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Consultant Radiologist with an interest in Breast and Radiology

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 a year pa
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

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Specialist doctor, Radiology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking to appoint one full-time Consultant Breast Radiologist post based at the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. The post includes programmed activities in symptomatic breast and general radiology. We can also support another subspecialty interest. We need to fill posts in paediatrics, head and neck, neurology, and cardiothoracic radiology.

The post has arisen because of expansion of the service. The successful candidate will join a team of 30 consultant radiologists to help deliver Diagnostic Imaging Services to the Trust and local commissioners. Candidates are required to have a subspecialty interest in Breast imaging and associated intervention.

There has been considerable recent investment in the department including the development of a dedicated Breast Unit on the New QEII Hospital site. This purpose-built unit opened in June 2015, deals with approximately 400 breast cancers annually. Currently there are 4 breast radiologists supporting 3 breast surgeons. There are 7 radiographers trained in mammography and two competent in performing breast ultrasound. A successful vacuum assisted biopsy service has also been introduced.

The department can be flexible in its approach and support a candidate who wishes to maintain experience in general radiology or another subspecialty interest whilst fulfilling the breast sessional commitments of the post. The Lister Hospital site is fully accredited for training with 12 ST Trainee.

Main duties of the job

The workload of the successful candidate would be approximately that recommended by the Royal College of Radiologists. The successful candidate would also play a role in teaching and developing skill mix within the Unit and participate in the MDT meetings.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:

  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. This means that any employee is entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns and we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made and considered formally, and will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description
Job responsibilities

In the paragraphs above you have read an overview about the role we would like to offer and general information about main duties of the post holder. Please see attached job description which describes in full details the duties, responsibilities and reporting relationships of the advertising role.

Person Specification

  • Entry on GMC Specialist Register or, be within 6 months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) at time of interview or, provide GMC confirmed eligibility for entry on the Specialist Register
  • College Membership (FRCR) or qualification of an equivalent level


  • College Fellowship
  • Postgraduate degree (or equivalent)

Previous Experience

  • Broad range of experience in General Radiology in particular: o Experience of Breast Ultrasound, Breast Intervention, Plain film reporting, Mammography, Breast MRI, CT/US (general) o Fully competent in General and Breast Radiology
  • Experience of supervising undergraduates, doctors in training and other colleagues
  • Ability to offer and be accountable for full and independent expert diagnostic opinion
  • Can evidence leading on patient safety issues and achieving a change in practice


  • Demonstrable experience in a Locum Consultant role


  • Able to evidence engagement with clinical governance and the identification of errors and the learning from errors
  • Evidence engagement with appraisal and revalidation
  • Able to show situational awareness and application of good decision making
  • Ability to effectively teach clinical skills
  • Ability to critically appraise published evidence

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