Clinical Fellow in Interventional Radiology

The Christie NHS FT

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Job summary

The Christie is a leading European cancer centre and serves a population of 3.2 million in the North West. The Radiology directorate provides a comprehensive oncological imaging service including general radiology CT and MR, US, diagnostic and interventional fluoroscopy, anddiagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine including PET CT.

Our facilities comprise a purpose-built MRI department that became operational in 2016 and is equipped with three 1.5T MR scanners and one 3T MR scanner; a CT department equipped with 3 scanners, two of which installed in 2023; one diagnostic and one interventional US rooms both equipped with new scanners in May 2024; and an X-Ray department with two rooms and portable scanners.

Our Interventional Radiology Department is located in the Integrated Procedures Unit, that opened in April 2017. It comprises two new interventional radiology fluoroscopy suites and an interventional ultrasound room.

The directorate is currently working on plans for the refurbishment of the CT and General Radiology departments, as part of which it is hoped to include a state-of-the-art hybrid interventional CT suite.

The directorate has had involvement with the Trust's Proton Beam Therapy service, which became operational in December 2018. Our radiologists also provide expertise as part of The Christie PET-CT Academy, which was founded in 2016.

Main duties of the job

This post is for 40 hours per week to obtain specific education and training in interventional procedures and cancer imaging; while also supporting service delivery.

The post-holder will work alongside 26 consultants, 7 of which are interventional radiologists.

The Christie interventional radiology service is a leading centre for enteric intervention, liver intervention, and transradial access; hosting a number of international courses. The successful candidate will obtain experience in a wide range of interventional procedures with a view to becoming an independent operator. Commonly performed procedures include, but are not limited to: nutritional support procedures, vascular support procedures, stenting of the GI tract, percutaneous liver intervention (PTC, RFA), percutaneous genito-urinary intervention, venous intervention (SVC, IVC, Varicocoeles) symptomatic tumour embolisations, PAE, Chemo-embolisation and Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT).

About us

The Christie is one of Europe's leading cancer centres, treating over 60,000 patients a year. We are based in Manchester and serve a population of 3.2 million across Greater Manchester & Cheshire, but as a national specialist around 15% patients are referred to us from other parts of the country. We provide radiotherapy through one of the largest radiotherapy departments in the world; chemotherapy on site and through 14 other hospitals; highly specialist surgery for complex and rare cancer; and a wide range of support and diagnostic services. We are also an international leader in research, with world first breakthroughs for over 100 years. We run one of the largest early clinical trial units in Europe with over 300 trials every year. Cancer research in Manchester, most of which is undertaken on the Christie site, has been officially ranked the best in the UK.

Date posted

17 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Doctor - other

Salary

£43,923 to £63,152 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

413-MD-C2024-23762

Job locations

Radiology - E00298

Manchester

M20 4BX


Job description

Job responsibilities

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Radiology Service Director is supported by 25 other consultant radiologists in the delivery of radiological services to the Trust. The directorate provides senior clinical fellowship posts; 5 for cross-sectional imaging and 1 for interventional radiology

Radiology Activity

Modality

2020-21

2021-22

2022-23

2023-24

CT

22 452

22 834

25 536

26 588

MR

9 534

10 785

11 525

12 262

PF

9 567

10 862

10 627

10 521

US

3 826

4 834

5 012

6 322

Angiography

94

105

121

89

Fluoroscopy

1 586

1 797

1 825

1 864

The post is principally to obtain specific education and training in interventional procedures as well as cancer imaging. It is provisionally split into 32 hours per week of direct clinical care (including Interventional Radiology alongside CT and MR onco-radiology) with 8 hours of protected research, administration and teaching. There are a wide variety of specialist MDTs with sub-specialty interests welcomed.

There is a significant proportion of time dedicated to research and audit, and the successful candidate is expected to contribute to projects leading to scientific publications, as well as presentations at national and international meetings.

It is anticipated that the post will provide the opportunity to develop experience in Research Methodology as well as Clinical Governance, administration and management issues important for appointment as a Consultant Radiologist.

The post holders routine clinical work will initially be closely supervised but he/she will practice increasingly independently as his/her experience develops during the year. In turn, the post holder will be able to supervise Junior Radiologists as time and expertise progresses.

Teaching Commitment:

The department is active in teaching at ST level, with further commitments to regional and national radiology teaching. Medical student, FY/CMT and non-radiology ST-teaching is also supported. The post holder will be expected to undertake interventional radiology lectures and tutorials to medical and non-medical staff in collaboration with, and independent of colleagues.

