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Consultant Vascular Interventional Radiologist with Thrombectomy

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time: 10 sessions per week
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Royal Stoke University Hospital
Stoke on Trent
£82,096 - £110,683 Additional PA's negotiable upon appointment
Salary period
10/12/2020 23:59
Interview date

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


This post will join 7 Consultant Interventional Radiologists based at the Royal Stoke University Hospital site.

We are looking for outstanding Clinicians wishing to actively develop Interventional Radiology (IR) at a Level 1 Trauma Hospital, support the network centralisation of regional vascular services, and contribute to the expanding non-vascular IR workload. The plan is to expand to a total of 10 Consultant Interventional Radiologists based at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

Demonstration of comprehensive IR training and experience in EVAR and embolisation techniques are essential. Additional sub-speciality interests in uroradiology, hepatobiliary and oncological intervention will be actively encouraged. Experience in TIPS and TACE would be welcomed.

Successful applicants will contribute to a 1:8 IR on call rota run from UHNM, Royal Stoke University Hospital site. There is a dedicated nurse and radiographer on-call rota for radiology to support the interventional activities completed out of hours.

This Consultant must be able to carry out or / must be willing to train in Mechanical Stroke Thrombectomy with the aim of joining the Thrombectomy rota following training. To support this you will be offered a diagnostic neuro reporting session and attendance at the Stroke MDT.

As a Consultant at UHNM you will be working with some of the latest equipment available in a purpose built department not easily rivalled. The new hospital complex at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, opened in March 2012 and provides high quality imaging equipment. There are 3 IR operating rooms including 2 hybrid theatres: a state-of-the-art Siemens Artis ZeeGo hybrid theatre and a Philips Allura Xper FD20 Bi-plane theatre as well as a Siemens Artis Zee non-vascular IR suite. Our Bi-plane room is currently going through an upgrade programme - this will be opened in March 2021. There are also plans for a 4th IR theatre.

In January 2017 a dedicated IR Day Case Unit with 9 beds and IR clinic facilities was built within the IR department. The Imaging department has 3 x 3T and 4 x 1.5T MRI scanners; two 128 slice and one 256 Flash Siemens scanners. In addition the directorate is working on a proposals to add another MRI and and CT scanner in the next 12 months.

The Imaging Directorate is currently undergoing a significant phase of investment to support an ambitious expansion programme. The Imaging Directorate aims to be one of the best in the country and, to ensure this, we have achieved ISAS accreditation for 6 consecutive years. UHNM has also been accredited as a BSIR Exemplar site having “demonstrated a commitment to the development of high quality IR services” through “committed clinical leadership and commitment from the Interventional team” The post holder will be expected to engage in this accreditation and maintain it.

The successful applicant will work closely with the large Vascular Surgical Department, currently with 10 Vascular Surgery Consultants, providing vascular services to a population of at least 800,000 via the Staffordshire & South Cheshire Vascular Network – with Royal Stoke University Hospital as the Hub site and County Hospital Stafford, Leighton Hospital Crewe and Queens Hospital Burton-on-Trent as the spokes sites.

There is a vibrant and expanding EVAR programme with over 100 EVARS and 15-20 TEVARS being performed in the last year. An aneurysm screening programme commenced in 2012.

UHNM became a Major Trauma Centre in April 2012 and the successful applicant will be expected to be proficient in the endovascular management of multiple types of trauma.

The Imaging Department at UHNM is a busy department providing both general and specialist services in diagnostic and interventional imaging. It is a large department with 45 Radiologists.  The Imaging department carries out over 700,00 examinations every year.

Installed in April 2019, our award-winning Sectra PACS allows for streamlined, efficient and trouble-free reporting, efficient running of multidisciplinary meetings and effective teaching/training. It is designed to allow radiologists to perform the vast majority of their workload from a single application. It also allows for remote reporting, and this is something that the department will support if candidates are interested in this method of working.

There is a high level of skill-mix within the department and teaching and training of radiographers and junior radiologists is at the forefront. Every year, there are 7 junior radiologists joining the department for their training. We currently have 30 juniors at all levels. There are also strong and active connections with Keele Medical School. This brings about many teaching opportunities for candidates.

Research is a growing area of activity. A specialised research team within the department will help support research, studies and collaboration with other centres and the industry.

Closing Date: 10th December 2020

Interview Date: 8th January 2021

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr David Wells
Job title
Clinical Lead for Vascular Intervention and IR Consultant
Email address
Telephone number
01782 679073
Additional information

Anne Walton, PA to Dr Changez Jadun, Clinical Director for Imaging

01782 675862



Dr David Wells, Clinical Lead for Vascular Intervention and IR Consultant

01782 679073

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Royal Stoke Hospital
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Stoke On Trent