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2 x Academic Vascular Specialist Nurse

Reference:  HY0318
Campus:  Hull and NHS Sites
Faculty/Area:  Faculty of Health Sciences
School/Department:  Hull York Medical School
Subject Group/Team:  Vascular Research Group
Salary:  NHS Agenda for Change Scale
Fixed Term
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Monday 30 November 2020

This post is only open to current University of Hull employees

Applicants are required to submit a current CV and covering letter outlining how their qualifications and experience meet the Person Specification in the Job Description below.

This post requires a criminal records from the Disclosure and Barring Service - Adult Workforce.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated registered nurse to join the team of Academic Vascular Specialist Nurses (AVSN). The post comprises a 50/50 split of clinical and academic duties based jointly within Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and the Hull York Medical School/The University of Hull. This is primarily a Band 6 role offering a fantastic opportunity for training and career development within research and the speciality of Vascular Surgery. We will consider hard working candidates without prior vascular or research experience in a development role at Band 5 to allow acquisition of knowledge and experience to progress within the role to Band 6 level.

The Academic Vascular Surgery Unit is a busy research unit with a reputation for delivering high quality studies based on both national and industry funding. The successful applicants will join a team of experienced staff within the academic unit responsible for delivering and clinically managing a range of studies including observational research, novel drug therapy and clinical interventions. Working with the other AVSNs, you will coordinate the clinical aspects of trials, participate in the screening, recruitment and follow up of patients with responsibility for the assessment, planning and on-going care and safety of the research participants throughout their study journey. 

The Vascular Unit in Hull University Teaching Hospitals provides a complete range of vascular clinical care and services to the 1.2 million patients in Hull, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire and Goole, with a busy in-patient ward, theatre suite and surgical outpatients services. Within the clinical aspect of the role, the AVSN will work with senior clinicians, nurses and managers to train in and ultimately deliver evidence-based, comprehensively assessment of referred patients in nurse led one-stop outpatient clinics for leg wounds, small aneurysms, varicose veins and intermittent claudication. 

This post will provide clinical and research knowledge and skills around a variety of vascular conditions through working closely with experienced research nurses, consultant surgeons and other members of the multi-disciplinary team in caring for vascular patients. Opportunities for further development and postgraduate training including formal qualification in advanced practice, research, health leadership, medical ultrasound, wounds management and long term conditions amongst others.

The successful post holder should demonstrate the ability to manage their own work load and to work as part of a team. Excellent organisation and communication skills are essential along with a willingness to learn and the drive to develop the best possible services for patients.

Prior experience in vascular nursing, nurse led assessment, wound management, or in research such as academic and commercial studies is desirable but not essential.   We are keen to invest in and develop our staff so if you are passionate and committed to the development and application of high-quality patient care, we want to hear from you!

For further details / informal visits contact:

Prof Ian Chetter, Academic Lead [via Claire Acey (PA)] 

Mr George Smith, Clinical Lead - 

Lisa Angus, Senior Matron –

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At Hull we are committed to equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion at every level, because we believe a diverse workforce brings broader expertise, improved innovation and greater success for all. 

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