This is an exciting opportunity to join our team of highly motivated professionals, in a progressive department, providing high quality Interventional Radiology services to the people of Somerset and North Devon. This vacancy is due to upcoming retirement, but services are also expanding.
The Interventional Radiology Service is ISAS accredited and was awarded exemplar status by the British Society Interventional Radiology Quality improvement in 2018.Our Recent GIRFT report, described the IR services as excellent - we offer tertiary level care with the warmth of a DGH setting.
Somerset and North Devon vascular network has a population of > 800,000 and incorporates North Devon and Yeovil districts in addition to the local Taunton and Somerset population. The large volume of peripheral vascular and aneurysm work which reflects our elderly demographic and the National Vascular registry 2020 demonstrates we are one of the busiest centres in the South. Emergency and Inpatient work is centred at Taunton (Musgrove park) with spoke day-case service at North Devon and Transfer of IR from Yeovil to Taunton.
Main duties of the job
A broad repertoire of non-vascular are also undertaken. Other services offered include uterine fibroids and prostate artery embolisation, venous intervention, oncology support services. Opportunities to develop any new skills and develop new services, both interventional and diagnostic will be encouraged.
We have excellent Interventional Radiology facilities including a 5-bed day-case unit, staffed by a large Team of 8 specialist IR nurses, 12 HCAs and 3 Theatre support workers a. A further step-down recliner unit will be completed in 2021. Our IR facilities have been upgraded in 2018 and the department benefits from a spacious main Interventional Radiology theatre with Siemens Artis Q hardware, a second interventional room, and dedicated USS intervention suite.
2024 will see completion of a new fully funded critical care and surgical wing which will host an IR hybrid theatre and a further hybrid-compatible theatre to plan for future expansion New Intensive care, High dependency and surgical admissions units will reside under the same roof with a new direct link to the Emergency Department.
Musgrove Park is an award winning, progressive, and ambitious District General Hospital, the largest in Somerset, with an outstanding reputation for the provision of a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and specialist services.
The Trust is fully committed to Postgraduate education, training and research and has close links with Bristol Exeter and Plymouth Universities.
About the Trust
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is the first NHS trust on the English mainland to provide community, mental health, and acute hospital services. We work with health and social care partners in Somerset to ensure that we deliver outstanding services that meet the needs of our population.
Our trust was formed on 1 April 2020 when Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust merged. We provide community and mental health services across the whole of Somerset and acute hospital services in the north, west and centre of the county and beyond.
As well as this, we work in partnership with Rutherford Diagnostic Imaging Centre to provide further services to our patients. Additionally, a plan to merge with Yeovil District Hospital has been proposed and is underway.
Taunton is a beautiful part of the country, with all the benefits of a modern county town, yet only minutes away from spectacular areas of outstanding natural beauty, beautiful beaches, and dramatic coastline. The town has excellent schools, and benefits from useful road, rail, and air links. The cities of Bristol and Exeter are less than an hour away. Joining the 4000 strong team at Musgrove will offer you a stimulating and professional working environment in which to develop, challenge and further your career.
Applications for full-time, part-time, or flexible working welcomed. Applicants must either be on the GMCs specialist register or within 6 months of obtaining their CCT.
Applicants are encouraged to visit the department by contacting Dr Katharine Lewis (Clinical lead for Interventional Radiology) katharine.lewis@somersetFT.nhs.uk or Dr Guru Karnati (Clinical Service Lead Radiology) via 01823 342406. Visits to the department and hospital are expected following shortlisting candidates will be given further details on how these should be arranged.
If you would like to discuss the application process for this role please contact Jordan Pollard, Medical Recruitment Consultant on 07765898212 orJordan.Pollard@somersetft.nhs.uk.
Please refer to the NHS Jobs website for further information, including the job description and person specification. To apply please complete the online application form on NHS Jobs. You should also submit a copy of your curriculum vitae under separate cover. Your curriculum vitae must include your number on the GMCs Specialist Register/proposed CCT date.