Current Vacancies

Advanced Practice Sonographer (Band 8a) OR Trainee Advanced Practice Sonographer (Band 7)

Job Location: Ultrasound Department Derriford Hospital

Closing Date: 31st August

Salary Details: AfC - Band 8a £44,606 to £50,819 or Band 7 £37570 to £43 772


Plymouth Hospitals is the largest hospital trust in the South West Peninsula and is a teaching trust in partnership with Plymouth Medical School.

The Ultrasound department comprises of 16 Sonographers, including the Superintendent Sonographer, Consultant Sonographer, Consultant Practitioner in Musculoskeletal (MSK), who work closely with Consultant Radiologists with special interests in Ultrasound. Sonographers in our unit must be competent in abdominal, gynaecological, testicular, DVT ultrasound. Some Sonographers also perform fine needle aspirations, MSK joint injections and ultrasound contrast studies.

This vacancy is for an Advanced Practice Sonographer who must already possess significant demonstrable experience in non-obstetric ultrasound, be highly skilled in clinical practice exceeding the general remit of our Sonographers, and possess a Masters’ qualification. The Advanced Practice Sonographer must fulfil the Multi Professional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England, with evidence for advanced clinical practice, education, research, leadership and management.

The candidate may be appointed as a Trainee Advanced Practice Sonographer (band 7) initially, if not all components of the framework are fulfilled at time of appointment. The candidate will then progress to band 8a once all components are fulfilled. This is expected within 2 years following appointment. 

NHS Jobs 216-AH-S3087

CASE Education Officer (part-time, temporary)

Location: Anywhere in the UK, limited travel will be necessary.

Job Summary:
In response to the growing demand and considerable changes in both healthcare and higher education, the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE) is seeking an Education Officer to work alongside the current team to support and improve education and accreditation activity.  This role is a temporary position and can be offered as a secondment or on a contractual basis.

Funding of £18,000 plus expenses (up to £1,000) is available and the approach to the work can be flexible depending on the successful applicants’ circumstances but it is expected that approximately 86 days effort will be required across a period of one to two years.

Person Requirements:
A full role description and person specification is available on request but in summary we are seeking someone with recognised expertise and leadership in medical ultrasound education and recognised expertise and leadership in professional practice who holds a postgraduate qualification in medical ultrasound. 

Role Responsibilities:
Key tasks will include reviewing the current accredited programmes and implementing changes that will be beneficial to reducing the demand on accreditors and improving the accreditation process for all stakeholders
You will be expected to work with the Member Organisation representatives, the Committee Chair and members, the CASE Co-ordinator and other sub-groups as required. 
You will be expected to advise on and contribute effectively to the development and implementation of CASE policy and strategy.
You may occasionally be required to represent CASE at external meetings and events 

About CASE:
CASE was formed in 1993 through the common desire to ensure that the education and training of sonographers in the United Kingdom was delivered at the highest level. Our mission statement is “to be the provider of choice for advice on the development and delivery of ultrasound education and training and to be the only recognised accreditor for ultrasound courses”.  

For further information on our aims and principles see:

To obtain a copy of the full job description and details of how to apply, or for any other enquiries, please contact the CASE Co-Ordinator in the first instance.

Closing Date for Applications: 17th July 2020

BMUS Sounding Board


This Board has been set up to encourage wider engagement with BMUS members and to create a forum to ensure BMUS is seeking and considering the views of all members. The group will support the work of BMUS and its associated Special Interest Groups and Committees.


The board will be asked to engage in a number of activities including (but not limited to)

  • Be an advocate of BMUS
  • Website review project
  • Social media interaction – each member should engage regularly in their preferred social media (twitter, facebook or linkedin). By engagement we mean, liking, sharing and commenting where appropriate.
  • Contribute to BMUS information sharing features such as Top Tips articles, Case of the Month.
  • Respond to BMUS surveys and polls when they take place
  • Consultation group : the various committees may ask for advice and opinion as to potential future projects /ideas for BMUS

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