Consultant in Radiology

Hereford, County of Herefordshire
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
22 Mar 2018
07 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a provider of health care across Herefordshire bringing together acute and community services.

We run The County Hospital in Hereford along with community hospitals in Ross-on-Wye, Leominster and Bromyard, delivering a standard of care we would want for ourselves, our families and friends.

The key principles of Wye Valley NHS Trust are to provide the right care in the right place at the right time... every time.


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Wye Valley NHS Trust

Hereford County Hospital

Consultant in Radiology with interest in Interventional Radiology

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

A full time (10 PA) Consultant post is being advertised. The post is intended to be whole-time, but applications would be considered from candidates wishing for personal or domestic reasons to work part-time..

The successful candidate will join the existing establishment of 10 Consultant Radiologists (9 full time, 1 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 film reporting, barium studies , ultrasound, CT and MRI. Specialist training in interventional radiology is preferred as the need for radiological interventions has increased steadily over the years. The post holder is expected to take initiative in developing a safe and sustainable service and the trust would support the professional development.

The post holder will 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.

The post holder will be participate in the on-call rota on a 1 in 8 basis. 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 (PA’s) 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

Telephone: (01432) 355444 - Extension 2987/2990

Closing date: 7th May 2018
Interview date: 6th June 2018

To apply, please click the apply button.

All correspondence relating to this vacancy including INVITATIONS TO INTERVIEW WILL BE BY EMAIL ONLY. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. If you have not received an email within 4 weeks of the closing date then assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

Adverts that display a closing date should be treated as a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Please ensure when completing your application form that your references cover the last 3 years and that they are provided by appropriate referees for example not work colleagues but from someone in a position of authority where you have previously worked. 

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

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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 Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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