Consultant Breast Radiologist

Location
Worthing, West Sussex
Posted
30 Jan 2019
Closes
24 Feb 2019
Ref
279-MSCW620
Sector
Hospital
Specialty
Radiology
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent

Applications are invited for a Consultant Breast Radiologist (10PA / flexible, part-time considered) with an interest in breast screening and symptomatic services to join a new and ambitious radiology team at Western Sussex Hospitals. A subspecialty interest can be included depending on applicant experience.

Interested applicants could benefit from:

  • Early leadership opportunities within the organisation
  • Financial support towards a masters qualification with SPA time for study
  • Opportunities to develop research programmes
  • Flexible working and bespoke job plan
  • Opportunity to work exclusively for Breast Service or within Radiology Service
  • Western Sussex mentorship scheme for senior medical staff

The successful candidate will join a team of 27 radiologists in a service which offers a wide range of imaging modalities, including Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine.

This is a new post and for the right candidate it could develop into a leadership role within the organisation.

Breast Imaging

The Breast Imaging Service is provided by a team of four radiologists working within an integrated and effective multidisciplinary team working in both Worthing Hospital and St Richard’s Hospital. The Breast Unit at Worthing Hospital is located within the purpose built building opened in 2014, and incorporates the West Sussex Breast Screening Service.

In the last three years there have been significant changes within the team. A number of new appointments have revitalised the service which now has an outstanding reputation for performance and quality including preoperative diagnosis and small cancer detection rate, and has consistently met all the national screening performance targets for round length and assessment. The West Sussex Breast Screening Service is supported with modern technology, including tomosynthesis and VAB.

A system of peer review is operated to support all radiologists involved in breast screening and a Breast Board has been introduced which all consultants participate in to provide increased support, leadership and quality improvement.

The Breast Imaging Service at WSHFT is currently provided by 4 experienced radiologists across the 2 main sites, screening a total population of approximately 121,593 and receiving in excess of 5,300 new GP referrals annually. In 2016, the Integrated Breast Services diagnosed and managed 667 new cancers (414 symptomatic/ 253 screening).

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Western Sussex Hospitals is the only CQC-rated “Outstanding” hospital trust on the south coast and one of only seven in the country.  We’re an ambitious organisation that champions our people, equipping them with new skills to continually improve services for patients.

The CQC recognised our leading approach continuous improvement which encourages and supports innovation at all levels.  We are an acute trust with three hospitals; St Richard’s and Worthing Hospitals, where we provide emergency and inpatient care; and Southlands Hospital, where we provide out-patient care and day surgery.  We are a forward looking and innovative trust whose purpose is to provide high quality emergency and elective care for the people of West Sussex.

Our hospitals are all situated along the beautiful Sussex coast, nestled against the South Downs National Park, and close to vibrant towns that are richly endowed with excellent cultural and sporting facilities, offering good transport links to London and Europe.

All newly appointed Consultants are mentored, via the “WSHFT Mentorship scheme for senior medical staff”. 

For further information please contact:

Dr Carmel Gulliver-Clarke, Clinical Director – Integrated Breast Service

Email: carmel.gulliver-clarke@wsht.nhs.uk

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Applications from Agencies will NOT be considered, therefore please do not send any directly to the department or Medical HR.

Closing date: 24 February 2019

Interview date: To be confirmed

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