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Clinical Vascular Scientist

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Tooting, London
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum including inner london HCAS
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Healthcare scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery Directorate. We are looking for a highly motivated Clinical Vascular Scientist, whose primary role will be to perform, interpret and report complex detailed diagnostic vascular ultrasound exams to the highest standard.The post-holder will participate in training and supervising junior members of staff and students. As well as play a key role 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. In addition the post-holder will also participate in clinical audits and research activities within the department. The overall aim is to advance vascular science and continue to increase the overallstature/reputation of the vascular laboratory.

Main duties of the job

  • To perform, interpret and report a wide range of vascular ultrasound scans and other tests forvascular conditions, working autonomously, and provide clinical supervision to the other juniorvascular scientists as required.
  • Assist in the day to day running of the department. Review and vet scan requests anddetermine appropriateness and clinical urgency.
  • To take part in clinical research and audit activities within the Vascular Laboratory with theaim to advance vascular science and continue to increase the overall stature/reputation of StGeorge's Hospital Vascular Laboratory.
  • Participate in teaching/supervising junior members of staff and visiting students. In addition,guiding/mentoring STP trainees and trainee vascular scientists through the process ofachieving SVT accreditation.
  • Participate in the implementation of new, improved and optimised methods, techniques andservice improvements utilising the best available evidence based medicine, nationalguidelines and results from research and development.


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 description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description for more details on the main responsibilities for this role.

If you would like an informal chat, please contact Nicholas Zakikhani using the below contact information.

Person Specification



  • Ability to independently perform, interpret and report Carotid/Vertebral arteries, lower limb arteries and lower limb venous (DVT and incompetence)
  • Extensive ultrasound scanning experience


  • experience post accreditation
  • Experience Perform pre/post AVF scans



  • 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


  • MSc in Ultrasound related subject



  • Highly developed analytical and judgmental skills requiring analysis interpretation and advice/recommendations for further actions.
  • Highly developed technical and clinical communication skills, both written and spoken,

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Vascular Laboratory, St James' wing, St George's Hospital

Blackshaw road

Tooting, London

SW17 0QT

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