JOB DESCRIPTION
POST TITLE: Professor of Clinical Imaging
DEPARTMENT: Warwick Medical School (WMS)
SUB-DEPARTMENT: Clinica...
7. To publish research outcomes in appropriate journals of international standing and to
publish and disseminate the resul...
20. To participate in routine clinical activity at UHCW in support of the Imaging Department
(5 PAs per week, 3.0 of which...
PERSON SPECIFICATION
POST TITLE: Professor of Clinical Imaging
DEPARTMENT: Warwick Medical School, Clinical Sciences Resea...
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in developing both their teaching and
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FURTHER PARTICULARS
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Dean WMS: Professor Yvonne Carter, OBE MBBS MD FRCGP FMedSci
Vice-Dean WMS: Professor Martin Underwood, MD FRCGP
The Medic...
Purpose-built, brand new laboratories equipped with instruments that use the latest
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accredited clinical trials unit which supports intervention trials throughout medical school.
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Trauma and orthopaedics
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  1. 1. JOB DESCRIPTION POST TITLE: Professor of Clinical Imaging DEPARTMENT: Warwick Medical School (WMS) SUB-DEPARTMENT: Clinical Sciences Research Institute POST RESPONSIBLE TO: Professor Yvonne Carter, Dean, WMS SALARY: £73,403 - £98,862 p.a. REFERENCE NUMBER: 37395-118 CLOSING DATE: 6 January 2009 JOB PURPOSE: We are seeking a clinical radiologist of international calibre with a recognised reputation in clinical imaging / radiology research. You will undertake research, teaching, administration and other activities in Warwick Medical School (WMS). The post will have clinical sessions at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW) Radiology Department and there will be an honorary clinical contract. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Research 1. To establish a sound research base in order to pursue individual and collaborative research of high quality consistent with making a full active research contribution in line with the objectives of WMS. 2. To secure, in collaboration with colleagues as appropriate, external funding through research grants or contracts to support a developing research agenda. 3. To manage research projects within the University, including their financial control and to supervise post-doctoral research assistants, research students, clinical trainees and other support staff engaged in research. 4. To consider the value of research achievements within their potential commercial context and where appropriate and with the assistance of the Research Support Services, take appropriate action to protect such research results by patent application or copyright to the potential benefit of the University. 5. To develop, with appropriate support, the research infrastructure in imaging and radiology throughout the area covered by West Midlands (South) Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN). 6. Where appropriate and expedient, to secure contract work to the benefit of (your) research activity and to provide resources to underpin this activity.
  2. 2. 7. To publish research outcomes in appropriate journals of international standing and to publish and disseminate the results of research and scholarship in other outlets 8. To identify and explore with WMS and the University of Warwick any entrepreneurial opportunities which may arise and to ensure that intellectual property rights are protected for the benefit of the University and the researcher. 9. To attend and present research findings and papers at academic and professional conferences, and to contribute to the external visibility of WMS, Clinical Sciences Research Institute and the University of Warwick. 10. To contribute fully to the research plans developed by WMS, including providing such information as may be required to monitor the progress of each member of staff’s research programme and to support WMS fully in the preparation of material required for the RAE/REF or similar activities. Teaching 11. To co-operate with colleagues in the continuous review and development of the curriculum and in the design and launch of new degrees or other academic awards where appropriate. 12. To design, and be responsible for the contents of specific areas of teaching and learning within the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 13. To give lectures, seminars, tutorials and other classes as appropriate in support of the required teaching obligations and to supervise laboratory work by undergraduate and postgraduate students, as appropriate. 14. To supervise undergraduate and postgraduate project work. 15. To support students during any industrial placements, fieldwork or exchange programmes as required. 16. To ensure that student feedback on teaching is sought through questionnaires and other sources and to respond constructively to such feedback. 17. To maintain a broad knowledge of up-to-date research and scholarship in relevant fields to ensure that teaching meets the standards expected within a research-led University. 18. To undertake academic duties (i.e. setting examination questions, marking, invigilation and pastoral support of students) required to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching. 19. To support and comply with the University and Departmental teaching quality assurance standards and procedures including the provision of such information as may be required by WMS or the University. Clinical Sessions at UHCW (Imaging)
  3. 3. 20. To participate in routine clinical activity at UHCW in support of the Imaging Department (5 PAs per week, 3.0 of which will be DCC) Participation in the department’s on call rota will be expected. Administration and Other Activities 21. To undertake such specific departmental roles and management functions as may be reasonably required by the Dean. 22. To attend departmental meetings and to participate in other committees and working groups. 23. To participate in relevant professional activities. 24. To engage in continuous professional development. 25. To undertake external commitments, which reflect and enhance the reputation of the University. 26. To ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work. The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. You will be required to be flexible in your duties. Clinical skills/knowledge/personal qualities 27. Thorough knowledge of medical audit, medical education, current clinical and medical best practice. 28. Understanding of the clinical governance process. 29. Ability to organise and manage waiting list priorities. 30. Ability to advise on efficient and smooth running of specialist service. 31. Ability to manage a clinical team and understand the concepts of management. 32. Ability to supervise, appraise, coach and mentor trainee and other doctors 33. Credible and persuasive presence both amongst clinical and management colleagues. 34. Able to work well in a multidisciplinary team and maintain good relations with contacts. 35. Willingness to work collaboratively with the Trust’s executive team. 36. Caring attitude to patients. 37. Flexible. 38. Excellent inter-personal qualities.
