Leicester’s Hospitals are recruiting sonographers to join their growing team

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust are looking for enthusiastic Band 7 sonographers to join their growing team.

Leicester Hospitals are one of the largest providers for Ultrasound in the UK with over 20 scan rooms carrying out over 6,000 outpatient scans a month. High specification scanning equipment is available across three acute hospital sites – Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General Hospital and Glenfield Hospital and five community hospital sites covering in-patients, outpatients and GP referrals. The team’s work includes general abdominal, small parts, gynaecological, MSK, DVT & vascular, paediatrics and obstetrics.

Claude Masakure, Advanced Practitioner in Sonography at UHL says, “We are seeking highly motived sonographers with a qualification in Medical Ultrasound to join our forward-thinking team of friendly and supportive professionals. We’re happy to consider applications from students nearing the end of their Ultrasound training, or from midwife/physiotherapy sonographers qualified in ultrasound.

“The department is committed to supporting personal development plans and we have sonographer role development opportunities which currently include DVT, head & neck and paediatric training.

“There are great education opportunities within the Trust and I am a great example. I joined the Trust as a radiographer in 2002 and gained experience in several different areas before training in ultrasound almost ten years ago with the support of the Trust. My professional development continues today through education and training supported by the Trust.”

Claude highlights that one of the benefits of the role is being able to work across the different hospital sites. He explains, “The hospitals tend to have different specialities and I enjoy the variety provided by working across the different locations. Some people prefer to be in the same place all the time while others want a variety. The Trust is pretty flexible and people can usually choose where they’d like to work which suits me really well.”

Summing up the benefits of relocating to Leicester, Claude days, “Leicester is a multi-cultural city – no one would feel lost here. Housing is affordable, there are great schools and great opportunities for healthcare professionals to enjoy fulfilling careers.”

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is part of a recently launched recruitment campaign Y/Our Future that unites them with three other health and social care employers – LOROS Hospice, Rutland County Council and Leicester City Council, The campaign is focused on recruit doctors, nurses and health and social care workers to work in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and to promote the region as a leading career and lifestyle destination.

To apply for the role go to: https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/?vac_ref=915571863. The closing date is 24th May.