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Band 7 Sonographer

Job Description



Join a hospital that’s close to London. And far from anything you’ve experienced.

Less than half an hour from London, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust is a place where lives change for the better. That’s true of our people as well as our patients, as we offer exceptional facilities in which careers quickly accelerate. We serve a population of 700,000 and have one of the busiest Emergency Departments in Britain, seeing nearly a quarter of a million people a year, so we can guarantee you’ll never stand still.

Our Radiology Department is as substantial as you would expect, comprises three CT scanners and four MRI scanners as well as a dedicated Interventional Theatre Suite across both our main sites with plan to invest in more advance equipment. We also have ultrasound facilities at our main and peripheral locations, so you may be certain you’ll be working with genuinely state-of-the-art equipment.

The management of the Radiology strongly put more emphasis on developing staff “the most precious asset” by providing various training in FNA, MSK and Thyroid etc. and offering flexible working pattern throughout the seven days week between 08:00 – 20:00 to ensure work-life balance.

To join us, you’ll need a degree or equivalent qualification recognised by the College of Radiographers, such as a DCR or BSc in Radiography. This should be backed by a PGDIP in Ultrasound or qualifications in Obs and Gynae U/S and abdominal U/S scanning, and you’ll need to be enthusiastic and flexible. In return, we can offer an exciting future close to one of the world’s most vibrant and prosperous cities, plus some of the best benefits you’ll find anywhere.

In addition to generous annual leave and pension arrangements, you will enjoy extensive staff discounts (on childcare, computers, phones, holidays, theatre tickets and gym memberships), yoga and aerobics classes and a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme offering legal and financial aid and counselling. We’ll also focus strongly on your CPD, giving you the skills to get ahead. Furthermore, we can offer support with the cost of visas and flights to registration.

All new staff appointed to posts at the Trust will be subject to a 6 month probationary period. This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the culture and working environment of the Trust.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Korinne Alexander, Recruitment Department on  ( Phone number removed )  ext 2291. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Hanna Mitcalfe, telephone  ( Phone number removed )  ext 3512 or email ( Email address removed )

Please note: -
All salaries are inclusive of standard allowances e.g. High Cost Area for staff on Agenda for Change contracts
All correspondence regarding this application will be by e-mail.
Any incomplete application forms will be rejected - please ensure that the references are from your most recent employer and one of these must be your direct Line Manager or Supervisor. Additionally, ensure that any gaps in your employment history are clearly indicated; for example 'Career Break from 01/01/09 to 01/03/09'.

In order to streamline recruitment with our Trust some of our vacancies may expire prior to the advertised closing date. This is in line with the Department of Health's policy.
With the exception of Medical & Dental posts, should your application be successfully shortlisted we are unable to assist with Travel Expenses or Accommodation.

We are an equal opportunity employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community and welcomes applications from people wishing to job-share, either with or without a partner. Applicants who consider themselves to have a disability (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) will be shortlisted for interview if they meet the essential criteria. We also operate strict screening procedures for posts with access to vulnerable adults and children.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

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

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