  4. 4. PERSON SPECIFICATION POST TITLE: Professor of Clinical Imaging DEPARTMENT: Warwick Medical School, Clinical Sciences Research Institute The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. REQUIREMENTS The postholder must be able to demonstrate: ESSENTIAL (E) or DESIRABLE (D) REQUIREMENTS MEASURED BY: a) Application Form b) Test/Exercise c) Interview d) Presentation Qualified to undertake clinical work at consultant level E a Demonstrable ability to produce and publish high quality research publications E a Demonstrable ability to attract Grant income E a Demonstration of CCST for relevant radiological speciality E a Higher degree, or relevant post-graduate research experience E a Outstanding record of international level publications and research and planning for future research relating to radiology E a, c An ability and commitment to contribute actively and lead the development of imaging research within Coventry & Warwickshire E a, c The ability to work well with colleagues and to relate to patients/relatives in an understanding manner E a, c Experience of service development E a, c Experience of teaching and supervision at postgraduate level E a ,c The ability to work well with colleagues E a, c
  5. 5. Capacity to work with and support other staff in developing both their teaching and research potential E a, c Senior level administrative experience E a, c Good organisational skills E a ,c Experience of promoting externally-funded research programmes E a, c GMC Registration E a, c Medical defence E a, c Please note: Due to the nature of this role, the successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced level Criminal Records Bureau clearance before commencing work with the University. Clearance obtained via another institution or body cannot be transferred.
  6. 6. FURTHER PARTICULARS We are seeking a clinician of international calibre with a recognised reputation in clinical imaging research. This may encompass a range of modalities including CT, MRI, Ultrasound and/or Nuclear Medicine. The successful applicant must have a strong publication record, a clear vision of the direction of his/her research and how it integrates with existing work in Warwick (see below), and the leadership qualities required to build and sustain a competitive research programme. Quality of research output will be an important factor in determining our choice of appointee. The Chair of Clinical Imaging at Warwick Medical School will complement existing research teams at UHCW and/or The University of Warwick. You will be expected to co-ordinate and lead the imaging aspects of your specialist area. In addition you will take a lead role, as a focus and facilitator, for all clinical imaging across the WMS / Trust’s research portfolio. The appointee will have an honorary status at The University Hospital. The clinical sessions associated with this position will reflect your research interest and will be agreed with the Clinical Director of the Radiology Department. The research profile of WMS currently includes the following specialist areas: Metabolic Diseases (diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and hypertension), Reproductive Medicine (preterm labour, preeclampsia, stem cell biology and infertility), Public Mental Health (epidemiology of common mental disorders, parenting, social determinants of health), Clinical Effectiveness, Clinical Trials (Emergency Care and Rehabilitation, Cancer, Diabetes), Trauma and Orthopaedics, Primary Care, Health Care Systems Improvement, Clinical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. Candidates with a research interest which complements any of these areas are encouraged to apply. Informal enquiries regarding this post may be made to Professor Martin Underwood, Vice- Dean of Warwick Medical School on tel: 00 44 (0) 24 76 574 664, email: M.Underwood@warwick.ac.uk The University of Warwick The University of Warwick is arguably the most successful of UK universities founded within the past half-century, and has earned an outstanding reputation both for research and teaching. Warwick is comfortably ranked within the top ten of all UK university newspaper rankings including 6th in the most recent Sunday Times Good University Guide. Founded in 1965 Warwick has been a unique and uniquely successful British university combining a “can-do” entrepreneurial spirit with a commitment to absolute academic excellence. Professor Nigel Thrift, Warwick’s 5th Vice-Chancellor, was appointed in 2006 to transform the University from a leading university within the UK to become one of the world’s top 50 universities by 2015. A new university strategy has been launched as a result of extensive consultation with staff, students and Warwick’s many external stakeholders, and is making good progress. Warwick employs over 5,000 members of staff, of whom 2,400 are academic and research staff spread across 28 academic departments and 30 research centres; 91% of the academic staff are in departments with research ratings of 5 or 5*. Of the 24 departments
  7. 7. assessed under the subject review process, 22 were rated excellent (or scored 21 or more out of 24) for teaching quality. The University of Warwick has a total student population of 17,000 (full-time equivalent) of whom approximately 11,000 are undergraduates and 7,000 are postgraduates. Nearly one- quarter of Warwick’s students are international, helping to create a vibrant and cosmopolitan campus environment which is valued and celebrated by the University. The University’s campus, located on a 400-acre site spanning the south west boundary of Coventry and the county of Warwick, has an open and pleasant outlook and was voted “Best University Campus” in a national student poll published by the Times Higher Education Supplement in 2006. The campus offers excellent sporting facilities, including a swimming pool, a newly refurbished gym, a climbing wall, an all weather running track and acres of football and rugby pitches. An indoor tennis centre has recently been opened. The renowned Warwick Arts Centre is the largest outside London with the Mead Gallery showing visiting collections of contemporary art, a concert hall, two theatres and a cinema. The University of Warwick is ideally placed for easy access to London (just