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Clinical Vascular Scientist

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist
Band 7
Part Time

Job Details

The Vascular Science Unit at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston are looking for a Clinical Vascular Scientist to cover a 12- month maternity period. Applications are invited from those with accreditation with Society for Vascular Technology, HCPC registration as Clinical scientist in vascular science or those nearing the end of their STP training.

This job will include working across both our Bristol Royal Infirmary and Weston General Hospital sites.

Main duties of the job

  • Perform a full range of vascular diagnostic and surveillance ultrasound duplex scans including carotid, upper and lower limb arterial and venous, true and false aneurysms, temporal artery, thoracic outlet, bypass graft and stent surveillance, endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), fistula scans
  • Perform ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI) and toe-brachial index (TBI) assessment
  • Independently interpret and report results using specialized vascular knowledge, producing an overall diagnosis and identify and act on incidental and/or urgent findings appropriately
  • Provide direct teaching, training and supervision to STP and vascular practitioner trainees
  • Actively participate in and support colleagues in clinical research, audit, innovation and service evaluation projects
  • Lead the day to day running of the department, prioritising workload, supervising junior staff, work allocation, overseeing the appointment diary, and liaising with colleagues from all disciplines

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England.

UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Ability to independently perform, interpret and report a full range of vascular ultrasound examinations
  • Theoretical knowledge of vascular diseases, haemodynamics and the physics of ultrasound
  • Ability to triage and prioritise vascular science workload
  • Understand the potential hazards and bio-effects of ultrasound and aware of the national and international ultrasound scan safety guidelines and able to operate safely


  • Experience in training and supporting others including STP trainees and other healthcare professionals

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrate skills in problem solving and dealing with complex clinical issues
  • Proficient in IT skills to be able to electronically report, record and analyse data
  • Knowledge of research, audit and service evaluation skills and techniques


  • Good presentation skills able to prepare and present at local and national meetings

Qualifications and Training


  • Science Degree (BSc level or higher)
  • Accredited Vascular Scientist (AVS) with the Society for Vascular Technology of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or NSHCS STP Certificate of Completion (or near completion for those in year 3 of STP


  • HCPC registration or equivalence in progress

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Upper Maudlin Street



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