The primary role of the post-holder is to perform, interpret and report complex detailed diagnostic vascular ultrasound exams to the highest standard.
The post-holder will also participate in trainingand supervising junior members of staff and students.
The post-holder will help in the day to day running of the department, reviewing and vetting scan requests to determine appropriateness and clinical urgency to prioritising workload as needed.
The post-holder will also participate in clinical audits and research activities within the department.
The post-holder will be encouraged to publish their work and present at national and international scientific meetings.
The aim is to advance vascular science and continue to increase the overallstature/reputation of the vascular laboratoryMain duties of the job
The primary role of this job is to perform, interpret and report a wide range of complex diagnostic vascular ultrasound exams to a high standard. The St George's Vascular Institute is one of the premier tertiary vascular centres in London.
A variety of complex and interesting cases are regularly referred to the unit offering a great opportunity to advance your skills.
You will also participate in training and supervising junior members of staff and students.
You will help in the day to day running of the department, reviewing and vetting scan requests to determine appropriateness and clinical urgency to prioritising workload.
You will participate in research and audit activities within and outside the department.
You will be encouraged to publish work and present at national and international scientific meetings with the aim to advance vascular science and uphold the overall stature/reputation of the vascular laboratory.
You should have one of the following qualifications: fully accredited vascular scientist (AVS) with the Society for Vascular Technology GB & Ireland (SVT), STP graduate or an equivalent body if trained abroad. You must also have a relevant post-graduation qualification such as a PGCert, PGDip, MSc or equivalent.About us
With nearly9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
*****Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role*****Person SpecificationEducationEssential
- Science Degree (BSc level or higher)
- Relevant post graduate qualification (PGCert, PGDip, or MSc (or equivalent))
- AVS (Full Accreditation with Society of Vascular Technology for Great Britain and Ireland) or HCPC registration as a Clinical Scientist (requires 3 years post-graduate study), foreign qualifications of equivalent education/training or graduate of Scientist Training Program
Experience, Knowledge and skillsEssential
- MSc in Ultrasound related subject
- Ability to independently perform, interpret and report Carotid/Vertebral arteries, lower limb arteries and lower limb venous (DVT and incompetence)
- Extensive ultrasound scanning experience
- Knowledge of vascular ultrasound and application
- Fluent spoken and written English
- Knowledge of developments in vascular ultrasound and vascular intervention
- Self motivated and able to work within a team structure
- Flexible working attitude
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Ability to independently perform, interpret and report EVAR, TCD and fistula
- Experience in developing trainees to the level of Clinical Scientist
St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Vascular Laboratory, St James' wing, St George's Hospital
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