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Consultant Breast Radiologist

Job Reference: 412-DCSS-982

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust : Medical Resourcing
412 Radiology Docs
£77,913 to £105,042 pa


Applications are invited for a Consultant Breast Radiologist at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The successful candidate will join a team of 12 Consultants in the Radiology department based at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. This is a replacement post and will provide the successful candidate with an opportunity to pursue either a sole breast imaging career or to combine this discipline with other imaging interests.

The breast service is an integral part of the Imaging Department and provides screening services within the NHSBSP alongside a local symptomatic provision. The standalone unit has new digital Siemens Mammographic equipment and Toshiba Ultrasound. MR breast imaging is provided locally using our newly installed MR scanners.

Expertise in areas outside breast imaging will be encouraged as there is a wide spectrum of opportunities to participate in other sub-specialties if desired.

The department is equipped with 2 cardiac CT scanners (GE optima 660 and Cannon Aquillion 1 Genesis) The Department has 3 Siemens Mri Scanners (2x Aera 1.5Tand a Sola 1.5T). There is one Siemens Artis Zee interventional suite, 11 Toshiba US machines, 1 DEXA scanner and 2 Siemens digital mammography units. The department has undergone a major refurbishment as part of the equipment replacement scheme and has also invested in 4 replacement DR general rooms. A business case has been approved forthe replacement of the Optima and a 3rd CT scanner to be live in early 2020.

The role of the advanced practitioner has been expanded with Radiographers and Sonographers independently reporting a wide range of examinations. The Breast Unit has advanced practitioners reporting screening mammography. One of the advanced practitioners is trained in stereotactic biopsies. There will be opportunities to advance this further in the future.

A Soliton RIS system with SpeechMagic voice recognition was installed in September 2015 and this was followed by Order Comms this year, with a view to becoming a paperless department. A new Carestream PACS system with an integral home reporting solution has very recently been installed.

The Trust’s new recruitment premium means that individuals choosing to come and work at MCHFT in the role of Consultant Breast Radiologist will benefit from an additional £23,374 on appointment, in addition to their basic salary, with an additional £23,374 paid at the completion of four years’ service. The premiums are in addition to relocation packages of up to £8,000 being offered by the Trust to successful candidates.

For an informal discussion and further details please contact either Dr Sankalp Tripathi, Clinical Lead via email or Dr Trupti Dabholkar Clinical Lead of the Breast Unit via email or Tel. 01270 612153.

Applicants must have full registration with the GMC including a License to Practice, and be on the Specialist Register (or be within six months of obtaining their Certificate of Completion of Training).

The posts are offered on a full-time basis; however, the Trust would welcome discussion with individuals looking for a more flexible working pattern to support a different work life balance.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to visit the department prior to interview.

MCHFT is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC, has the best results of all acute trusts in England and our Maternity Unit has been named as Midwifery Service of the Year.

In recent years, we have invested in clinical expansion and now have cutting edge clinical facilities including Critical Care and state-of-the-art theatres.

The Trust has a ‘Stronger Together’ clinical partnership with University Hospital North Midlands and is part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) which aims transform, develop and deliver health care services in the community.


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2 REFERENCES you must provide email addresses for all employers for your last 3 years of employment on your application.
3 VALUES AND BEHAVIOUR Recruitment is based on the Trust's values and behaviours which can be viewed on our website.
4 PROBATIONARY PERIOD Appointments are subject to a probationary period of 6 months.
5 DBS DISCLOSURE where a DBS is appropriate you will be required to pay for the disclosure
8 EXPENSES MCHFT does not reimburse travel to interview expenses.

Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process, please contact a member of the Recruitment Team on 01270 273937 at the earliest opportunity and we'll be happy to discuss this with you.

MCHFT operates a Preferred Supplier List and agencies should refrain from making contact with colleagues in our organisation. Speculative approaches may reflect unfavourably on your agency.

Vacancies may close before the listed closing date if we have received sufficient applications.

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 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.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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