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.
- 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.
- 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);
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.
- 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