General Consultant Radiologist with Interest in Breast Imaging

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 31 July 2024

Job summary

If you are a motivated radiologist who is looking for a challenging, fast-paced, and growing radiology department, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals may just be the place for you!Not only would you have access to the latest technology (3 1.5T Siemens MRI scanners, 5 cutting-edge CT scanners, and a state-of-the-art Nuclear Medicine SPECT CT suite), you'd have a very team-focussed department with a strong support ethic. We pride ourselves on encouraging all team members to reach their goals and their potential. We can offer and encourage learning and training opportunities to expand your skillset as well!Currently, our team consists of 18 general radiologists with various subspecialties, including breast, upper/lower GI, musculoskeletal, urology, paediatrics and more. Radiology is located in the main BTH site and offers CT, MRI, US, PF, NM, DEXA Mammography and non-vascular intervention.Our refurbishment of the Central Radiology department in early 2021 has led to a cutting-edge diagnostic department, with a future-proofed capital replacement programme in place. We operate the latest technology in terms of our PACS solution with Agfa Enterprise Imaging which was upgraded in December 2019 across our entire estate. Along with our ambitious plans for the future, we are also investing in artificial intelligence solutions within our department.

Main duties of the job

The clinical commitments of this post will include responsibility for provision of all aspects of a Diagnostic Radiology Service at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals (BTH) NHS FT, including CT, MRI, Plain Film, NM, and Ultrasound. An interest in Breast imaging and a competence in breast interventional procedures would be essential.

There may also be an occasion a requirement to provide diagnostic reports on patients at CDC sites and community hospitals. At present we operate a "Radiologist of the Day" system. The aim of the department is to become more efficient and to minimise interruptions to individual consultants as much as possible.

About us

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work, it's a great place to live. It offers several scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Date posted

13 November 2023

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£93,666 to £126,281 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

382-DOC135-23

Job locations

Blackpool Teaching Hospital

Whinney Heys Rd

Blackpool

FY3 8NR


Job description

Job responsibilities

For detailed job description and main responsibilities, as well as person specifications, please see the attachments.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For detailed job description and main responsibilities, as well as person specifications, please see the attachments.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • FRCR or equivalent
  • On GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT date at time of interview
  • Experience as a Breast Radiologist
  • Experience with Interventional Breast procedures

Desirable

  • Distinctions, scholarships, prizes
  • Other degrees, e.g., BSc, MSc, MD
  • MRCP
  • CESR

Research

Essential

  • An understanding of general principles, scientific method, and interpretation of literature
  • Up to date with latest imaging techniques
  • Understands the principles of audit

Desirable

  • Evidence of personal research projects and their
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Evidence of participation in audit

Personal skills

Essential

  • Ability to establish good professional relationships with others
  • Able to take responsibility and cope with stressful situations
  • Patient centred approach to care
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Working knowledge of RIS/PACS
  • Awareness of NHS organisation and core values of NHS

Desirable

  • Critical and enquiring approach to knowledge acquisition
  • An understanding of corporacy in the NHS
  • Demonstrate evidence of CPD

Management

Essential

  • Evidence of organisational ability

Desirable

  • Attended a National Health Service Management Course appropriate to Consultant duties.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • FRCR or equivalent
  • On GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT date at time of interview
  • Experience as a Breast Radiologist
  • Experience with Interventional Breast procedures

Desirable

  • Distinctions, scholarships, prizes
  • Other degrees, e.g., BSc, MSc, MD
  • MRCP
  • CESR

Research

Essential

  • An understanding of general principles, scientific method, and interpretation of literature
  • Up to date with latest imaging techniques
  • Understands the principles of audit

Desirable

  • Evidence of personal research projects and their
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Evidence of participation in audit

Personal skills

Essential

  • Ability to establish good professional relationships with others
  • Able to take responsibility and cope with stressful situations
  • Patient centred approach to care
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Working knowledge of RIS/PACS
  • Awareness of NHS organisation and core values of NHS

Desirable

  • Critical and enquiring approach to knowledge acquisition
  • An understanding of corporacy in the NHS
  • Demonstrate evidence of CPD

Management

Essential

  • Evidence of organisational ability

Desirable

  • Attended a National Health Service Management Course appropriate to Consultant duties.

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

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Blackpool Teaching Hospital

Whinney Heys Rd

Blackpool

FY3 8NR


Employer's website

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

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Blackpool Teaching Hospital

Whinney Heys Rd

Blackpool

FY3 8NR


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Radiology Business Manager

Kathleen Simon

kathleen.simon4@nhs.net

01253958549

Date posted

13 November 2023

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£93,666 to £126,281 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

382-DOC135-23

Job locations

Blackpool Teaching Hospital

Whinney Heys Rd

Blackpool

FY3 8NR


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