over one hour on the train), close to the picturesque towns of Warwick, Kenilworth and Leamington Spa and about 45 minutes from the centre of Birmingham. The University is in the heart of Shakespeare’s Warwickshire with historic Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Cotswolds all within easy reach. The University of Warwick has a turnover approaching £350 million. The University continues to invest heavily in its campus infrastructure and environment and its future capital plan includes: a new student union building; a 500 bed student residency; new hotel accommodation for visiting academics; a refurbishment of the Library; a further extension to the Warwick Business School; and a state of the art Warwick Digital Laboratory, the foundation stone for which was laid by Prime Minister Gordon Brown in May 2007. Capital investment in the next year alone will total £35 million. Further details about the University of Warwick can be found at http://www.warwick.ac.uk. The Managerial and Administrative Structure of the University The University’s administrative and managerial structure is headed by the Vice-Chancellor, supported by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the Registrar, the Deputy Registrar and the Finance Director. However, as with all such structures, the informal lines of decision making and the sharing of responsibility for planning and strategy flatten the hierarchy. Institutional level decisions are initially made by a group comprising academics and administrators who form the Senate Steering Committee which operates much along the lines of a weekly cabinet for the University. The Registrar, Mr Jon Baldwin, is responsible for the administration of the University and is supported in this task by a team of Senior Officers, each of whom is responsible for a key area and associated offices of University administration: the Academic Registrar, the Estates Director, the Director of Personnel Services, the Director of Campus Affairs, the Director of IT Services, the Director of Communication and Strategy, the Director of the International Office, the Director of Research Support Services and the University Librarian. A number of office heads and directors report in turn to these Senior Officers. To ensure overall co- ordination between and across the University’s administration, all administrative posts within academic departments have a “dotted line” reporting to the University Registrar as well as the Department in which they are based. Warwick Medical School (WMS)
  8. 8. Dean WMS: Professor Yvonne Carter, OBE MBBS MD FRCGP FMedSci Vice-Dean WMS: Professor Martin Underwood, MD FRCGP The Medical School at Warwick was established in 2000 as part of an expansion in the number of Medical Schools nationally to deliver the additional capacity needed to support the Government’s plan to increase the number of UK trained medical graduate’s joining the NHS. The School is currently organised in three Institutes, the Institute of Clinical Education (ICE) which is the base for all the School’s educational programmes, the Clinical Sciences Research Institute (CSRI), home for our biomedical and acute hospital-based research groups, and Health Sciences Research Institute (HSRI) which focuses on research in the community-based clinical disciplines. The School’s principal clinical partners are University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW), the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, South Warwickshire General Hospitals NHS Trust, Coventry Teaching Primary Care Trust and the other Primary Care Trusts within Warwickshire. Additional clinical placements are provided by Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and by a number of general practices throughout the West Midlands. At UHCW, a state of the art PFI hospital provides an optimal environment to support both research and education at the Trust. The Clinical Sciences Building and the Clinical Sciences Research Institute are based on the UHCW site and provide a base for education and laboratory research for the Medical School. The Medical School’s research is focused around a number of multi-disciplinary and cross- specialty teams; collaboration within and outside School and University is encouraged and investigators are encouraged to work across traditional disciplinary boundaries in innovative ways. WMS works closely with many departments across the University for both our Research and education programmes; these include the Department of Biological Sciences, the School of Health and Social Studies, the Department of Sociology, the Department of Statistics, Warwick Business School, Warwick Manufacturing Group, Complexity Science, Centre for Systems Biology, the Law School and the Department of Mathematics. Clinical Sciences Research Institute (CSRI) The Clinical Sciences Research Institute (CSRI) of WMS is a centre for research into several areas of human health. The work of the Institute ranges from molecular and cellular biology to patient-orientated physiological approaches. Our programme of research on Metabolic Health including studies on mechanisms underlying the aetiology, prevention and treatment of such conditions as diabetes, heart disease and obesity, and the effects of ethnicity on the susceptibility to such conditions. Clinical and epidemiological studies are underpinned by enzymological, cell biological and molecular approaches that seek to understand the mechanisms of disease, including the study of hormone and cytokine receptor function, the role of inflammation in diabetes/obesity, and the identification of novel markers for metabolic disease. The programme of research into Reproductive Health has a particular emphasis on preterm labour, preeclampsia, stem cell biology and the study of human fertility. This multi- disciplinary approach to the study of socio-economically important conditions has brought together a critical mass of scientists and clinicians who continue to make major contributions towards the understanding and treatment of these diseases. The aim of the CSRI is the promotion of human health through research, locally within the large multi-ethnic community of the English Midlands, and globally through international collaborations and dissemination of our research findings.
