Locum Consultant in Radiology - oncology, nuclear medicine and PET-CT

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

This is a 10 PA post for a Consultant Radiologist with a sub-specialist interest oncology radiology, Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will support the delivery of Radiology services, sharing in the responsibility for the management of the Radiology service at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. The post holder will take a leading role in both the day to day running and the development of nuclear medicine service.

The two-scanner nuclear medicine department currently performs 2000 diagnostic and 200 therapeutic procedures per year. The nuclear medicine department has undergone a period of renewal and expansion with the installation of a new SPECT-CT system and associated processing and viewing software completed in 2023. The new SPECT-CT system allows the introduction of cardiology and neurology work, and has improved and expanded the scope of diagnostic work the department can deliver.

The RBH outsources its PET-CT services to In-Health, scanning 18 patients per week. This figure is projected to grow by 10-15% per year. The appointee would be responsible for reporting of the In-Health PET-CT.

The appointee will join the team of 25 Radiologists to provide care to this growing population of patients, and raise departmental profiles through teaching and education. Work is based at the Royal Berkshire Hospital with satellite cover provided at West Berkshire Community Hospital. The appointee will work alongside 19 Diagnostic Radiologists to support General Radiology services across all modalities and share responsibility for the clinical MDTs.

About us

Our department has Insignia PACS, Cerner millennium RIS and Soliton voice recognition software. We are well equipped with Philips 1.5 and 3T static MRI scanners in addition to a mobile Philips 1.5 Integra scanner based at the West Berkshire Community Hospital (WBCH) in Thatcham. Scanners. The CT department is equipped with 4 new CT scanners, 3 x Aquillion Prime and a Aquillion Prism. A second static Aquillion Prime is installed at WBCH. Our ultrasound suite has 8 Hitatchi Ascendus machines and a Phillips Epiq 7 for vascular and interventional use. We also have two interventional rooms, a fluoroscopy suite, a breast screening centre, a dedicated radiology nursing unit and a nuclear medicine department. We are planning to expand our MRI capacity with the addition of two new scanners to be based at WBCH. In addition, we currently have use of a commercial mobile MRI scanner located at Bracknell Healthspace. We have recently acquired onsite PET CT, provided by a commercial supplier and operated out of the Berkshire Cancer Centre.

Date posted

01 July 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year per annum

Contract

Locum

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193-MS1533UCG

Job locations

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Job description

Job responsibilities

Immediate Responsibilities of the Appointee

The post holder will share clinical and managerial leadership within the Radiology service with the present consultants. An office base with secretarial and administrative support will be provided.

The appointment is for a general cross sectional Radiologist with a sub-speciality interest in oncology imaging, Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT.

Clinical Objectives

  1. To provide, with colleagues, Radiology services in both in-patient and out-patient settings.
  2. To join the existing ARSAC licence holders within the department.
  3. To provide subspecialist knowledge and skills regarding oncology radiology, nuclear medicine and PET-CT.
  4. Ensure patient confidentiality is maintained at all times.
  5. Comply with the GMC requirements of Duties of a Doctor at all times.

Management responsibilities

  1. Active participation in monthly clinical governance meetings within the department.
  2. Participation and involvement in meetings and other business in the Radiology department
  3. Short, medium and long term specialist input for the development of a sustainable local PET-CT and nuclear medicine reporting service and the establishment of a local knowledge and skill base for PET-CT and nuclear medicine reporting.

Teaching, Research & Audit

The Radiology department has recently been awarded the status of University Department of Radiology which reflects our excellent governance structures, teaching and training activities, our broad and diverse research portfolio and excellent track record in staff development. This has ratified our close links with the University of Reading and we are looking forward to future developments in this collaboration.

The Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Trust Radiology department received the highest level (Excellent) status from the Oxford Deanery annual school reports in 2015, 2016 and 2017. We run weekly teaching for our trainees and our Intervention and MSK rotations are particularly popular. We have a robust programme of audit and Clinical Governance with monthly meetings in Radiology. Findings from audit and Clinical Governance are regularly fed into the educational meetings and communicated widely amongst the staff.

