Applications are sought for the substantive post of Consultant Radiologist at this Trust, to commence as soon as possible. The successful applicant will be fully competent to cover conventional radiology, ultrasound, CT, MRI and on-call. Interventional experience or interest would be desirable. We also have opportunities for a General Radiologist with a special interest in Breast Imaging.
The Department of Diagnostic Imaging is based at the James Paget University Hospital which is a 500 bed university hospital providing most major surgical and medical specialties to the coastal areas of East Norfolk and North Suffolk. The Trust achieved NHS Foundation Trust status as of 1st August 2006. The JPUH have been given an overall rating of “Good,” following the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection which took place in August 2015. This places us in the top 30% of acute trusts in the country.
The department is equipped to a high standard and is fully digital with Sectra PACS in use since 2014, supported by HSS CRIS and with Dragon voice recognition software. We are in the process of developing a strategy for home reporting.
The main department has four general rooms, a dental room and two rooms with digital fluoroscopy, one of which is a C-Arm. Waiting facilities for patients have been recently upgraded and include a dedicated bed bay for the safe management of ward patients.
The ultrasound department has a combination of Philips, GE and Toshiba machines. The cross sectional imaging suite has a Philips 128 slice CT scanner and a second Philips 256 slice scanner housed in separate suites for inpatient and outpatient work, and a Siemens Avanto 1.5T MRI.
Breast screening and symptomatic mammography services are provided with installation of full field digital mammography equipment for both screening and symptomatic work.
We are looking for enthusiastic team players to join this progressive department with one of the best patient waiting times in the region. The appointee will be part of a team of ten consultants and will be involved in all aspects of departmental work. This will include involvement in multi-disciplinary team meetings for cancer body sites, including Upper GI, Colorectal, Breast, Lung, Haematology, Urology, Gynaecology, Head and Neck, and Thyroid.
The Department has a commitment to teaching undergraduates from the University of East Anglia Joint Medical School and an interest in teaching would be an advantage. In addition Specialist Registrars from the Radiology Academy based at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and at the Norwich Radiology Academy rotate through the department giving further opportunities for teaching.
James Paget University Hospital is a research active trust recruiting, on average, approximately 700 patients per year into studies. Participation in research is actively encouraged and supported by the Trust Board and Governing Body and we are particularly interested in recruiting clinicians with experience of applying for research grants both as named and lead applicants
We are located in Gorleston in Norfolk; a stone’s throw away from beautiful sandy beaches and just minutes from the Norfolk Broads and rural countryside, offering the perfect work life balance. The medieval town of Great Yarmouth and the nearby city of Norwich provide a large variety of cultural and culinary highlights.
For an informal chat, please contact Elizabeth Thompson (Service Manager for Diagnostics) on 01493 4523889 or Jackie Hall (Secretary to Clinical Lead Radiology) on 01493 452403 to arrange a pre-interview visit to the department.
To learn more about the Trust, please see our web site at www.jpaget.nhs.uk Closing date is 23rd July 2017. Please see NHS Jobs for the interview date.
To apply and for more details of the post, please click the apply button, quoting reference number 177-mdst-780r.