  9. 9. Purpose-built, brand new laboratories equipped with instruments that use the latest technology provide an excellent base for experimental research, while special areas within the newly-built University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) provide the necessary interface for patient-orientated research. The Institute has established strategic partnerships with academic and commercial centres. Research within the CSRI is focused on major themes which are underpinned by multi-disciplinary, low-boundary and inter-related Research Theme Groups. Its major themes are: • Metabolic Medicine • Reproduction • Clinical Effectiveness Rapid expansion of these research areas is anticipated. Further information is available at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/research/csri The School has made a significant investment in laboratories and equipment. WMS signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Medical Research Council in 2007, the first new medical school to do so. This has already resulted in a Strategic Chair appointment and a new Doctoral Training Centre with the Department of Biological Sciences. There are advanced plans to further develop Translational Medicine in collaboration with the University of Birmingham under the Science Cities initiative and funded by the Regional Development Agency in the West Midlands. This post is being created to develop this exciting new initiative. Institute of Clinical Education (ICE) The Institute of Clinical Education has three core functions delivering undergraduate medical education, postgraduate education, and research on medical education. Professor Ed Peile as retiring Associate Dean (Education) leads a team comprising four Directorates covering specific functions. These are the Directorate for Masters-level Accredited Courses and Continuing Professional Development (Director: Dr Adrian Stokes); the Directorate for MBChB Graduate-entry course (Director: Dr Jane Kidd), the Directorate of Community Education (Director Dr Neil Johnson, recently appointed as Associate Dean (Teaching)) and the Directorate for Research Degrees (Director: Professor Margaret Thorogood). The Director of Quality Assurance, Dr Paul O’Hare, has a remit across all areas of the Institute. The School is very active in the provision of postgraduate and continuing professional development programmes. The University has a long history of involvement in postgraduate medical education and CPD for health professionals, particularly in the fields of diabetes (Warwick Diabetes Care), community child health, health information science and sexual health. Postgraduate provision has been consolidated, strengthened and expanded through the formation of the Medical School. The School provides a number of entry routes into postgraduate study. Students can initially register for our flexible master’s programme in Health Sciences which allows students to select their own combination of modules from the wide range on offer to build sufficient credit for the award of a master’s degree. We also offer masters programmes in diabetes, public health, implant dentistry, child health, sexual and reproductive health, orthopaedics, philosophy and ethics of mental health, palliative care, medical education, and health services management. We offer short courses both accredited and non-accredited in areas such as diabetes care, occupational health, and clinical systems improvement. Collaborations with other departments include the Postgraduate Diploma in Regulatory Occupational Health and Safety for HSE Inspectors.
  10. 10. The Institute is developing a number of strands of research into clinical education. Particular areas of interest are clinical and communication skills education, values-based practice, interprofessional education, patient involvement and service improvement, and the professional development experiences of health professionals. The undergraduate MB ChB course at Warwick is a four-year graduate entry programme which requires entrants to already have a first degree in biological sciences or a similar subject. The initial element of the course (Phase 1) lasts for about 18 months and provides a foundation in the clinical and social sciences with some elements of clinical experience and this is followed by Phase 2 which is organised as a series of clinical placements in local NHS organisations, including four local hospitals and 30 local practices, lasting for about 36 months. The curriculum places emphasis on the horizontal integration of clinical skills teaching with communication skills as well as the vertical integration of early teaching with later Phase 2 teaching. The annual intake to the MB ChB programme is 164 home students and 14 overseas students and the vast majority of our student’s progress to Foundation Training posts in local West Midlands NHS Trusts following their graduation. The MB ChB course is based in the purpose-designed medical teaching building. Dr Jane Kidd is Reader in Communication Studies, and Director of Undergraduate Education, working closely with Dr Philip McTernan, who co-ordinates Phase 1 teaching, and Dr Colin MacDougall, the Phase 2 co-ordinator. Dr Vinod Patel is Reader in Clinical Skills: the curriculum places emphasis on the horizontal integration of clinical skills teaching with communication skills as well as the vertical integration of early teaching with later Phase 2 teaching (it is for this reason that clinicians are involved in the Phase 1 teaching alongside their basic scientist colleagues). Ms Deborah Markham (FRCS), and Dr Mandy Barnett are Associate Clinical Professors in Medical Education, and Dr Ann Jackson is Associate Professor in Interprofessional Education. Professor Peter Abrahams as Professor of Clinical Anatomy is developing integrated clinical anatomy teaching across clinical specialities. Dr David Davies is Reader in E-Learning. The School is very active in the International Virtual Medical School (IVIMeds) collaboration. At Warwick Medical School, particular emphasis is placed on developing professionalism in medical education. Professor Bill Fulford and colleagues in Philosophy of Mental Health have been developing the concepts of values-based practice, working to provide doctors and medical students with a system of decision support which considers the values of patients and colleagues and which works in a way complementary to evidence-based practice. Community Education comprises learning in General Practices across Coventry and Warwickshire PCTs and beyond. An active network of practices, GP tutors, and practice teachers is involved with undergraduate students throughout their course. There are 10 GP Senior or Principal Clinical Fellows in Medical Education employed at WMS and three GP Associate Clinical Professors. Interprofessional learning is an active partnership with University of Coventry and Faculty Development is led by a Learning and Teaching specialist. A recent collaboration sees Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) establishing on the Warwick Medical School site under the leadership of Professor Marilyn Hammick. The Health Sciences Research Institute The Institute comprises the disciplines of public health, primary care, statistics, health economics and rehabilitation as well as the medical specialities of general practice, psychiatry, emergency medicine and community child health. It has established an
