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Locum Consultant in Diagnostic Neuro Radiology

NHS Medical & Dental: Locum Consultant

Main area
Diagnostic Neuroradiology
Grade
NHS Medical & Dental: Locum Consultant
Contract
Locum: 6 months
Hours
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
438-MS2571
Site
RPH
Town
Preston
Salary
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum, pro rata based on 6 months contract
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
09/11/2021 23:59

Job overview

The post will be based within the Neuro Radiology Department – Royal Preston Hospital / Chorley District General Hospital.

Opportunities exist to join our regional neurosciences centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria. There have been several major service developments recently.  These include accreditation as a major trauma centre and designation as a tertiary vascular centre.

The adult Neurology department is staffed by 10 Consultant neurologists.  There are also 2 paediatric neurologists who have links with Central Manchester Children’s Hospital. 

We would like to invite you to be a part of our exciting personnel and equipment expansion, including state of the art CT, PET-CT, hybrid interventional theatre, and a new 3T MRI scanner suite.

This is a 6 month fixed term position.

 

 

Main duties of the job

The post will involve 10 programmed activities of imaging support (8 DPAs plus an indicative 1.5 SPAs) and will predominantly provide a comprehensive diagnostic neuroradiology service and will provide support for the 7 existing neuro-radiologists, three of whom perform neuro-intervention. 

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in a neuro-radiology on call rota with a 1:7 frequency (due to change to 1:8 from August 2021)

Any person who is unable to work full-time for personal reasons will be eligible to be considered for the post and if appointed the job plan will be discussed on a personal basis in discussion with colleagues.

The applicants should hold or be eligible for CCT within 6 months of interview.

 

Working for our organisation

We are one of the largest providers of healthcare in the area offering new ‘state of the art’ facilities and have a complement of over 900 beds for a local population of 390,000 and a regional population of 1.5 million.

The post holder will be expected to provide a comprehensive diagnostic neuroradiology service and will provide support for the 6 existing neuroradiologists, three of whom perform neuro-intervention.  The successful candidate will be expected to participate in a neuro-radiology on call rota with 1:8 frequency.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

This post has arisen as an additional requirement to support developments and expansion of service in diagnostic Neuroradiology at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  

The Trust is host to the regional neurosciences centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria. There have been several major service developments recently.  These include accreditation as a major trauma centre and designation as a tertiary vascular centre.  The neurosciences centre at Royal Preston Hospital provides neurological services for a population of 1.5 million residents covering the whole of Lancashire and South Cumbria. Tertiary level services are offered to the following hospitals:

  • Burnley General Hospital
  • Blackpool Victoria Hospital
  • Furness General Hospital
  • Blackburn Royal Infirmary
  • Royal Lancaster Infirmary

The adult Neurology department is staffed by 10 Consultant neurologists.  There are also 2 paediatric neurologists who have links with Central Manchester Children’s Hospital.  The Neurosurgery department is staffed by 12 Consultant neurosurgeons providing a comprehensive adult neurosurgical services. There are specialist neurology and neurosurgery trainees from North West Deanery rotating to Royal Preston Hospital regularly as part of their training.

For more information please see the job Description.  

Our team is our work family. At Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, you will be working as part of a collaborative, friendly and caring team of incredible people who are committed to providing excellent care with compassion. We celebrate diversity, encourage everyone to contribute, and you are valued for who you are.

Our mission is to provide excellent care with compassion.

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMCs Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

If you are successful in obtaining a position with our Trust which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check. As a registered body with the DBS, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will conduct the administration of this application on your behalf and the cost will be recovered from your salary, either as a one-off payment or over 3 months. Currently the charges made by the Disclosure and Barring Service for an Enhanced DBS check is £48.20.

Successful applicants will be contacted by e-mail. Please ensure that email addresses are provided for your referees wherever possible.

As we often have many applicants for jobs at LTHTR, we regret that we will only be able to contact those applicants who are short-listed for interview.  Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, then please assume that you have not been short-listed for interview on this occasion.

The NHS Constitution outlines what staff working in the NHS can expect from their employer and what is expected of you. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to the NHS Values and Pledges as expressed in the Constitution.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. An interview is guaranteed to any applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the person specification.      

If you have any difficulty applying on line, please contact the Medical Workforce Team        

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Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Full GMC Registration and Licence to Practice in UK
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • FRCR or equivalent
  • CCST in Radiology or eligible registration equivalents
  • CCT within 6 months
  • Fellowship in Diagnostic neuroradiology from an accredited Training scheme

Experience and Skills

Essential criteria
  • Wide experience in diagnostic neuroradiology and MDT work in a tertiary neurosciences centre.
  • Experience of presenting in Neuroradiology MDTs in a tertiary neurosciences centre.
  • Recent experience of on-call working.
  • Commitment to working as part of a clinical team
Desirable criteria
  • Sub specialty experience in Paediatric neuroradiology.
  • Example's of teaching skills for both medical and paramedical disciplines.
  • Computer literate.

Management

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of Clinical Leadership
  • Evidence of commitment to audit and improving clinical practice/service development
  • Ability to supervise and direct junior medical staff and other colleagues.
  • Involvement in service development.
Desirable criteria
  • Management course / certification.

Personal

Essential criteria
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Good organisation skills.
  • Works well within a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Resident within 30 minutes travel time to Chorley/Preston.
Desirable criteria
  • Car owner / driver

Research and Development

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of interest in personal development e.g. through research and/or publications
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of peer reviewed publications.

Health

Essential criteria
  • Meets professional health requirements in line with GMC Standards/ Good Medical Practice
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dr James Simpson
Job title
Clinical Director; Radiology
Email address
james.simpson@lthtr.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01772 524558
Additional information

For additional information please contact Dr Sachin Mathur, Neuroradiology Lead on tel number: 01772 522294