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Consultant Radiologist – Chest

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This is a new Consultant Radiologist post required to support and develop thoracic imaging services based at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (SRFT). Other sub-specialty interests can be supported and we would encourage any interested candidates to contact the Directorate management team for further discussion.

This job description is intended to cover the main points of the post only. Applicants are invited to enquire regarding any points about which they may be unsure. 

You will increase our compliment of Consultant Radiologists with Specialty interest in thoracic radiology to 3.57 WTE. 

Support is required for the existing thoracic imaging service, including diagnostic and interventional skills and input into clinico-radiological meetings. Specialised weekly Chest meetings include a NW sector lung cancer MDT and Respiratory clinico-radiology meeting. Interventional skills including lung biopsy, nodal biopsy and pleural procedures are desirable. 

You will contribute to the general on call rota and maintain general cross sectional skills. 

The department of Respiratory Medicine provides a district based service for the resident population of Salford, as well as providing a service to many patients referred into this tertiary centre with other pathologies where there is a respiratory component.

The lung cancer service is supported by a specialist MDT with weekly teleconferencing meetings with its partners at Bolton, Wigan and Wythenshawe. Each year 220-230 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed and approximately one third require image guided biopsy to achieve a diagnosis.

It is expected that the post holder will work closely with the respiratory directorate to provide expert thoracic radiological advice within the weekly clinical radiology and specialist MDT meetings. 

The Respiratory Medicine department includes 8 consultants who provide both inpatient and outpatient services. 

The consultants have a variety of respiratory subspecialist interests and support both secondary care for Salford and also some tertiary services. Local services include: specialist COPD, lung cancer, non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis, asthma, fibrosis, tuberculosis, pleural disease, difficult cough and sleep services.

Dr O’Driscoll runs a supra-regional respiratory interstitial lung disease (ILD) clinic with Professor Ariane Herrick, consultant rheumatologist, who has a specialist interest in complex connective tissue disease. The team also has close links with the immunology service and manages respiratory related complications of immune deficiency. 

Since the 1st April 2012 SRFT has become a key part of the Manchester Major Trauma Centre Collaborative and in the future, SRFT will become the single receiving site for Major Trauma for Greater Manchester. An interest in trauma would be encouraged. 

As part of the Healthier Together project across Greater Manchester, SRFT is part of the North West Sector which includes Bolton and Wigan. We have been designated as one of the four hub sites across GM which will receive high acuity surgical patients. It is envisaged that acute and emergency medicine and surgical services will operate as single shared services across the sector.

The Radiology Directorate at SRFT provides a comprehensive range of Radiology Diagnostic and Therapeutic examinations. 

You will be joining a team of 29 Consultant Radiologists with a wide range of special interests. The Trust is the designated cancer centre for the NW sector of Greater Manchester. It is also a centre for Bariatric surgery and a National Centre for Intestinal Failure.

SRFT is the Greater Manchester Centre for Neurosciences and the Comprehensive Stroke Centre for the GM population. Christie at Salford opened in July 2010 and Salford Neuroradiology supports the SRS (stereotactic radiosurgery) service.

We are home to one of the largest skull base services in the country. 

We also provide services to the nationally commissioned Neurofibromatosis type I (one of the two national centres) and type II (one of four national centres) services. SRFT is the regional centre for spinal surgery and serves a population of 3.2 million. 

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust are working together under the leadership of Chief Executive, Sir David Dalton to establish a Group model where local NHS organisations will share a governance framework to reduce variations in clinical practice, accelerate improvements in patient outcomes and also improve productivity. This provides exciting opportunities for collaborative working, including radiology, to work efficiently, grow our capacity and improve quality. As a result of this collaboration, there may be opportunities for cross site working.


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