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Clinical Vascular Scientist

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
3 Dec 2023
£51,488 to £57,802 (including inner London HCAS)
Vascular Laboratory 4th floor St James Wing St George’s Hospital Blackshaw Road Tooting, London SW17 0QT
Permanent Full-time or Part-time

Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery Directorate. We are looking for a highly motivated Clinical Vascular Scientist, whose primary role will be to perform, interpret and report complex detailed diagnostic vascular ultrasound exams to the highest standard. The post-holder will participate in training and supervising junior members of staff and students. As well as play a key role in the day to day running of the department, reviewing and vetting scan requests to determine appropriateness and clinical urgency to prioritising workload as needed. In addition the post-holder will also participate in clinical audits and research activities within the department. The overall aim is to advance vascular science and continue to increase the overall stature/reputation of the vascular laboratory. 

Main duties of the job

To perform, interpret and report a wide range of vascular ultrasound scans and other tests for vascular conditions, working autonomously, and provide clinical supervision to the other junior vascular scientists as required. 

Assist in the day to day running of the department. Review and vet scan requests and determine appropriateness and clinical urgency. 

To take part in clinical research and audit activities within the Vascular Laboratory with the aim to advance vascular science and continue to increase the overall stature/reputation of St George's Hospital Vascular Laboratory. 

Participate in teaching/supervising junior members of staff and visiting students. In addition, guiding/mentoring STP trainees and trainee vascular scientists through the process of achieving SVT accreditation. 

Participate in the implementation of new, improved and optimised methods, techniques and service improvements utilising the best available evidence-based medicine, national guidelines and results from research and development. 


You should have one of the following qualifications: fully accredited vascular scientist (AVS) with the Society for Vascular Technology GB & Ireland (SVT), STP graduate or an equivalent body if trained abroad. You must also have a relevant post-graduation qualification such as a PGCert, PGDip, MSc or equivalent. 

Please apply through NHS Jobs 


Further Information

With nearly 9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London. Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region. As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people. The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre. 

Contact Details

For further details or to arrange an informal visit please contact:
Nick Zakikhani ( or Mark Young ( on 0208 725 2151.