Clinical Vascular Scientist

Band 7

Main area
Division D - Vascular
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrookes Hospital-Division D
£31,696 to £41,787 p.a. pro rata - Annex 21
04/03/2018 23:59



Our Trust
Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

The Cambridge vascular studies unit (VSU) has an opportunity for an accredited (or nearly accredited) clinical vascular scientist to work in one of the country’s leading teaching hospitals. The applicant will join our enthusiastic and motivated team of 5 clinical vascular scientists, a senior medical secretary and a health care assistant. Applications from trainee clinical vascular scientists, or those nearing completion of the vascular STP training, will also be considered (on a lower AfC pay band*). We are the arterial centre for the centralised network, covering Cambridge, Peterborough, Bury St Edmonds and Kings Lynn. There is also a high volume of endovascular aneurysm repairs and endovenous procedures performed at the centre.

The Cambridge Vascular Studies Unit (VSU) is located in the Addenbrooke’s Treatment Centre (ATC) on the Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust campus.  The purpose built, air-conditioned unit which opened in May 2015 is adjacent to the 32 bed vascular ward and consists of 4 scanning rooms, 1 large office and a waiting area.  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. We are also participating in and undertaking research projects and plan to increase the level of this type of activity as the department expands.

The unit is well-equipped with 4 duplex ultrasound machines and 1 physiology machine.  We work closely with the 9, soon to be 10, consultant vascular surgeons and 6 interventional radiologists as well as the vascular specialist nurses plus a team of vascular registrars, junior doctors and research fellows. CUH is the regional hub for the centralised vascular network and the vascular service as a whole is expanding.

The closing date will be Sunday 4th March 2018, with interviews planned for mid March 2018.

Benefits to you
We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.
We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rob Elliott, Lead Clinical Vascular Scientist, on 01223 348117 or by email;

If you have problems applying, contact

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01223 217038