Consultant Interventional Radiologist
The department of Interventional Radiology are undergoing an exciting and innovative phase of exponential expansion. We have been designated the arterial centre for the Kent and Medway region by NHS England and are in the advanced stages of business planning for a second state of the art interventional radiology suite.
Our department prides itself on having developed a clinical focus for IR and we have independent Interventional Radiology outpatient clinics supported by a team of specialist nurses where we see both vascular and non vascular patients. Furthermore, we have developed a service where we have an anaesthetics list 5 days a week. This allows us to focus on the technical aspects of a procedure whilst the anaesthetic team take care of the analgesic and other requirements. This is particularly helpful in below the knee angioplasty, percutaneous EVAR, and complex embolisation.
We are a friendly and flexible young team of three interventional radiologists and are looking to recruit someone who is also friendly, and motivated with the drive to participate in the current service and take forward new ones such as interventional oncology.
The post is based at Kent and Canterbury Hospital, as well as being the regional vascular hub, our trust also hosts the regional urology centre, regional renal centre and regional Head and Neck service. These specialties plus close working relationships with haematology and general surgery provide much opportunity.
Funding has been approved for a second bespoke interventional radiology facility on site and refurbishment of the existing facility. In addition the interventional radiology team will support the development of the regional stroke thrombectomy service
The Trust has large hospitals at Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, Margate and William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, which provide surgical, medical, obstetric, paediatric and gynaecological services. William Harvey Hospital is a head and neck/maxillo-facial centre, and QEQMH a gynae- oncology centre with comprehensive imaging facilities including five CT, five MRI, including two 3T units and high spec CT, and more than 20 US rooms and a project starting in October to provide two SPECT/CT units in NM.
Research and Development opportunities are fully supported, and with the advent of a new local medical school, hosted jointly between the University Kent and Christchurch University in Canterbury exciting opportunities are already presenting themselves.
You should have a CSST in Interventional Radiology, or should be within 6 months of achieving this, so as to be Specialist Registered.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Robert Kaikini, Consultant IR Radiologist, 01227 864269.or Dr Anne Greenhalgh, Clinical Lead for Radiological Sciences and Consultant Radiologist