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Vascular Scientist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Swansea Bay University Health Board (formerly ABMU) was created on April 1, 2019 and covers a population of around 390,000 in the Neath Port Talbot and Swansea areaswith a budget of around �1bn. The health boardcurrently employs approximately 12,500staff.

The Health Board has three major hospitals providing a range of services:MorristonandSingletonin Swansea, andNeath Port Talbot Hospitalin Baglan, Port Talbot. We also have a community hospitaland primary care resource centres providing clinical services outside the main hospitals.

Swansea Bay UHB forms part of 'A Regional Collaboration for Health' (ARCH), which is a partnership with Hywel Dda University Health Board and Swansea University. ARCH is a unique collaboration project aimed at improving the health, wealthand wellbeing of south west Wales.

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and dedicated person to contribute, and improve our patient-centered service. Ideally, the post holder will have significant clinical experience of vascular scanning, post SVT accreditation/equivalent qualifications, however applications from non-accredited Clinical Vascular Scientists or those who have nearly completed the vascular STP training will be considered on a lower AfC pay band.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an accredited vascular scientist / vascular sonographer to join this progressive and supportive multi-professional team working in the expanding Vascular Surgery Department alongside Vascular Surgeons, Vascular Interventional Radiologists, Stroke & Renal Teams, Sonography colleagues and specialist nursing teams..

As part of the South West Wales Vascular Network you will work closely with our nine vascular surgeons, vascular radiologists and vascular nurse specialist playing an important role in the management of patients with vascular disease.You will be responsible for carrying out and independently reporting on a full range of investigations, including carotid artery duplex, upper and lower limb arterial and venous Duplex, EVAR follow-up, pre-operative marking, and pre- and post-fistula assessment. You will also participate in one-stop consultant led outpatient clinics, rapid access clinics and support the TIA pathway. You will be encouraged to participate in the audit and research activities of the Unit and work closely with our clinical colleagues to further develop the service. The applicant should have experience in vascular ultrasound and preferably have full accreditation (AVS) with the Society for Vascular Technology (SVT) of GB and Ireland, NHS Scientific Training Programme Post graduate certification or equivalent qualification. We are happy to accept applications from newly qualified candidates.

About us

Swansea Bay University Health Board Vascular Laboratory is seeking to recruit an experienced Clinical Vascular Scientist or vascular Sonographer to join our friendly and dynamic team.

The Vascular Laboratory is sited within Morriston hospital, which is one of the largest hospitals in Wales with around 720 beds. It is well equipped with current imaging technology using Canon's Aplio i700 to achieve high diagnostic quality imaging for our patients and referrers.

We specialise in a range of non-invasive peripheral vascular investigations i.e. duplex ultrasound scans (carotid, lower limb arterial/venous, upper limb arterial/venous, aortic aneurysm, EVAR and graft surveillance) and vascular physiology studies. This role presents a great opportunity to work within a key service for the South West Wales Vascular network.

You will also be required to perform tasks to help with the smooth-running of the service, to contribute to the development of departmental strategic annual plans towards gaining/maintaining IQIPS accreditation, support training initiatives, take part in clinical research/audit and take responsibility for his/her own continuing professional development.

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Benefits of the role :

We offer a range of development opportunities at Swansea Bay and Morriston hosts on-site shopping facilities, a private day nursery adjacent to the hospital site offering discounted NHS rates, free staff parking and good inter-hospital transport links.

Should you wish to learn more about the role, the region and all Swansea Bay has to offer, you are welcome to contact the hiring manager.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Person Specification



  • BSc or equivalent in relevant science based subject
  • Postgraduate qualification in vascular ultrasound



  • Significant years experience in vascular duplex scanning
  • Significant years experience in specialist non-imaging vascular investigations
  • Experience of clinical audit


  • Experience of research and development



  • Commitment to devloping practical skills and theoretical knowledge
  • Ability to write highly detailed reports
  • Presentation experience


  • Ability to speak Welsh



  • Able to prioritise and organise complex information
  • Able to meet urgenct deadlines
  • Able to reflect on and appraise own performance and that of others
  • able to deal with personnel problems and complaints

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Morriston Hospital



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