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

Job Reference: 192-SD-19-0210

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Vascular Assessment Unit
£37,570 to £43,772

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute hospital trusts in the country. We provide a full range of services to more than 675,000 people across Portsmouth, South East Hampshire and West Sussex. Most services are provided at Queen Alexandra Hospital but we also offer a range of outpatient and diagnostic facilities closer to patients’ homes. We handle around 142,000 Emergency Department admissions a year and have the busiest maternity department on the South Coast. The Trust employs around 7,300 staff and is the largest employer in Portsmouth.

Our Trust Vision is Working Together to drive excellence in care for our patients and communities.

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. We would also be looking to speak with Sonographers that would be interested in a career change with a move to Vascular.


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 benefitting 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 an R & R payment totaling £5,000 for those possessing Society of Vascular Technology Accreditation (taxable) -


  • Initial financial incentive payment of £2,500 on commencement of post


  • Further £2,500 payable after 12 months in post



Why come to Portsmouth?


Portsmouth is a vibrant and dynamic waterfront city packed with great reasons to visit, work and live. Situated on the south coast of England, Portsmouth has wonderful museums and is great for shopping and short breaks. With house prices 20% cheaper than London, Portsmouth is one of the easiest cities in the UK to purchase a house and is the tenth best city outside of London to purchase a property.


We are blessed with 2 National Parks on our doorstep – Southdown’s and New Forest National Parks, a packed summer of cultural and musical events and plenty of sports on your doorstep, Portsmouth is the perfect city for those that love the outdoors lifestyle.


With easy train links to London, an airport 30 minutes outside the city and ferries to the continent, Portsmouth has something for everyone.

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

Closing Date 20/05/2019



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