Consultant in Radiology - General and Cross Sectional Imaging

Location
Hereford, County of Herefordshire
Posted
22 Mar 2017
Closes
24 Apr 2017
Sector
Hospital
Specialty
Radiology
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Hereford County Hospital

Applications are invited for a Consultant Radiology post at the Wye Valley NHS Trust (WVT).

A full time (10 PAs) Consultant post is being advertised. The post is intended to be wholetime, but applications would be considered from candidates wishing for personal or domestic reasons to work part-time and the programme modified accordingly.

The successful candidate will join the existing establishment of 10 Consultant Radiologists (9 full time, 2 part time) in providing a comprehensive Radiology service to the population of Herefordshire Health District plus a catchment population from mid Wales and referrals from parts of surrounding counties of Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gwent (total population 230,000).

The post holder should have broad radiology experience including plain fi lm reporting, barium studies , ultrasound, CT and MRI. Specialist training in the following areas would be preferred: musculo- skeletal radiology, nuclear medicine (with ARSAC licence), breast, head and neck radiology but a general radiologist with broad expertise in cross sectional imaging is welcome to apply and the trust would support the professional development.

The post holders will be expected to participate in the on-call rota which will be a minimum of 1 in 8. There are facilities to view images at home when on call. A night reporting system is currently in place between 2200 – 0800 daily which makes the duty less onerous.

The post holders will also be expected to take part in departmental audit and clinical governance issues, provide training and education to medical and other departmental staff as required and participate in Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) Meetings.

Wye Valley NHS Trust Hospital is a purpose built PFI acute District General Hospital. The imaging department opened in February 2002 and has an excellent range of equipment. Carestream Health PACS/RIS offers the Trust wide image distribution solution and this has been further upgraded this year.

The job plan and proposed timetable will be organised to meet the needs of the department and will be by mutual agreement. The job plan will be for 10 programmed activities (PAs) to include 2.5 supporting activities (pro rata for part time appointments).

Herefordshire is a mainly rural County of outstanding natural beauty. Hereford is a Cathedral City with a strong and vibrant tradition in the Arts, particularly music and is surrounded by a number of small market towns.

The County enjoys good state education at junior and senior level, including a Sixth-Form College. There are a variety of good independent schools as well as Technical, Art and Agricultural Colleges.

Applicants must hold full registration with the GMC with Licence to Practice and either be on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of obtaining specialist registration at the time of interview.

Informal visits are welcomed and arrangements to visit the Department should be made with Dr Raveesh Hanasoge, Department of Radiology, County Hospital, Hereford, Telephone: (01432) 355444 - Extension 2987/2990.

Please apply on line by clicking on the apply button.

Closing date: 24 April 2017. Interview date: 22 May 2017.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and positive about disabled people.

Wye Valley NHS Trust operates a strict No-Smoking policy on site.