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Consultant Radiologist with interest in GU Imaging

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 (per annum)
Closing date
5 Oct 2023

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Specialist doctor, Radiology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This is an exciting time to be joining Bedford Hospital, which has recently merged with Luton Hospital NHS Trust to become part of the dynamic new Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. There has been improved working and strategic developments across both sites and the Trust aims to work towards implementing integration benefits to the fullest in future.

This post is based at the Bedford Hospital site but it is anticipated that the successful candidate may work at Luton & Dunstable hospital 1 day a week in future.
Main duties of the job
  • Maintenance of the highest clinical standards in the management of all patients presenting to the Hospital
  • To deliver a high-quality imaging service with a focus on subspeciality interests as applicable
  • To share, with colleagues in the Imaging Department, the management of all patients referred to the Trust
  • To share in the general radiology work of the department including currently a 1 in 11 on call rota
  • To support radiographers and sonographer staff in the department and also be involved in the teaching and training of specialist registrars grade, junior medical staff, nursing staff and medical students
  • To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance and audit
  • To have responsibility for and actively participate in continuing professional development (CPD)
About us

Our Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Please note that all shortlisted candidates will be required to attend a virtualpre-interview assessment process.

Closing date: 3rd October 2023

Assessment date: TBC

Interview date: 23rd October 2023

Person Specification
Registration & Training
  • Full GMC Registration with a Licence to Practice
  • Entry on GMC Specialist Register in General Radiology via CCT (or within 6 months from date of interview) or CESR (Must be on Specialist Register by date of interview)
  • Subspecialty training in GU radiology
  • FRCR or equivalent
  • Postgraduate Degree e.g., MD or equivalent
Clinical Effectiveness
  • Participation in relevant local audits
  • Experience of guideline appraisal
  • Participation in relevant national research and audits
Clinical Experience
  • Evidence of thorough and broad training and experience in General Radiology
  • Expertise in other specialised area
  • Knowledge and ability to teach all grades of trainees and medical students
  • Understands learner centred teaching
  • Teaching ability and experience in conducting clinical/radiological meetings
  • Formal teaching qualification
Professional Interest
  • An interest that improves the core clinical service for patients using the imaging service at the Trust
Personal Skills
  • Caring, honest and reliable
  • Able to foster good working relations with staff
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English
  • Ability to co-operate in a democratic team environment
  • Able and willing to work with consultant colleagues in equitable sharing of clinical, non-clinical and on-call duties.
Job Specific
  • Able to organise and prioritise workload
  • An understanding of accountability for patient care
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience of team leadership
Clinical Governance
  • Able to demonstrate a broad understanding of the principles and elements of clinical governance
  • Has a thorough knowledge and understanding of Good Medical Practice from the GMC
  • Ability to attend hospital within 30 minutes for purposes of on-call emergencies

Employer details
Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Bedford Hospital

Kempston Road


MK42 9DJ

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About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020 following the merger of Bedford Hospital and the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital.Previously the hospitals were run by two separate NHS trusts, Bedford hospital NHS Trust and Luton and Dunstable University Hospitals Foundation Trust.By combining the two hospitals we have been able to ensure the clinical sustainability of both sites and ensure that key services such as A&E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics can remain at both sites.Both hospitals deliver a full range of acute hospital services to a population of around 700,000.The new integrated Trust employs a combined workforce of approximately 8,000 staff, the largest NHS employer in Bedfordshire. The hospitals are supported by an army of 500 volunteers whose invaluable work helps the delivery of services.

Bedford Hospital

Working at Bedford Hospital

The Trust’s ethos is ‘every patient matters’, our vision is to provide patient focused high quality acute hospital care to meet the needs of our local community and we are constantly working with our staff to find new ways of working to ensure that our vision is achieved.

About Bedford

Whether you like high-octane thrills or you’re interested in history and the arts, if you want to entertain the family, or simply want to relax and enjoy quiet, unspoilt countryside, come and visit Bedford and north Bedfordshire.

The county town of Bedford is in one of England’s smallest counties, flanked east and west by tourist hotspots like Oxford and Cambridge and just a 35 minute train journey from central London.

Renowned as having one of the finest riverside settings in the country, enjoy panoramic views of the River Great Ouse from the restored Castle Mound; all that remains of Bedford castle, which was destroyed in the siege of 1224.

Bedford Borough is a vibrant area to live in with an abundance of leisure opportunities for residents and visitors. We pride ourselves on offering a fantastic programme of cultural events throughout the year, and providing a wide range of affordable health opportunities, through our quality parks, award winning leisure centers’ and sports development work.

The nearby town of Milton Keynes has a large shopping mall and is a short bus or train ride away. Road and transport links are fantastic from Bedford to the whole of the UK and Europe.

Luton airport is only 30 minutes by car or direct by train, other airports nearby are Stanstead, Birmingham, Heathrow and Gatwick, all within 1hour and 30 minutes by train or car.

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital is a top performing hospital and we are proud to care.

The Trust employs a diverse range of people in many different roles. In addition to doctors, nurses and therapy staff we employ people in a variety of other areas including administration, scientists, estates, technicians and support staff who all work together to deliver the best patient care. Our focus on excellence and patient safety remains our highest priority.

Staff are our most valuable asset and central to the delivery of safe, effective, excellent patient care.

The Trust strives to ensure staff feel valued, empowered, confident, motivated and focuses on developing staff to maximise their potential.

As an employee of the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital you can take advantage of a number of benefits that are available for all L&D staff which can be viewed here.

Why work for us?

Our way of working at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust is about providing great patient care but it’s also about attracting and retaining excellent staff to provide that care. It’s about the qualities, knowledge and skills you bring to your role in the Trust and the support, development and job satisfaction you expect in return. It’s about sharing common priorities for improvement and embracing our Trust values while caring for our patients but also while working together as colleagues.

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