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Symptomatic and Screening Breast Radiologist

Employer
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Trust-wide
Salary
Negotiable Dependant on recognised experience as Consultant.
Closing date
11 Feb 2022

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Sector
Hospital, Clinical radiology, Radiology
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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THE POST

Applications are invited for replacement NHS Consultant General Radiologist posts for United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT).

We have general radiology requirements to cover cross-sectional imaging although sub-specialisms are welcome:

  • Breast Imaging
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Neuroradiology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Paediatric Radiology
  • Thoracic Imaging
  • Vascular Interventional Radiology
  • General Interventional Radiology


Applications are invited for 2 full-time post Interventional Consultant in Radiology, with an interest in General Radiology for United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT).This post has been created to support the existing team across the working week, and further the expansion of interventional radiology services.

We are looking for dynamic colleagues with enthusiasm and leadership qualities. United Lincolnshire Hospitals (ULH) is an Acute Hospital Trust in the East Midlands providing acute services to the people of the Lincolnshire region and has a positive and successful approach to developing and delivering excellence in health care.

Main duties of the job

Duties/Key Responsibilities

The Appointee will be expected, in conjunction with his / her colleagues, to provide a

comprehensive radiology service to United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) to the highest standard.

From a base to be agreed provide reporting services to other sites within the trust. Any successful candidate may be expected to work on other sites within the Trust as required.

The Appointee will be expected, in conjunction with his / her colleagues, to provide a

comprehensive radiology service to United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT). Any successful candidate is expected to routinely work on the sites within the Trust as required.

The post may be flexible to some degree based on workload and activity. Team work is very important.

The post holder will support and work closely with the Clinical Director, Radiology Head of Service, Lead Nurse and Radiology Operational Managers.
 

 

 

Main Conditions of Employment


The terms and conditions of employment will be determined by the United Lincolnshire

Hospitals NHS Trust terms and conditions of employment. These are generally in line with the relevant provisions of the Terms and Conditions of Service of Hospital Medical and Dental

Staff (England and Wales) and General Whitley Council Terms and Conditions of Service, as amended from time to time. In determining salary for the post, the Trust will pay no less favourable rates than those paid to NHS Consultant Medical and Dental Staff. If, in the future, the Trust establishes alternative negotiating arrangements you will be notified of those arrangements, and thereafter any agreements thus reached will form part of your Contract of Employment.

The appointee will be expected to cover for colleagues' absence from duty on the basis of mutually agreed arrangements with the department and the trust. This is arranged by mutual agreement of consultant colleagues and approval of the Head of Service, in accordance with standard Trust and NHS regulations. It is essential that six weeks' notice of leave is given to allow for proper planning and prevent cancellations of patient's appointments / surgery.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post holder shall have medical clearance arranged by the Trust before taking up employment.

 

 

Residence

The person appointed will be required to maintain his/her private residence in contact with the public telephone service and reside within reasonable access bearing in mind the duties of the post. The Trust requires the successful candidate to live within a distance of 10 miles by road of their main site.

 

Relocation Expenses

Relocation expenses may be payable to the successful candidate in accordance with the Trust policy on relocation.

 

Health and Safety

The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust recognises its duties under the Health and

Safety at Work Act 1974 to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all its employees. In addition the business of the Trust shall be conducted so as to ensure that patients, their relatives, contractors, voluntary workers, visitors and members of the public having access to the Trust premises and facilities are not exposed to risk to their health and safety.

All Medical and Dental staff under contract to the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) will be expected to comply with the Trust Health and Safety Policies.

 

Professional

The successful candidate must be on the GMCs register.

The post holder will be required to maintain and expand his/her clinical knowledge and skills and attend educational meetings to maintain CME.

The Trust has established a policy of Performance Development Review.

The post holder will be required to participate actively in the Trust education programme and to attend post-graduate and departmental meetings.

All consultants are expected to work with their clinical and management colleagues to maintain and develop the Trusts services.

In addition, he/she will be required to:

  • Provide effective clinical leadership for all staff in the service through positive collaboration with colleagues
  • Undertake such other duties as may be identified to meet the needs of the service
  • Take part in a consultant rota for emergency duties and to provide, on a reciprocal basis


emergency cover for colleagues during periods of absence

  • Carry out teaching duties as required and take an active part in the Postgraduate Medical Education programme and in the teaching of junior medical staff. To be involved in the education of nursing staff, General Practitioners and other clinical professions
  • To attend regularly Radiology teams meetings and MDTs, including providing cross cover for the other sites
  • Have continuing responsibility for patients in his / her care and for the proper functioning of the department
  • Have a good understanding of UK guidelines particularly regarding the consent of patients, risk management and pre and post IR procedure patients management
  • Take part in team, department, regional and national audits
  • Be involved in research where appropriate
  • Participate in the management of the Imaging Service

The joint vision of the interventional radiology (IR) units across ULH is to develop a 24/7 network solution for IR emergencies and a collaborative approach to the delivery of IR services across the region. Vascular surgery and interventional radiology are both a priority for ULH.

  • All the existing IR consultants are committed to team working across the three sites. Each consultant will be based at one site and would travel to the hub (or one other site); it is not envisaged that each consultant would work across all three sites as required.

The Trust believes in investing in our staff and helping them to uphold our values to the highest standard. To support you, as a new MEHT consultant, you will be provided with mentoring by an experienced senior consultant colleague and opportunities for professional development are readily available.

The referring clinical services include: Vascular Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery/Medicine, Renal and Transplant Medicine, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Oncology, ENT, Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic Surgery, GI services, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Paediatric services, Major Trauma, Orthopaedic, LCHS/LPFT, Primary Care and tertiary referrals.

Candidates must hold the Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists or an equivalent qualification and must either be on the Specialist Register, or within 6 months of anticipated receipt of a CCT at the time of interview.

Person Specification
Communication
Essential

  • Research, Audit

Desirable

  • Evidence of research publications within the last 3 years.
  • Evidence of recent audit
  • Screening performance

Qualifications
Essential

  • MBSS, FRCR, CST, GMC
  • Breast Screening experience (UK)

Desirable

  • Speciality qualifications MRI reporting, Curves etc

Experience
Essential

  • Breast screening compliance and participation

Desirable

  • Experience of managerial function role, screening director, deputy director

BMJRef: BMJ-58841/357-MLN-1560-21

 

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