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Vascular Sonographer/Scientist

Vacancy Reference Number
269-SFT6332-A
Closing Date
31 Jan 2022
Salary
Band 7 - £40057.00 to £45839.00 a year per annum, pro rata if part time.
Address
Salisbury District Hospital
Duration
Permanent

 

Please apply via the NHS Jobs website using job reference 269-SFT6332-A.

 

Here at Salisbury we are looking for an accredited or nearly accredited Clinical Vascular Scientist/Sonographer to join our Vascular Team. We are a small but friendly unit which presently consists of 5 Vascular sonographers, supported by a team of Vascular Specialist Nurses, Healthcare Support Workers and administrative staff. We need you to 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. We encourage applications from individuals who are looking to contribute to the development of the service and our patients through research and audit. To be considered for appointment at Band 7, Applicants should be accredited with the Society of Vascular Technology (AVS) and/or have a PG Dip in Ultrasound with HCPC registration and relevant vascular 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. Full-time or part-time hours are available. The role will also include some weekend/bank holiday working on a rota basis, usually about 3-4 times a year. A relocation package is available, subject to meeting certain terms and conditions. The closing date for applications is Monday 31st January 2022. Interviews are due to be held on Wednesday 16th February 2022. 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.

 

Further Information

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we’re driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute Trust, rated “Good” by the CQC, with a track record of high performance providing regional and super regional specialist services such as: Burns, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spires Cleft Centre and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We think working here is pretty rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme. On-site benefits include car parking (fee applies), leisure centre, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible. Don’t just take our word for it, why not explore what Salisbury has to offer by visiting www.experiencesalisbury.co.uk

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