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Consultant Radiologist - Dental and Maxillofacial

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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This is a full time replacement post to support specialist teams at Bristol Dental Hospital.

The post holder would be the Lead Consultant for Dental Radiology and based at Bristol Dental Hospital liaising with the subspecialty dentists including orthognathics, restorative dentistry, paediatric and oral medicine and surgery and support the maxillofacial service. They will work closely with the dental specialties at the dental Hospital as well as the Head and Neck Radiology team based at the BRI. The majority neck ultrasound is carried out at the dental hospital (7-8 lists a week) and there is a good working relationship between the Dental radiologist and Head and Neck radiologists.

The post holder will support the dental radiographers in vetting and protocolling CBCT and oversee the CT and plain film reporting. They will have a key role in neck USS carrying out 2 lists a week including biopsies and be available for urgent scans from Primary Care.

There is also scope to be involved in other aspects of head and neck radiology for the correct candidate.

The post holder will have 2 dedicated teaching sessions based at Bristol dental school

Main duties of the job

At the Dental School, the post holder will provide expert radiological support to the dental and radiography staff. Duties will include:

Overseeing the teaching of dental radiography and radiology to undergraduate students of dentistry, dental therapy, and possibly on postgraduate courses

Reviewing and reporting dental radiographs where clinician is unsure about image appearances.

Reporting on small volume Cone Beam CT (CBCT) scans if requested by the clinician, and on all CBCT scans showing anatomy outside of the dento-alveolar region.

Providing advice to clinicians and radiographers on appropriate imaging parameters for Cone Beam CT

Reviewing and, if justified, authorising imaging referrals outside of standard dental school protocol.

Supporting the radiography staff in quality assurance activities outside of their scope of practice, including periodic audit of clinicians' and students' reports of radiographic image findings.

There is an onsite dental radiology service with 5 dental radiographers and support staff with 3 dental xray rooms and a cone beam CT scanner as well as a dedicated ultrasound room and further portable USS machine and separate reporting area.

Providing, if required, reports on radiographs of patients referred to Bristol Dental Hospital or other treatment centres.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward- thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specifications for further details of this position.

Person Specification
Qualifications & Training

  • Full and specialist registration with the General Dental Council (GDC)
  • or eligible for specialist registration/ list within six months of interview
  • or Holder of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or evidence of within six months of award of CCT or equivalent by date of interview'


  • Post graduate degree


  • Evidence of thorough and broad training and experience dental radiology including USS guided FNA and core biopsies.
  • Able to take responsibility for delivering service without direct supervision.


  • Experience of working in the UK Hospital system

Clinical Knowledge and Skills

  • Up to date knowledge and experience in dental radiology


  • Broad range of IT skills

Clinical Governance and Audit

  • Understanding of clinical governance and the individual responsibilities it implies
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical audit and evidence of participation
  • Positive approach to evidence based practice
  • Participation in continuing professional development (CPD) scheme and, where relevant, evidence of participation


  • Experience of teaching dental students/ radiology registrars.
  • Experience of supervising trainees.
  • Knowledge of teaching to a multidisciplinary team


  • Higher Degree
  • Published Research Papers

Teaching and Training

  • Experience of teaching medical students.
  • Experience of supervising trainees.
  • Knowledge of teaching to a multidisciplinary team


  • Formal teaching qualification

Management & Leadership

  • Evidence of management training and evidence of learning from it
  • Ability to organise efficient and smooth running of a specialist service
  • Ability to cope with and effectively organise the workload of a consultant
  • Ability to practice independently as a consultant
  • Ability to take on responsibility and show evidence of leadership
  • Ability to work under pressure and cope with setbacks


  • Demonstration of knowledge of NHS management structures
  • Management experience

Interpersonal, communication & team working skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, relatives, clinical colleagues, support staff and other colleagues.
  • Good knowledge of, and ability to use, spoken and written English.
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods, and to respond to questions and queries
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships on an individual and multi-professional basis with all levels of staff both within and across divisions

Any Other Personal Abilities & Aptitudes

  • Ability to adapt and respond to changing circumstances
  • Awareness of personal limitations
  • Demonstrates the 4 Trust values
  • Meets professional health requirements
  • Willingness to travel to and work in other sites necessitated by the role


  • Ability to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional or national levels





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