Consultant General Radiologist
Leighton Hospital (Mchft)
Full-time/Part time/Job share
Mid Cheshire NHS Foundation Trust is proud to offer an outstanding opportunity for a new Consultant General Radiologist. This is a new post to meet increasing demand for cross sectional imaging. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team of 12 Consultant Radiologists within the Medical Imaging Department at Leighton Hospital, which sits as part of the Diagnostic& Clinical Support Services Division. The department has a track record for innovation with long standing well established services in CT Colonography, Small Bowel MRI, Cardiac CT and Cardiac MRI.
The post holder will be expected to provide a general radiological service comprising CT, MRI, ultrasound and plain film reporting. A subspecialty interest, however, would be actively encouraged and there is great scope for this.
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute, cancer, maternity and child health services to a population of 300,000living in the boroughs of Congleton, Crewe, Nantwich and Vale Royal. Close links exist with the University Hospitals in Stoke on Trent, Liverpool and Manchester.
The department is equipped with two GE cardiac enabled CT scanners (Lightspeed VCTXTE and Optima 660) and has two Siemens Aera 1.5T cardiac MRI scanners. There is one Siemens Artis Zee interventional suite, 11 Toshiba US machines, 1 DEXA and 2 digital mammography units. The department has undergone major refurbishment as part of the equipment replacement scheme and has also invested in 4 replacement DR general rooms. A business case has been approved for a 3rd MRI scanner and a 3rd CT scanner to be installed in the near future.
The role of the advanced practitioner has been expanded with Radiographers and Sonographers independently reporting a wide range of examinations. On call is via Teleradiology from Consultants’ homes and partially supported by trainees. Emergency CT between 2000 and 0700 during the week and between1700 and 0700 at the weekends is outsourced and reported by an external provider (Nighthawk).
The Trust uses Sunquest ICE electronic order comms system. Order Comms system. Radiology uses a Soliton RIS system and a Carestream PACS. All radiological exams are reported using Carestream PACS. Together these have enabled us to become a paper light department. We have also recently implemented remote reporting sessions from home to increase job plan flexibility.
The South Cheshire countryside is a beautiful place to work and live with excellent transport links to London, Manchester and the rest of the country. North Wales and the peak district are accessible in under an hour and the schools in the region are amongst the best in the country. Whether you are a city lover or an outdoor enthusiast, there is something for everyone.
The Trust’s new recruitment premium means that individuals choosing to come and work at MCHFT in the role of Consultant Radiologist will benefit from an additional £22,800 on appointment, in addition to their basic salary, with an additional £22,800 paid at the completion of four years’ service. The premiums are in addition to relocation packages of up to £8,000 being offered by the Trust to successful candidates.
Shortlisted candidates will be expected to visit the department prior to shortlisting.
For an informal discussion or for further details please contact Dr Sankalp Tripathi (Clinical Lead), email Sankalp.Tripathi@mcht.nhs.uk Tel: 01270 612564.
Posts are offered on a full-time basis; however, the Trust would welcome discussion with individuals looking for a more flexible working pattern to support a different work life balance.
Applicants must have full registration with the GMC including a License to Practice and be on the Specialist Register (or be within six months of obtaining their Certificate of Completion of Training).
Please click the apply button to apply for this post. For further details please contact the Medical Resourcing Department on 01270 273541 or alternatively email Claire.Thomas@mcht.nhs.uk
Closing date: 3 February 2019.
Interview date: 6 March 2019.