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Staff Sonographer - Nelson Hospital Full-time


The hospital itself is part of Nelson Marlborough District Health Board. The Ultrasound Department has Philips US machines which form part of a digital radiology department. Other Radiology department equipment includes general radiography, CT, MRI, and interventional radiology and cardiology. The Radiology department is IANZ accredited.

We are seeking a permanent, full-time, Sonographer to join our dynamic radiology team, working 40 hours a week, inclusive of weekends. The Ultrasound department undertakes a wide range of investigations including general abdominal, gynaecological, musculoskeletal, vascular and obstetric studies.

To be successful in this role you will have excellent technical skills and knowledge, solid relationship management skills and a commitment to professional development and quality assurance programmes. You will also be versatile, flexible and able to adapt to a constantly changing environment.

The radiology team prides itself on being friendly, helpful and supportive and working with the people of our community to promote, encourage and enable their health, well-being and independence. This role would be best suited to a person who enjoys being part of a team that values teamwork, respects individual needs and is motivated by excellent clinical outcomes.

Enquires can be directed in confidence to Jess Ettema - Operations Manager, Nelson Radiology via

Applications are only accepted online, so to apply or to view the position description please go to our careers website

Appointment and ongoing employment will be conditional upon criminal record/police checks. This will include checks under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.

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Closing date: Thursday, 5 April 2018.

Ref: N18/084.

Online application, CV and cover letter are required before your application can be processed.

Enquiries can be made to Human Resources Nelson telephone: 03 546 1274 or email

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Scope of practice

  • Sonographers