We work closely with other departments and Reading University and are actively involved in a number of local and national research projects. The Trust has an excellent reputation for education, as measured by its PMETB report and regular responses from trainees and medical students. It has a recently upgraded medical library and an active clinical librarian service, a clinical skills unit and a state of the art simulation centre opened in 2009.

Continuing Professional Development

The appointee will be expected to participate in personal appraisals annually and will also be expected to take part in a CPD program. The responsible officer for the post is currently the Medical Director and there is a revalidation officer to provide administrative support and advice for medical staff maintaining their credentials for revalidation.

Provisional Job Plan

This is a part time post with 7.0 Programmed activities. The balance between Direct Clinical Care and Supporting Professional Activities will be agreed with the post holder in the final job plan. The SPA allocation is 1.0 for personal CME, audit and revalidation requirements including departmental meetings. Additional SPAs may be allocated for specific agreed objectives for the Trust, subject to the agreement of the Clinical Lead.

Expected minimum reporting numbers within the department are:

16 cases per 4 hour CT session, 16 cases per 4 hour MRI session, 10-12 cases per ultrasound session and 100 plain films per reporting session

Job description

Job responsibilities

Immediate Responsibilities of the Appointee

The post holder will share clinical and managerial leadership within the Radiology service with the present consultants. An office base with secretarial and administrative support will be provided.

The appointment is for a general cross sectional Radiologist with a sub-speciality interest in oncology imaging, Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT.

Clinical Objectives

  1. To provide, with colleagues, Radiology services in both in-patient and out-patient settings.
  2. To join the existing ARSAC licence holders within the department.
  3. To provide subspecialist knowledge and skills regarding oncology radiology, nuclear medicine and PET-CT.
  4. Ensure patient confidentiality is maintained at all times.
  5. Comply with the GMC requirements of Duties of a Doctor at all times.

Management responsibilities

  1. Active participation in monthly clinical governance meetings within the department.
  2. Participation and involvement in meetings and other business in the Radiology department
  3. Short, medium and long term specialist input for the development of a sustainable local PET-CT and nuclear medicine reporting service and the establishment of a local knowledge and skill base for PET-CT and nuclear medicine reporting.

Teaching, Research & Audit

The Radiology department has recently been awarded the status of University Department of Radiology which reflects our excellent governance structures, teaching and training activities, our broad and diverse research portfolio and excellent track record in staff development. This has ratified our close links with the University of Reading and we are looking forward to future developments in this collaboration.

The Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Trust Radiology department received the highest level (Excellent) status from the Oxford Deanery annual school reports in 2015, 2016 and 2017. We run weekly teaching for our trainees and our Intervention and MSK rotations are particularly popular. We have a robust programme of audit and Clinical Governance with monthly meetings in Radiology. Findings from audit and Clinical Governance are regularly fed into the educational meetings and communicated widely amongst the staff.

We work closely with other departments and Reading University and are actively involved in a number of local and national research projects. The Trust has an excellent reputation for education, as measured by its PMETB report and regular responses from trainees and medical students. It has a recently upgraded medical library and an active clinical librarian service, a clinical skills unit and a state of the art simulation centre opened in 2009.

Continuing Professional Development

The appointee will be expected to participate in personal appraisals annually and will also be expected to take part in a CPD program. The responsible officer for the post is currently the Medical Director and there is a revalidation officer to provide administrative support and advice for medical staff maintaining their credentials for revalidation.

Provisional Job Plan

This is a part time post with 7.0 Programmed activities. The balance between Direct Clinical Care and Supporting Professional Activities will be agreed with the post holder in the final job plan. The SPA allocation is 1.0 for personal CME, audit and revalidation requirements including departmental meetings. Additional SPAs may be allocated for specific agreed objectives for the Trust, subject to the agreement of the Clinical Lead.

