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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/11/2021.

Vascular Scientist

Job Reference: 192-SD-21-1010

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
Vascular Assessment Unit
Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth
£40,057 to £45,839 Per Annum

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust was rated good by the Care Quality Commission in its recent inspection report published in January 2020.

The Trust is committed to driving excellence in care for patients and communities, through its five-year strategy ‘Working Together’. In support of its strategy, in July 2020, the Trust became a university hospital, and will work to drive benefits for patients, colleagues and the local community by embedding research, education and training across the organisation.

The Trust’s main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, which started life more than a century ago as a military hospital. Today it is one of the largest, modern hospitals on the south coast, with 1,200 beds housed in light, bright, infection resistant, en-suite wards. With a turnover of close to £600m, the Trust provides comprehensive secondary care and specialist services to a local population of 675,000 people across South East Hampshire. Some tertiary services are provided to a wider catchment in excess of two million people. The Trust employs over 7,300 staff and is the largest employer in Portsmouth.

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Our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for getting it right for patients, colleagues and our community you will find a home at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU).

In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

Vascular Scientist



Vascular Scientist

Full-time (1.0wte) Band 7

Vascular Scientist (Band 7 plus £5k R & R Incentive)

Are you ready to join our friendly and supportive multi-professional team, in our IQIPS accredited department? Are you looking for a better working balance, with a department that promises 20% time away from scanning?

The Vascular team here at Portsmouth are excited to expand our current team with the appointment of a band 7 Vascular Scientist, ideally with full full Society for Vascular Technology AVS accreditation, however if you are an experienced candidate working towards this qualification or are nearing completion of the STP training scheme, we would welcome your application – we promise a fully supported training programme to gain your SVT Accreditation.

Teamwork and development is at our heart, supporting each other to manage workloads, and helping us to provide excellent levels of care to each of our patients. We ensure that each person plays a role in service development and the auditing of our service, and you will have protected time away from scanning each week to allow for this. CPD participation, as well as Trust based training and development opportunities are encouraged.

We provide vascular ultrasound diagnostics to the Wessex Vascular Network and organise and host regular meetings for the Duplex providers in the Network. We work closely with the Network team of Vascular Surgeons, Vascular Radiologists and Vascular Nurse Specialists who work within our unit, with all staff benefiting from this staff development and team training opportunities.

We are passionate about the quality of our service, as demonstrated in our patient satisfaction surveys and the feedback we receive. Our facilities include 3 large clinic rooms, all equipped with ergonomic couches and stools, Philips machines (iU22 and Epiq), and we have Affinity 70 machines for our work in Vascular and Renal one-stop clinics.

You will be expected to carry out and independently report the full range of investigations, including carotid artery Duplex, upper and lower limb arterial and venous Duplex, EVAR follow-up, pre- operative marking, and pre- and post- fistula assessments. You will be encouraged to participate in the audit activities of the unit and work closely with our clinical colleagues and we look forward to hearing any ideas you have to further develop our service.

This role is subject to Recruitment & Retention payments of £5,000 per annum (taxable) for those possessing Society of Vascular Technology Accreditation.

Why come to Portsmouth?

Portsmouth is a vibrant and dynamic waterfront city with great shopping, dining, night life and summer festivals. Situated on the south coast, it benefits from easy access to blue flag beaches and water sports. There are great local cycling networks and walking routes; and with the South Downs and New Forest national parks also on the doorstep, this is the perfect location for those that enjoy an outdoors lifestyle.

The city is well connected with direct trains to London and Brighton and motorway links to the east, west and north. Southampton airport is just a 20 minute train journey and both Gatwick and Heathrow are just over 60 miles away. We also benefit from numerous ferries to the continent and Isle of Wight. With house prices considerably cheaper than London, Portsmouth is also one of the easiest cities in the UK to purchase a house.

All applications should be made via NHS Jobs

If you would like to discuss this post, please contact Dr Michelle Bonfield on 02392 286456 or email


Closing Date: 26th November 2021

If you are considering becoming an employee of Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, from the 1 April 2022 there is a legal requirement for our staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The only exemption is for a medical reason. You will need to provide evidence of your vaccination or medical reason via the NHS App as part of our onboarding process. If you are worried about getting vaccinated please do access the NHS website and search covid vaccine.

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