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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/03/2020.

Consultant Radiologist

Job Reference: 386-CG2267028

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Yeovil District Hospital, Yeovil
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum

I’m delighted that you’re thinking about joining the team here at Yeovil Hospital, recently rated the best Trust in the NHS for staff health and wellbeing.

Working in the NHS is both challenging and rewarding. That’s why we’re committed to giving our staff the best possible balance between a stimulating career and a relaxing personal life, enabling you to make the most of our picturesque surroundings and arrive at work energised each day.

Looking after you helps you look after our patients, and enables us to achieve some of the best performance in the NHS. For instance, we are regularly one of the top-three hospitals in England for emergency care, and we have a global reputation for research and development, and innovative partnerships with primary care.

If this is your first role in the NHS, we’ll show you why we’re one of the most respected healthcare systems in the world. And if you’re joining us from another Trust, we’ll remind you why you wanted to work in healthcare in the first place.

I look forward to working with you


Jonathan Higman, Chief Executive

Consultant/Locum Consultant in Radiology

Are you looking for a job in a progressive, staff friendly department where you can develop your specialist interests while working flexibly?

In the Yeovil Hospital Radiology department, making job-planning work for consultants is our priority and we are now looking to recruit two additional posts to take our consultant numbers to 12. Once successful in this recruitment we plan to add to our current job flexibility even further with a no on call rota using outsourcing both overnight from 8pm and all day weekends and bank holidays. This will be in addition to flexible working with the potential for a 4-day working week (10PA), home workstations and generous insourcing income options (dependent on demand). Equitable private work is also available on commencement.

We encourage development of subspecialty interests and can incorporate most within our current team. We enjoy close links with Bristol University from where we have a radiology trainee.

YDH radiology is a cohesive department with staff from around the world and we would be happy to incorporate traditional full time working patterns but also part time applicants. We welcome applicants at any point in their consultant career.

These benefits in combination with living and working in the beautiful and well connected Somerset/Dorset border region, working in our friendly and welcoming department is a chance not to be missed and we look forward to your application.

Interested candidates who will not have obtained their CCT by the required date for this post are advised to contact the department to discuss these future developments.

All modalities are available on site apart from PET scanning and the department recently entered into an MES with Althea to ensure a robust capital replacement programme for all equipment is in place for the next 10 years. There are 2 CT scanners on site and 1 MRI, with additional MRI capacity provided by InHealth mobile MRI.

Yeovil District Hospital has enjoyed a stable and successful history; trusted and respected by our patients, staff and commissioners, and well-rated by the ‘Care Quality Commission’. We have been repeatedly rated as one of the top-10 healthcare employers in the country, a leading light in global stroke research and development, and attracted national interest in our iCARE model, which has established the principles of exemplary patient care experience within our hospital. In the last year YDH’s Emergency Department was the third best performing in the country and the top performing in the South West, and we were delighted to be the top hospital nationally for staff health and wellbeing!

Applicants must have MBBS and FRCR qualifications or equivalent and be fully registered with the GMC and hold a license to practice. Applicants must have entry on the GMC Specialist Register via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within six months of the interview date), CESR or European Community Rights. Interested candidates with a proposed CCT date beyond six months are still advised to apply for the post as further appointments are envisaged in the near future.

We really value the impact that you as a Consultant will have on our patients and services; we therefore offer an enhanced benefits package (subject to criteria) which includes:

  • Welcome to Yeovil payment.
  • A generous relocation package, including Visa and travel costs
  • £700 personal budget for training and development every year

For further details / informal visits contact:

Potential applicants can discuss current cross sectional and other kit spec, PACS RIS, as well as the other more interesting aspects of the post with our Co Clinical Directors, either Dr Sharon Brown 01935 384551, or Dr Richard Clarkson 01935 384571.

For information regarding our enhanced Benefits Package please contact:

Carol Gill, Medical Recruitment Officer via email:

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.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also 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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