Consultant General Radiologist

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Consultant Radiologist with special interest in MSK / Paediatrics or GI

10 Progammed Activities per week

The appointee will be expected to fully participate in the delivery of a high quality, responsive diagnostic imaging service.

We are seeking a dynamic radiologist to join our team to be involved in the increasingly interesting and challenging demand for general and advanced imaging.

Our reporting schedule is friendly, co-operative and civilised, with strong emphasis on the team - we will actively choose the right candidate based on all round clinical skills and ability to be a team member. The post will give you an opportunity to develop your specialist interest working closely with consultant colleagues within the Trust.

Radiologists are second on call, supervising a Mersey Specialty Trainee as part of an on call collaborative reporting hub.

This is a full time position but candidates wishing to work part-time or in a job share are encouraged to apply. If a part-time or job-share person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed with the appointee on a personal basis.

The successful candidate must have full GMC registration, possess FRCR (or equivalent), have completed specialist training and be on the specialist register or be within 6 months of obtaining CCT at the time of interview.

Main duties of the job

The appointee will be expected to fully participate in the delivery of a high quality, responsive diagnostic imaging service

The main duties are

  • Contribute to the general workload of the department including ultrasound, CT, MRI and plain film reporting.
  • Provide specialist reporting within area of interest .
  • Participate in MDTs as appropriate.
  • Share with colleagues in the training of SpRs.
  • Share with colleagues in the training, supervision and support of trainee and qualified ultrasonographers, and when appropriate of radiographers undergoing skill mix training.
  • Participate in the general development of the Radiology Department by involvement with departmental or Trust projects/committees, equipment procurement, administration and management, audit, teaching, research, fostering good working relations within the department and good liaison with hospital clinicians and GPs.
  • Participate in the general radiologist on-call rota.

An indicative job plan, which will be subject to discussion and agreement with the appointee is outlined below. A formal job plan will be agreed on appointment.

About us

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides services to West Cheshire and to Welsh patients covered by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. The Trust works collaboratively within the wider Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership. Its services are provided from three locations:

  • The Countess of Chester Hospital: providing 438 general and acute beds
  • Ellesmere Port Hospital: providing 56 beds as a rehabilitation, intermediate and outpatient facility
  • Tarporley War Memorial Hospital: a base for community services which serve the local rural population.

The Trust employs over 6258 staff (headcount) which includes temporary bank staff and provides acute emergency and elective services, primary care direct access services and obstetric services to a population of approximately 407,000. This includes 357,000 residents in Chester and West Cheshire which includes Ellesmere Port and Neston as well as the Deeside area of Flintshire which has a population of approximately 50,000.

The Trust is a busy district general hospital and in 2022/2023, there were more than 503,342 patient attendances (inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic) ranging from a simple outpatient appointment to major cancer surgery. This is an increase of nearly 10,000 compared to the previous year when there were 494,387 patient attendances.

Date posted

03 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

210-2024-465

Job locations

Countess of Chester Hospital

Liverpool road

Chester

CH2 1UL


Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description for further details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. The cost of the DBS application is £23 (standard) or £43 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

Good luck with your application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description for further details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. The cost of the DBS application is £23 (standard) or £43 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

Good luck with your application.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • FRCR or show evidence of equivalent qualification
  • Full and specialist registration (and with a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC) (or be eligible for be within six months of interview)

Desirable

  • A relevant Higher Qualification

Training and Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of thorough and broad training and experience. Evidence of participation in CPD.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • FRCR or show evidence of equivalent qualification
  • Full and specialist registration (and with a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC) (or be eligible for be within six months of interview)

Desirable

  • A relevant Higher Qualification

Training and Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of thorough and broad training and experience. Evidence of participation in CPD.

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

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Countess of Chester Hospital

Liverpool road

Chester

CH2 1UL


Employer's website

https://www.coch.nhs.uk/working-with-us.aspx (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Countess of Chester Hospital

Liverpool road

Chester

CH2 1UL


Employer's website

https://www.coch.nhs.uk/working-with-us.aspx (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Clinical Director

Dr Gerry Doyle

gerarddoyle@nhs.et

01244366712

Date posted

03 June 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

210-2024-465

Job locations

Countess of Chester Hospital

Liverpool road

Chester

CH2 1UL


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