Sonographer (Non-Obstetric)

Whitstable Medical Practice


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Job summary

Whitstable Medical Practice operate an independent community based NHS Imaging service performing 6000 NHS ultrasound scans per year, including NOUS, NG12 Cancer and DVT screening. This position provides an exciting opportunity to work independently in a progressive GP practice that provides ultrasound alongside many other diagnostic services.

Main scanning location at Estuary View Medical Centre (Whitstable) plus expanding number of outreach clinics. Referrals are received from GPs, EKHUFT and Urgent Treatment Centres.

We would welcome informal enquiries and visits if you would like to discuss the role in more depth.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a qualified Sonographer to provide a high standard ultrasound service to patients at Whitstable Medical Practice. The successful candidate must have an ultrasound degree or diploma (BSc or DCR) and also be HCPC registered. (A Masters level qualification in ultrasound is also desirable).

The successful applicant would be expected to work independently, but alongside a team of experienced and enthusiastic sonographers who will provide support. You will be joining a cohesive team of sonographers, radiographers, advanced practitioners and GPs who will work closely with you.

Participation in peer review audit, as per the BMUS guidelines, is expected along with attendance at our friendly, regular ultrasound governance meetings where we discuss interesting cases and new trends.

About us

Features of employment will include:

  • Flexible working hours are available bewtween 8:00am - 8:00pm, including weekends if desirable.
  • Attractive and competitive salary not restricted to agenda for change.
  • Pleasant modern working environment in the community setting.
  • Latest static and mobile modalities, PACS and IEP.
  • IT, governance and consultant support.
  • High level of autonomy and opportunities to develop skills.
  • NHS Pension.
  • Joining a cohesive team of sonographers, radiographers, advanced practitioners and GPs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Ensure that all Ultrasound referrals are evaluated and prioritised according to Departmental protocol and clinical information.

Seek clinical clarity where Ultrasound requests are equivocal.

Manage the Ultrasound referral workload in terms of both individual list management as well as the wider service requirements.

Display a high level of dexterity within the realms of the ultrasound department protocols.

Maintain a high level of accuracy whilst performing each specialised ultrasound examination.

Provide general abdominal, pelvic, small parts, lumps and bumps, vascular and MSK ultrasound scanning services in conjunction with other Sonographers and health care professionals.

Independently perform ultrasound scanning duties to the required standards of Whitstable Medical Practice to produce a clinical report for each ultrasound scan undertaken.

Undertake any administrative duties that may be necessary for speedy progression of patients and patient results.

Actively participate in matters concerning clinical governance, clinical audit and assessment.

To have responsibility for ensuring active participation in continuing professional development (CPD).

Adhere to company policy and procedures in terms of health and safety, data protection and confidentiality.

Give full co-operation in any investigations of a complaint or untoward incident and comply with company procedure to that effect.

Ensure that professional and technical knowledge/expertise is kept up to date and to maintain a portfolio to show evidence of personal professional development.

Participate in individual performance review (appraisal) on an annual basis.

Ensure the safe use & maintenance of ultrasound equipment and report any faults to the appropriate person.

Other duties as per Community Services Manager instructions as dictated by changes in the nature of the Whitstable Medical Practice.

Person Specification

Skills and Abilities


  • The ability to interpret scans and make an appropriate diagnosis from a range of multiple possibilities.
  • To be able to work independently in all the main areas of Ultrasound practice.
  • The physical skills needed to use ultrasound to carry out diagnostic examinations.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy.
  • Ability to react sensitively and professionally in unforeseen circumstances.



  • Post qualification experience gained in general ultrasound.
  • Professional knowledge gained through experience, training and courses.
  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on a range of ultrasound procedures.



  • Ultrasound degree or diploma (BSc or DcR).
  • Registered with the HCPC and SOR.


  • Masters level qualification in ultrasound (MSC).

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Whitstable Medical Practice


Boorman Way




Employer's website

For help with your application, contact:

Gemma Relph


Date posted

12 July 2021

Pay scheme






Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number


Job locations

Boorman Way




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