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Consultant in Diagnostic Radiology

Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
Depending on experience £88364 - £119133 per annum
Closing date
20 Jul 2023

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Hospital, Radiology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

These are new posts, intended to maintain and develop the existing radiology service in preparation for the move to the new Midland Metropolitan University Hospital. The successful candidates will be general radiologists with Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists (or equivalent) and be on the Specialist Register or be within 6 months of their CCT at the time of interview. Wide training and experience in general radiology as well as experience in cross-sectional imaging is required. Experience in the following subspecialties is desirable - GU Radiology (Male and Female), Paediatric Radiology and Cardiac Radiology - to complement the skills of consultant group, however other subspecialties would be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to take part in training and supervision of junior radiologists allocated to the Department





Main duties of the job


The posts will include sessions at both Sandwell Hospital and City Hospital. The Trust will be reconfiguring its services in advance of the move to the Midland Metropolitan Hospital and the post-holder will be required to work at any of the Trust's sites, but with minimal cross site travel.

The department has established a DUTY radiologist in the working week, who is the main point of contact, with calls screened by a secretary, minimising interruptions in remaining reporting sessions.

This post is for consultant radiologists with special interest in a number of areas including

  • Genito-urinary Radiology (male and female)
  • Cardiac Radiology
  • Paediatric Radiology




About us


A community of half a million is eagerly anticipating the brand new Midland Metropolitan University Hospital which will be opening in 2024. It will be worth the wait. Its opening will be the beginning of a fresh chapter in our ambitious journey to be the nation's leading provider of integrated care. This new state of the art acute hospital in Grove Lane, Smethwick will bring together all acute services onto one site.




Job description

Job responsibilities


For more information on the job role and responsibilities, please refer to the Job Description attached.

For an informal discussion, please contact:

Dr Sarah Yusuf Group Director

Dr Vishal Bhalla Clinical Director of Imaging



Person Specification



  • Entry on the Specialist Register in Clinical Radiology (or entry expected within 6 months from the date of interview)
  • Full GMC Registration


  • Higher Degree

Clinical Experience


  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining CCT in Clinical Radiology
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for the management of acute medical emergencies
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for the care of patients


  • Special interest that complements the existing consultants
  • Clinical Radiology

Clinical Effectiveness


  • Experience of conducting clinical audit
  • Ability to use the evidence base and clinical audit to support decision making



  • Ability to teach clinical skills to medical and nursing staff and other disciplines


  • Formal training in teaching



  • FRCR or equivalent

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Location:  West Midlands, United Kingdom

Core Values:  Patient Safety and Quality of Care, Innovation and Research

Size:  Three hospitals, Specialist Intermediate Care Centre, Supra-regional Eye Hospital

Specialties:  Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre, National Poisons Information Service, Behçet’s Syndrome National Centre of Excellence

Our new hospital – the Midland Met – opening in 2022

About Us Harnessing ambition, investment, commitment and the contribution of our people, our vision is to be the UK’s best integrated care provider by 2020. We’re already on our way to achieving this. We’ve trebled our training budget, enhanced the way we recognise our people and are constructing career pathway frameworks. Our people have names, they have voices, they have a family here. As we create greater levels of service integration, we know where we’re going and we know we won’t get there alone. That’s why we want you to join us.

Our Trust

First, let us tell you what we’re building on. It’s a firm foundation, of which we’re very proud. We are an integrated care organisation with an outstanding reputation for teaching, education, research and innovation. Our 6,600 staff are here for 530,000 local people when they need us. City Hospital in Birmingham is home to the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre and our Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre. It’s also the regional base for the National Poisons Information Service. At Sandwell General Hospital in West Bromwich, you’ll find inpatient, paediatrics, most general surgery and our stroke specialist centre. At the Trust, we also have significant academic departments in cardiology, rheumatology, ophthalmology and neurology. We have intermediate care hubs at Rowley Regis and at Leasowes in Smethwick. Our community teams throughout Sandwell provide integrated services for children in schools, GP practices and at home. They also offer both general and specialist home care for adults in hospices and nursing homes. In 2022, we will open the brand new Midland Metropolitan Hospital - the perfect demonstration of our vision for the future. And we are investing in far more than buildings. We are dedicated to investing in you. It matters to us that you enjoy the training, support and opportunities you need to fulfil your total potential and build the career you really want. We’ll make that happen by trebling our training budget. We’ve developed new career path frameworks and new ways to recognise your achievements. Because you’re part of our family, we want the best for you.Our organisation has nine care promises that reflect how we expect each other to treat patients, visitors and colleagues. We know these promises embody our caring ethos because they were developed by our own frontline staff. These are our promises: 

I will

… make you feel welcome
… make time to listen to you
… be polite, courteous and respectful
… keep you informed and explain what is happening
… admit to mistakes and do all I can to put them right
… value your point of view
… be caring and kind
… keep you involved
… go the extra mile

Research and Development: a jewel in SWBH’s crown

SWBH has a long and proud track record of delivering world class research that has made a real difference to the quality and safety of care provided to patients locally, nationally and internationally. The Trust was the recipient of the West Midlands Clinical Research Network’s award for outstanding overall performance in 2017-18.The Trust has an ambitious R&D plan, fully supported by the Trust Board, to continue to develop R&D with a focus on a range of domains including:

  • Increasing the internationally recognised excellence of our research portfolio.
  • Increasing the breadth of our clinical research portfolio and the range of health care professionals contributing to it.

Researchers at the Trust have the full support of the Trust’s R&D department and its large and highly motivated team of research nurses, clinical trials practitioners and data coordinators and well as its research management and governance team.

Professor Karim Raza talks about our reputation for world class research

Birmingham as a place to live and work

Birmingham and the borough of Sandwell are great places to live. City Hospital  and the Midlands Metropolitan Hospital site are close to Birmingham City Centre and the popular suburbs of Edgbaston, Bearwood, Harborne and. Moseley. There are six towns that serve Sandwell, they are Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury, and West Bromwich. Each have their own individual character and attractions. There are a huge range of places to live with easy access via road or public transport all serving the Trust sites well. Housing in the area is very affordable with transport links in and around the city and Sandwell are excellent. Birmingham boasts a range of places to socialise in, with a range of top/great restaurants and bars. And the second city is fast-becoming a shopping haven, with a vast array of choice, from designer to unique independently-run shops. Birmingham boasts a number of outstanding schools including the King Edwards VI collective grammar schools and independent schools. The city is also home to the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Midlands Arts Centre  (MAC), Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre and a number of museums including the Art Gallery, and the Thinktank.  Musical stars frequently perform at the Genting Arena, whilst at the adjacent National Exhibition Centre (NEC) there is a comprehensive diary of events. Birmingham offers an impressive range of sporting facilities including cricket, football, golf, rugby, sailing, tennis and has a 50 metre swimming pool. Birmingham and Sandwell have excellent transport links with the International Airport, major rail routes and easy access to motorways. Trains run direct to London from Birmingham New Street, and Sandwell & Dudley with the fastest route taking just one hour 24 minutes. In addition Stratford Upon Avon, rural areas of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire are within easy reach.

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