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Vascular Sonographer

Employer
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Surrey
Salary
£56,388 to £62,785 a year Pro-rata pa inc HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Profession
Other allied health
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic Clinical Vascular Scientist to work in the busy and well-equipped Vascular Unit at Epsom General Hospital.

The part-time post is for a maximum of 30 hours per week. We offer flexible working patterns.

Presently, over 2500 scans are performed annually using the Philips EPIQ. A wide range of investigations are performed, including carotid & vertebral scans, AAA scans, EVAR surveillance, peripheral arterial and venous studies (upper and lower limb) and graft surveillance.

Healthcare workers and clerical staff support the unit. It is situated within Radiology and has the support of the Vascular Surgeon and the Department of Radiology.

Main duties of the job

The candidate should be qualified and experienced in performing and reporting on vascular duplex scans. The newly appointed person will be expected to share the clinical duties with another accredited vascular scientist and a sonographer. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, well-organised person who interacts well with patients and colleagues.

Additionally, you will need to be able to work independently and have full accreditation through the Society of Vascular Technology, a PG Dip in Ultrasound, with vascular experience, or completed the NSHCS Scientist Training Programme as a Vascular Scientist.

This post is for a Clinical Vascular Scientist working at an advanced practice that can fulfil the requirements of the 8a post. However, we also offer the opportunity for a Clinical Vascular Scientist to join us, at band 7 level, who wishes to progress towards working at advanced practice

About us

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surreyand NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and issupported by over 500 volunteers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document which contains more information about the role and requirements.

Please ensure your application refers to the job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Qualification

Essential

  • Postgraduate Diploma Ultrasound or International equivalent in vascular.
  • Advanced ultrasound practice qualification at master's level or equivalent.


Desirable

  • Advanced Training in obstetrics /gynaecology, MSK and general ultrasound


Experience

Essential

  • Post qualification experience
  • Evidence of acting as an independent practitioner accountable for own diagnostic reporting.


Desirable

  • Evidence of training and supervision of junior staff.
  • Have NHS experience


Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • In depth knowledge of routine and advanced ultrasound procedures
  • Able to work effectively to an advanced level within ultrasound.


Desirable

  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


Personal attributes

Essential

  • Ability to work under pressure and as a team member
  • Ability to adapt to meet changing needs. Professional, empathetic, reliable and responsible
  • Ability to work safely, avoiding the hazards that may be encountered in ultrasound e.g. lifting. Dealing with bodily fluids.


Desirable

  • Further professional ambition


Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Epsom Hospital

Dorking Road

Surrey

KT18 7EG

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

343-4015324-FM-AM-B-Z-C

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