Clinical Fellow in PET Imaging
The PET Imaging Centre at St Thomas’ has an opening for an enthusiastic and flexible full time Clinical Fellow. The post would be suitable for a person who has recently finished training or is soon to complete training in Nuclear Medicine or Radiology with a subspecialist interest in Radionuclide Radiology.
This is a busy clinical post based in the King’s College London & Guy’s and St Thomas’ PET Centre (hereafter known as the ‘PET Centre’) at both Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals intended to provide day to day medical cover for the service and will involve vetting, supervision and reporting of a range of PET-CT and PET-MR studies to cover oncology, neurology and cardiac applications. The post holder will be actively involved in clinical studies but also some research studies undertaken predominantly within the PET Centre. The post holder will also participate in preparation and presentation of cases for multidisciplinary meetings and PET Educational forums and have an active teaching role.
The Fellow will be expected to take part in clinical activities. Training will be given during the post to enable the post holder to fulfil these responsibilities, but it is expected that applicants will have sufficient training in Nuclear Medicine and/or Radiology to be able to perform many of these tasks from the outset.
The post holder is expected to hold a MBBS or equivalent and CCT in Nuclear Medicine or Radiology with subspecialty interest in Radionuclide Radiology or equivalent (or within 6 months of attainment at time of application). You should be highly motivated, work well within a multidisciplinary team, and be able to work to clinical and scientific deadlines. In addition you should be able to work without close supervision and plan as well as prioritise your workload.
This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 12 months
This is a full-time post (40 hours per week)
- To be responsible as a member of the clinical team for the management of patients undergoing PET studies and participate in a rota to provide clinical cover for the PET Centre.
- To vet imaging requests in accordance with departmental guidance.
- To insert I.V. lines when required and perform pharmacological cardiac stress studies, administer insulin and sedation as required.
- In conjunction with the radiographers, to administer radiotracers and IV contrast as required.
- To participate in interpretation of images and report dictation, providing an efficient and timely service to referring clinicians.
- To participate in planning and execution of some research studies.
- Prepare cases for and participate in multidisciplinary meetings.
- To liaise with referrers and other clinicians requesting scans and image review and occasionally for radiotherapy planning purposes.
- Clinical Research - The fellow may undertake a research project whilst in post and would be encouraged to present at a national or international meeting and publish their research. One session will be allocated for research time.
- Teaching and training - The fellow will be expected to take part in teaching and training of other healthcare staff (e.g., technologists and radiographers, medical students)
- The post holder will be expected to take part in the general activities of the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences, including departmental meetings, appraisal and KCL probation meetings.
- To respond to enquiries about PET from clinicians and other healthcare personnel.
- The fellow will be working in the field of PET-CT imaging to ensure the smooth running of the clinical service.
- Communication & networking: Good general communication skills are essential for the interaction with members of the clinical team within PET and research teams from within Imaging Sciences.
- It will be essential to form a good working relationship with referring clinicians and imaging technical staff.
- Decision making, planning & problem solving: Decisions will be taken together with the Clinical Lead in PET to whom the post-holder is primarily accountable.
- Service delivery: The post-holder will be involved in vetting, supervision and supervised reporting of PET-CT scans and MDMs and for liaising with referring and other clinicians. The post holder may also administer radiotracers and IV or oral contrast as required in conjunction with technical and radiography staff.
- Analysis & research: The post-holder may undertake a research or audit project during their appointment under supervision.
- Teamwork, teaching & learning support: The post holder will be expected to take part in an Appraisal scheme during their time in post.
Job plan: Clinical staff have a formal job plan of fixed commitments. A draft timetable is available.
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge, and experience
1. MBBS or equivalent
2. CCT in Nuclear Medicine or Radiology with specialisation in Radionuclide Radiology or equivalent (or within 6 months of attainment at time of application)
3. Clinical experience in Nuclear Medicine
4. Clinical experience in PET-CT
5. Good verbal and written communication skills
6. Good computing skills
7. Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
8. Ability to work to clinical and scientific deadlines
9. Ability to work without close supervision
10. Ability to plan and prioritise workload
1. FRCR, Nuclear Medicine MSc or equivalent
2. Clinical experience in Radiology
3. Working in a multi-disciplinary environment
This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearance.