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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/11/2021.

Consultant Thoracic Radiologist

Job Reference: 387-DT-3304-ALF-A

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Diagnostic & Theraphy
Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
£84,559 - £114,003 pa pro rata

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. The Trust has many and varied career opportunities for you to choose from.

UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.

Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer.

The Trust is committed to investing in and caring for all of our staff. We will support you in maintaining and improving your health and wellbeing, as well as your career development through management and training support - developing exceptional people for exceptional careers.

We hope that you will decide to join us and become part of this exciting journey, helping us to shape our future together.

Thoracic /Cardiothoracic Consultant Radiologist

We are looking for a motivated Radiologist to join our team of four Thoracic and Cardiac Radiologists at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Trust.

This is a replacement post to join the Thoracic Radiologists in all aspects of Chest Radiology including being a core member of the weekly Tertiary Lung Cancer MDT, Benign Respiratory MDT and Image Guided Lung Biopsy Service.

There is a session of reporting on a rotational basis for the Weston Hospital site, which can be provided remotely from the BRI if desired.

There is also scope to join the Cardiac CT service with the Cardiac Radiologists for candidates wanting to develop this interest.

The successful candidate would also be part of the Acute Reporting Service providing primary reports and verification of Radiology Registrar reports during ‘Consultant of the Day’ sessions during week days, with an on call frequency of 1:20, and weekends on call 1:13. There is a separate Interventional and Paediatric on call service provided by the GI and Paediatric radiologists.

The on call is fully supported by Radiology Registrars from the Severn Training Scheme. Teaching and supporting the Registrars both in Thoracic and General Radiology will be an important part of this role.

We are a friendly, cohesive team and look forward to welcoming new Consultant colleagues.

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and a major teaching and research centre. With 13,000 staff, 10 hospitals and over 100 different clinical services, we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol and beyond.

The Radiology Department is well-equipped, and strongly involved in Research and Training, hosting 15 specialist Radiology trainees from the Severn Deanery at any time as well as Radiology Fellows.

Bristol was rated as the best city to live in the UK by the Sunday Times in 2017. Bristol has coast and countryside right on its doorstep. The city has strong transport links with airport connecting many UK and European destination. The faster rail networks will see journey times to London cut to just 80 minutes. Bristol is the UK's first Cycling City, acknowledging the city's growing status as one of Europe's most bike-friendly destinations.


UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

With strong links to the University of Bristol and University of West of England we are the major medical research and training centre in the region, using findings to continually improve our patient care and attracting the highest calibre clinical staff from across the UK.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.


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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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