Training at IVS
At IVS we pride ourselves on giving our trainees the highest quality education to fully equip them for their career in vascular ultrasound. Each new trainee is assigned a mentor to guide them through their technical and theoretical training. We also have a training team consisting of our Clinical Training Manager (Tracey Gall) and three Clinical Training Officers. The team oversee all aspects of training and organise regular teaching sessions to guide trainees through their exams and enable them to become proficient in all aspects of the job. In the first year of employment, trainees spend periods at university to complete a PgC in vascular ultrasound. There are further exams in the second and third years of training towards the ultimate aim of gaining accreditation with the Society for Vascular Technology, our governing body. Even following accreditation all of our staff are encouraged to develop their skill base and to further their knowledge and expertise, developing new scanning techniques and participating in novel research projects. In order to achieve ongoing skill development and to maintain accreditation, all qualified staff undertake continued professional development and education tasks, which includes things such as delivering a talk at a vascular conference, mastering a new scanning technique or lecturing at study days. This ensures that our staff continue to develop new skills and enhance old skills even after having becoming fully qualified.
✓ Can save 17% to 34% of the cost of setting up and running a vascular laboratory
✓ Reduces capital expenditure
✓ Lowers staff and administration costs
✓ 95% of inpatients investigated the same day
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