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066530 Clinical Vascular Scientist

Nhs Lothian
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18 Sep 2021

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NHS Lothian is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

To this end, NHS Lothian welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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We are looking to recruit one full time (1.0 WTE) and one part-time (0.6 WTE) experienced Clinical Vascular Scientist or Vascular Sonographer to join our friendly and enthusiastic team of 3 Accredited Clinical Vascular Scientists, HCA and administrator in the Vascular Laboratory in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Experienced applicants must hold a degree in a relevant subject (science/healthcare based) and be fully qualified as an Accredited Clinical Vascular Scientist (AVS) through the SVT or hold a relevant Postgraduate qualification in vascular ultrasound.

The Vascular Laboratory provides a specialist diagnostic vascular ultrasound imaging service including carotid and vertebral assessment, peripheral upper and lower limb arterial and venous assessment, graft surveillance, aortic aneurysm surveillance, fistula assessment and treadmill testing.

The Vascular Laboratory team work closely with seven Vascular Consultants, Consultant Radiologists and Vascular Nurse Specialists and the multidisciplinary team in the Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.

The Vascular Laboratory is spacious, with air-conditioned rooms and it is well equipped with a Siemens Helix, Siemens Sequoia and Siemens Antares Ultrasound Scanners and a portable GE Vivid IQ and portable GE Logiq Es. We use an electronic reporting system and are connected to PACS.

The Vascular Laboratory acknowledges the recommendations of the SoR and allocates protected study time.

Applicants interested in part-time hours will be considered.

Edinburgh and the Lothians are on the eastern side of Scotlands central belt in the heart of the country. It is a region of exceptional beauty and contrast, from the splendour of Edinburgh to the beauty and variety of the hills, countryside and coastline.

NHS Lothian is committed to supporting staff through a relocation process. For further information on relocating to Edinburgh, please visit our careers website:

For all enquiries or to arrange a visit, please contact Karen Gallagher, Chief Clinical Vascular Scientist on 0131 242 3605.

This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post.
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