Consultant General Radiologist
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
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The Imaging Directorate at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust requires a cross-sectional Consultant Radiologist with an interest in General and Oncological Imaging. This is a new post to support increasing demand.
The successful candidate must demonstrate skill in reporting general and oncological cross sectional imaging. A second speciality interest would be welcome such as MSK or Emergency imaging. The Kent Oncology Centre is based at Maidstone Hospital and provides care in all the major tumour groups. The candidate would be expected to support one of the smaller tumour MDTs.
We are a progressive, busy department running across two sites with a team of 27 Consultant Radiologists. The post would carry an on call commitment. Basic interventional skills would be particularly welcome e.g. US/CT guided biopsy and drainages.
We are a teaching unit with SpRs from the Kent Training scheme. There is also opportunity to be involved in research and trials ongoing in the Oncology centre. We are able to offer home reporting facilities to encourage flexible, family friendly working.
Main duties of the job
The post requires cross site working at both Tunbridge Wells Hospital and Maidstone hospital to meet the demands of the service. It is expected that a minority of sessions could be worked from home.
The post-holder will have facilities such as internet, intranet and EPR access to support clinical, administrative, teaching, CPD and audit activities at both sides of the Trust. The appointee will be provided with appropriate secretarial support and office space within the hospitals.
Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust. We provide a full range of general hospital services to around 500,000 people living in the south of west Kent and parts of North East Sussex. Many of the people we serve live in the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells area.
The Trust's Chairman is Mr David Highton, the Chief Executive is Mr Miles Scott and the Medical Director is Dr Peter Maskell. Clinical services are organised into ten directorates.
The Clinical Director for the Imaging Directorate is Dr Aidan Shaw, Consultant Radiologist. The directorate lies with the Diagnostic and Clinical Support Services Division, the Chief of Service is Ms Ritchie Chalmers, Consultant Breast Surgeon, and the Divisional Director of Operations is Ms Jelena Pochin.
- To provide a high standard of care to any patient for whom you have clinical responsibility. This will include any patients referred to you and cared for by you personally or by members of your team and, in addition, any patients of consultant colleagues when you are covering on-call or for annual leave.
- To participate in clinical and other service activities and developments with the aim of ensuring a high standard of patient care across the Trust.
- To work in close co-operation with other medical, professional and managerial colleagues, both within and outside the specialty, to provide high quality health care to the Trusts patients, and to make a contribution to future thinking about the Trusts strategic direction.
- To participate fully in and share leadership of the clinical governance of the specialty covering its Trust-wide activities. To attend clinical governance half-days as detailed in the Trusts Guide to Job Planning unless on agreed leave or while attending emergencies.
- To participate actively in departmental audits, sharing co-ordination of audit activities within the department and implementation of change.
- To take an active responsibility for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, training and supervision.
- To assume responsibility, both personally and corporately with consultant colleagues, for the management of junior medical staff. You are expected to be involved in their professional development, both clinical and personal as per guidance from the Deanery.
- To ensure that all doctors in training for whom you have supervisory responsibilities undertake delegated clinical tasks that are within their level of competence and knowledge.
- To ensure at all times that you comply with the General Medical Councils published guide Good Medical Practice including the Duties of a Doctor.
- To take personal responsibility for risk management in your work and undertake to review practices and learn from mistakes.
- To provide prospective cover for colleagues during annual and study leave and other absences as far as is practicable and clinically safe. It is expected the candidate will take part in the on call rota but candidates who did not wish to do so would be also be considered.
- To ensure that you respond promptly and efficiently to all complaints related to any patient care you or your staff have been involved with, assisting the Trusts corporate responsibility to reply to complaints within a specified time frame.
- To ensure that you develop and maintain effective working relationships with those agencies concerned with the provision of health and social care services and those representing the interests of patients.
- To undertake an annual appraisal leading to a personal development plan as outlined in the Trust Appraisal Policy. You must collect and maintain sufficient evidence to support the appraisal process and your GMC revalidation. The appraisal will inform the study leave and job planning processes.
- To undertake an annual job plan review as outlined in the Trust Guide to Job Planning.
- You are required to take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and others who may be affected by what you do while at work. You must adhere to Trust IRMER Regulations.
- Specialty out-patients sessions as appropriate for the post-holders special interests.
- Involvement in the development of clinical management protocols shared with the community and other consultant colleagues.
- Participation on the management and future development of the Radiology service
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