Consultant in Clinical Imaging subspecialist interest Musculoskeletal

£82,096 - £110,683 per annum
25 Mar 2021
15 Apr 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Consultant Radiologist with a subspecialist interest in
Musculoskeletal Radiology

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) invites applications for a Consultant Radiologist with a subspecialist interest in MSK Radiology to join our cohesive, energetic and supportive team of 25 Consultant Radiologists, delivering diagnostic and interventional radiology to the population of Cornwall.

The post offers flexible annualised job planning. We are in the process of rolling out optional home working.

If a newly appointed consultants, the successful applicant will be eligible to apply for additional study leave to undertake up to 3 months additional subspecialty radiology training to meet specific learning objectives that are of benefit to the applicant and the Clinical Imaging Directorate at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

RCHT is a large teaching hospital, serving a population of 550,000. The Clinical Imaging Directorate delivers a 7 day imaging service and 24/7 on-call diagnostic radiology service with a separate interventional radiology on call rota.

The Clinical Imaging department was rated as outstanding by the CQC in 2018. The department has also achieved QSI re-accreditation in November 2020.

We work as a team to provide comprehensive imaging services for our patients. Subspecialisation is encouraged but we don't work in modality 'silos' and all contribute to the General Radiology workload. Consultants are encouraged to include teaching training in their job plans.

A unique feature of working in Truro is our daily Radiology review meeting at 9 a.m. where all Consultants and trainees attend to view interesting and challenging cases and discuss the day ahead.

There are around 11 Specialist Trainees working in Truro from the Peninsula Radiology Academy. The registrars and the Peninsula Radiology on call (PROC) registrar network provide seamless first on on-call cover.

We have a stable, highly skilled radiography workforce with in house Radiography training seconded from UWE and Exeter.

Clinical imaging has benefitted from strong, skilled and highly experienced managerial leadership for over 8 years, meeting all of its diagnostic and treatment targets and sustaining the rolling capital equipment replacement programme.

The Trust building a new imaging & oncology centre (including 2 new MRI scanners with space for a third) and has received £100m for a new Women & Children's centre.

Cornwall is a beautiful county which offers an outstanding quality of life and providing many opportunities for outdoor activities. There are world class sailing waters in Falmouth and world class surfing beaches on both North and South coast. The countryside is beautiful with rugged coastal pathways for walking, and cycling. There is a thriving arts and theatre scene as well as an interesting variety of eating places, including celebrity-owned restaurants within Cornwall.

There are regular flights from Newquay to London and Manchester and beyond. The major road route both in and out of the county is the A30 which connects with the M5 motorway at Exeter. There are regular rail services with daily passenger and sleeper services

Applicants are required to be on the GMC Register, or within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / EU equivalent certification training and experience at the time of interview.

Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

We have other Radiology posts available please see NHS Jobs for further details

Informal enquires about this post should be addressed to Dr.Tom Sulkin, Specialty Lead, or telephone 01872 252348

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

The Royal Cornwall Hospital is an Equal Opportunities Employer

BMJ Ref: BMJ-29573/156-MS-3148

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