Consultant Radiologist (General with specialist interest in Upper GI)

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a consultant radiologist to join our team at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital Trust.

This is a substantive general cross-sectional imaging post with an interest in Gastrointestinal and hepato-pancreato-biliary imaging which mostly includes CT and MRI reporting. No intervention skill is required.

This is a new post and has arisen due to an increase in demand for radiology services and also with the installation of new scanners.

The post holder would support the current radiology team working closely with the specialists. There are weekly Upper and Lower GI MDTs which also serve as an educational resource for trainees and allied health professionals. MDTs are shared amongst specialist Radiologists. Please find the attached job description and person specification.

The successful candidate will be part of the radiology team at Queens and King George Hospitals.Shared office accommodation is provided together with shared medical secretarial support.

Each consultant will have access to a PACS reporting station, a PC and in addition a reporting workstation for remote access to images for on-call purposes.

It is expected that the post holder will deliver an on-call service as part of their commitment to the general radiology services of the department and contribute to specialist MDTs which is mandatory.

An additional subspecialty interest /development can be encouraged and supported.

Main duties of the job

Radiology is a large and busy department. The department currently provides cross sectional diagnostics from King George Hospital, Queen's Hospital and Barking Community Diagnostic Hub. In 2022/23 we undertook over 126,00 MRI and CT examinations. In 2023/24 we will exceed this activity.

The department has seen a significant development over the last 3 years, with new CT scanners at King George Hospital and Barking Community Hub and a new MRI including a 3T at King George. Other significant capital investments have included the replacement of the second Biplane Theatre with a new state of the art Biplane. Further developments are planned for 2024/25. To support this new equipment the Trust has increased the number of reporting radiologists and we have recruited additional radiographers and sonographers to support scan acquisition.

About us

We provide care for the residents of three diverse London boroughs. Most of our 7,800 permanent staff live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge and the majority are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals and we operate from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London - more than 300,000 people visited our A&Es in 2023. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Community Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic.

We're pleased to be leading the way in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The Elective Surgical Hub at King George Hospital is one of eight to be accredited as part of a national scheme; the Care Quality Commission has raised the ratings forurgent and emergency careat Queen's and King George hospitals; anddata released by NHS Englandshowed that the Trust was the most improved in 2023 for reducing waits for emergency care.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre; Radiotherapy Centre; Hyper Acute Stroke Unit; and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also part of the North East London Cancer Alliance.

Date posted

13 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

162-M7419

Job locations

BHR Trust Radiologists

Queens Hospital & King George Hospital

Romford

RM7 0AG


Job description

Job responsibilities

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

To adhere to the appropriate clinical and quality standards, liaise effectively and on a timely basis with colleagues, general practitioners, community services and all healthcare agencies and maintain and promote team and multi-disciplinary working.

To participate in the development, organization, and management of radiology services

To attend and participate in departmental governance meetings including investigations of incidents and audits where necessary.

To attend and participate in operational and clinical meetings where these are deemed essential to the running of the department and/or service.

To acquire and maintain the required level of evidence-based practice within your area of special interest.

To comply with all the trust and departmental policies in relation to job planning, appraisal, and leave.

To deputize for an absent consultant or associate specialist colleague on occasions where this is necessary to complete core services in a timely manner.

Ensure prompt attendance at agreed direct clinical care programmed activities.

Ensure mandatory training is up to date as per the trust policy.

The post is designed to share the responsibility for the provision of comprehensive diagnostic radiology services including the provision of a range of MDT and on-call services.

The post holder will share an office with another colleague which at the present is variable.

The successful candidate is expected to report cross-sectional images performed on the new MRI and CT scanners at the CDC and cross-sectional images performed on the MRI and CT scanners affiliated with the A&E and Inpatient caseload at King Georges and Queens Hospital

Contribute to the general duty roster which involves vetting cross-sectional scans and solving queries from clinical and radiology teams.

The post holder is expected to contribute to the specialist and general MDTs with other colleagues in rotation.

It is mandatory to share an on-call commitment equally with existing consultants. Currently, there is a 1:11 rota. The on call is outsourced after 8 pm on weekdays and 6 pm on weekends.

No intervention skills are expected for this post.

