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Consultant Radiologist

Job Description

The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of around 230,000 people in the Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Waveney areas. The Trust provides an integrated hospital and community children’s service.
Patent and staff experience is important to us and these are the behaviours we live by:
Putting patients first
Aiming to get it right
Recognising that everybody counts
Doing everything openly and honestly

Applications are sought for the post of Fixed Term Consultant Radiologists at this Trust, to commence as soon as possible for a period of one year, pending appointment to the permanent position. The successful applicant will be fully competent to cover conventional radiology, ultrasound, CT, MRI. There is also an opportunity for a General Radiologist with a special interest in Breast Imaging.

The Department of Diagnostic Imaging is based at the James Paget University Hospital which is a 500 bed university hospital providing most major surgical and medical specialties to the coastal areas of East Norfolk and North Suffolk. The Trust achieved NHS Foundation Trust status as of 1st August 2006.

The department is equipped to a high standard and is fully digital with GE PACS in use since 2005, supported by a modern RIS (CRIS) which has been recently upgraded with voice recognition software.

The main department has four general rooms, a dental room and two rooms with digital fluoroscopy, one of which is a C-Arm. Waiting facilities for patients have been recently upgraded and include a dedicated bed bay for the safe management of ward patients.

The ultrasound department has three new Philips IU22 and four Toshiba machines. Most recent additions include a Toshiba Aplio for nuchal scans in obstetrics and a Philips CX50 portable unit for community ultrasound.

The cross sectional imaging suite has 2 GE Lightspeed 16 slice CT scanners housed in separate suites for inpatient and outpatient work and a Siemens Avanto 15T MRI. Acquisition of a 128 slice CT scanner for cardiac imaging is under consideration.

Breast screening and symptomatic mammography services are provided and a major refurbishment of the breast imaging suite has recently been completed with installation of full field digital mammography equipment for both screening and symptomatic work.

We are looking for enthusiastic team players to join this progressive department with one of the best patient waiting times in the region. The appointee will be part of a team of ten consultants and will be involved in all aspects of departmental work. This will include involvement in multi-disciplinary team meetings for cancer body sites, including Upper GI, Colorectal, Breast, Lung, Haematology, Urology, Gynaecology, Head and Neck, and Thyroid.

The Department has a commitment to teaching undergraduates from the University of East AngliaJointMedicalSchool and an interest in teaching would be an advantage. In addition Specialist Registrars from the RadiologyAcademy based at the Norfolk and NorwichUniversityHospital and at the NorwichRadiologyAcademy rotate through the department giving further opportunities for teaching.

James Paget University Hospital is a research active trust, ranked 11/49 of medium sized acute hospitals in the Guardian Research League tables in terms of recruitment in 2013. Participation in research is actively encouraged and supported and we are particularly interested in recruiting clinicians with experience of applying for research grants.

The JamesPagetUniversityHospital is located less than a mile from long sandy beaches and is within commuting distance from several small villages. There is a wide choice of good local schools and competitive house prices. The roads are free from traffic congestion and residents enjoy a good quality of life with easy access to the natural beauty of the Norfolk Broads famed for its wildlife, walking, cycling and sailing opportunities. The historic city of Norwich is only 30 minutes away and has an international airport; there are excellent rail links to London and easy access to the ports of Felixstowe and Harwich for access to Europe, and StanstedAirport.

For an informal chat or to arrange a pre-interview visit to the department please contact Dr Nabil Mahmood (Clinical Lead Radiology), secretary  ( Phone number removed ) .

To learn more about the Trust, please see our website. To apply for this post, complete and submit an application form via NHS Jobs. Please include the names and addresses of three referees, ensuring one is relevant to your present or most recent post. One referee must also be from someone in a Senior Management position at your last appointment.

The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recognises the requirement to promote health and reduce ill-health. The Trust is committed to the principles of improving working lives through a number of initiatives such as job share, flexible working and the development of a culture of openness and transparency. The Trust is committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity, and religion or belief.

Tier 2 Sponsorship – (not applicable for Apprenticeships): We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

It is important that your application meets the minimum requirements of the person specification, as the Trust will shortlist against these details. Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification before making your application to ensure that your application demonstrates that you meet the minimum requirements.

Please check your account regularly under “My Applications” to view the progress of your applications. Applications which are successful will be invited to interview using the email address provided within your application. Please check your email account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks, please assume your application has been unsuccessful or alternatively contact  ( Phone number removed )  who will be able to advise you. Please note that feedback on application may not always be possible, however, if you are interviewed and unsuccessful feedback will be given by the Recruiting Manager.

Please note that should we experience a high level of interest in this post, the vacancy may be closed prior to the stated closing date.

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.

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