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Band 7 - Clinical Vascular Scientist, General Surgery

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 a year inc. HCA
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Healthcare scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Vascular Laboratory in West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is seeking to recruit an experienced Clinical Vascular Scientist to join our friendly and dynamic team. We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated person to contribute and improve our patient-centered service. Ideally, the post holder will have vascular scanning clinical experience post SVT accreditation/equivalent qualifications.

The Vascular Laboratory provides a full range of non-invasive ultrasound vascular examinations. We carry out carotid, peripheral arterial and venous assessments including DVT scans in addition to EVAR and lower limb extremity revascularisation duplex surveillance scans.

The Vascular Lab is based in Watford General Hospital and consists at present of two scanning rooms equipped with new Philips EPIQ systems. There are five full time and part-time Vascular Scientists, two Trainee Vascular Scientists together with administrative support staff. We work alongside four Vascular Surgeons, Vascular Interventional Radiologists, and a specialist Vascular Nurse.

This position is full time but part-time hours will also be considered.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a motivated Vascular Scientist with excellent communication skills to provide a high quality service to our patients and trainees. This role offers an excellent opportunity to further develop and utilise your vascular ultrasound skills and actively participate in the running of the department.

About us

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are planned as part of the New Hospital Programme. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

The trust has recently gained 'teaching hospital' status which reflects the dedicated work of many teams and individuals who have set the standard for delivering high quality training, learning and education at all levels of the workforce.

We are a flexible working employer

At West Herts we recognise the importance of a good work life balance and the ability to work flexibly. We are delighted to offer a variety of flexible working options for all staff. Please check out our web page for more information.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. If you need help, please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Be responsible for scanning patients and producing independent reports of these scans in line with departmental guidelines.
  • To plan and prioritise ones own workload and that of the section to ensure the efficient flow of work, keeping waiting times to a minimum and maintaining a high standard of service delivery.
  • To communicate with patients, their relatives, and others about the purpose of the examinations and the scan results (in line with departmental guidelines).
  • Take an active role in teaching and practical training of student
  • Participate in the management of the Vascular Lab department and in the audit or clinical governance programs

Person Specification

Applications will be shortlisted against the person specification


  • Score 0 = does not meet the person specification, 1 = reserved meets some person specification requirements, 2 = Meets all person specification requirements.

Employer details

Employer name

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Watford General Hospital


WD18 0HB

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