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Clinical Vascular Scientist

Job Reference: 358-2151167-RRC-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Vascular Surgery, Glenfield Hospital
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum

Seeking to employ a 37.5 WTE Full Time, SVT Accredited Clinical Vascular Scientist.

Those training towards SVT AVS accreditation are encouraged to apply, and may be considered on Band 7 Annex 21, and will progress onto the substantive post upon SVT AVS qualification.

The Leicester Vascular Institute (LVI) based at Glenfield Hospital Leicester is one of the leading Vascular Centres in the UK and is the regional centre of excellence for treating complex cardiovascular disease in conjunction with cardiac surgery. The LVI consists of a single-site specialist Vascular Ward, Hybrid Theatre & Vascular Theatre, and adjacent dedicated Vascular Angio-suite, Vascular Studies Unit, and Vascular Limb Salvage Clinic.

The Vascular Studies Unit has an opportunity for a Clinical Vascular Scientist to join our friendly and dynamic multidisciplinary team consisting of 9 Clinical Vascular Scientists, Vascular Technician and administrative support. You will work alongside 10 Vascular Consultant Surgeons, 9 Vascular Interventional Radiologists, and 4 Specialist Vascular Nurses.

The VSU has excellent facilities, adjacent to our specialist Vascular Ward, and is equipped with five top-range GE Logiq colour duplex scanners, portable ultrasound, transcranial Doppler monitors and non-imaging Doppler equipment. You will be expected to perform a wide range of vascular investigations, including carotid, upper and lower limb arterial and venous duplex scans, graft surveillance scans and imaging of endovascular aneurysm repair (sometimes involving CEUS). Non-imaging tests such as ABPI & TBPI are performed. The VSU also supports measurements in vascular theatres, including TCD monitoring and ultrasound guidance of endovenous thermal ablation procedures.

The VSU also provides vascular imaging services to other Hospitals within the Trust, which will involve cross-site working. This post will also involve some weekend work on a rota basis, providing imaging for the 7 day-a-week ambulatory stroke and TIA service.

In addition, you will also be expected to provide teaching, supervisory and managerial support. The VSU is involved in research projects and there will be opportunity to participate in these projects. The VSU actively encourages continuous professional development. We are also hoping to work towards IQIPS accreditation.

Leicester has excellent road, rail and air links and boasts a wide variety of art and culture, as well as sports facilities and a vibrant social scene. Leicester’s central location makes travelling to other parts of the UK easily accessible.

For further information or to arrange and informal visit please contact Mrs Jo Walker. Telephone (0116) 2585440.

Previous applicants need not apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mrs Jo Walker, Job titleClinical Vascular Scientist on (0116) 2585440.

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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