Consultant Breast Radiologist

Worthing, West Sussex
£76,761 - £103,490 per annum
06 Oct 2017
22 Oct 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

10 PAs

Applications are invited for a Consultant Breast 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.

A subspecialty interest can be included depending on applicant experience.

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

The successful candidate will join a team of 27 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. The Breast Unit at Worthing Hospital is located within the purpose built building opened in 2014, and incorporates the West Sussex Breast Screening Service.

In the last three years there have been significant changes within the team. A number of new appointments have revitalised the service which now has an outstanding reputation for performance and quality including preoperative diagnosis and small cancer detection rate, and has consistently met all the national screening performance targets for round length and assessment. The West Sussex Breast Screening Service is supported with modern
technology, including tomosynthesis and VAB.

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 4 experienced radiologists across the 2 main sites, screening a total population of approximately 121,593 and receiving in excess of 5,300 new GP referrals annually. In 2016, the Integrated Breast Services diagnosed and managed 667 new cancers (414 symptomatic / 253 screening).

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only CQC-rated “Outstanding” hospital trust on the south coast and one of only four in the country. We’re an ambitious organisation that champions our people, equipping them with new skills to continually improve services for patients.

The CQC recognised our leading approach continuous improvement which encourages and supports innovation at all levels. We are an acute trust with three hospitals; St Richard’s in Chichester and Worthing Hospital, where we provide emergency and inpatient care; and Southlands Hospital in Shoreham, where we provide out-patient care and day surgery. We are a forward looking and innovative trust whose purpose is to provide high quality
emergency and elective care for the people of West Sussex. Foundation Trust Status was achieved in July 2013.

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

All newly appointed Consultants are mentored, via the “WSHFT Mentorship scheme for senior medical staff”.

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of attaining Specialist Registration at the time of interview. Applications from candidates who, for personal reasons, are unable to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for this post.

For further information please contact:
Dr Carmel Gulliver-Clarke, Clinical Director – Integrated Breast Service

For more information and to apply for this position, please click the Apply button

All applicants are required to provide the names and contact details of four referees; three will be clinical referees including one from the current employer (or most recent employer if not currently working) and the final referee will your current Responsible Officer for revalidation.

Please note shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide an up to date CV for their interview.

Applications from Agencies will NOT be considered, therefore please do not send any directly to the department or Medical HR

Closing Date: 22 October 2017

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