  11. 11. accredited clinical trials unit which supports intervention trials throughout medical school. The Institute has strong links with the NHS through the local Primary Care Trusts, the West Midlands Deanery and the Regional Public Health Office. It also has strong links with the Clinical Sciences Research Institute and Institute of Clinical Education, with other Warwick University Departments particularly the School of Health and Social Studies and with other local Universities including Leicester, Coventry and Birmingham. The Institute’s research programme covers new and emerging areas of health research and key health priorities. At present there are three main research groups: - one of which covers public health, epidemiology, psychiatry and child health; the second primary care, primary secondary care interface and health care systems; and the third clinical trials with a focus on emergency care, rehabilitation and cancer. The three groups are closely integrated and members work collaboratively across all three groups. Key research topics include: • Cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk factors and preventive programmes including promotion of physical activity and healthy eating, prevention of hypertension and screening for hypercholesterolemia and the emerging burden of cardiovascular disease in developing countries. • Public mental health including the impact of life course determinants, social inequalities and the built environment, aetiology and risk factors, links with physical health and preventive interventions. • Emergency care, rehabilitation and prevention of injury and musculoskeletal problems • Management of chronic illness with a focus on decision making and patient involvement • Cancer prevention and management. E-health, particularly the role of the internet in healthcare. Professors at Warwick Medical School Clinical Professors The current clinical professors at the University of Warwick are Yvonne Carter [General Practice & Dean of WMS], Martin Underwood [Primary Care Research & Vice-Dean of WMS], Steve Thornton [Obstetrics & Associate Dean (Research)], Neil Johnson [General Practice & Associate Dean (Teaching) & Director of the Institute of Clinical Education], Sudhesh Kumar [Medicine, Diabetes and Metabolism & Associate Dean (External Affairs)], Sarah Stewart-Brown [Public Health & Director of the Health Sciences Research Institute], Antonio Ceriello [General Medicine, Diabetes & Endocrinology] Francesco Cappuccio [Cardiovascular Medicine and Epidemiology], Matthew Cooke [Emergency Medicine & Clinical Systems Improvement], Jeremy Dale [Primary Care], Bill Fulford [Philosophy & Mental Health], Fang Gao Smith [Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain], Damian Griffin [Orthopaedic Surgery], Simon Murch [Child Health], Chris Poole [Oncology], Donald Singer [Clinical Pharmacology], Swaran Singh [Social and Community Psychiatry] and Scott Weich [Psychiatry]. Non-Clinical Professors The non-clinical professors are Victor Zammit [Molecular Biochemistry & Director of the Clinical Sciences Research Institute], Peter Abrahams [Anatomy], Jane Barlow (Public Health in the Early Years], Janet Dunn [Cancer Clinical Trials], Martin Feelisch [Experimental Medicine], Dimitris Grammatopoulos [Molecular Medicine], Sallie Lamb [Rehabilitation & Clinical Trials], David Spanswick [Molecular Neurosciences], Peter Spurgeon [Health Services Management], Nigel Stallard [Medical Statistics], Justin St. John [Reproductive
  12. 12. Biology], Ala Szczepura [Health Services Research], Paul Thornalley [Systems Biology], and Margaret Thorogood [Epidemiology]. University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (www.uhcw.nhs.uk) The Trust was formed as a Third Wave Trust in April 1993 by the merger between the former Walsgrave Hospital NHS Trust and Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital. On 1st April 1998, Walsgrave Hospitals NHS Trust merged with Rugby NHS Trust, incorporating the Hospital of St Cross. These hospitals provide a comprehensive range of complementary services to the population of Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond, main purchasers being Coventry and Warwickshire PCT’s. On 1st November 2000 the Trust was renamed the “University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust”, (the Trust), in recognition of its status as the principal Acute Trust for the newly formed Warwick Medical School. The Trust has Private Finance Initiative status (PFI). More than £350 million has been invested to re-develop the existing Walsgrave site and the new state of the art hospital was opened in July 2006. The old Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital in the city centre has been decommissioned. The Hospital of St. Cross in Rugby is being further developed as a centre of orthopaedic excellence. The Trust is currently applying for Foundation Trust status. The Trust is managerially divided into the four areas: • Medical, Women and Children’s Division • Surgical Division • Combined Specialities Division • Acute care, Critical care and theatre The Trust occupies 75 acres in the North East of Coventry, some four miles from the city centre and one mile from junction 2 of the M6 motorway. Redevelopment of the site is almost complete, the old Walsgrave Hospital building having been demolished in 2007. The only remaining development on site is the completion of the Myton Hospice building. The new hospital has 1121 overnight beds and 112 day beds. In addition the Hospital of St. Cross in Rugby, about 15 miles away, has a further 149 overnight beds and 18 day beds, around 30% of which are reserved for cold orthopaedic surgery cases. The catchment population is over 350,000 and in the sub-regional specialities the Trust serves a population of over 800,000. University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust provides: Sub-regional Services District Services Diagnostic Services Neurosurgery Neuroimaging Neurology Neurophysiology Assisted Conception Cardiology Cardiothoracic Surgery Renal Medicine Renal Transplantation Oncology Radiotherapy Neonatal Intensive Care Clinical Physics Plastic surgery General medicine Haematology Specialist rehabilitation Rheumatology Dermatology Respiratory medicine Gastroenterology Infectious diseases Diabetes Endocrinology Paediatrics General surgery Vascular surgery ENT Urology Obstetrics Gynaecology General Radiology MRI and CT scanning Ultrasound Nuclear Medicine PET / CT Interventional Radiology Endoscopy Neurophysiology Respiratory function testing Echo-cardiography Haematology Biochemistry Histopathology Microbiology Vascular investigation Medical physics/nuclear
