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Consultant Radiologist

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£88\,364 to £119\,133 a year 0
Closing date
7 Jul 2023

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Hospital, Radiology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a full-time substantive consultant appointment for a general radiologist with subspecialty interest in Oncological Imaging, particularly Chest.

Paediatric or Interventional skills would be a bonus.

The post will be predominately based at the Chelsea and Westminster site with 2 sessions at the West Middlesex site.

The successful candidate will be expected to partake in local MDT's, in particular lung cancer MDT. We expect the successful candidate to be able to perform image guided procedures such as thyroid FNA and soft tissue biopsies.




Main duties of the job


The applicant should be on the Specialist register of the GMC and be a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists or equivalent.

The department has achieved QSI accreditation and the post holder would be expected to help us continue to deliver the highest quality standards for imaging.

The 10 PA contract comprises 8 DCC sessions and up to 2 SPA sessions. There is opportunity to take on tariffed SPA roles within the department.

The job plan will include sessions dedicated to general and cross sectional reporting so it would be essential for the prospective candidate to be able to report body CT and MRI.

The successful candidate will be expected to partake in local MDT's, in particular lung cancer MDT. We expect the successful candidate to be able to perform image guided procedures such as thyroid FNA and soft tissue biopsies.

The successful candidate will participate in the diagnostic on-call rota at the Chelsea & Westminster site on a 1:13. A laptop with VR and a diagnostic monitor will be provided to enable remote reporting.




About us


We provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East. We have over 6,000 members of staff that arePROUD to Carefor nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We're one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for - our staff say they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good' in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of 'Good'. We've also been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating for 'use of resources' by an NHS Improvement inspection.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around £10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending £25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children's unit at West Middlesex - in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

We are in the process of building a new Acute Diagnostic Centre at the West Middlesex site.


Job description

Job responsibilities


Provide High Quality Care to Patients

  • The post holder must adhere to the standards outlined by the GMC for Good Medical Practice.
  • Develop and maintain the competencies required to carry out the duties required of the post.
  • Ensure prompt attendance at agreed direct clinical care Programmed Activities.
  • Ensure patients are involved in decisions about their care and to respond to their views.
  • Demonstrate, model and encourage Trust Values at all times to all patients and staff.


Research, Teaching and Training

    • Provide high quality teaching to medical undergraduates and members of other health care professions as agreed with the Service Lead. To contribute to training and teaching of medical trainees, medical students, other doctors in training and other staff groups.
    • Act as a clinical supervisor and appraiser as delegated by the Clinical Director/Service Lead to ensure external accreditation of training post.
    • Where possible to collaborate with academic and clinical colleagues to enhance the Trusts translational research/audit portfolio, at all times meeting the full requirements of Research Governance.
    • Ensure that your mandatory training is up to date as per Trust policy.
    • The Trust expects all consultants to participate fully in continuing professional development to ensure that skills and knowledge are updated in line with relevant medical developments. Consultants may apply to the study leave budget for help with associated expenses in line with the terms and conditions of their contract. In addition consultants will be expected to undertake some non-clinical training and development at the discretion of the trust management, for example, Leadership Training.

Performance Management

  • To work with medical, nursing and managerial colleagues to ensure high performance in the following areas:
  • Clinical efficiency e.g. Length of Stay (LOS) reductions, admission on day of surgery, reducing cancelled operations and DNA rates.
  • Quality of outcomes e.g. infection control targets, reducing re-admission rates
  • Financial management e.g. identification, implementation and achievement of cost improvement programmes and participating in efforts to ensure services are provided cost effectively e.g. managing locum agency spend, monitoring and managing the drug budget to target, ensuring accuracy of clinical data for the team.
  • Operational efficiency e.g. day-case rates, waiting list activity and demand management.

Please refer to our detailed job description for more information


Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • oFull GMC Registration
  • oRelevant CCT or equivalent (equivalence must be confirmed by PMET/GMC by date if Advisory Appointments Committee (AAC))
  • oEntry on GMC Specialist Register OR eligible within 6 months of the date of the Advisory Appointments Committee
  • oGood understanding of and adherence to the principles of Good Medical Practice set out by the General Medical Council.
  • oAchieved Fellowship of Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR)
  • oPast record of academic achievement.
  • oPublications in peer reviewed journals in relevant areas.
  • oExperience in teaching medical trainees and other NHS professionals


  • oHigher Degree
  • oAdditional related qualifications e.g. BSc, BA
  • oTeaching/ education qualification
  • oLevel 3 Safeguarding Children as per intercollegiate document.
  • oManagement Training
  • oUnderstanding of business planning and hospital contracting



  • oUnderstanding of Clinical Governance and Audit.
  • oUnder and post graduate teaching experience
  • oWide training in general, cross-sectional radiology and ultrasound
  • oRelevant Sub-specialty training
  • oExperience in general ultrasound
  • oExperience in general CT reporting
  • oExperience in MRI reporting
  • oUnderstanding of audit and Clinical Governance and quality control in Radiology
  • oExperience of Radiology service delivery within a National Health Service department
  • oParticipation in a system of annual appraisal
  • oParticipation in a recognised continuing medical education scheme


  • oExperience in the interpretation of thoracic imaging
  • oExperience in soft tissue biopsies and other interventional procedures.
  • oExperience in interpretation of paediatric imaging

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