Vascular Scientist

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  • Proposed Salary £31,365
  • Career Level Others
  • Experience Less Than 1 Year
  • Gender Any
  • Industry Healthcare
  • Qualifications Associate Degree

Job Description

We are a people business – where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.

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Vascular Assessment Unit, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth

Have you got a good Science degree?

Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career in the Health Service?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our small team and train as a Clinical Vascular Scientist, providing a wide range of non-invasive diagnostic tests for peripheral arterial and venous disease. As much of the work involves direct patient contact, you need good communication skills and an interest in patient wellbeing. You will also be involved in the research and audit activities within the Unit. You will be supported in acquiring the necessary academic and clinical training in order to achieve full accreditation with the Society for Vascular Technology and become HCPC registered. This will take a minimum of three years.

Applicants must have an honours degree (1st or 2.1) in a relevant science subject (2.2 degree considered if also have relevant MSc or PhD) and should preferably have demonstrated an interest in working in healthcare. Some knowledge of ultrasound and cardiovascular disease would also be beneficial.

The candidate must be able to take responsibility for their own training, under the guidance of senior staff. A high degree of self motivation will be required.

The Vascular Assessment Unit consists of a small team of 3 Accredited Vascular Scientists and 2 admin staff. They also work closely with various other clinical staff, including 6 Vascular Surgeons. The successful candidate will require good team working skills, be well organised and able to contribute fully to the efficient functioning of the Unit.

This post is for 37.5 hours per week (full-time).

Plymouth is in a great location on the Southwest Coast, with the beaches of Cornwall and the moors of Devon within easy reach.

For further information or an informal chat or visit, please contact Jacqui George, Principal Vascular Scientist on 01752 439228 or email [email protected]

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