  13. 13. Reproductive medicine Intensive care Ophthalmology Trauma and orthopaedics Maxillo Facial Surgery medicine. As one of the largest organisations of its type in the UK the Trust has 1,400 beds, around 6,500 staff and a budget of over £280 million a year. The Trust is the major tertiary acute hospital for Coventry, Warwickshire and South West Leicestershire, serving a combined population of around one million people. It also provides a number of specialities on a regional basis to a much larger population: • Renal dialysis and transplantation centre • Neurosurgery • Cardiothoracic surgery and invasive cardiology • Cancer services • Major trauma for the eastern part of the West Midlands • Neo-natal Intensive Care The money to provide hospital services comes from local Health Authorities and Primary Care Trusts, who have the task of assessing all the health needs, setting priorities and allocating funds to meet these as well as government health targets. They ensure that local health priorities are met and the changes needed to modernise the NHS take place across the whole range of health services in their area. The New University Hospital, Coventry More than £395 million has been invested in a new hospital for the people of Coventry and Warwickshire. The Hospital, currently one of the largest UK Hospital complexes built, includes state-of-the- art medical technology coupled with modern, purpose built facilities for patients. It provides a long awaited replacement for both the Walsgrave and the Coventry and Warwickshire Hospitals and ensures that the local population continues to receive high quality services into the 21st century. The new hospital is five storeys high and a quarter of a mile long. A third of the beds are in single rooms. It has modern hi tech investigation, diagnostic and treatment equipment and is currently one of the best equipped hospitals in the UK, if not Europe. This new building will ensure that our patients receive care that measures up against not just the best in this country but the best in Europe and North America. The Hospital complex also has a state of the art Clinical Sciences Building which opened in November 2003 and which houses the new Medical Education and Training Centres to include: Library areas 2 syndicate rooms Lecture Theatre 8 Skills training rooms 14 Seminar rooms Research laboratories 3 IT training rooms IT, catering and office infrastructure Clinical Skills room There are also a number of close-to-patient teaching areas in the main hospital (average 1 per ward or outpatient clinic) where students can be given practical training in proximity to patients.
  14. 14. The Hospital of St. Cross, Rugby Work is currently underway to develop the St Cross site into a centre of orthopaedic excellence. A significant amount of orthopaedic surgery is already performed on this site and there are plans to develop this further. As all trauma is handled at the University Hospital site in Coventry the St Cross site deals with a large volume of the work undertaken by the Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics. The research fellows within the Orthopaedic Department are based at St Cross, and frequently surgery with a research element is undertaken at Rugby. A recent example is the PITHER trail, which is, in part, evaluating the difference in outcomes between hip arthroplasty and hip resurfacing. Advanced arthroscopic hip surgery is undertaken at the St Cross site and one of the theatres within the complex is specifically configured for this surgery. Professor Griffin (part of the Clinical Sciences Research Institute (CSRI)) who undertakes this surgery at Rugby is the leading expert in this field. The Department of Clinical Radiology: The development of the new hospital in Coventry has resulted in a huge investment in the Diagnostic Imaging Department. The department is fully digital, utilising both DR and CR technology for conventional radiography. The hospital is utilising a GE PACS system with HSS RIS. The Department has embraced Voice Activated reporting which has resulted in dramatic improvements in output and productivity. Electronic requesting is being piloted in some areas. There are total of four MRI scanners, three at the University Hospital (1.5T Siemens, 3T GE, Open Magnet GE) and one at The Hospital of St Cross in Rugby (Philips 1.5T) which is principally used for orthopaedic work. There are two CT scanners at University Hospital one of which is a 64 slice system. The older system is due to be replaced by a second 64 slice system in Autumn 2008 and the old system will be transferred to The Hospital of St Cross in Rugby. There is a suite of four fluoroscopy rooms, two of these are for barium and general screening, a third is an advanced system for general and cerebral angiography, and the fourth is a system for nonvascular intervention work. There is a suite of six ultrasound rooms all with high quality ultrasound scanners used for the full range of general and interventional work. There is a well-developed musculoskeletal, neck/thyroid, small parts and interventional ultrasound service. 3D/4D ultrasound is also available. There is a biplanar dedicated fluoroscopy unit (GE) for interventional neuroradiology. The Imaging Department at The Hospital of St Cross in Rugby provides a basic imaging service and also houses the fourth MRI scanner. The hospital has a fully operational PACS system interconnected with the University Hospital system. There are currently 19 consultant radiologists working within the Trust and all consultants participate in the general reporting work of the department. It is hoped that there will be a further expansion of consultant numbers over the next year. Specialty work is encouraged and the following identifies the specialty interest of each of the existing consultants: NAME SESSIONS SPECIAL INTEREST Dr O Adesanya 10 PA’s PET CT, Head and Neck Cancer, General
