Laura - Clinical Vascular Scientist

Who’s this?

I’m Laura, a Clinical Vascular Scientist working at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

What does that mean?

I use ultrasound and other non-invasive techniques to image and assess the blood flow of patients with diseases of the arteries and veins Why did you choose this job? I chose to

Why did you choose this job?

I chose to do this job because it is a job that enables me to use my scientific knowledge whilst being able to work with and benefit patients

What is the best part of your job?

I like the variation in my job role, also being able to work with patients and provide a beneficial role in their treatment and management

Is your job stressful and how do you cope with stress?

My job can be at times. I like to stay active and exercise is my biggest stress reliever!

What does your typical day look like?

I see a number of patients a day, scanning the patient to assess for any vascular problems. The reports I do of the images, assists the doctors in the best treatment for the patients.

What have you done that has made you most proud at work?

Am really proud of passing my masters and course exams!

What do you want to achieve in the next 5 years at work?

Having only recently qualified, I want to gain as much experience in the vascular world as possible and develop my skills to become the best clinical vascular scientist I can become!

Where can I find out more?

This profile has been created by the Greater Manchester NHS Careers Engagement Hub in partnership with Manchester Universities NHS Foundation Trust (Central & Trafford Sites). If you have questions then feel free to contact us.

You can find out more about this role by visiting the Clinical Vascular Scientist section of the Health Careers website. The site gives information about the role and responsibilities, pay and conditions as well as any qualifications that are required and what the relevant courses or entry requirements are.