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Interventional Radiologist


  •  Posted:  Wed. 12 Dec, 2018
  •  Expires:  28, Feb 2020
Job Type
full-time
Location
Lagos
Specialization(s)
Medical/Doctor

Job Description

Job Summary

The consultant interventional radiologist is responsible to the Chief Medical Officer. The interventional radiologist is skilled in performing minimally invasive treatments using radiologic imaging for procedure guidance. He/she possesses comprehensive knowledge of the least invasive treatments available coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience. The interventional radiologist is a member of the senior medical team and he/she provides leadership and guidance in establishing the highest standards of care and ensuring optimal delivery of quality care in line with international best practices.

Main responsibilities

  • Understanding of the full spectrum of Interventional Radiology (IR) skills including; Vein Ablations, Interventional Oncology and Cosmetic IR Procedures.
  • Perform basic interventional procedures, biopsies, abscess drainage, thoracentesis, ultrasound including general, vascular, and OB.
  • Also perform nuclear medicine studies, breast USS, and breast biopsies.
  • Be comfortable with all aspects of diagnostic radiology
  • Comfortable reading all diagnostic studies with the exception of mammography
  • Obtain patients' histories from electronic records, patient interviews, dictated reports, or by communicating with referring clinicians.
  • Perform or interpret the outcomes of diagnostic imaging procedures including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), mammography, or ultrasound.
  • Communicate examination results or diagnostic information to referring physicians, patients, or families.
  • Evaluate medical information to determine patients’ risk factors, such as allergies to contrast agents, or to make decisions regarding the appropriateness of procedures.
  • Administer or maintain conscious sedation during and after procedures.
  • Instruct radiologic staff in desired techniques, positions, or projections.
  • Coordinate radiological services with other medical activities.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Treat malignant internal or external growths by exposure to radiation from radiographs (x-rays), high energy sources, or natural or synthetic radioisotopes.

Qualifications

  • MBBS/MBChB or equivalent
  • Fellowship in the Faculty of Radiology of either the West African College of Surgeons (WACS) and/or the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN);

OR

Equivalent fellowship in a country where you can obtain license to practice in Nigeria

  • A US/UK fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons or equivalent American College is an added advantage
  • Board certification in Interventional Radiology
  • Must be a minimum of two-years post-fellowship.
  • Full registration and current practicing licence with the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
  • Foreign training and experience is an added advantage.

Knowledge/skills required

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work long, flexible and on-call hours, often under pressure
  • Good practical skills
  • Skills in interventional radiology, minimally invasive surgery, and intensive/critical care, are compulsory
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Effective decision-making skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Communication skills, compassion and a good bedside manner
  • Drive to continue learning throughout career.
  • Strong IT/computer skills
company details

Evercare


A Reputable Group Health Fund is investing in Africa and Asia through a buy & build strategy of healthcare assets. As beneficiaries, the platform will consist of hospitals, clinics and diagnostics centers across the African and Asian Continent.This will be the first truly worldclass international healthcare provider in Nigeria.

Lagos

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