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Locum Consultant Radiologist (with special interest in Paediatrics)

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£86,721 to £116,165 a year pa
Closing date
5 Nov 2023

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We are looking for a motivated, skilled and enthusiastic individual to join our dedicated paediatric radiology team at King's College Hospital NHS Trust. We are currently a small, dynamic team of 4 Paediatric Radiologists as part of a wider group of 38 general Adult diagnostic and interventional Radiology Consultants as well as 16 Neuro Consultants.

The post is a 6 month full time (10 PA) or part time (negotiable) locum diagnostic Paediatric radiology post with a possibility to becoming a substantive post in the future.

Main duties of the job

Candidate will be expected to become an effective member of the team of four paediatric radiologists, with responsibility of care for patients under their charge and helping to deliver a high quality regional paediatric service. Although predominantly a general paediatric radiology post, the candidate would have the potential to develop their own particular subspecialty area.

The post requires the provision of general diagnostic work for paediatric conditions from all modalities including plain film, CT and MRI scans as well as independently undertaking ultrasound and fluoroscopic lists.

They would work together with Clinical colleagues both with delivery of MDM's and case discussion to enhance performance and improve clinical outcomes by delivering an evidence-based service, adopting and implementing national guidance in a timely manner and introducing new or innovative treatments in line with Trust guidance / policy.

There would be an expectation to participate in Teaching and Commitment to the training and supervision of Specialist Registrars. The importance of maintaining individual and team competencies to ensure patient safety by attending mandatory training and understand the role and importance of taking part in Audit, Clinical governance and REAL Meetings should be understood. There is also opportunity for continuing professional development and the involvement in research.

The post also has an on-call commitment covering both Adult Emergency and Paediatric care.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and around 14,000 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King's College Hospital (KCH) sites at Denmark Hill in Camberwell and at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

The trust-wide strategy Strong Roots, Global Reach is our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we can take Team King's to another level.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The locum post ( with the view to becoming a substantive job) will be based at Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the proposed 10 PA Job Plan is attached. This will be reviewed within 3 months of the postholder commencing in post.

The On-Call commitment is for a 1:20 rota and is currently delivered at the Denmark Hill site.

All employees are expected to undertake work on any of the Trusts sites as required by the service. As a senior employee of the Trust you will work in close co-operation with, and support other clinical, medical professional and managerial colleagues in providing high quality healthcare to the Trusts patients. Integral to these responsibilities is the following: -

  • The provision of a first class clinical service
  • Effective leadership to all staff engaged in the speciality
  • Sustaining and developing teaching and research in conjunction with Kings College London / KHP
  • Undertaking all work in accordance with the Trusts procedures and operating policies
  • Conducting clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Trusts service plans
  • Maintaining the confidence of business plans and development strategies formulated for the speciality, the Division or the Trust


Together with the other radiologists to provide a service for Department of Radiology. This includes all aspects of treatment and relevant management duties for the proper functioning of the department.

Shared responsibility with the others for providing 24 hours, 7 days a week cover for the Unit on a rota basis. Responsible also for covering colleagues periods of annual leave and short-term sickness.

Provide clinical supervision of junior medical staff as a shared responsibility with other consultant colleagues.

Responsible for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required and contributing to CPD and clinical governance initiatives.

Contribute to departmental research interests in accordance with the Trusts R& D framework.

Contribute to the audit programmes, Morbidity and Mortality, clinical governance programs and learning from Deaths.

Take an active role in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of the departments/ Divisions Business Plan. This may include assisting with discussions regarding service plans and developments with internal and external agencies.

Conduct all activities within the contracted level of service and operating plan for service(s).

Person Specification

  • Essential - Qualifications, Interview Eligibility, Registration
  • Training and Experience
  • Administration/Management & Leadership
  • Audit & Quality Improvement and Research
  • Teaching




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