  15. 15. Dr S K Bera 9.5 PA’s University Hospital 1 PA’s North Warwickshire Ultrasound, Uro-Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Interventional Dr A K Dheer 10.5 PA’s Gastrointestinal, CT, MRI, Ultrasound Dr M Dhillon 10 PA’s Interventional (non- vascular) Orthopaedics Dr A Duncan 8 PA’s Breast Imaging, Ultrasound, Screening, CT Dr. V. Gaur 10 PA’s Breast radiology, Ultrasound, CT, MRI Dr T Goodfellow 10.5 PA’s Ultrasound, Paediatrics, Uro- Radiology, Screening Dr N Hadid 10 PA’s Rugby/University hospital Ultrasound, Screening Dr. N. Hedley 10.5 PA’s Head & Neck Imaging, General and CT/MRI Dr M Javid 10 PA Musculoskeletal Dr. H. Mehta 10.5 PA’s Neuroradiology Dr C Oliver 10.5 PA’s Vascular Radiology, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Screening Dr S Rai 10.5 PA’s Musculoskeletal, CT MRI Ultrasound General Dr R Rattehalli 10.5 PA’s Breast Imaging, CT, MRI Breast, Ultrasound, Screening Dr. A. Rennie 10.5 PA’s Interventional Neuroradiology Dr W Shatwell 10.5 PA’s Gastrointestinal, Ultrasound, CT,MRI, Screening Dr K Sherlala 10.5 PA’s Neuroradiology Dr A Vohrah 10.5 PA’s Vascular Radiology, CT, Ultrasound, Screening Dr R Wellings 9 PA’s Orthopaedic Radiology, CT MRI Ultrasound Junior Radiological Staff Up to five specialist registrars visit as part of the Birmingham Rotational Training scheme. The Trust is also involved in training for FRCR Part 1. Consultants regularly participate in teaching for FRCR final at local and regional level. All consultants are expected to participate in regular teaching to include both undergraduate and postgraduate training. Nuclear Medicine Department
  16. 16. The Nuclear Medicine Department, headed by Dr. N. Williams, provides all the nuclear medicine imaging and non-imaging services for Coventry and Warwickshire performing over 9000 investigations per year. It is one of the largest departments in the West Midlands. The newly equipped facilities include three dual head GE Healthcare Infinia gamma cameras, one featuring a low dose CT unit (Hawkeye) for attenuation correction; a GE Healthcare Discovery ST PET CT scanner with an Advantage Workstation is operational and a network of Xeleris acquisition and analysis workstations. The local imaging network is linked to the Trust’s integrated CRIS/PACS facilities. Department of Clinical Physics and Bio-Engineering The Radiology Department at UHCW has strong links with the Department of Clinical Physics and Bio-engineering, in particular with Professor Adrian Wilson. As well as a Professor of Medical Physics, there are 8 Clinical Scientists, 11 whole time equivalent Medical Technical Officers and a very active research and development programme. Current research includes Tissue Modelling and Imaging Methods. Research is centred on the use of mathematical models to improve understanding of disease processes and to improve treatment. Current research includes modelling the respiratory system during acute lung disease, using MRI to characterise normal and cancerous tissue, compartmental modelling of the dynamics of the knee joint and the use of high power ultrasound to create tissue hyperthermia. Other Departments The post holder will be expected to have links with other departments within the Trust that may include for example: • Orthopaedic and Trauma (e.g. musculoskeletal) • Oncology and Radiotherapy • Oncology • Centre for Reproductive Medicine • Metabolic Unit Clinical Governance The Trust has a range of Clinical Governance systems and processes to guarantee clinical safety and ever improving quality for the patients we see and treat. This has been highlighted by the Commission for Health Improvement’s recent report that saw UHCW move to two star status and one on which the Trust will continue to build for the future. Clinical Governance refers to the quality of health care offered within a healthcare organisation. It is defined as a ‘framework through which NHS organisations are accountable for continually improving the quality of their services and safeguarding the standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish.’ Essentially it is putting the patient first and ensuring that we have robust systems, clear standards and high quality, well-trained staff in place to deliver care. The Assurance & Governance Committee monitors Clinical Governance on behalf of the Trust Board. Each speciality within the Trust has its performance of Clinical Governance monitored and reports to the Assurance & Governance Committee throughout the year. The Trust has solid structures in place to cover all aspects of Clinical Governance. Each element of Clinical Governance has its own committee, who also report to Assurance & Governance, and each of these groups have Development Programmes in place to ensure
  17. 17. that all of the measures required to ensure Clinical Governance is both delivered and monitored are in place. The Clinical Governance elements are; • Patient & Public Involvement – the Trust has its own Patient’s Council and numerous examples of how it involves patients and the public in the design, delivery and monitoring of services. • Clinical Audit – all specialities have programmes in place to audit their services and have protected time to meet monthly • Clinical Effectiveness – our Trust systems ensure that the care given is based on the best available evidence from such bodies as the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). • Clinical Risk Management –the Trust has robust systems in place not only to record when things go wrong but to ensure that when they do we learn from them and stop them from happening again. Improving patient safety has been a major focus of the work in Clinical Governance over the last year. • Staffing and Staff Management – the Trust is ensuring that it has the appropriate staff, in the required numbers and in the right place. We also must ensure we know what the needs of patients services will be in the future and that we have the necessary workforce in place to deliver those services • Training & Development – in order to ensure that the Trust delivers high quality care, we must have high quality, well-trained staff. The Trust has systems in place to assess the training needs of staff and that staff are appropriately developed in order to fulfil their own ambitions. • Clinical Information – ensures all our clinical staff have the appropriate information to ensure they can not only deliver care appropriately but to monitor and audit how effective their care has been. Suggested Draft Job Plan Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Am Academic/ Research Imaging (UHCW) Imaging (UHCW) SPA (UHCW) Academic/ Research Pm Academic/ Research Imaging (UWCW) SPA (UHCW) Academic/ Research Academic/ Research West Midlands (South) Comprehensive Local Research Network The West Midlands (South) Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN) is one of 25 CLRNs across England which forms part of the UK Comprehensive Clinical Research Network (CCRN). The CCRN provides support for clinical trials and other well designed studies in all areas of disease and clinical need. The aims of the CLRN are,
