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

Trainee breast clinician

Job Reference: 188-MT0237-MEDICAL

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Breast services
Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton

Online applications are invited to apply for a Trainee Breast Clinician commencing before April 2020 at Princess Anne hospital. This post is fixed term for 3 years.

This post is part of a national pilot project developed by The Royal College of Radiologists and the Association of Breast Clinicians, and part funded by Health Education England. The aim is to train breast clinicians to a national, standardised curriculum covering all the relevant aspects of clinical skills, risk analysis and radiology necessary to become an independent doctor working in breast screening and symptomatic practice. The training will follow a formalised three-year training path. Upon successful completion of the training, a certified credential will be awarded by the Royal College of Radiologists, equipping breast clinicians with the necessary skills to lead screening services and family history clinics and work in symptomatic clinics.


The breast unit at PAH provides comprehensive, integrated and innovative imaging and surgical services for the local symptomatic population and hosts the Southampton and Salisbury breast screening programme. A team of experienced and enthusiastic consultants provide training for Wessex specialty trainees and the department benefits from educational, academic and research links with the Royal College of Radiologists, Breast Imaging Academy, Association of Breast Surgeons and the University of Southampton. You will join a friendly and dedicated multi-disciplinary team, including consultant radiologists, consultant surgeons, breast care nurses and advanced practitioners from nursing and radiographic backgrounds, in providing high quality care.


This role will provide:

  • Comprehensive training in clinical and imaging aspects of symptomatic and screening breast disease management
  • Training aligned with the RCR certified breast clinician credential

Support from the Wessex FRCR part 1 physics course and National Breast Imaging Academy e-learning


We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who can demonstrate an interest in breast disease management.

The successful applicant should have:

  • Excellent communication skills and team working
  • Prior experience of working in the NHS

Prior clinical experience, preferably of breast disease management


Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists).

Grades for Trust appointed (non-training) fellows will be paid a basic salary at a nodal pay point linked to the grade, at the rate set out in the National Medical and Dental pay circular. Basic salary detailed below plus any additional remuneration (as applicable) for hours set out in the doctors work schedule (e.g. additional hours, weekend allowance, and any hours which attract enhanced pay)

Travelling expenses will not be paid for attending interview

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role. Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible. Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application.

Job Reference: MT0237 -MEDICAL

This vacancy closes on or before: 03/03/2020


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Alexis Grima- Consultant Radiologist - 023 80 777222 x3127

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.


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