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Northamptonshire NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ Radiology – Imaging Radiologist United Kingdom

Northamptonshire NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ Radiology – Imaging Radiologist United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term/ permanent basis.

***Location: Northamptonshire – United Kingdom
***Speciality: Radiology – Imaging Radiologist
*** Role: Consultant / ST 7+ / Post CCT / CESR
***Duration: Fixed Term / Permanent (NOT Locum Basis)
***Pay rate: £NEGOTIABLE (dependent on experience £79,860 to £110,465 a year)
***Start date: ASAP
*** GMC Registration Required ( General Medical Council) Essential
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***CESR / CCT or Post CCT (within 6 month of job offer) or equivalent overseas qualification.

Overview

Our Northamptonshire NHS client prides itself on being a friendly and caring place to work where the aim to combine our patient first approach with innovative and creativity against a backdrop of holistic team working, as encapsulated in their vision and values.

We are looking for a enthusiastic colleague to join our clients NHS facility – high quality, dynamic Breast Imaging Unit at a hospital in Northamptonshire. The hospital are a progressive, forward thinking department with a strong multidisciplinary team. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to be involved with and shape the future expansion and direction of this service.

The Breast Imaging Service offers symptomatic patients an integrated one stop service alongside a widely respected screening and accredited family history Service. The hospital have recently replaced all our equipment and installed new digital mammography units (2 static and 2 mobile units) including Tomosynthesis and contrast enhanced spectral mammography capability. The surgical team offer on-site oncoplastic and reconstructive surgery.

The hospital is a large DGH with over 700 beds. Along with a busy Emergency Department, they have all Medical and Surgical specialities as well as Womens’ and Paediatric services. The hospital are also a centre for Oncology including Radiotherapy; Stroke including hyper-acute stroke; Nephrology; Cardiology and Vascular Surgery for the county of Northamptonshire and surrounding areas.

The Radiology Department has state of the art equipment on site. These include three new 128 slice CT scanners; two MRI scanners with a dedicated Breast Coil; theatre specification interventional radiology suite and daybed area; Nuclear medicine unit with a fixed site PET-CT scanner.

The forward thinking hospital encourages role extension throughout the Radiology department and Breast Service, so in addition to consultant colleagues, you will be supported by a dedicated team of reporting and interventional radiographers/Advanced Practitioners. They have successfully completed a programme of placement of PACS workstations at home to allow the ability to report off site. The on-call CT work is outsourced at night. The NHS facility havs excellent recreational facilities in the hospital including a gym with swimming pool.

Northamptonshire offers a high standard of living with beautiful villages and surrounding countryside and easy access to Birmingham. Oxford, Cambridge and Leicester. There are excellent opportunities for private practice within the region. The county is renowned for a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities including the arts, theatre, parks, rugby, golf, football, sailing and motor racing amongst others

The hospital aspire to create an excellent, sustainable service in collaboration with all our partners.

We welcome applications from UK and abroad. We have a successful record of supporting non-UK trained radiologists with their CESR application. We can offer further sub-speciality training locally or the opportunity to visit/work at other centres whilst working here. We will support your academic interests and you will have a generous study leave allowance and budget to match.

Department

The department provides a full imaging service as expected in a NHS hospital.

There are 3 multislice CT scanners on site – (one Philips Ingenuity Elite 128 slice and two Siemens Definition AS 128 slice); two 1.5 Tesla Philips MRI scanners (fixed site) and 7 day mobile MRI scanner provided by Alliance Medical; 5 plain film rooms; a DEXA scanner; 6 ultrasound rooms recently equipped with new GE Logiq E9 and Voluson E6 machines.

Interventional Radiology is provided from a purpose built Interventional suite (a theatre-specification room with Philips Allura Xper20 angiography and on-site anaesthetic machine) and a four-bed Day Care Unit. A second multi-purpose screening room with angiographic package is also available for interventional procedures. The Nuclear Medicine unit is a purpose built space with a fixed on-site PET-CT scanner as well as SPECT CT and gamma cameras.

The Breast Imaging Unit is based on the hospital site and provides imaging for screening and symptomatic services. The hospital has 2 GE Pristina Mammogram machines in the static unit, Digital stereotaxis Device, 2 GE Ultrasound Machines, Faxitron and 2 IGE DMR and PACS workstations.

The breast service is fully digital with community screening services being provided by two digital mobile vans. The hospital have recently installed new mammography equipment with tomosynthesis. Breast MRI is performed in the main department using a dedicated breast coil. The service is accredited for High Risk family history screening

Within the Breast service the hospital have a Consultant Radiographer, advanced practitioners who perform stereotactic biopsies, localisations and screen reading. Assistant Practitioners perform screening mammography. Symptomatic clinics are held in Integrated Surgery adjacent to the facility. The NHS values a strong multidisciplinary approach and work closely with three surgeons who provide an excellent reconstructive/oncoplastic service.

