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Clinical Vascular Scientist/ Vascular Sonographer

Vacancy Reference Number
269-SFT5767-A
Closing Date
13 Apr 2021
Salary
Band 7 NHS AfC
Address
Salisbury District Hospital Odstock Road, Salisbury SP2 8BJ
Duration
Full-time, permanent
Band 7: Clinical Vascular Scientist / Vascular Sonographer 37.5 hrs per week The Vascular Team at Salisbury Foundation Trust are looking for an accredited or nearly accredited Clinical Vascular Scientist/Sonographer to join our friendly unit which presently consists of five Vascular sonographers, supported by a team of Vascular Specialist Nurses, Healthcare Support Workers and administrative staff. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, an excellent team player and committed to the delivery of high quality patient care. Our Vascular Unit is a purpose built, air conditioned, 9 roomed department which supports multidisciplinary working and one stop clinics. We have three main ultrasound machines within the department (1 Philips EPIQ 5G and 2 Phillips EPIQ 7G), plus two portable Phillips CX50’s for use on the wards. We carry out a wide range of vascular investigations including carotid, aorta, upper and lower limb arterial and venous assessments, graft surveillance, imaging of endovascular aneurysm repair and DVT assessments. We also support a well-established outpatient EVLT service which runs from the Vascular Unit and we have close links to the AAA screening programme for Dorset & Wiltshire, both of which represent opportunities for developing skills in other areas. As a unit we are committed to helping staff develop within their role, with opportunities for further training and continued professional development. To be considered for appointment at Band 7, Applicants should be accredited with the Society of Vascular Technology and/or have a PG Dip in Ultrasound with HCPC registration and relevant experience. We are happy to consider applicants with less experience or who are currently working towards SVT accreditation or have recently finished/nearly finished the STP training programme, but appointment in this case may be at a lower banding. The post is for 37.5 hours per week (full-time) but part-time hours may be considered for the right applicant. The role will also include some weekend/bank holiday working on a rota basis, usually about 3-4 times a year. Salisbury is situated in a beautiful part of the country, surrounded by the rolling green fields of Wiltshire, offering a number of outdoor pursuits, a vibrant community spirit, and an excellent quality of life. It has a number of outstanding local schools (including two grammar schools) and excellent transport links to London via train and good road networks to a huge number of the UK’s best loved attractions. The coast is within a 30 minute drive and offers some of the best beaches and water-sport activities in the region. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 13th April 2021. Interviews are due to be held on Wednesday 28th April 2021. Please note: A face to face interview is required as you will need to give a presentation to the panel and take part in a practical assessment. For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Heather Holmes, Vascular Scientist via our secretary Oenone Bryant on 01722 429210 or heather.holmes10@nhs.net

Further Information

Please see full job advert on NHS jobs website for job description and person specification. Please use vacancy reference 269-SFT5767-A.

Contact Details

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Heather Holmes, Vascular Scientist via our secretary Oenone Bryant on 01722 429210 or heather.holmes10@nhs.net