Multi-disciplinary team meetings:

Numerous cancer specific and dedicated interventional radiology MDT meetings take place. The post holder will be expected to participate in MDTs, with subspecialist interests accommodated.

Clinical Governance:

The post-holder will be expected to participate in all relevant aspects of clinical governance, including maintaining and improving protocols, the consent process, discrepancy reporting, guidelines and clinical audit in conjunction with the other staff in the department.

In addition, opportunities will exist to get involved with national audit programs of the relevant specialist societies.

Office and Secretarial:

The Trust will provide shared office accommodation with other radiology trainees and fellows. Secretarial support is shared between consultants.

Continuing Professional Development

The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development (CPD) as laid down by the GMC and colleges and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.

The post holder will undertake CPD in line with the recommendations of the Royal College of Radiologists. He /she will make appropriate arrangements for study leave with colleagues and non-medical staff. Study leave will be limited to 10 days per year, but flexible working will be considered

Job Planning

PROVISIONAL ACTIVITY TIMETABLE

Both part time and full-time applications will be considered. The post will be offered as 40 hours per week, divided into 32 hours of Direct Clinical Care and 8 hours of Supporting Activity, this will be reduced proportionally for part time applications. An indicative timetable is described below (each session lasting 4 hours). Please note that an individual timetable will be agreed with the clinical director Dr Jon Bell, the educational supervisor, Dr Sean Tenant and the head of Interventional Radiology, Dr Mark Abel. The exact timetable depends on the skills and desires of the successful candidate and on the needs of the department.

There is also the opportunity to do additional paid cross sectional reporting sessions, subject to demand.

Timetable (Indicative)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

AM

Research / Study

Intervention (I.R)

MR / Research / Study

Intervention

CT

PM

US

CT

Research / Study / I.R.

CT

Intervention

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential for the post

Desirable for the post

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT*

1. ATTAINMENTS

Educational & Professional

GMC registration

Within 6 months CCST at time of appointment

AF/CE

Research / Publications

Record of recent research. Interventional Radiology/Onco-radiology presentations at national meetings.

Recent publications in peer reviewed journals.

Interventional Radiology presentations at national and international meetings.

AF/CE

2. TRAINING

Year 5/6 post FRCR

CE

3. EXPERIENCE

Job Specific

Independent in basic Interventional radiology procedures

Experienced in Oncological interve interventional procedures and oncological and Oncological imaging

AF/I/R

Management / Audit

4. TEACHING

Undergraduate/Postgraduate teaching.

Evidence of Audit.

Evidence of Service Development

AF/I/R

5. PERSONAL SKILLS

Flexibility & team working

6. CIRCUMSTANCES

Abbreviations for Methods of Assessment:

AF Application Form

I Interview

R References

CE Certification Evidence

Job description

Job responsibilities

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Radiology Service Director is supported by 25 other consultant radiologists in the delivery of radiological services to the Trust. The directorate provides senior clinical fellowship posts; 5 for cross-sectional imaging and 1 for interventional radiology

Radiology Activity

Modality

2020-21

2021-22

2022-23

2023-24

CT

22 452

22 834

25 536

26 588

MR

9 534

10 785

11 525

12 262

PF

9 567

10 862

10 627

10 521

US

3 826

4 834

5 012

6 322

Angiography

94

105

121

89

Fluoroscopy

1 586

1 797

1 825

1 864

The post is principally to obtain specific education and training in interventional procedures as well as cancer imaging. It is provisionally split into 32 hours per week of direct clinical care (including Interventional Radiology alongside CT and MR onco-radiology) with 8 hours of protected research, administration and teaching. There are a wide variety of specialist MDTs with sub-specialty interests welcomed.

There is a significant proportion of time dedicated to research and audit, and the successful candidate is expected to contribute to projects leading to scientific publications, as well as presentations at national and international meetings.

It is anticipated that the post will provide the opportunity to develop experience in Research Methodology as well as Clinical Governance, administration and management issues important for appointment as a Consultant Radiologist.

The post holders routine clinical work will initially be closely supervised but he/she will practice increasingly independently as his/her experience develops during the year. In turn, the post holder will be able to supervise Junior Radiologists as time and expertise progresses.

Teaching Commitment:

The department is active in teaching at ST level, with further commitments to regional and national radiology teaching. Medical student, FY/CMT and non-radiology ST-teaching is also supported. The post holder will be expected to undertake interventional radiology lectures and tutorials to medical and non-medical staff in collaboration with, and independent of colleagues.

