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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/09/2020.

Consultant Radiologist

Job Reference: 179-MSC22-20

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Bury St. Edmunds
£79,860 to £107,668 pa

About the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

At the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, we want to tell your story. We want to help develop your career. With us, the opportunities are endless.

We strive to deliver the highest quality and safest care for more than a quarter of a million people. We aim to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time – whether in the hospital or community settings across west Suffolk.

We deliver high-quality services in a variety of settings including people’s own homes, care homes, day centres, schools, GP surgeries and health centres, as well as the Newmarket Community Hospital inpatient unit and clinics, and our main site, the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

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Key achievements

  • For the last two years the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) have rated us as the top hospital in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for meeting best practice criteria for patients treated for a hip fracture.

  • We’re among the top 10 hospitals in the country for hip, knee and joint replacement outcomes.

  • Our stroke services regularly achieve high ratings in the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) scores.

  • We consistently achieve high early detection of cancer, and cancer survival rates in the NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group area are the best in the east of England.

Substantive Consultant Radiologist

Applicants are invited to apply for the position of Consultant Radiologist. The job is for a either a General Cross Sectional Radiologist with Subspecialist interest to compliment the department (however head and neck, thoracic or uroradiology preferred) or Interventional Radiologist. The post is for a substantive appointment to commence as soon as possible but trainees within six months of completion of training are also encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will be joining a team of 13 Consultants. We are looking for individuals who are team players and want to be part of a courageous, innovative and dedicated group of Radiologists who are respected by their Clinical Team. The Radiology Consultant Body takes pride in its friendly and mutually supportive atmosphere.

The Radiology Department usually has trainees from Addenbrookes Hospital and Norwich Academy and teaching and training of Radiology SpRs, Radiographers, Medical Students and other staff is expected. The Trust has an excellent Postgraduate Medical Centre with a full program of events and access to Medical Library.

Active participation in Continuing Professional Development is supported with Trust study leave budget allocation.


The Radiology Department provides a wide range of diagnostic services including CT, MR (with two new Siemens machines recently installed), Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, Nuclear Medicine, Interventional Radiology and plain film. All Radiologists have home reporting stations and home reporting sessions are encouraged.

Equal participation in the on-call system is expected. There is current provision for evening and overnight reporting to be outsourced.

All enquiries including informal enquiries welcomed. All applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the department prior to application. Visits are encouraged. Please contact Dr Roshdy Guirguis (Lead Radiologist) on 01284 712778, through his secretary on 01284 713376 or e-mail:


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We are an equal opportunities employer, with a range of flexible working options.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service - Police checks) will be required for relevant posts.

Final Salary Pension Scheme and Life Cover.

Key Worker Living Housing Initiative available to applicable staff groups.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces community.

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

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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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