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Consultant Radiologist with Interest in Urogynae Radiology

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Bury St. Edmunds
£99,532 to £131,964 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

Job Details

Applicants with a particular interest in Urogynae Radiology are invited to apply for the position of Consultant Radiologist.

The interview will be held on Friday, 12th July 2024

The department provides a wide range of diagnostic services. You will be joining a team of 20 consultants. We are looking for an individual who wants to be part of an innovative and dedicated team. The department offers a friendly and supportive atmosphere. CPD is well supported.

We are currently planning for our new hospital so this is an exciting time to joining our Trust. All radiologists have a dedicated home reporting station and home reporting sessions are encouraged. The department has been QSI accredited for 12 years running and we pride ourselves on high standards. We have several reporting radiographers across plain film, MRI, fluoroscopy and CT. Equal participation in the on call system is expected. Overnight reporting is currently outsourced.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the department prior to application.

Please refer to the supporting job description and person specification which will outline the duties of the role.

Main duties of the job

  • Work with a team of 20 Consultant Radiologists
  • Participate in the supervision and education of radiology registrars, specialty doctors and radiographers
  • Teaching of junior doctors and medical students encouraged
  • Participation in audit and QSI accreditation and departmental project
  • Participate in general reporting of XR, CT, US, MRI and also subspecialty reporting
  • Interest in Urogynae Radiology with experience in reporting prostate, bladder, gynae pelvis and renal MRI
  • Running MDT meetings independently in relevant subspecialty (urology and gynaecology)
  • Participate in the day-to-day radiology service provision - CT/MR inpatient reporting, support of radiographers and trainees, duty radiologist vetting and advice service and be able to perform general US.
  • Participate on the on call rota (approx 1 in 18)

About us

#BeKnown at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. By us. By our patients. By our community

We are a busy, friendly, rural NHS Trust providing high-quality care and compassion to more than a quarter of a million people across west Suffolk. We care for, treat and support people in hospital, at home and in various community settings.

The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds provides acute and secondary care services (emergency department, maternity and neonatal services, day surgery unit, eye treatment centre, Macmillan unit and children's ward). It has 500+ beds and is a partner teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge.

Adult and paediatric community services, provided in collaboration with West Suffolk Alliance partners, include a range of nursing, therapy, specialist, and ongoing temporary care and rehabilitation, some at our Newmarket Community Hospital.

We do our utmost to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for patients and our values of fairness, inclusivity, respect, safety and team work guide how we work and behave as a team.

With nearly 5,000 staff, from all over the world, we strive to make our organisation a great place to work. Whatever your role or ambition, we want to help you be the best you can be.

We promote a diverse and inclusive community where everyones voice counts and you can #BeKnown for whoever you are.

Join us. What will you #BeKnown for?

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached for full details of the post.


Main X-RAY

The main x-ray department is located in the centre of the ground floor of the hospital and is ideally placed to offer a diagnostic imaging service.

The main department comprises six x-ray rooms there are two fluoroscopy rooms (Philips Xper Alluraand Siemens Axiom Sireskop.The Allura was commissioned in February 2011)and general rooms. A purpose built x-ray room opened in April 2005 in the A& E Department.

The main departments PACS system is an Agfa Impax network. This was upgraded to the latest AGFA system with the AGFA Enterprise Imaging System which has been in place since January 2019. Soft copy reporting is provided for all plain film examinations. All the images are now available via the hospital intranet in all clinical areas. Images from CT, MRI, ultrasound and fluoroscopy are available on the PACS system. This is integrated with a voice recognition system and nearly all reporting is now undertaken with voice recognition.

There are four satellite x-ray departments, one at Newmarket, one at Thetford, one at Sudbury and one, managed by the practice, at Botesdale. Plain radiographic images from these hospitals are reported at the West Suffolk Hospital.


Within the main x-ray department are two ultrasound rooms, both equipped with Canon i700 units purchased in 2020, together witha new Canon Xario 200Gto assist with interventional procedures. There are plans for a third room to address rising demand. A Canon i700 also provides DVT ultrasound and a Toshiba APLIO_500 has been provided for ultrasound in Out Patients. Sonographers also undertake DVT scanning and some inpatient work as well as obstetrics and gynaecology scanning and vascular work. Ultrasound is also undertaken at Newmarket Community Hospital which is shared by Radiologists and Sonographers performing OP and GP work.


There are three GE 64-slice CT scanners. There are teleradiology links to the consultants homes for viewing all imaging modalities when on-call. Home reporting is actively encouraged. Overnight CT's are reported by an offsite reporting company from 8pm (4Ways).


This department, near the rear entrance, is fitted with 2 Siemens 1.5T Magnets Wide Bore Siemens Aera and a Symphony TIM magnet. These two machines were installed in 2014, one new and one upgraded. There are plans for a third scanner to accommodate increasing demand.

Person Specification

  • Entry on the GMC specialist register in Clinical Radiology or be eligible for entry (within six months of attaining Certificate of Completion of Training) at the time of interview and hold a licence to practice.
  • Full GMC registration with a licence to practise.
  • MBBS or equivalent


  • Any other relevant qualifications.


  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining CCT in Clinical Radiology.
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients.
  • Experience in running MDTs.
  • Experience of implementing IRMER Regulations.


  • Interests to compliment the department.


  • All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues which could be demonstrated by one of the following: - -PLAB 1 - PLAB 2. If applicants believe that they have adequate communication skills, but do not fit into one of the examples they need to provide evidence.


  • Demonstrates breadth of experience and awareness in and outside speciality/medicine.

Clinical Governance

  • Experience of Radiology Governance meetings and Learning meetings (REALM) were discussions around errors in Radiology are performed in a culture 'of no-blame' and learning from errors.

Management Ability

  • Ability to manage and lead staff.
  • Ability and willingness to work within the Trust and NHS performance framework and targets.
  • Experience and competent with IT.


  • Experience of efficient, effective and smooth running of a Radiology department.
  • Knowledge and experience of QSI accreditation programmes.


  • Experience of teaching radiology to non-radiologists and/or trainees.


  • Attendance at a teaching skills course.





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