Multi-disciplinary team meetings:

Numerous cancer specific and dedicated interventional radiology MDT meetings take place. The post holder will be expected to participate in MDTs, with subspecialist interests accommodated.

Clinical Governance:

The post-holder will be expected to participate in all relevant aspects of clinical governance, including maintaining and improving protocols, the consent process, discrepancy reporting, guidelines and clinical audit in conjunction with the other staff in the department.

In addition, opportunities will exist to get involved with national audit programs of the relevant specialist societies.

Office and Secretarial:

The Trust will provide shared office accommodation with other radiology trainees and fellows. Secretarial support is shared between consultants.

Continuing Professional Development

The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development (CPD) as laid down by the GMC and colleges and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.

The post holder will undertake CPD in line with the recommendations of the Royal College of Radiologists. He /she will make appropriate arrangements for study leave with colleagues and non-medical staff. Study leave will be limited to 10 days per year, but flexible working will be considered

Job Planning

PROVISIONAL ACTIVITY TIMETABLE

Both part time and full-time applications will be considered. The post will be offered as 40 hours per week, divided into 32 hours of Direct Clinical Care and 8 hours of Supporting Activity, this will be reduced proportionally for part time applications. An indicative timetable is described below (each session lasting 4 hours). Please note that an individual timetable will be agreed with the clinical director Dr Jon Bell, the educational supervisor, Dr Sean Tenant and the head of Interventional Radiology, Dr Mark Abel. The exact timetable depends on the skills and desires of the successful candidate and on the needs of the department.

There is also the opportunity to do additional paid cross sectional reporting sessions, subject to demand.

Timetable (Indicative)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

AM

Research / Study

Intervention (I.R)

MR / Research / Study

Intervention

CT

PM

US

CT

Research / Study / I.R.

CT

Intervention

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential for the post

Desirable for the post

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT*

1. ATTAINMENTS

Educational & Professional

GMC registration

Within 6 months CCST at time of appointment

AF/CE

Research / Publications

Record of recent research. Interventional Radiology/Onco-radiology presentations at national meetings.

Recent publications in peer reviewed journals.

Interventional Radiology presentations at national and international meetings.

AF/CE

2. TRAINING

Year 5/6 post FRCR

CE

3. EXPERIENCE

Job Specific

Independent in basic Interventional radiology procedures

Experienced in Oncological interve interventional procedures and oncological and Oncological imaging

AF/I/R

Management / Audit

4. TEACHING

Undergraduate/Postgraduate teaching.

Evidence of Audit.

Evidence of Service Development

AF/I/R

5. PERSONAL SKILLS

Flexibility & team working

6. CIRCUMSTANCES

Abbreviations for Methods of Assessment:

AF Application Form

I Interview

R References

CE Certification Evidence

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • GMC registration
  • Interventional Radiology/Onco-radiology presentations at national meetings.
  • Record of recent research.

Desirable

  • Within 6 months CCST at time of appointment
  • Recent publications in peer reviewed journals.
  • Interventional Radiology presentations at national and international meetings.

Training

Essential

  • Year 5/6 post FRCR

Experience

Essential

  • Independent in basic Interventional radiology procedures
  • Evidence of Audit.
  • Undergraduate/Postgraduate teaching.

Desirable

  • Experienced in Oncological interventional procedures and oncological and Oncological imaging
  • Evidence of Service Development

PERSONAL SKILLS

Essential

  • Flexibility & team working
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • GMC registration
  • Interventional Radiology/Onco-radiology presentations at national meetings.
  • Record of recent research.

Desirable

  • Within 6 months CCST at time of appointment
  • Recent publications in peer reviewed journals.
  • Interventional Radiology presentations at national and international meetings.

Training

Essential

  • Year 5/6 post FRCR

Experience

Essential

  • Independent in basic Interventional radiology procedures
  • Evidence of Audit.
  • Undergraduate/Postgraduate teaching.

Desirable

  • Experienced in Oncological interventional procedures and oncological and Oncological imaging
  • Evidence of Service Development

PERSONAL SKILLS

Essential

  • Flexibility & team working

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Christie NHS FT

Address

Radiology - E00298

Manchester

M20 4BX


Employer's website

https://www.christie.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

The Christie NHS FT

Address

Radiology - E00298

Manchester

M20 4BX


Employer's website

https://www.christie.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Consultant Radiologist

Dr Sean Tenant

Sean.tenant@nhs.net

Date posted

17 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Doctor - other

Salary

£43,923 to £63,152 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

413-MD-C2024-23762

Job locations

Radiology - E00298

Manchester

M20 4BX


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