Within the Radionuclide service the service has advanced technologists who perform and read MUGA studies. Technologists can also performing routine Radionuclide vetting based on local guidelines.

There is a satellite centre providing plain film radiography in the community. General Practitioners have open access to plain film, ultrasound, CT and MRI scanning. All requests are vetted.

Skill mix is encouraged. Currently the main X-ray department supports plain film reporting-radiographers, barium radiographers, sialography and PICC-line services, Ultrasonographers performing all obstetric and some general ultrasonography and radiographic assistants.

General Duties– guideline only

To provide specialist breast services for the population served.

The post holder will be expected to work closely with the existing breast radiologists as part of a multidisciplinary Breast Team.

It is envisaged that the post holder will have at least 4 sessions for breast work. General radiology work and the job plan will be finalised in detail with the successful candidate to take into account the interests of the candidate and the needs of the department.

Job Plan

Regular job planning meetings will be undertaken with the post holder to ensure that the appointee is remunerated for any additional activities undertaken and that the job plan accurately reflects the  overall workload undertaken by the post holder.

The supporting professional activities (SPAs) allocation within the provisional job plan is an illustrative guide and will be finalised following individual agreement with successful candidates.

Further discussion on supporting professional activities will depend on the Trust’s requirements and the individual’s particular expertise.

Salary

This is as described in the Medical and Dental Terms and Conditions, in line with the Consultant Contract (2003). The current full time salary scale (as of July 2020) ranges from £79,860 to £110,465 a year with eight thresholds.

The on call supplement is Category A and attracts a supplement of 5% of basic salary.

Office Accommodation

Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee with secretarial support.

Management Responsibility

All Consultants are required to attend the monthly Directorate Meetings. Post holders will be expected to share in administrative duties allocated by mutual agreement within the Directorate. As part of the Consultant Team, the consultant  will offer mentoring support and lead the existing clinical team through, one-to-one support, individual case management and complex cases, identifying development needs and suggesting CPD (Continuous Professional Development) opportunities and responding to clinical enquiries via e-mail and telephone.

Teaching/Research

The consultant will be required to participate in programmes for teaching clinical students, training junior doctors and in clinical examinations. The post-holder’s contribution to teaching, training and research will be included in the regular job plan review. Teaching will take place during programmed activities and flexibly at other times.

  • To provide conditions for improved training opportunities in line with national and local recommendations arising out of GMC and related requirements
  • To supervise and manage the work of his/her junior medical staff and participate in the training and development of these staff to the standards required by the Royal Colleges.

Clinical Governance & Audit

The consultant will participate in clinical governance activities, including clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, risk management, quality improvement activities as required by the Trust, and external accrediting bodies. There are 6 half day clinical governance meetings per annum which substitute regular fixed sessions. There is a weekly consultant meeting before MDT on Friday to discuss any issues during the week and to plan for next week.

Personal & Professional Development

The post-holder will be required to keep himself/herself fully up-to-date with their relevant area of practice and be able to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of the Trust.

The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.

Medical revalidation is the process by which the General Medical Council (GMC) confirms the continuation of a doctor’s licence to practise in the UK, provides greater assurance to patients, the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up-to-date and fit to practise. It is a key component of a range of measures designed to improve the quality of care for patients.

The Trust supports Royal College guidance on provision of mentors for new consultants in line with GMC recommendations. All newly appointed consultant staff are provided with a list of locally trained mentors who are available for ongoing support as required.

Personal Responsibilities

Confidentiality

All confidential information, including patient records, individual staff records, details of contract prices and terms and any other confidential information, must under no circumstances be divulged or passed on to any unauthorised person or persons. The penalty for breach of confidentiality will normally be summary dismissal.

Workplace Doctors are looking for medical professionals with UK & Overseas experience: that possesses the following qualities:

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

*** Ability to act as part of a team
*** Ability to cope with a varying work load
*** GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Post CESR or CCT obtained (CCT – Certificate of Completion of Training) or (CESR- Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration)
****IELTS and PLAB Exam Part 1 & 2 (IELTS, overall score 7.5) – overseas doctors
****GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed

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Note: The Trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children/vulnerable adults will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure (Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau ( CRB ) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority ( ISA ) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ). CRB checks are now called DBS checks. Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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.

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post.

Workplace Doctors is a recruitment agency that offers locum, fixed term, permanent & locum medical jobs to cover the NHS, HSE, public and private sectors for Doctors and Nurses, AHP medical professionals.

We look forward to helping you progress your career and find you the ideal position.

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