Person Specification

Professional Qualification:

Essential

Full GMC registration

MB BS or equivalent

Fellowship Royal College of Radiologists (or equivalent)

CCT/ CESR

Desirable

  • MRCP/MRCS

Knowledge and Experience:

Essential

  • Broad skills in general and cross-sectional imaging including acute imaging services.
  • Ability to support in MDTs regularly.
  • Willing to participate in on-call rota
  • Appropriate knowledge base and ability to apply sound clinical judgement to clinical and imaging problems

Desirable

Specialist interest in GI and HPB imaging or fellowships

Communication and Language Skills:

Essential

Good communication skills with patients, medical and allied health professionals

  • Good team working skills within a multidisciplinary team

Desirable

  • Excellent IT Skills

Abilities and Aptitude:

Essential

  • Ability to develop effective working relationships on an individual and multi-disciplinarybasis with all levels of staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clinical, scientific, technical, and managerial colleagues.
  • Ability to be a flexible team member
  • Ability to cope with and effectively organize the workload of a consultant

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Azeez, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 4440.

Job description

Job responsibilities

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

To adhere to the appropriate clinical and quality standards, liaise effectively and on a timely basis with colleagues, general practitioners, community services and all healthcare agencies and maintain and promote team and multi-disciplinary working.

To participate in the development, organization, and management of radiology services

To attend and participate in departmental governance meetings including investigations of incidents and audits where necessary.

To attend and participate in operational and clinical meetings where these are deemed essential to the running of the department and/or service.

To acquire and maintain the required level of evidence-based practice within your area of special interest.

To comply with all the trust and departmental policies in relation to job planning, appraisal, and leave.

To deputize for an absent consultant or associate specialist colleague on occasions where this is necessary to complete core services in a timely manner.

Ensure prompt attendance at agreed direct clinical care programmed activities.

Ensure mandatory training is up to date as per the trust policy.

The post is designed to share the responsibility for the provision of comprehensive diagnostic radiology services including the provision of a range of MDT and on-call services.

The post holder will share an office with another colleague which at the present is variable.

The successful candidate is expected to report cross-sectional images performed on the new MRI and CT scanners at the CDC and cross-sectional images performed on the MRI and CT scanners affiliated with the A&E and Inpatient caseload at King Georges and Queens Hospital

Contribute to the general duty roster which involves vetting cross-sectional scans and solving queries from clinical and radiology teams.

The post holder is expected to contribute to the specialist and general MDTs with other colleagues in rotation.

It is mandatory to share an on-call commitment equally with existing consultants. Currently, there is a 1:11 rota. The on call is outsourced after 8 pm on weekdays and 6 pm on weekends.

No intervention skills are expected for this post.

Person Specification

Professional Qualification:

Essential

Full GMC registration

MB BS or equivalent

Fellowship Royal College of Radiologists (or equivalent)

CCT/ CESR

Desirable

  • MRCP/MRCS

Knowledge and Experience:

Essential

  • Broad skills in general and cross-sectional imaging including acute imaging services.
  • Ability to support in MDTs regularly.
  • Willing to participate in on-call rota
  • Appropriate knowledge base and ability to apply sound clinical judgement to clinical and imaging problems

Desirable

Specialist interest in GI and HPB imaging or fellowships

Communication and Language Skills:

Essential

Good communication skills with patients, medical and allied health professionals

  • Good team working skills within a multidisciplinary team

Desirable

  • Excellent IT Skills

Abilities and Aptitude:

Essential

  • Ability to develop effective working relationships on an individual and multi-disciplinarybasis with all levels of staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clinical, scientific, technical, and managerial colleagues.
  • Ability to be a flexible team member
  • Ability to cope with and effectively organize the workload of a consultant

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Azeez, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 4440.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • GMC specialist registration
  • FRCR and CCT/ CESR
  • Clinical leadership

Desirable

  • Research and education
  • NHS work experience
  • Management certification or experience
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • GMC specialist registration
  • FRCR and CCT/ CESR
  • Clinical leadership

Desirable

  • Research and education
  • NHS work experience
  • Management certification or experience

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

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UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

BHR Trust Radiologists

Queens Hospital & King George Hospital

Romford

RM7 0AG


Employer's website

https://www.bhrhospitals.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

BHR Trust Radiologists

Queens Hospital & King George Hospital

Romford

RM7 0AG


Employer's website

https://www.bhrhospitals.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

General Manager Radiology and Medical Photography

James Dennis

james.dennis@nhs.net

01708435000

Date posted

13 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

162-M7419

Job locations

BHR Trust Radiologists

Queens Hospital & King George Hospital

Romford

RM7 0AG


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