Consultant Radiologist - General

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Colchester, UK
14 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS organisations in the region, employing over 10,000 staff and serving a population of almost 800,000 residents. By merging Colchester and Ipswich hospitals, we can provide the latest treatments locally, and be in a stronger position to save, grow and strengthen the many hospital and community services our residents rely on.

We are an ambitious trust with a simple vision, to provide the communities we serve with excellent healthcare and build a better future for the people of east Suffolk and North Essex. To help us do this, we will work closely with our local partners to deliver more of the joined-up services and care our residents need.

We want the best staff. You want to make a difference.

For our staff and our patients we have the same philosophy: time matters. This new way of working will remove unnecessary stress and frustration caused by the systems we use and the way we work. We will concentrate on removing or improving the things we do that don't work for our patients. For our staff, this means more time to care for patients and greater opportunities to develop skills and experience.

To be the best, we need to attract and keep the best staff. Our size puts us in a strong position to grow, providing more of the latest services. Our scale provides exciting opportunities for development, innovation, research, education and training. Support from technology and logistics will help us see patients at the right time.

So if your ambition matches ours, its time to work together.

Please note that once this advert closes, your application form will be moved to the Trusts' recruitment system, TRAC and therefore all email correspondence will be sent via the TRAC system.

This advertisement is for 2 Radiologist posts.

    1. General Radiology with Subspecialty Interest in chest radiology. The radiologist will devote a number of sessions to general radiology work including acute inpatient and A&E CT, inpatient MRI (including brains and spines), Duty room and general radiology oncall. Several sessions will be tailored to chest imaging including CXR / and CT reporting, Lung MDT prep time and participation. Ability to perform CT guided lung biopsies is most welcome but not essential.

      1. Consultant Radiologist -Interventional Radiology The radiologist will devote the majority of sessions to interventional radiology both vascular and non-vascular work. The consultant would attend the weekly vascular MDT, and participate in the vascular oncall (1:6). A smaller number of sessions would involve general radiology work including acute inpatient and A&E CT, inpatient MRI (including brains and spines), and Duty room.

      There is an expectation that the successful applicants will be able to offer general radiological expertise and take part in the routine work of the department; the department would be flexible in accommodating secondary areas of interest.

      The post-holders will be expected to participate in the out-of-hours on-call rota, currently 1:10, providing an on-site evening and weekend daytime service. The overnight CT reporting service is provided by Medica Nighthawk. Participation in departmental audit and clinical governance processes is expected, as is providing training and education to medical and other departmental staff as required.

      For further details / informal visits contact:

      If you would like further information please contact Dr Spendiff via 01206 742432 (Secretary)

      This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to exisiting NHS At Risk employees working in Essex who meet the essential criteria (excluding all medical recruitment).

      Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close the post before the specified date, therefore early application is recommended. Please make sure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria. When providing reference details please provide email addresses so references can be sought promptly to cover the last 3 years of employment.

      The Trust is committed to its staff and their development and to equal opportunities and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Please be advised that following the new Government's cap on Tier 2 Immigration, whilst we welcome applications from all and your application will be considered on individual merit, if you are offered a position and require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship we may not be able to process your application to the final stage due to the significant reduction of certificates available to us.

      In submitting an application form, you authorise East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

      We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust; we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

      Disclosure and Barring Service Check

      This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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