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Staffordshire NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ Breast Radiology Radiologist United Kingdom

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

***Location: Staffordshire – United Kingdom
***Speciality: Radiology: Breast Radiology 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.


Our Staffordshire 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.

Applicants for both pure breast radiology or breast and general radiology (or another subspecialty) are encouraged to apply. Whilst ideally, the applicant will be trained in screening, individuals with symptomatic breast training only will be considered. If the applicant wishes to train in screening this would be supported by the Trust.

General Radiology duties will be based in the main department at the General Hospital, while sessions in breast imaging are located in the Wing on the same site.

You will become one of a team of 4 committed and enthusiastic breast radiologists based in Staffordshire forming an essential part of the Breast Screening Service. You will be assisted by 2 advanced radiographic practitioners performing stereotactic biopsy and wire placement and 4 film reading radiographers providing screen reading. 42,225 women were invited for screening in 2017/18 with an uptake of 78.9%. Our very successful High Risk MR breast screening service was implemented in 2014.

Symptomatic breast imaging services are provided by the breast imaging team independently in Staffordshire. The symptomatic service receives approximately 4500 referrals per year. All these referrals are seen in a one stop clinic with surgical and imaging assessment in the same visit. The clinics are well supported by specialist breast care nurses.

The dedicated breast unit is in spacious modern facilities in the Wing. They are fully digital having 1 brand new GE Pristina mammography unit with DBT, CESM and 2D biopsy. There is a further Philips L30 with Diagnostic Scan mammography unit. There are 2 breast ultrasound rooms with voice recognition reporting equipped with new Canon Aplio machines. Vacuum assisted Encore biopsy is available in addition to standard 14G. MRI services are housed in a new diagnostic imaging centre adjacent to Wing. New breast coils and software are installed. Multi-disciplinary breast care meetings are held in the unit’s dedicated MDT room. The unit enjoys excellent working relationships with our colleagues in breast surgery, oncology and nursing care.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and ambitious Consultant Breast Imaging Radiologist to join the  friendly, motivated hospital team. The service is developing and this is an exciting opportunity to be part of a forward thinking team and shape the future of the service.

General Duties– guideline only

The post holder will:

  • Work with colleagues to provide a consultant-led service of the highest standard
  • Work with the multi-professional team to adhere to local care pathways and clinical guidelines
  • Develop and maintain good working practices
  • Provide effective clinical leadership for all staff in the service through positive collaboration with colleagues
  • Offer support and leadership to junior medical colleagues, nursing colleagues and other members of the multi-disciplinary team

The post holder will:

  • Participate in breast work (split between screening and symptomatic or pure symptomatic work)
  • Participate in the general radiology department and on call service (both optional)
  • Provide specialist breast radiological advice and services to users of the breast service
  • Accept responsibility for compliance with ionising and radiation regulations, along with radiation protection supervisor and the radiation protection officers
  • Accept personal responsibility for the clinical care of patients referred to him/her
  • Provide advice and information as required to clinical colleagues and other staff

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.

The job Plan will be reviewed and agreed with the post-holder at appointment.


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.


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


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:


*** 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.

Call us today on +44 (0) 1234 889213 to discuss this vacancy or email your CV along with your GMC Registration to info@workplacedoctors.co.uk  You are able to also apply online (see below)