Expected minimum reporting numbers within the department are:

16 cases per 4 hour CT session, 16 cases per 4 hour MRI session, 10-12 cases per ultrasound session and 100 plain films per reporting session

Person Specification

Professional Qualifications

Essential

  • Full registration with the GMC/eligible for registration
  • Within 6 months of CCST in (Speciality) at interview date
  • FRCR (UK) or equivalent
  • ARSAC licence holder in nuclear medicine and PET-CT

Desirable

  • Higher degree e.g. MD/MSc submitted/awarded

Clinical Experience & Skills

Essential

  • Takes responsibility for clinical governance and GMC Good Medical Practice
  • Extensive experience working within Oncology Radiology
  • Ability to report all nuclear medicine related studies and PET-CT

Desirable

  • Experience of oncology MDTs

Audit Management & IT

Essential

  • Ability to work within clinical governance guidelines.
  • Undertake audits and present data as required.
  • Good IT skills, use of patient and hospital database.

Desirable

  • Evidence of clinical leadership role demonstrating accountability for quality of care, financial controls and efficient management of workforce
  • Evidence of experience in service development and protocol writing - particularly in regard to PET-CT and oncology imaging.

Research. Teaching skill & exp

Essential

  • Track record of publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Evidence of providing good teaching and supervision to trainees. Specific evidence of knowledge and experience of a developing PET-CT services.

Desirable

  • Educational qualification or accreditation
  • Experience in organising Radiology teaching including undergraduate teaching in radiology.
  • Experience of organising radiology training courses.

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Ability to communicate with clarity and intelligently in written and spoken English
  • Willingness to take responsibility and exert appropriate authority.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to work within MDT.
  • Accountability; ability to take responsibility, lead, make decisions and exert appropriate authority.
  • Interpersonal skills; ability to see patients as people, ability to empathise and work co-operatively with others.
Person Specification

Professional Qualifications

Essential

  • Full registration with the GMC/eligible for registration
  • Within 6 months of CCST in (Speciality) at interview date
  • FRCR (UK) or equivalent
  • ARSAC licence holder in nuclear medicine and PET-CT

Desirable

  • Higher degree e.g. MD/MSc submitted/awarded

Clinical Experience & Skills

Essential

  • Takes responsibility for clinical governance and GMC Good Medical Practice
  • Extensive experience working within Oncology Radiology
  • Ability to report all nuclear medicine related studies and PET-CT

Desirable

  • Experience of oncology MDTs

Audit Management & IT

Essential

  • Ability to work within clinical governance guidelines.
  • Undertake audits and present data as required.
  • Good IT skills, use of patient and hospital database.

Desirable

  • Evidence of clinical leadership role demonstrating accountability for quality of care, financial controls and efficient management of workforce
  • Evidence of experience in service development and protocol writing - particularly in regard to PET-CT and oncology imaging.

Research. Teaching skill & exp

Essential

  • Track record of publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Evidence of providing good teaching and supervision to trainees. Specific evidence of knowledge and experience of a developing PET-CT services.

Desirable

  • Educational qualification or accreditation
  • Experience in organising Radiology teaching including undergraduate teaching in radiology.
  • Experience of organising radiology training courses.

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Ability to communicate with clarity and intelligently in written and spoken English
  • Willingness to take responsibility and exert appropriate authority.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to work within MDT.
  • Accountability; ability to take responsibility, lead, make decisions and exert appropriate authority.
  • Interpersonal skills; ability to see patients as people, ability to empathise and work co-operatively with others.

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

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).

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

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Employer's website

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


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Employer's website

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


For questions about the job, contact:

Consultant Radiologist and Clinical Lead

Tara Barton

tara.barton@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

01183228513

Date posted

01 July 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year per annum

Contract

Locum

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193-MS1533UCG

Job locations

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


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