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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/04/2019.

Consultant Radiologists

Job Reference: 428-A-19-11937

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£77,913 - £105,042

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Poole Hospital offers all you need to start or develop your career

Come and join us at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Not only is it a great place to work; it's also a wonderful place to live. The town has great transport links, a bustling quay and some of the best beaches in England. You’ll also have easy access to the Dorset countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor activities.

Poole Hospital is one of the largest employers in the region and highly regarded across the NHS, consistently featuring within the top twenty per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys. We pride ourselves on positive team work, professional development and support staff to reach their fullest potential. All of this is underpinned by our unique philosophy, The Poole Approach, which pledges that we will strive at all times to provide friendly, professional, person-centred care with dignity and respect for all.

This is an exciting time for our staff, following a recent review of healthcare services in Dorset which will see major changes to the way healthcare is provided in our region. As one of the two acute NHS providers in the east of the county, our services will be closely linked to those provided at the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We’re working in close collaboration to deliver excellent emergency and planned care over the two sites, for the people of east Dorset.

It is anticipated that the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will merge in the summer of 2020 to form East Dorset Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It is a condition of employment that all staff being recruited in the period before merger will work across all sites pre and post-merger.

Consultant Radiologists

We are looking for Consultant Radiologists to join our team at an exciting time in the development of our trust as we move toward greater collaboration with our neighbours. Radiologists who are keen to work with us to mould a service for the future which provides the highest standard of diagnostics for our patients are welcomed. We have had a number of retirements and for this reason we are willing to consider a number of sub specialties but in particular paediatrics, GI, head and neck and neuro imaging.

The radiology department has a current establishment of 18 consultants, with multiple subspecialties, who participate in the Southampton radiology training scheme and work collaboratively to provide an efficient flexible service.

Poole Hospital has a well-equipped radiology department. As well as a general department and ultrasound, divided in to non-obstetric and obstetric , the directorate has three MRI scanners, one of which is 3T,  two CT scanners with a third in the process of being installed and an active nuclear medicine department providing isotope imaging for Dorset.  We also host the Dorset PET scanning service; a static unit at Poole in association with Alliance Medical. The Dorset Breast Screening Unit also based on site adjacent to the symptomatic breast service.

Within Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the radiology department has a pivotal role in oncology, ENT, trauma/orthopaedics and paediatrics all of which are key strengths of the hospital. There is a well-established seven-day service within radiology and because of efficient management of the rota, and a committed and productive team of radiologists supported by reporting radiographers, our waiting times are short with a low  backlog, outsourcing work only overnight.

Poole Hospital already works closely with its neighbouring Acute Trust in the East, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital and we are able to explore the potential of cross site working should that be of interest. The two trusts are in the process of merging which will provide Radiology with greater flexibility and wider opportunities for the radiology team.

We welcome applications from prospective candidates with a subspecialist interest in paediatric radiology. The applicant will also be encouraged to develop any other areas of subspecialty interest they may have.

If your interest is oncology there are many areas to consider, including GI, Chest , Gynaecology and Haematological malignancies.

Our busy Head and Neck and Neuro teams have opportunities for subspecialism also.

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or who are within 6 months of obtaining their CCT from the date of the interview may also apply.

Poole isn't just a good place to work. It is also a great place to live. The town boasts a bustling quay, some of the best beaches in England and a stunning natural harbour with several sailing clubs and marinas. From Poole there is easy access to the Dorset countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor activities.

Our town centre location means that we are conveniently situated for public transport. The bus and mainline train stations are both within easy walking distance, as are the Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole Park and high street shops.

To organise a visit please contact Dr George McInnes, Clinical Director on 01202 442313.


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