Consultant Breast Radiologists

Bodelwyddan, Rhyl
24 Jan 2019
21 Feb 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Exciting opportunity to work in a patient centred clincal service.Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is the largest health board in Wales employing circa 16,500 staff, has a budget of around £1.3 billion and operates three district general hospitals, 22 other acute and community hospitals and a network of more than 90 health centres, clinics, community health team bases and mental health units.

The Health Board has a clear vision and ambition to provide truly outstanding health care services for all its communities and so has established an integrated radiology department operating from 3 sites. Come and join our team of Radiologists in a beautiful part of the world where we believe in quality patient centered care and a good work/ life balance.

Successful applicants can expect:

  • To work as part of an established friendly. Cohesive and enthusiastic team.
  • To work in an environment of commitment to excellent patient care and continuing service expansion.
  • The option to live in a beautiful location with excellent access to all outdoor leisure activities.
  • Excellent road and rail links, with close proximity to Chester, Liverpool and Manchester.
  • Access to excellent state and private schools.

Due to retirement and service development we are looking to recruit two Consultant Breast Radiologists.

The breast consultant forms part of a dedicated multi-disciplinary team on site including surgeons, pathologists, oncologists, breast care clinical nurse specialists, research nurse specialists and mammographers. BCUHB provides a breast service across North Wales with breast clinicians at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd having close links with other sites as part of its regional service. Breast imaging services are currently provided on four sites and cross site working can be expected of the successful candidate to maintain service delivery throughout the region.

The close working relationship between BCUHB and Breast Test Wales is welcomed with there being a number of joint appointments. Radiology currently has three breast radiologists participating in a mix of symptomatic and asymptomatic work and will explore similar opportunities for other breast radiologists interested in a similar job plan.

All mammography equipment across North Wales has been recently procured with tomosynthesis being a standard feature for breast imaging. Breast MR is undertaken and contrast enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) is undertaken at Ysbyty Gwynedd with a plan to roll it out to other sites

The service across North Wales diagnoses in the region of 700 new cancer patients each year and is supported by digital pathology system and a regional PACS. Onco-plastic reconstructive surgery and OSNA are provided for the region in YGC and surveillance Breast MRI is provided in Ysbyty Gwynedd.

The post holder will support a range of diagnostic and interventional procedures including:

  • Interpretation of a wide range of breast imaging- mammograms/breast ultrasound and MRI
  • Undertaking FNAs, wide bore needle biopsies, image guided localisations, vacuum assisted biopsy procedures and excisions under US or tomography, tissue marker clip insertions. Magseeds for localisation is being utilised on certain occasions.

In addition, these positions provide key leadership roles in the further development of Radiology services within North Wales.

Any applicant who is unable, for personal reasons, to work full time will be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis in consultation with consultant colleagues.

The Health Board is the largest health organisation in Wales providing a full range of primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for a population of 680,000 people across six counties in North Wales, with a budget of £1.3 billion and a workforce of 16,500.

Application is by visiting the apply click button and following the instructions for online applicants Interviews will take place on 5th April 2019

The Health Board’s Website is

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit please contact Dr Elizabeth Kneale, Clinical Director of Radiology, 01745534479 or Dr M B Aslam, Clinical Director NWMCS 01745 448790 Ext 2950

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