Consultant Breast Radiologist 

Crewe, Cheshire
17 Jul 2019
18 Aug 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Leighton Hospital (MCHFT)

Applications are invited for a Consultant Breast Radiologist at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The successful candidate will join a team of 12 Consultants in the Radiology department based at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. This is a replacement post and will provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to pursue either a sole breast imaging career or to combine this discipline with other imaging interests. 

The breast service is an integral part of the Imaging Department and provides screening services within the NHSBSP alongside a local symptomatic provision. The standalone unit has new digital Siemens Mammographic equipment and Toshiba Ultrasound. MR breast imaging is provided locally using our newly installed MR scanners. 

Expertise in areas outside breast imaging will be encouraged as there is a wide spectrum of opportunities to participate in other sub-specialties if desired. The department is equipped with 2 cardiac CT scanners (GE optima 660 and Cannon Aquillion 1 Genesis) The Department has 3 Siemens Mri Scanners ( 2xAera 1.5T and a Sola 1.5T). There is one Siemens Artis Zee interventional suite,11 Toshiba US machines, 1 DEXA scanner and 2 Siemens digital mammography units. The department has undergone a 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 the replacement of the Optima and a 3rd CT scanner to be live in early 2020.

The role of the advanced practitioner has been expanded with Radiographers and Sonographers independently reporting a wide range of examinations. The Breast Unit has advanced practitioners reporting screening mammography. One of the advanced practitioners is trained in stereotactic biopsies. There will be opportunities to advance this further in the future. 

A Soliton RIS system with Speech Magic voice recognition was installed in September 2015 and this was followed by Order Comms this year, with a view to becoming a paperless department. A new Carestream PACS system with an integral home reporting solution has very recently been installed. 

The Trust’s new recruitment premium means that individuals choosing to come and work at MCHFT in the role of Consultant Breast Radiologist will benefit from an additional £23,374 on appointment, in addition to their basic salary, with an additional £23,374 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. 

For an informal discussion and further details please contact either Dr Sankalp Tripathi, Clinical Lead via email or Dr Trupti Dabholkar Clinical Lead of the Breast Unit via email or Tel. 01270 612153.

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).

The 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. 

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to visit the department prior to interview. 

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 

Closing date: 18 August 2019.
Interview date: 23 September 2019.

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