Consultant Radiologist (Breast Screening and Symptomatic Services (10PA flexible)

Worthing, West Sussex
£76,761 - £103,490
02 May 2017
29 May 2017
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Applications are invited for a Consultant Radiologist (10PA / flexible, part-time considered) with an interest in breast screening and symptomatic services to join a new and ambitious radiology team at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CQC-rated “Outstanding”)Interested applicants could benefit from: Early leadership opportunities within the organisation, Financial support towards a masters qualification with SPA time for study, Opportunities to develop research programmes, Flexible working and bespoke job plan, Opportunity to work exclusively for Breast Service or within Radiology Service, Western Sussex mentorship scheme for senior medical staff.

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a modern and progressive trust with a leading reputation for high clinical standards and quality performance. It is the only CQC-rated “Outstanding” hospital trust on the south coast and one of only five in the country to be awarded the health watchdog’s highest rating. 

The trust has a national reputation for its leading approach to staff engagement and continuous quality improvement. It is an ambitious organisation that champions its people, equipping them with new skills to continually improve services for patients. 

The successful candidate will join a team of 20 radiologists in a service which offers a wide range of imaging modalities, including Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. 

This is a new post, previously occupied by locums, and for the right candidate it could develop into a leadership role within the organisation. Breast Imaging: The Breast Imaging Service is provided by a team of four radiologists working within an integrated and effective multidisciplinary team working in both Worthing Hospital and St Richard’s Hospital, in Chichester. 

In the last three years there have been significant changes within the team and a number of new appointments have revitalized the service. The service boasts a good reputation for all quality targets, including preoperative diagnosis and small cancer detection rate, and has consistently metall the national screening performance targets for round length and assessment. 

A system of peer review is operated to support all radiologists involved in breast screening and a Breast Board has been introduced which all consultants participate in to provide increased support, leadership and quality improvement. 

The Breast Imaging Service at WSHFT is currently provided by 5 experienced radiologists across the 2 main sites, screening a total population of approximately121,593 and receiving in excess of 5,300 new GP referrals annually. In 2016, the Integrated Breast Services diagnosed and managed 667new cancers (414 symptomatic / 253 screening).

The Breast Unit at Worthing Hospital is located within the purpose built West Sussex Breast Unit, opened in 2014, and incorporates the West Sussex Breast Screening Service which has an outstanding reputation for performance and quality and is supported with modern technology, including tomosynthesis and VAB. The symptomatic service has also developed a strong reputation in terms of extending the boundaries of reconstructive expertise. Western Sussex Hospitals: Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of around 450,000 people across a catchment area covering most of West Sussex. 

The trust runs three hospitals: St. Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, Southlands Hospital in Shoreham-by-Sea, and Worthing Hospital in the centre of Worthing. 

St Richard’s and Worthing hospitals provide 24-hour A&E, acute medical care, maternity and children’s services, while Southlands specialises in daycase procedures and diagnostic and outpatient appointments. 

The three hospitals are all situated along the beautiful Sussex coast, nestled against the South Downs National Park, offering good transport links to London and Europe, and close to vibrant towns that are richly endowed with excellent cultural and sporting facilities. 

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More information: Informal enquiries and visits are welcome, please contact: Carmel Gulliver-Clarke, Clinical Director – Integrated Breast Service Email: Tel: 07826 993621. Further information about the trust is available at Care Quality Commission report: 

Closing Date: 29th May 2017
Interview Date: 30th June 2017

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