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Consultant in Radiology (special interest in Breast Imaging)

Job Reference: 177-MEDEMER-1535947-C-A

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
James Paget Hospital, Great Yarmouth
£77,913 - £105,042 pa pro

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 Consultant Radiologist with a special interest in Breast Imaging (substantive or fixed term) to commence as soon as possible, requires experience working within Breast Imaging - NHS experience advantage.

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 JPUH have been given an overall rating of “Good,” following the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection which took place in July 2018. This places us in the top 30% of acute trusts in the country.

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. We are in the process of developing home reporting and network sharing capacity.

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 1.5T 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 Anglia Joint Medical School and an interest in teaching would be an advantage. In addition Specialist Registrars from the Radiology Academy based at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and at the Norwich Radiology Academy rotate through the department giving further opportunities for teaching.

James Paget University Hospital is a research active trust recruiting, on average, approximately 700 patients per year into studies. Participation in research is actively encouraged and supported by the Trust Board and Governing Body and we are particularly interested in recruiting clinicians with experience of applying for research grants both as named and lead applicants

We are located in Gorleston in Norfolk; a stone’s throw away from beautiful sandy beaches and just minutes from the Norfolk Broads and rural countryside, offering the perfect work life balance. The medieval town of Great Yarmouth and the nearby city of Norwich provide a large variety of cultural and culinary highlights.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Please contact Cheryl Topper (Divisional Operations Manager for Diagnostics) on 01493 4523889 or Nathan Bull (Medical Workforce Officer) on 01493 453117 to arrange a pre-interview visit to the department.

To learn more about the Trust, please see our web site.


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 : 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. Applying for entry clearance into the UK, must provide 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.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification before making your application.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to "name of trust" transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note all communication regarding your application will be made via email. You authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process. In accordance with and to the extent permitted by Data Protection Legislation in order for the Trust to perform its obligations under this application. Personal data relating to you may be kept electronically or in hard copy format.

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

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

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

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