice opportunities in other specialities.

Our Sonographers are fully supported by a friendly and approachable Consultant body; we proactively encourage peer-review and provide a comprehensive range of internal and fully-funded external CPD opportunities.

Providing an outstanding experience for every patient is at the core of our values, and we understand the dedication and passion this takes from every member of the team, therefore to thank you for your hard work we promise all our staff:

  • Fully supported induction and orientation programme, tailored to your needs.

Full and part time positions and opportunities for flexible working - helping you to get that all important work/life balance.
A focus on staff wellbeing and emotional support, which includes access to our dedicated staff counselling and physiotherapy service; with Trust courses to look after your physical and mental wellbeing.
NHS Benefits including pension and discount schemes.
On-site staff accommodation and nursery, childcare vouchers and access to our hospital gym and pool.

Located in the 'City of the Countryside,' Salisbury and indeed the hospital is surrounded by the rolling green fields of Wiltshire, offering a number of outdoor pursuits, a vibrant community spirit, and an excellent quality of life. It has a number of outstanding local schools (including two grammar schools) and excellent transport links to London via train and good road networks to a huge number of the UK's best loved attractions. The coast is within a 30 minute drive and offers some of the best beaches and water-sport activities in the region.

The successful candidate must be an excellent team player, committed to the delivery of high quality patient care. We are a forward-thinking, values based organisation that will support you in your development and help you to achieve your personal career goals. Whatever your professional aspirations, whether you are seeking a first post after completing training or are an established Sonographer seeking new challenges, we would like to hear from you.

We would encourage you to contact us for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit.

Please note: A face to face interview is required, as you will need to give a presentation to the panel.

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you would like further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact the Lead Sonographer, Simon Donovan on 01722 336262 ext. 4205 or e-mail ( Email address removed ).

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.


We offer parking on site at Salisbury District Hospital, a daily charge applies. We encourage our staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible, and our Trust is well connected through the bus services to the city centre and other areas.


Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, martial status and age.


If this job requires you to have DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment, you will be required to replay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed in installments from your salary. Many staff use the DBS update service at a cost of £13 per annum but you need to sign up for this via their website.

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