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Consultant Radiologist

Consultant

Main area
Radiology
Grade
Consultant
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
318-22-RadioCons
Site
GHNHSFT
Town
Gloucester
Salary
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
11/08/2022 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.

 

Job overview

This is an opportunity to join a forward thinking radiology team in an outstanding area of the country.  The posts have arisen as a consequence of staffing changes and retirement.

Experience in general cross-sectional imaging and acute radiology are essential. We are seeking colleagues who will enhance and complement our established team of 31 radiologists, offering a wide range of specialist and general reporting and intervention.  Interests in Head & Neck, Neurology, Urology, Thoracic, Gynaecological, Oncology and Paediatric imaging would be of particular value. However, we would seriously consider other subspecialty interests in line with the Trust’s needs. 

Main duties of the job

  • The appointee will be expected to share responsibility for the delivery of high quality care to the patients presenting to the Department.
  • To examine and treat patients within the Department.
  • To support the clinical decision making of junior medical and nursing staff and to support radiographic staff.
  • To be on an emergency list for exceptionally rare out of hours IT emergencies when the N3 connection to outsource reports is unavailable.
  • To participate in extended radiology working “UTOPIA” in weekday evenings until 20:00 and at weekends & bank holidays 08:30 to 17:30 as required.
  • To actively participate in an MDT of the post holder’s subspecialty interest.

Working for our organisation

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust (GHNHSFT) was formed in April 2002 and became a second wave Foundation Trust in July 2004. We are a large organisation providing acute services from Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester and Cheltenham General Hospital. In collaboration with the other NHS Trust in Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust – GHCNHSFT – who provide physical health, mental health and learning disability services), we provide Oncology services across Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and parts of Powys and Worcestershire

Our workforce is almost 8,000 strong. Our caring and dedicated staff are recognised as providing outstanding patient-centred, high quality emergency, elective and specialist care across a range of clinical areas.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The department of radiology is based predominantly on 2 sites - Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital. Currently there are 31 Consultant radiologists, 24 WTE and 7 PTE. We work extended days Monday to Friday until 8pm and work on site at weekends 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.

The departments are busy with general and specialty imaging and in 2018/19 completed over 70,000 CT exams, 20,000 MRI exams, 60,000 NOUS exams, 30,000 Obstetric US, 6,500 Nuclear Medicine exams, 14,000 Angio/flouro exams and 23,000 radiology exams.

We have 6 CT scanners – Canon 64, Toshiba 80, 2 x Canon 128 and 2 x Canon 320 cardiac compatible, 3 static MRI scanners (GE and Toshiba) and access to a relocatable MR scanner.

PET CT is provided through a partnership with Linton House.  There is broad general radiographic, ultrasound Dexa and nuclear medicine provision.  The department has a Philips PACS and HSS RIS. 

Staffing includes:

31 Radiologists (24 WTE, 7 PTE)

130 WTE Radiographers –including 12.8 community, breast 15.2, 14 Sonographers

19.5 WTE Nurses

50.5 WTE A&C staff – plus 2.8 community

  • The appointee will be expected to share responsibility for the delivery of high quality care to the patients presenting to the Department.
  • To examine and treat patients within the Department.
  • To support the clinical decision making of junior medical and nursing staff and to support radiographic staff.
  • To be on an emergency list for exceptionally rare out of hours IT emergencies when the N3 connection to outsource reports is unavailable.
  • To participate in extended radiology working “UTOPIA” in weekday evenings until 20:00 and at weekends & bank holidays 08:30 to 17:30 as required.
  • To actively participate in an MDT of the post holder’s subspecialty interest.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Full GMC registration
  • FRCR or equivalent
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via: CCT or CESR (CP) (proposed CCT/CESR (CP) date must be within 6 months of interview)
  • CESR or European Community Rights
  • An appropriate higher (Radiology) qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Additional degrees, diplomas or postgraduate thesis relevant to the specialty

Clinical Experience

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of a broad training in general radiology and cross-sectional imaging.

Teaching Experience

Essential criteria
  • Ability to teach clinical and operative skills
  • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical and surgical problems
Desirable criteria
  • Training in teaching skills
  • Certificate of education
  • Involvement in undergraduate education
  • Experience of teaching and clinical skills to undergraduates and postgraduates
  • Ability to supervise postgraduate research

Research experience

Essential criteria
  • Ability to appraise research critically and apply research outcomes to clinical and surgical problems
  • Ability to supervise junior staff undertaking research projects
Desirable criteria
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Georgios Chatzakis
Job title
Consultant Radiologist
Email address
georgios.chatzakis@nhs.net
Telephone number
0300 422 6532