  18. 18. • To ensure that patients and healthcare professionals from all parts of the country and from all areas of healthcare can take part in and benefit from clinical research • To improve the quality, speed and coordination of clinical research by removing the barriers to research within the NHS • To streamline and performance manage NHS support for clinical studies to ensure that the costs of research are met in a timely and efficient manner • To unify and streamline administrative procedures associated with regulation, governance, reporting and approvals • To strengthen research collaboration with industry and ensure that the NHS can meet the health research needs of industry • To further integrate health research and patient care. Formally established in June 2007, West Midlands (South) CLRN is the primary vehicle for providing infrastructure to support study involvement in Coventry, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire. The CLRN will encourage participation in a range of high quality clinical studies in the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network Portfolio (http://public.ukcrn.org.uk/search/) and will provide a coordinated and efficient infrastructure of research personnel and facilities to support recruitment. The Trusts and key stakeholders within the CLRN comprise Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust, Coventry Teaching PCT, Coventry University, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust, Herefordshire PCT, South Warwickshire General Hospitals NHS Trust, Warwick Medical School, Warwickshire PCT, West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Worcestershire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, Worcestershire PCT, Worcester University, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust. This post will have direct involvement with all member organisations and will provide clear leadership to the support services. You will work with the Clinical Lead for the CLRN and Senior Network Manager and oversee the development of standardised approaches to the Clinical Imaging research service which in turn will remove barriers to research. You will also work with the core CLRN team to develop a robust, specialist training programme for Clinical Imaging research practice and ensure the adherence to uniform Standard Operating Procedures for Research Governance. The CLRN team will clearly work with you to implement the above but you will be expected to be the figure-head to drive this forward and ensure that the CLRN meets its fundamental aims. Further information on the UKCRN and Comprehensive Local Research Networks can be found at http://www.ukcrn.org.uk/index/networkds/comprehensive.html Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy (Developed in line with the CRB Disclosure information pack, part DIP011) This Policy applies to all staff recruitment at the University of Warwick. As an organisation using the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies fully with the CRB Code of Practice
  19. 19. and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. It undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. The University of Warwick is committed to the fair treatment of its staff, potential staff or users of its services, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependants, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. Our written policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders is made available to all applicants at the outset of the recruitment process. We actively promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including those with criminal records. We select all candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience. A Disclosure is only requested after a thorough risk assessment has indicated that one is both proportionate and relevant to the position concerned. For those positions where a Disclosure is required, all application forms, job adverts and recruitment briefs will contain a statement that a Disclosure will be requested in the event of the individual being offered the position. Where a Disclosure is to form part of the recruitment process, we encourage all applicants called for interview to provide details of their criminal record at an early stage in the application process. We request that this information is sent under separate, confidential cover, to a designated person within the University of Warwick and we guarantee that this information will only be seen by those who need to see it as part of the recruitment process. Unless the nature of the position allows the University of Warwick to ask questions about the applicants entire criminal record, we only ask about ‘unspent’ convictions as defined in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. We ensure that all appropriate staff in Human Resources at the University of Warwick who are involved in the recruitment process have been suitably trained to identify and assess the relevance and circumstances of offences. We also ensure that they have received appropriate guidance in the relevant legislation relating to the employment of ex-offenders, e.g. the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Line managers are advised who to approach for support on these issues. At interview, or in a separate discussion, we ensure that an open and measured discussion takes place on the subject of any offences or other matter that might be relevant to the position. Failure on the part of the applicant to reveal information that is directly relevant to the position sought could lead to withdrawal of an offer of employment. We make every subject of a CRB Disclosure aware of the existence of the CRB Code of Practice and make a copy available on request. We undertake to discuss any matter revealed in a Disclosure with the person seeking the position before withdrawing a conditional offer of employment. We do not accept Disclosures transferred from other organisations and do not supply Disclosures requested by us to any external organisations.

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