Consultant Radiologist with interest in Musculoskeletal Imaging

Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHSFT

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Job summary

Warrington & Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to offer an outstanding opportunity for 1 full-time Consultant Radiologist with an interest in MSK Imaging (less than full time contract would be considered) to join the team of 19 Consultant Radiologists.

The successful applicant will also be required to participate in the general/cross-sectional reporting in the departments at Warrington and Halton Hospitals. There will be an on-call commitment (current rota is 1:15). There will be additional opportunity to lead or represent the MSK Service with a view to us expanding and developing the service at Warrington.

Main duties of the job

A full range of radiological services are available at WHHFT including Interventional Radiology, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, CT/MR, DEXA and Cardiac Catheter Suite. There are 4 multi-slice CT Scanners, 3 MRI Scanners, a gamma/SPECT camera and a comprehensive ultrasound and plain radiography service. WHH is part of the Cheshire and Merseyside Radiology Collaborative On-call Network, with Carestream PACS and RIS systems installed. The collaboration enables on call CT reporting to be performed by the on-call hub, staffed by the trainees in the region with consultant addenda provided following checking the next morning to maintain safe standards.

We strive to create excellent opportunities for a great work-life balance with all Consultants having access to full PACS homework stations to support flexible and agile working opportunities. The Trust is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in association with the University of Liverpool and up to 8 Specialist trainees are attached to the department at a time. The Trust comprises two hospitals, Warrington (acute) and Halton (non-acute) with the latter consisting of 2 separate buildings on the campus: Captain Sir Tom Moore Building and the Nightingale Building. The Breast Care Centre resides in the Captain Sir Tom Moore Building, which is the most modern of all the Trust's facilities.

About us

Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a caring and compassionate organisation that is both ambitious and innovative. We are committed to delivering the best outcomes for our patients and providing a positive experience of our staff. We aspire to be outstanding for our patients, our communities and our staff and are committed to being a great place to receive healthcare, work and learn.

Straddling the neighbouring boroughs of Warrington and Halton we are part of the Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care system. Our hospitals are ideally situated to meet the growing healthcare needs of the 330,000 population of these boroughs.

Warrington Hospital is home to our emergency, critical care and maternity services, Halton Hospital is focused on elective procedures and the Runcorn Urgent Treatment Centre, although many services are offered at both sites and in community hubs.

A CQC-rated 'good' organisation with 'outstanding' features, we are working towards university hospital status, having achieved teaching hospital status in 2019.

Our workforce of nearly 5,000 across both sites comprises more than 50 nationalities. We strive to be an equal, diverse and inclusive employer, which is recognised as a pioneer in its equality, diversity and inclusion work. The Trust is proud to have achieved numerous external accreditations and is working towards achieving the Anti-Racist Organisation Framework, recognising the importance of anti-racism in all that we do.

Date posted

18 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

370-MEDCONSRAD-V62

Job locations

Warrington and Halton Hospitals

Lovely Lane

Warrington

WA5 1QG


Job description

Job responsibilities

The postholder will be expected to work closely with the team of existing Radiologists to support the continuing development of imaging within Warrington and Halton Hospitals as a whole. The successful applicant will be required to be proficient in all aspects of diagnostic and interventional MSK Radiology including reporting of Plain Film, Ultrasound, CT and MRI, as well as interventional skills in ultrasound guided intervention and fluoroscopy. Support for General Radiology is required to support the on call and acute work. The postholder will be part of a team of nineteen Radiologists. The Trust benefits from enthusiastic Orthopaedic and Rheumatology teams with whom the Radiology department enjoys excellent working relationships. The postholder will be expected to take part in the general on-call rota (1:15) to cover the Warrington Acute site and assist with the provision of weekend radiological support for the Imaging service. There is scope for supporting development of the other imaging services/pathways as well as performing various non-vascular intervention procedures including Ultrasound or CT guided biopsies and drainages.

Please refer to attached Job Description.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The postholder will be expected to work closely with the team of existing Radiologists to support the continuing development of imaging within Warrington and Halton Hospitals as a whole. The successful applicant will be required to be proficient in all aspects of diagnostic and interventional MSK Radiology including reporting of Plain Film, Ultrasound, CT and MRI, as well as interventional skills in ultrasound guided intervention and fluoroscopy. Support for General Radiology is required to support the on call and acute work. The postholder will be part of a team of nineteen Radiologists. The Trust benefits from enthusiastic Orthopaedic and Rheumatology teams with whom the Radiology department enjoys excellent working relationships. The postholder will be expected to take part in the general on-call rota (1:15) to cover the Warrington Acute site and assist with the provision of weekend radiological support for the Imaging service. There is scope for supporting development of the other imaging services/pathways as well as performing various non-vascular intervention procedures including Ultrasound or CT guided biopsies and drainages.

Please refer to attached Job Description.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • FRCR (or equivalent)

Qualifications

Essential

  • GMC registered Medical Practitioner [MBChB or equivalent]

Experience

Essential

  • Wide range of clinical experience in General Radiology

Experience

Essential

  • Appropriate sub-specialist training in MSK Radiology

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to work as part of a team with good communication skills.

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.

Experience

Essential

  • Competent to be part of the General Radiology on-call rota 1:15

Qualifications

Essential

  • CCT or equivalent (Radiology) or be within six months of attaining CCT at the time of interview or entry on Specialist Register

Experience

Desirable

  • General Intervention, such as drainages and biopsies
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • FRCR (or equivalent)

Qualifications

Essential

  • GMC registered Medical Practitioner [MBChB or equivalent]

Experience

Essential

  • Wide range of clinical experience in General Radiology

Experience

Essential

  • Appropriate sub-specialist training in MSK Radiology

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to work as part of a team with good communication skills.

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.

Experience

Essential

  • Competent to be part of the General Radiology on-call rota 1:15

Qualifications

Essential

  • CCT or equivalent (Radiology) or be within six months of attaining CCT at the time of interview or entry on Specialist Register

Experience

Desirable

  • General Intervention, such as drainages and biopsies

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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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

Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHSFT

Address

Warrington and Halton Hospitals

Lovely Lane

Warrington

WA5 1QG


Employer's website

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

Employer details

Employer name

Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHSFT

Address

Warrington and Halton Hospitals

Lovely Lane

Warrington

WA5 1QG


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Consultant Radiologist/Clinical Lead

Dr Vijay Kesavanarayanan

v.kesavanarayanan@nhs.net

01925662731

Date posted

18 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

370-MEDCONSRAD-V62

Job locations

Warrington and Halton Hospitals

Lovely Lane

Warrington

WA5 1QG


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