Consultants in Radiology Neuro/Head & Neck imaging

£76,761 to £103,49
19 Feb 2018
25 Mar 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) invites applications for Consultant Radiologists to join our cohesive, energetic and supportive team of 25 Consultant Radiologists, delivering imaging services and interventions to the population of Cornwall. One post is replacement (neuro) and one post is additional(GI) though applicants with any subspecialist interest who are interested in working in Cornwall are encouraged to enquire.

RCHT is a large teaching hospital, serving a population of 420,000. The Clinical Imaging Directorate delivers a 7 day imaging service and 24/7 on-call diagnostic radiology service with a separate 24/7 interventional radiology on call rota.

The Clinical Imaging department was singled out for high praise following the recent CQC inspection;

“In diagnostic imaging, leadership was visible and supportive. The culture in imaging was open and staff felt able to raise concerns”- WELL LEAD

“Imaging was performing well and managing many it’s key waiting times”-RESPONSIVE

We work as a team to provide comprehensive imaging services for our patients. Subspecialisation is encouraged but we don’t work in modality ‘silos’ and all contribute to the General Radiology workload.

A unique feature of working in Truro is our daily Radiology review meeting at 9 a.m where all Consultants and trainees attend to view interesting and challenging cases and discuss the day ahead.

There are 12 Specialist Trainees working in Truro from the Peninsula Radiology Academy. They provide seamless 24/7 1st on on-call cover.

We have a stable, highly skilled radiography workforce with in house Radiography training seconded from UWE and Exeter. There are 2 Consultant Radiographers providing Breast and GI radiology services.

Clinical imaging has benefitted from strong, skilled and highly experienced managerial leadership for over 8 years, meeting all of it’s diagnostic and treatment targets and sustaining the rolling capital equipment replacement programme:-

  • 4 Multislice CT Scanners -Most recently Toshiba Aquilon Prime ONE -2016 and GE 128 slice 2018. A replacement Multislice CT scanner is planned adjacent to ED in 2018.
  • 3 1.5T MRI Scanners (Phillips). Most recent 2017. 3 New MRI scanners planned in new scanning facility in 2018/2019
  • Managed service Ultrasound contract- Toshiba providing seamless Machine replacement to keep up with Hardware developments.
  • Bespoke IR unit in theatre environment with dedicated recovery. One Hybrid endovascular theatre and one adjacent Non-vascular room(Siemens Artis Zeego & Zee).
  • State of the art Hybrid isotope imaging with 2 SPECT CT units- Most recent replacement 2018 and onsite PET CT delivered in partnership with Alliance Medical.

Cornwall is a beautiful county which offers an outstanding quality of life and providing many opportunities for outdoor activities. There are world class Sailing waters in Falmouth and world class surfing beaches on both North and South coast. The countryside is beautiful with rugged coastal pathways for walking, and cycling. There is a  thriving arts and theatre scene as well as an interesting variety of eating places, including celebrity-owned restaurants within Cornwall. 

There are daily flights from Newquay to London and Manchester and beyond. The major road route both in and out of the county is the A30 which connects with the M5 motorway at Exeter. There are regular rail services with daily passenger and sleeper services

Applicants are required to be on the GMC Register, or within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / EU equivalent certification training and experience at the time of interview.

We also offer a ‘Taster Holiday’ scheme for established Consultants and their families thinking of relocating who would like to see what living and working in Cornwall is like.

Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

Further information for Consultant in Radiology with Gastrointestinal Radiology interest please see Job Ref: 156-MS-999

Informal enquires about this post should be addressed to Dr. Andrew Edwards, Specialty Director, by email or telephone 01872 252285.

The Royal Cornwall Hospital is an Equal Opportunities Employers

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: please read the "guidance notes for applicants" document at the bottom of the screen before applying for this position.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via e-mail to advise you to book your interview slot. 

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post.

Should you be unsuccessful at interview, please be aware that your job application and related documents will be retained confidentially for a period of 12 months.

Benefits include optional pension and life assurance. The Trust has a dedicated Childcare Co-ordination Team who can support and advise staff on childcare related issues. 

We are committed to ensuring our staff are developed, engaged and supported to work in different ways to support a changing environment in which we operate and deliver services

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust is a non-smoking organisation. Smoking will not be permitted on any of the sites.

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