We are looking for an outstanding, forward thinking Radiologist with a specialist interest in Breast Screening to join us at the Epping Breast Screening service (located at St Margaret's Hospital in Epping, Essex), following a retirement, and help continue to lead our towards excellence.
You will be joining a breast radiology team of 2 radiology consultants (one screening, one symptomatic), a consultant mammographer and two advanced practitioners (both doing screen reading and stereo biopsies). The role would include both screening and symptomatic breast work, including Breast MRI, as well as General radiology (another subspecialty may also be accommodated). We are a cohesive, collegiate department that has monthly consultant meetings.
The Epping Breast Unit, based at St Margaret's Hospital is an innovative department having recently pioneered paperless breast screening, and soon to implement Lunit breast AI following an imminent upgrade of our Agfa PACS.
The Symptomatic service receives around 6,000 referrals per year accommodated in 3 single and 3 double one-stop clinics per week, with separate breast ultrasound and interventional lists including both stereotactic and ultrasound vacuum excisions.
The extended team includes two consultant oncoplastic surgeons and an Associate Specialist in Breast Disease, with two surgical middle grades, four full time breast care nurses and a specialist Family History nurse
Main duties of the job
- Leading by example, you will demonstrate the trust values and help us to deliver outstanding care.
- To provide high quality inpatient and outpatient services
- To lead and motivate the multidisciplinary team in order to deliver effective patient-focused care and interventions.
- This includes effective communication in line with the Trust values.
- To support consultant colleagues in the department in the delivery of their services where necessary
- Clinical Governance and Audit
A draft job plan is attached. This will be tailored to the needs of the successful candidate and the department. Theappointee will join the team of 19 Consultant Radiologists working throughout the Trust.
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) provides a full range of general acute, outpatient and diagnostic services at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, the Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop's Stortford, and St Margaret's Hospital in Epping.
We employ 3,500 staff and serve a local population of around 350,000 people living in west Essex and east Hertfordshire, centred on the M11 corridor and the towns of Harlow, Bishop's Stortford and Epping. Our extended catchment area incorporates a population of up to 500,000 and includes the areas of Hoddesdon, Cheshunt and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire.
The Princess Alexandra Promise to our patients as identified by our 3 values which will contribute to improving our patient experiences:
Patient at heart - Always holding the patient and their wellbeing at the centre of our thoughts and efforts
Everyday excellence - Sharing and celebrating our successes, being honest when we get it wrong, giving us the ability to learn from both
Creative collaboration - Knowing strength comes from diversity, we combine our experiences, skills and talents, working together to find new and better ways to care
The Trust believes in investing in all our staff and rewarding high standards of care whilst building for excellence and in return we expect our staff to uphold the Trust values to the highest level.
Please see attached detailed job description and job specification for further information
**AAC panel scheduled for 25.10.2023 TBC**