- Career Level Fellowship
- Contract type Fixed contract
- Hours Full Time
- Salary MN37 scale
The successful candidate will be supervised by 3 WTE Consultant Radiologists with an interest in Cardiothoracic Radiology.
At UHNM there are currently three radiologists with an interest in thoracic and cardiothoracic imaging and one with a specialist interest in lymphoma, as well as five Advanced Practitioner Chest Reporting Radiographers and two Consultant Radiographers. Between them they provide a first class service supporting 10 respiratory physicians, 4 onco-haematologists, 6 cardiothoracic surgeons, 16 cardiologists and the clinical and medical oncologists, from UHNM and Leighton Hospitals.
UHNM has the largest lung cancer cohort in the West Midlands, has a large ILD service and hosts the Regional ILD MDT. There is a strong cardiac imaging service with over 2,500 cardiac MR scans performed per year (on Siemens 1.5T and 3T scanners) and a rapidly expanding Cardiac CT service (using Siemens 256 FLASH scanner) with over 1000 cardiac CT scans performed annually. UHNM is one of the top five largest cardiothoracic surgery centres in the UK (with over 1500 surgical procedures per year) and is in the top 3 busiest Regional Major Trauma Centres in the UK; both services requiring significant cardiothoracic radiology input. The appointed fellow will gain excellent training in all aspects of cardiothoracic imaging.
The appointed fellow will be expected to prepare and present at the Thoracic and Lymphoma MDTms . There are other Clinico-Radiology meetings including one for ITU.
The Imaging Services are based on a strong ethos of Quality assurance, Audit, Evidence and Research. Successful applicants would be expected to actively engage in Governance and Audit and specifically contribute to the Department’s on-going ISAS accreditation. UHNM is a research active organization. There is a large number of active oncology trials, many of which require radiology support. The Imaging Department is also building up a portfolio of imaging-based research aligning to the Trust priority to become a major clinical research Centre.
In addition to core thoracic radiology, the applicants can gain experience in
- Cardiac CT and Cardiac MR
- PET Imaging
- Interstitial Lung Disease
- Lymphoma Imaging
- Lung Biopsies
- General non-vascular interventions ( Image guided biopsies, aspirations and drainages).
There are extensive academic opportunities for Fellows. Involvement in research is an expectation of the Fellowship program and up to one day per week is given as protected academic time. The Trust is affiliated to Keele University and its Medical School and a new Undergraduate School of Radiography will be opening at Keele in September 2017.
Applicants must possess the FRCR or equivalent.
For information and enquiries please contact
Dr Nick Watson, Consultant Radiologist, on 01782 675861, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org OR
Dr Hefin Jones, Clinical Director of Imaging, on 01782 675861, e-mail email@example.com
The job plan will be agreed with the successful candidates and will be based on a 40 hour working week. Up to 1 day in research will be supported
UHNM is a standalone radiology training scheme (a part of West Midlands School of Radiology). We currently have 25 trainees. The on-call services are well supported by radiology trainees 24/7. The fellow is not expected to cover on call, but will be expected to contribute to Radiologist of the day and extended seven day working on a rotational basis
There will be opportunities and funding to present research at regional, national and international meetings