Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Senior Clinical Vascular Scientist

Band 7

Main area
Vascular Technology
Band 7
Full time 37.5hrs per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital + Community
£33,222 - £43,041 pa
31/10/2018 23:59

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


 Vascular Scientist- Deputy Service Lead or Training Lead

Jackie Walton Vascular Studies Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

The Jackie Walton Vascular Studies Unit based at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford which is the arterial centre for the Thames Valley Vascular Network operating a hub and spoke model with neighbouring hospitals in the Thames Valley area.

An opportunity has arisen for a Vascular Scientist working within the existing highly experienced team, to support the development of services across the region. This post is primarily based at the John Radcliffe Hospital but with sessional cover at the Royal Berkshire Hospital (RBH) in Reading and may eventually support other clinics in the area.

The service also requires a Deputy Service Lead for a minimal of one year, and a permanent Training Lead. This post offers the opportunity to extend into one or both of these roles with supported training in either management and leadership, or teaching and mentoring, both being very useful career development opportunities. Non-scanning time will be allocated to support this training.

The Vascular Service comprises eight+ vascular surgeons working across five hospitals, three Trusts and Oxford University. The Vascular Studies Unit has two large clinical rooms and a main office. It has a Philips IU22, a Philips Epiq 7, a GE Logic e9 and a CX50 portable. RBH has an Epiq 7.

The team comprises 4.4wte Band 7 Vascular Scientists, 3x trainees on the STP training scheme, a Chief Vascular Scientist, a vascular consultant Clinical Lead and is supported by a secretary and a combined reception/general assistant.  We are particularly keen to train new Vascular Scientists and will be looking to recruit additional trainees next year.

The VSU is also closely linked with the AAA screening programme team providing training, clinical support and Quality Assurance.

Ideally we are looking for an experienced Vascular Scientist with SVT accreditation and able to work autonomously, however, someone with less experience would be considered if close to completing SVT accreditation.

You will be expected to carry out the full range of investigations, including carotid artery, upper and lower limb arterial, venous Duplex (no DVT clinics), AAA surveillance, EVAR follow-up, graft surveillance, pre-operative marking, and ideally pre- and post-fistula assessment. Training will be given where necessary.

There are also opportunities to undertake and develop additional responsibilities such as training, audit, improvement projects and research, thus ensuring the continued development of the service. 

Although a busy service, we are keen to reduce the potential pressures caused by constant and excessive scanning, each vascular scientist has at least one session per week of non-scanning time to allow for CPD, attend MDT meetings and carry out non-scanning duties.  We can also consider flexible working arrangements to support both service and staffing needs.

Oxford itself is rich in culture and offers a combination of excellent schools, a plethora of green spaces, proximity to the Cotswolds and the Chilterns and good public transport links to London.

Closing date 31st October


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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

Klaus Bond, Chief Vascular Scientist on 01865 223091 or klaus.bond@ouh.nhs.uk.

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