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Consultant Radiologist

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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Specialist doctor, Radiology
Contract Type
Full Time

The Trust is seeking to appoint a substantive Consultant Radiologist with a special interest in Oncological Cross-Sectional Imaging. The appointee will be based at The Christie's main site in Withington (an element of home working will also be accommodated) will join a team of 25 Consultant Radiologists. The post holder will be an oncological radiologist with: experience in all aspects of cancer imaging expertise in CT, MRI, Ultrasound and PET imaging (training will be provided in PET CT if required) and experience in the chairing of Cancer MDTs. Interest in routine interventional radiology procedures can also be supported.

The Radiology service provides diagnostic, staging, re-staging and interventional procedures for patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery.

The department undertakes around 60,000 examinations annually, across services comprising of CT scanning, MR scanning, plainfilm, Ultrasound, Interventional radiology and Nuclear medicine (reporting). The department provides reporting for the regional PET-CT service. Radiologists have close links with oncological and surgical teams and support a wide range of multidisciplinary team meetings. Research is integral to the clinical service and the department supports a large number of clinical trials. The department has an important educational role, providing teaching to the North West School of Radiology and input to the Christie PET Academy.

Main duties of the job

This post is for 10 Programmed Activities (PAs) per week, inclusive of 2.5SPA, and is a substantive post. There is also an on-call commitment.

Applicants must be on or eligible for GMC specialist register for Radiology within 6 months of the interview date. The successful applicant(s) will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS.

When applying please remember to include your CCT date in the membership of professional bodies section of the online application form, which is where you must also record your GMC number.

About us

The Christie is one of Europe's leading cancer centres, treating over 60,000 patients a year. We are based in Manchester and serve a population of 3.2 million across Greater Manchester & Cheshire, but as a national specialist around 15% patients are referred to us from other parts of the country. We provide radiotherapy through one of the largest radiotherapy departments in the world chemotherapy on site and through 14 other hospitals highly specialist surgery for complex and rare cancer and a wide range of support and diagnostic services. We are also an international leader in research, with world first breakthroughs for over 100 years. We run one of the largest early clinical trial units in Europe with over 300 trials every year. Cancer research in Manchester, most of which is undertaken on the Christie site, has been officially ranked the best in the UK.

Job description
Job responsibilities



As a consultant radiologist at The Christie, the post holder will be an oncological radiologist with experience in all aspects of cancer imaging, expertise in body cross sectional image reporting (CT, MRI, US plus or minus PET CT), and chairing of cancer MDTs.

The department currently supports 23 disease related clinical Multidisciplinary Team Meetings (MDTMs). Each MDT has a lead consultant and the meetings are covered by rota of between three and five consultants. The post holder will be expected to contribute to at least 2 MDT meetings and to develop subspecialty interest in these disease areas. The MDT consultant rotas are reviewed annually to meet the MDT peer review requirements and provide an appropriate distribution of workload and case mix.

Supporting professional activities

The agreed job plan will include all of the consultants professional duties and commitments, to include agreed supporting professional activities (SPA). The Christie NHS Foundation Trust supports the identification of 2.5 SPA for full-time employees to include audit, CPD, teaching and research and commits to manage this in a high trust, low bureaucracy fashion. The exact timing and location of SPA, and flexibility around these, will be agreed with the Clinical Director and be included in the prospective job plan, subject to annual review and appraisal. It will be expected that output for the SPA will be accountable and productive with supporting evidence of outcomes.

On-call and Emergency duties

The post holder will be included on the on-call rota. This is currently 1:18.

There is an on-call Specialist Trainee, so that consultants are not routinely required to attend the hospital, but are called in where necessary for simple intervention, review of complex CT and for MR of spinal cord compression.

Education and Training

The department plays an active role within the North West School of Radiology, in particular with regard to subspecialty training in Oncological Radiology. Medical student, SHO/FY2 and non-radiology registrar teaching is also supported.

The post holder will contribute to the professional supervision of trainee staff and will be expected to become engaged in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, as part of their SPA allocation. In addition, they will be expected to ensure that Junior Staff and medical students receive appropriate support and advice. The post holder will be expected to comply with College recommendations on Continuing Medical Education and GMC requirements for revalidation

Radiology ST teaching is generally one hour per week per consultant (including small group tutorials and departmental interesting cases meetings), with the requirement to teach during general lists and to check CT scans and contrast studies.

Research and Audit

Research is encouraged and supported by an active Research and Development Committee and a Division of Research and Development. The appointee will be encouraged to develop research interests where appropriate and be expected to support colleagues engaged in research projects. The Trust has recently entered into a commitment with the University of Manchester to develop the Manchester Cancer Research Centre which will offer additional opportunities for future translational research.

Continuing Professional Development

The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development (CPD) as laid down by the GMC and the Royal College of Radiologists and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities. The post holder will make appropriate arrangements for study leave with colleagues and non-medical staff.

Job Planning

The job plan outlines the requirements of the post and may be altered by agreement and in response to service needs with the Divisional Clinical Director and Service Manager and will be subject to an annual review in line with Trust policy. The annual review will examine all aspects of the job plan and should be carried out jointly by the Clinical Director, Service Manager and the post holder. This review will also include an assessment of professional development and defined goals for the future.

The timetable below is indicative and will be confirmed on commencement in post.

A typical week would consist of 10 Programmed Activities, typically 7.5 Direct Clinical Care (DCC) and 2.5 Supporting Professional Activities (SPA) or pro rata. The DCC PAs would broadly comprise 6.5 fixed DCC PAs including 1 PA MDT commitment (variable by week according to rota). The MDT PA commitment covers the meeting time and preparation time.

As per the Trusts Job Planning policy, any disagreement in the job planning process can be discussed with the Associate Medical Director and Divisional Director of Operations.

Indicative job plan


















Person Specification

  • MBBS or equivalent
  • FRCR or equivalent
  • GMC registration- Full and specialist registration (and a licence to practice) with the GMC (or eligible for the registration within six months of interview)
  • Holder of certificate of completion of training (CCT) in Diagnostic Radiology, or within six months of award of CCT by date of interview

Research / Publications

  • Evidence of thorough and broad training and experience in cancer imaging
  • Track record of productive research relevant to Radiology


  • Experience in RECIST reporting
  • Evidence of innovative practice / service development
  • Recent relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Recent scientific presentations

Management / Audit

  • Track record of undertaking clinical audit


  • Experience in teaching undergraduates and postgraduates


  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good knowledge of clinical governance


  • Skilled in invasive diagnostic procedures, such as biopsy and drainage.
  • Skilled in PET-CT reporting
  • Broad range of IT skills

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