- Career Level Consultant
- Contract type Locum
- Hours Full Time
Applications are invited for the post of Locum Consultant Radiologist with an interest in Head and Neck Imaging. This is a post to deliver and develop all aspects of imaging in Head and Neck. Adequate experience is required. The successful applicant will join an established team of radiologists supporting clinicians and delivering acute and elective imaging in this specialist area as well as general radiology.
A major refurbishment programme of all Trust MRI, CT scanners and Angiographic Suites has recently been completed ensuring UHL patients have access to the latest technology. The PET-CT service continues to expand. There is now a twice weekly list with up to 900 PET-CT scans being performed/year. Plans are in progress for an on-site PET-CT service.
The post holder will work across all three trust sites and will join the existing diagnostic on call rota in either Neuroradiology (approximately 1 in 6) delivering acute imaging to UHL
There are opportunities to support MDTs and clinico-radiological meetings.
The service has strong links to academic and other radiology departments, including the CRUK cancer centre. The opportunity to be involved in research is available for interested candidates.
There will be an opportunity to practice and develop a wide range of diagnostic (and interventional if needed) procedures including MR (including 3T), US, fluoroscopy and CT.
A major refurbishment programme of all Trust MRI and CT scanners has recently been completed ensuring the latest technology is available.
Set in the heart of England, the vibrant and historic city of Leicester has a wealth of leisure and shopping facilities, is well connected to London and other major cities and it is a great place to live, work and play.
The hospital’s Radiology department is an excellent provider of interventional radiology, a specialty we are passionate about developing and expanding further.
It has a recent claim to fame as the bones of Richard III underwent a CT scan at Leicester Royal Infirmary, the results of which were used to reconstruct the king’s appearance.
There is exciting work taking place within Radiology and UHL as a whole surrounding site reconfiguration and improving emergency flows so candidates will be joining at a time of great change and opportunity.
You will be joining an experienced and highly regarded team of radiologists. We offer an excellent relocation package and flexible working is a strength in the department.
We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country, serving the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland – and increasingly specialist services over a much wider area. Our nationally and internationally-renowned specialist treatment and services in cardio-respiratory diseases, cancer and renal disorders reach a further two to three million patients from the rest of the country.
Spread over the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals, we also have our very own Children’s Hospital and work closely with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.
We continue to work with many different organisations throughout the world to push the boundaries of research and new surgical procedures for the benefit of our patients. Areas of world-renowned expertise include diabetes, genetics, cancer and cardio-respiratory diseases. We are now home to three NIHR (National Institute of Health Research) Biomedical Research Units and during the year we carried out more than 800 clinical trials, involving thousands of our patients who are among the first to try the latest medicines and techniques.
Our heart centre at the Glenfield hospital continues to lead the way in developing new and innovative research and techniques, such as surgery with a Robotic Arm, TAVI (Trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Insertion) and the use of the suture less valve in heart surgery. It has also become one of the world’s busiest ECMO (extra corporeal membrane oxygenation) centres and the only hospital in the UK to provide ECMO therapy for both adults and children.
We have one of the best vascular services nationally, with more patients surviving longer after following an aneurysm repair (to fix a life threatening bulge in a blood vessel). And we are proud to continue to have some of the lowest rates of hospital-acquired infections, such as C.Difficile and MRSA, in the country.
Our purpose is to provide ‘Caring at its best’ and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we’re here to do. They are:
• We focus on what matters most
• We treat others how we would like to be treated
• We are passionate and creative in our work
• We do what we say we are going to do
• We are one team and we are best when we work together
Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that ‘Caring at its Best’ is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience. That’s why we’re proud to be part of the NHS and we’re proud to be Leicester’s Hospitals.
Successful candidates will be expected to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and clinical governance.
Those interested are strongly recommended to contact the service and arrange a visit.
The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust serves the population of Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland. There are three acute teaching hospitals within the Trust. The Trust actively endorses continuing medical education for all staff..
For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Mosheir Elabassy, Medical Leads (0116 258 6334)
Dr Arumugam Rajesh, Head of Service (0116 2588218)
Dr Ram Vaidhyanath, Consultant Radiologist (011
NHS Jobs link: https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/d38392959f265e96f1e9bdbaf0f3a189/?vac_ref=914575353