Trainee/Midwife Sonographer

NHS Highland

  • Contact: Personnel Department
  • Reference: IM9.18.128a





Salary Scale: £33,222 - £43,471



Salary Scale: £28,050 - £37,010

Full time, Permanent

(A relocation package may be available)

A fantastic opportunity for a midwife sonographer has arisen to work in a busy Obstetric Ultrasound Department / Fetal Medicine Unit at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness including working on a rota, providing out-reach scan services to the peripheral areas within Highland. We are an enthusiastic and challenge driven team keen to develop our midwife sonography service.

Raigmore Hospital provides midwifery, obstetric and neonatal care to pregnant women and their families living in the Scottish Highlands. It covers a wide rural area of 12500 square miles and has approx 2500 births a year.

You should be a qualified midwife sonographer and hold a minimum of Post Graduate Certificate in Obstetric (& Gynaecological) Ultrasound. You will undertake all types of obstetric (& gynaecology) ultrasound examinations and provide independent reports. You will provide highly specialist knowledge in the field of obstetric ultrasound and work closely with the screening team.

In the Obstetric Ultrasound Department we have a range of high spec ultrasound equipment in the form of -
3 GE Voluson machines 2 GE Voluson portable machines.

For the trainee post we would expect you to be a qualified midwife with a degree level qualification or equivalent with extensive post-registration experience, preferably in antenatal or neonatal care.

You must have a real desire to train in the area of obstetric ultrasound and demonstrate commitment to the work involved. A mandatory practical aptitude test will be expected prior to agreement of successful application.

You will be expected to undertake a Post Graduate Certificate in Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound attending theory lectures at St Martin's College, Lancaster. Practical training will be undertaken in our Obstetric Ultrasound Department under supervision of our Fetal Medicine Consultant and Midwife Sonographers.

Once you have successfully completed your training you will move on to the Band 7 salary scale. The duties of your role may be reviewed should you fail to achieve your Post Graduate Certificate in Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound.

Informal enquiries welcome to Jocelyn Reid, Lead Midwife Sonographer, email:; tel: 01463 706506

Application Form and Job Description can be downloaded via our website or available from, and to be returned to the Employment Services Section, Assynt House, Beechwood Business Park, Inverness IV2 3BW or by emailing your name and address to

Further details about working & living in Highland can be found here

Short-listed applicants will normally be contacted by email, unless otherwise stated. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.

Please quote reference: IM9.18.128a

Closing date for completed applications: Wednesday 20th February 2019

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