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Locum Consultant Radiologist

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Specialist doctor, Radiology, Locum Doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for a dynamic and forward-thinking Locum Consultant Radiologist to work within the Directorate of Radiology covering North Cumbria, based at either the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle or West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. The Directorate would equally welcome applications from existing and newly trained Consultants, all sub-specialisms are welcomed.This post has arisen through an investment in the Radiology department to meet the ever growing demand for diagnostic imaging. Successful applicants will complement a team of existing interventional and diagnostic Consultant Radiologists. This is an opportunity to join an organisation in which clinicians are at the forefront of clinical leadership and management. Consultant Radiologists will be required to work across site on a rotational basis at West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven (WCH), this is currently 1:7 weekdays. On-Call workload is managed at Cumberland Infirmary site, reporting for both Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital sites.

There is provision for remote access to Trust IT systems and working from home may be possible with agreement from the Clinical Director. It is expected that the appointee will contribute equally to the out-of-hours-work and on-call rota, currently 1:11 (proposed to reduce further with successful recruitment).

Main duties of the job

The appointee will, together with the existing consultant colleagues be responsible for the provision of a comprehensive, efficient, and cost-effective clinical radiology service to the Trust and other users of the service.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.

  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Job description
Job responsibilities


Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Person Specification
Education and Qualifications

  • FRCR or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration


  • Higher Degree
  • Sub-specialist training/fellowship
  • Leadership and training experience
  • Holder of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or within six months of award of CCT or equivalent by interview.
  • Inclusion on the Specialist Registrar in Radiology (or within six months of inclusion on GMC specialist register)

Experience and Knowledge

  • High standard of clinical skill and expertise in clinical Radiology
  • Clinical Governance and Risk
  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on range of radiological problems both emergency, inpatient and elective
  • Excellent communication skills with patients, colleagues, managers and other staff
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients


  • ATLS

Management and Administrative

  • Ability to advise on efficient and smooth running of Radiology service
  • Ability to cover on call
  • Ability to organise and manage own workload efficiently


  • Experience of Audit Management


  • Experience of and commitment to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate medical staff
  • Ability to teach clinical and personal skills required for undergraduate and foundation trainees


  • Experience of teaching basic clinical skills to undergraduates
  • Teaching of non-medical health professionals
  • Educational Qualification

Research, Audit and Clinical Governance

  • Experience of, and commitment to, medical audit


  • Ability to supervise postgraduate research
  • Publications in referred journals

Continued Professional Development

  • Demonstrable evidence of lifelong learning
  • Reflective approach to personal development with an ability to acknowledge and effectively manage poor performance
  • Participation in appropriate peer review processes

Personal Attributes

  • Compliance with Consultant Competency Framework
  • Participation in on call and emergency cover
  • Ability to travel to fulfil the requirements of the post
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Communication Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstration of Trust values - kindness, compassion, ambition and respect
  • Empathetic and sensitive approach to patient needs
  • Approachable and effective multi-disciplinary team member with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team loyalty
  • Positive approach to lessons learnt
  • Confident approach


  • IT Skills
  • Presentation Skills

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