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Band 7 Senior Clinical Vascular Scientist

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Vascular Scientist to join our Vascular Studies service at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. The service is principally based at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, which is the acute hub of the North Central London Vascular Network, however also works across other local sites such as Barnet Hospital, Hadley Wood Hospital, Finchley Memorial Hospital and The Whittington Hospital. The successful candidate would be part of a team of ten qualified vascular scientists, two STPs, an associate practitioner, and two administrators.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the core mix of Doppler ultrasound activity found in most departments, the service sees interesting cohorts of patients including those with problematic vascular access for haemodialysis, complex aortic aneurysms, vascular malformations, renovascular disease and complex venous disease. There is also opportunity to work within our specialist microvascular service undertaking cold challenge thermography and nailfold capillaroscopy. We work closely with twelve Consultant Vascular Surgeons from across the network, two Clinical Nurse Specialists, our neurovascular and diabetic foot MDTs, a large team of research fellows, junior doctors and our pathway navigation team.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

In addition to the main patient facing clinical duties outlined above, staff are given dedicated time in order to be able to conduct valuable work within research & audit, education, quality improvement, and leadership in line with both personal development and service needs.

Person Specification



  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & professional Qualifications


  • Relevant science undergraduate honours degree in a physical or biomedical science
  • Current holder of Society for Vascular Technology Accredited Vascular Scientist status


  • CASE accredited postgraduate qualification in vascular ultrasound
  • HCPC registration as Clinical Scientist (Vascular)



  • Demonstrable experience of duplex ultrasound


  • Experience of medical research and audit
  • Experience of teaching and training

Skills and aptitudes


  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Excellent computer and administration skills
  • Willingness to teach and train others
  • Independently perform, interpret & report: o Peripheral arterial and venous duplex. o Carotid & vertebral arteries Doppler. o Aneurysm duplex ultrasound and post-EVAR surveillance duplex. o Bypass graft surveillance duplex. o Resting & post-exercise ABPIs.


  • Independently perform, interpret & report duplex ultrasound of: o Haemodialysis access arteriovenous fistula. o Transcranial Doppler. o Pseudo-aneurysm & compression. o Post-fEVAR surveillance. o Renal and mesenteric arteries. o Temporal arteries. o Perforator arteries for mapping prior to plastic surgery

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital



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