Consultant Radiologists - x4 - Vascular/Interventional Radiology
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Consultant Radiologist with a special interest in Vascular/Interventional Radiology
West Yorkshire Vascular Service (posts to work across West Yorkshire hosted by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust).
WYVaS is now delighted to invite applicants for Consultant Vascular Interventional Radiologists (up to 4 posts). The service is delivered across five Trust sites and we believe this evolving configuration brings exciting opportunities for candidates. These posts will be hosted by BTHFT, initially being clinically based for acute and elective activity at the site of most need (CHFT or BTHT) evolving in the near future to undertake acute work at BTHT, as we transition to BTHT being the second arterial centre with LTHT being the other arterial centre in West Yorkshire. In the near future the candidates would deliver elective work based at the arterial centre with additional responsibilities at ANHSFT and CHFT.
As an evolving single service we are also aim to offer opportunities across the whole single service in areas such as sub–specialisation and complex work, research, training and education. Candidates wishing to explore opportunities at LTHT and MYHT should discuss these during the application process.
In the immediate term, if the candidate has the appropriate skill set, there would be a commitment to non-vascular intervention as well eg nephrostomies, biliary drainage etc.
Applications are sought from candidates who will help the service to further develop and deliver a high quality interventional vascular service. The appointees will work alongside a strong, cohesive, and well established team of Vascular Interventional Radiologists and Vascular Surgeons. Our work to develop a true single service is testament to our commitment to this innovative change, development of new ways of working, and the strength of relationships.
The entire WYVaS team offer a full range of intervention for patients with vascular disease including EVAR, PAD management, complex below knee revascularisation and FEVAR program. Additionally, vascular support is provided to HPB Surgery, Urology and Transplant services. As WYVaS hosts two Renal Dialysis Units (at LTHT and BTHFT) and LTHT hosts one of the country’s leading renal transplant centres, it attracts a variety of related intervention such as transplant intervention, fistula creation/maintenance and complex vascular access. All sites contribute data to registries and the move to a true single service should greatly improve opportunities for research and recruitment to trials.
These appointments are intended to increase the number of Interventional Radiologists that will support the future on-call rota based at the Bradford Arterial Centre to 8 WTE. As the work within the WYVaS gathers pace, acute arterial work will be consolidated in the BTHFT site, where the full range of interventions to support a 24/7 IR service will be established. All acute interventions (including EVAR), will be performed on the BTHFT site, to which successful applicants will be expected to contribute. Candidates are therefore expected to demonstrate flexibility to current and future cross-site working. We would not anticipate, at this time, successful candidates having to work across more than 2 sites within WYVaS unless it is though their choice or to ensure exposure to their sub-specialty interest. We would also anticipate that cross site working is not restricted to new appointments.
ANHSFT, BTHFT, CHFT have Siemens angiography equipment in interventional suites with sites having access to the full range of diagnostic modalities including duplex ultrasound, CT and MR angiography and PET CT.
Successful applicants will join a 1 in 8 on call rota providing the normal range of out of hours VIR interventions for aortic rupture, acute peripheral ischemia and visceral haemorrhage. Some Non-vascular IR procedures are performed out of hours by Vascular IRs, but this is under review.
WYVaS is committed to IR training for both vascular radiology trainees and vascular surgical trainees. The work is shared with a strong collaboration between vascular surgery and vascular intervention.
If you would like further information or an informal discussion and/or visit please contact:
Mr Neeraj Bhasin - Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Associate Medical Director, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS FT and Regional Clinical Director for the West Yorkshire Vascular Service,( Email address removed ), 01484 355415
Dr Chalam Viswanathan- Consultant Radiologist, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS FT,( Email address removed ), 01484 342 770
Dr David Shaw - Consultant Radiologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS T and Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS T,( Email address removed )
Dr Jonathan Barber, Consultant Radiologist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS FT, ( Email address removed ), 01274 364 321
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