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Locum Consultant Interventional Neuroradiologist

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2023

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Specialist doctor, Radiology
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
Provision of Radiology support in the areas of:
  • Neuro Interventional procedures
  • Mechanical Thrombectomy Service (MT)
  • Weekend MT and coiling service
  • MDT's
  • Clinics
  • On call
  • Cross-sectional Imaging reporting
  • Work cross site KGH and QH
Main duties of the job

The advertised post is to support interventional neuroradiology. The successful applicant should have completed training in diagnostic radiology and fellowship in interventional neuroradiology and experience in relevant subspecialty is preferred.

This is a new post and has arisen primary to cover our interventional neuroradiology services and as a part of transformation and expansion.

The Radiology Directorate is currently reconfiguring its consultant team to provide as much specialist, high quality, timely and efficient service as possible. The appointment of a new member of the Radiology team is a key part of this development. The directorate is in the process of developing interventional neuroradiology services aiming to
  • Support the Hyperacute Stroke and Trauma Services
  • Develop centre of excellence for Interventional neuro radiology

The candidate will be expected to support core interventional neuroradiology procedures supporting acute, in patients and elective pathways. The acute cases include but not limited to mechanical thrombectomy and haemorrhagic services.

The candidate should be well versed with and confident in reporting diagnostic neuroradiology including CT Angiograms for Stroke, aneurysms etc. and contribute to MDTs, clinics and support other services as and when required or interested.

Candidates who have applied earlier need not apply and may not be shortlisted
About us

Under the leadership of our Chair Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, we provide care for the residents of three of the most diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way nationally in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive forour teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and our performance against the four-hour emergency access standard remains challenged, in comparison to many other London trusts.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.

Job description
Job responsibilities

This is a 12 month fixed term post for a consultant interventional neuroradiologist.

We pride ourselves in the delivery of a State-of-the-Art service, where our patients are at the core of a strategy of delivering high quality individualised treatments in a culturally sensitive, dignified, and compassionate environment.

We are in the process of development of North east London STP wide Stroke INR service with our partner organizations.

We work in close collaboration with the neurosurgery department and have commenced dedicated interventional neuroradiology clinics.

We are a Neuroscience centre catering to a large population and are a referral centre for neurosurgery for other trusts in Essex as well. We have dedicated neurophysicians, neurosurgeons, 5 full day dedicated anaesthetist, interventional nurses, and radiographers at Queens hospital to cover acute and elective interventional neuroradiology procedures.

We have an angiographic suite (Philips Azurion) dedicated for interventional neuroradiology based within the main theatre complex, with the latest angiographic bi-plane unit from Siemens for general interventions.

We have recently acquired a 3T MRI with Spectroscopy, perfusion and DTI facilities and it is desirable that the candidate has experience in these advanced imaging modalities.

Our workload is varied, but largely consists of supporting inpatient / AE neuroradiology service, busy Stroke Unit, Neurology service, Neurosurgery and Neuro ITU.

Interventional neuroradiology service consists of neuro vascular intervention for 5 weekdays and 1 day weekend service. Currently seeing a mix of approximately 500 acute and elective examinations over the current 5 days per week service. The acute eaminations includes but not limited to mechanical thrombectomy and haemorrhagic services.

The service is being developed to provide a 24/7 neuro-interventional service Northeast London STP wide for Stroke INR service with our partner organizations with dedicated interventional nurses and radiographers across site. Our 2 suites are based within the main theatre complex, with the latest angiographic bi-plane units from Siemens and Phillips.

The full job description has been uploaded as a supporting document.

Person Specification
Shortlisting Criteria
  • MB BS or equivalent
  • FRCR or equivalent
  • Fellowship in interventional neuroradiology/ Relevant experience
  • CCT/ equivalent
  • Log book

Employer details
Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

BHR Trust Radiologists



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