We are looking for an enthusiastic Consultant Radiologist with a sub-speciality interest in Breast Imaging to undertake and supervise radiological procedures and clinical reporting. The post holder will take a specialist role in breast imaging to deliver a high-quality service which is compliant with a rigorous governance framework and demanding regulatory compliance. The post holder will work with a team of Radiologists contributing to local Breast Multi-Disciplinary Team meeting and may be required to contribute/deputise for the respective sector MDTs.
The role will require you to work across all areas in the Trust which includes those that are designated as positive, asymptomatic and negative COVID wards.
Interview date is to be confirmed.
Main duties of the job
Applications are invited for a Consultant Radiologist post with interest in Breast Imaging to strengthen a team of twenty Consultant radiologists, three international Clinical Fellows, two Clinical Fellows and six Registrars at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.
Applicants must have obtained the FRCR or equivalent, be on the specialist register or be within six months of attaining the CCST at the interview stage.
The successful candidate will participate in the radiological workload of the department. He/she will undertake sub-specialty work in the area of interest in addition to general cross sectional reporting including CT, MRI and ultrasound according to the requirements of the department and the experience of the candidate. The needs of our patients are at the heart of everything we do; but we are equally committed to the wellbeing of the teams who provide an impressive range of services for a population of about 325,000 across four major sites. So you can be certain your contribution will be highly valued, and your further development encouraged. The Trust has excellent postgraduate and research facilities, supports study leave for CPD and provides assistance with funding up to an agreed limit.
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are the proud providers of acute hospital and community services to the people of the Wigan Borough and surrounding areas. At WWL, we value our staff believing that 'happy staff, makes for happy patients'. We have a recognised track record in staff engagement, and living our values 'the WWL Way'.
WWL are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that acknowledges and ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share our values and beliefs.
Please note senior positions may be expected to participate in an on-call rota.
COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information available by contacting Covidfirstname.lastname@example.org where you can also find out more about how to access vaccinations. There is a current Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.
The post holder will undertake, supervise, and report and wide range of general radiological and other imaging examinations supporting the wider diagnostic services of the organisation. The post holder will take a specialist role in breast imaging to deliver a high-quality service which is compliant with a rigorous governance framework. The post holder will work with a team of Radiologists contributing to local Breast Multi-Disciplinary Team meeting and may be required to contribute/deputise for the respective sector MDTs. The post holder will work across a multi-disciplinary team working with colleagues in other clinical specialities and organisations.
The post holder will report imaging examinations in accordance to nationally recognised standards and contribute to quality assurance processes including clinical audit and governance including Radiology Education and Learning Meetings. The post holder will undertake continuous professional development activity to maintain and advance clinical practice.
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh is a Teaching Hospital.The appointee will be fully involved with other Consultant colleagues in developing a high standard of teaching for Specialist Registrars, Radiographers and Medical Students.
- MBChB, FRCR or equivalent
- Full GMC Registration and on the Specialist Register or within six months of being eligible
- Post CCT fellowship in Breast Imaging
- 1 year in Clinical Practice after completing recognised training in Radiology
- Able to demonstrate detailed knowledge of clinical governance and risk management
- Further experience in breast imaging.
- Completion of recognised Specialty Training Programme or equivalent leading to accreditation with Royal College of Radiologists or equivalent, (or within six months of completion of such at the time of interview.)
- Appropriate experience and training in the sub-specialty (Breast).
- Conscientious and proven team worker with the ability to engage and influence people at all levels.
- Well-developed leadership and motivational skills to facilitate working within and leading a clinical team.
- Proficient in a wide range of clinical skills to undertake radiological procedures.
- Management training at Senior/Specialist Registrar level
- Interest in training and in audit
- Good communication skills