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Consultant Radiologist

Job Description

Transform your outlook, transform local healthcare, transform your career…

Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is on a journey. Out of special measures and with some bold and exciting plans for the future, we are an ambitious trust that is going places, and we want you to join us.

With three hospitals, including our flagship Queen’s Hospital, across the central regions of East and South Staffordshire and Southern Derbyshire, we are at the forefront of discussions about transforming local healthcare.

Will you come with us on our journey to Be The Best? Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for.


Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to appoint 2 Consultants to work with a committed team in our Radiology Department. This post offers the chance to be part of a modern Department within a dynamic and progressive Trust.

We are seeking general Consultant Radiologists with sub-specialty interest in paediatric, musculoskeletal and interventional radiology. Applicants must have relevant specialty clinical experience and competencies and be able to operate at the level of Consultant grade. Consultant level NHS experience is preferable although not essential. This post may suit a Specialty Doctor looking to take up the next step in their career or an overseas Doctor looking to obtain consultant experience in the NHS.

A strong commitment from the appointee to the Department and involvement with activities within the Department such as audit, appraisal and assessment, clinical governance and development of guidelines is expected. The successful applicant will be expected to work as part of a team of consultants and will be required to contribute to the ongoing development of the Radiology Department Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

It is essential that applicants hold an MBBS qualification or equivalent and FRCR or an equivalent higher qualification and applicants must be in possession of full or Specialist GMC Registration and hold a licence to practice.

This post is for 10 programmed activities. We have a Tele-radiology facility for on-call with the introduction of PACS. The duties will be 1 in 9 with prospective cover.

Consultant Radiologist on-call is outsourced and covers evenings and nights seven days per week. Burton Consultant Radiologists will cover all referrals both urgent and routine Monday to Friday 0830 to 1900 and Saturday and Sunday 0900 to 1700.

Appointment to this post is subject to the provisions of the Terms and Conditions of the New Consultant Contract (2003). Further conditions have been implemented by the Trust that have been negotiated with the Medical and Dental Local Negotiating Committee. The national salary scale will apply.

Informal enquiries may be made by contacting:

Magnus Harrison, Executive Medical Director on  ( Phone number removed )  EXT 5510

Professor Tim Reynolds, Associate Clinical Director for Diagnostic Services on Tel: (01283) 566333 EXT 4056

Please note that such visits do not form part of the selection process.

The post offers the opportunity to live in an area of outstanding natural beauty within the National Forest area and the Peak District National Park is also within close vicinity. Visits can be arranged for candidates in order to appreciate the quality of life our Hospital and the surrounding area can offer including:-

  • desirable country and executive properties at realistic prices
  • an excellent standard of education from both state and private schools
  • excellent road (A50/M1/M6), rail and airport links (Nottingham East Midlands, Birmingham and Manchester Airport)
  • Easy access to the cities of Birmingham, Nottingham and Sheffield

Closing Date: 01/11/2016

Interview Date: TBC


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If sufficient candidates have applied for this position we reserve the right to withdraw the post before the closing date, therefore we advise you to apply as soon as possible if this post is of interest to you.

Applicants should note that where it is deemed that where a Disclosure & Barring Services (DBS) check is required it is applicants responsibility to cover the cost of the check which is currently £4820.

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.

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. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

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