West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant Radiologist- 2 Posts

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
04 May 2018
27 May 2018
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About West Suffolk Hospital & Community Services

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) provides hospital and community health care services to the population of west Suffolk and is an associate teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge. We serve a predominantly rural geographical area of roughly 600 square miles with a population of around 280,000.

In addition to the main hospital, we employ staff in a number of community-based locations across Suffolk. Working collaboratively with community services enables us to assist with reducing pressure across the NHS system and provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

We work hard to make West Suffolk Hospital and our community services a great place to work. A high performing Trust, our most recent CQC results gave us an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’ – the highest possible rating. We are very proud to be one of a very few acute trusts in the country, and currently the only one in the east of England, to hold this accolade.

We regularly receive positive feedback in NHS staff surveys in a range of key areas, consistently scoring in the top 20% of Trusts nationally against seven criteria:

  • recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive treatment

  • satisfaction with the quality of work and patient care they are able to deliver

  • agreeing their role makes a difference to patients

  • feeling recognised and valued by managers and the organisation

  • satisfaction with the level of responsibility and involvement they are given

  • satisfaction with resourcing and support

feeling the organisation takes and interest in and action on health and wellbeing.

When applying for jobs, please ensure you read the advert carefully to identify whether the job you wish to apply for is based at the main hospital or at one of our community locations.

Come and join us and be part of, what we think, is the best hospital in the east of England.

Post 1 -Consultant Radiologist

Applicants are invited to apply for the position of Consultant Radiologist. This job is for a General Cross Sectional Radiologist. This post is substantive and is required to commence as soon as possible but trainees within six months of completion of training are also encouraged to apply.

Post 2 -Consultant Radiologist (General Cross Sectional Radiologist Sub specialist interest in chest is desirable)

Applicants are invited to apply for the position of Consultant Radiologist. This job is for a General Cross Sectional Radiologist, although a Subspecialist interest in Chest Radiology is desirable. This job is a substantive post and is required to commence as soon as possible but trainees within six months of completion of training are also encouraged to apply.

The successful applicants will be joining a team of 12 Consultants. We are looking for individuals who are team players and want to be part of a courageous, innovative and dedicated group of Radiologists who are respected by their Clinical Team. The Radiology Consultant Body takes pride in its friendly and mutually supportive atmosphere.

The West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, and has come top of the national tables for staff recommending it as a place to work or receive care

The Radiology Department usually has trainees from Addenbrookes Hospital and Norwich Academy and teaching and training of Radiology SpRs, Radiographers, Medical Students and other staff is expected. The Trust has an excellent Postgraduate Medical Centre with a full program of events and access to Medical Library.

The Breast unit offers fully digital screening and symptomatic service with advanced practitioners and consultant radiographers. The Breast Imaging Department received a very positive report from QA in March 2017.

Active participation in Continuing Professional Development is supported with Trust study leave budget allocation.

The Radiology Department provides a wide range of diagnostic services including CT, MR (with two new Siemens machines recently installed), Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, Nuclear Medicine, Interventional Radiology and plain film.

Equal participation in the on-call system is expected. There is current provision for evening and overnight reporting to be outsourced.

All enquiries including informal enquiries welcomed. All applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the department prior to application. Visits are encouraged. Please contact Dr Roshdy Guirguis (Lead Radiologist) on 01284 712778, through his secretary on 01284 713376 or e-mail: Roshdy.guirguis@wsh.nhs.uk.

A job description, person specification and application can be obtained by clicking on the APPLY button.

Closing date for application is: Sunday 27th May 2018.

Interview date: Thursday 28th June 2018.

We will endeavour to notify you on the progress of your application. Please note that this could be via email or post; therefore you should ensure you regularly check your email account for new messages.

We are an equal opportunities employer, with a range of flexible working options. 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service - Police checks) will be required for relevant posts.

Final Salary Pension Scheme and Life Cover.

Key Worker Living Housing Initiative available to applicable staff groups.

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



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