Applications are invited for two Consultant Diagnostic Neuroradiologists (DNRs) to join our friendly and forward thinking team of Neuroradiologists with a wide range of skills and interests, and contribute to the activity of our busy department. These are replacement posts, and there will be opportunity for you to develop a subspecialty area or areas of interest. You will be able to progress your career at one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country, with opportunities to participate in research, education and radiological innovation.
The 10 PA posts cover all aspects of diagnostic neuroradiology. Subspecialist areas of interest that would particularly complement those of the existing team are adult neuro-oncology, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, neurodegeneration, paediatrics, pituitary, spine. The main responsibilities and duties of the posts are given below, with more detail in the attached job description.
MAIN DUTIES OF THE JOB
Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.
For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities’ section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.
WORKING FOR OUR ORGANISATION
As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.
DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION AND MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
The appointed Consultant Diagnostic Neuroradiologist (DNR) will:
- Contribute to the high quality consultant-led diagnostic neuroradiology imaging service provided at UHS
- Share in the 24/7 cover of the service, including on call on a rota basis (intended to be 1 in 7 with prospective cover)
- Develop specialist skills to work with multidisciplinary teams and support regional tertiary services.
- Along with their consultant colleagues, provide clinical supervision of radiology trainee
Some duties may be provided by offsite working
To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
An enthusiastic and motivated colleague to join our group! Required training, experience and abilities include:
- Full GMC Registration
- CCT in Radiology (or expected within 6 months of date of interview) and/or entry on the Specialist Register in Clinical Radiology
- Completed general training in Radiology and Diagnostic Neuroradiology at specialist level in a recognised centre
- Experience and skills in a subspecialist area of neuroradiology and willingness to develop these aspects further
- Ability to work within multidisciplinary healthcare teams, and to supervise junior staff
- Enthusiasm for teaching and training
- Understanding of and willingness to participate in clinical governance and audit activities
- An appropriate level of leadership, organisational, communication, professional and personal abilities to be effective in the role of consultant diagnostic neuroradiologist in a large teaching hospital
For more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role, please refer to the person specification.
Individuals wishing to apply must be fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and should be either already on or within 6 months of eligibility to be included on the specialist register of the GMC.
The successful candidate will be employed under the terms and conditions of service for Consultants (England) 2003.
Interviews will be held on Thursday, 12 October 2023
Job Reference: - MT1039 This vacancy closes on or before: 26th September 2023
Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.
QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
- Primary medical degree
- FRCR or equivalent
- Full registration with the General Medical Council with a valid license to practice
- Inclusion on the Specialist Register / Admission to the Register within 6 months of interview
- MRCP or MRCS or ECNR
- Publications in Neuroradiological Journals
PREVIOUS OR RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
- Completed general training in Radiology, and Diagnostic Neuroradiology at specialist level in a recognised centre
- Experience in advanced imaging techniques related to Neuroradiology
- Experience in Fluoro-guided LP and myelography
- Experience with spinal injections
APTITUDES AND SKILLS
- Appropriate level of organisational, leadership, professional and personal abilities to function effectively as a consultant neuroradiologist
- Experience of teaching juniors, medical students and other healthcare professionals
- Is empathetic and sensitive to patients needs
- Proven ability to build and maintain effective teams
- Experience and willingness to undertake audit and clinical governance activities
- Research Skills: Publication of research articles, demonstrating understanding of research methodology and commitments
- Experience in organising electronic; computer based meetings, teaching and e-learning
LIVING THE TRUST VALUES
- Patients First,
- Always Improving
- Working Together
APTITUDES AND SKILLS
- Evidence and ability to communicate and liaise effectively with patients and colleagues (verbal and written communication skills in English).