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Consultant Radiologist with an interest in Oncology


Main area
Radiology - Consultant Radiologist with interest in Oncology
Permanent: Based on 10 PAs
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
Royal Preston Hospital
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
10/11/2021 23:59

Job overview

An opportunity has arisen to join our large diagnostic and interventional imaging unit as it expands to provide services as part of a tertiary referral and major trauma centre development, to support general radiology with interest in oncology imaging.  The successful candidate will assist in the smooth running of the Directorate and with colleagues in the provision of an effective and efficient service

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

Main duties of the job

Duties will include all those duties normally expected of a radiologist in a similar sized Radiology department in the United Kingdom.

The majority of the appointee’s time will be spent on clinical duties. In addition the appointee will be expected to take part in the formal teaching and on-going audit programmes within the directorate as well as a full range of management duties commensurate with this role.

The post holder will:-
 Demonstrate leadership through positive role modelling and team working.
 Provide a Radiology service as a member of the Directorate. This may be across both Preston and Chorley sites depending on Directorate service requirements.
 Assume a continuous commitment for the care of patients, even if employed less than full-time and ensure, in consultation with colleagues, that adequate arrangements are made for leave and off duty periods.
 Promote high professional standards of clinical care for patients, both through direct patient care and by the maintenance of continuing professional development.
 Work independently and under Consultant supervision as appropriate, and supervise others.
 Take an active role in the management and organisation of the directorate including contributing to teaching, research and audit.


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.

We support a large range of sub-specialities including neurosurgery, oncology, trauma, renal medicine and complex abdominal surgery. We would like to invite you to be a part of our exciting personnel and equipment expansion, including state of the art CT, PETCT, SPECT CT, hybrid interventional theatre, and 3T MRI scanner suite.

The post will involve 10 programmed activities of imaging support (8 DPAs plus 1.5 SPAs and 0.5 for on-call) and will predominantly require the provision of diagnostic radiology including cross sectional radiology reporting, an interest in oncology radiology with skills in PET-CT reporting and/or non-vascular interventional radiology will be supported and welcomed from a suitable candidate.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post will form part of the Clinical Directorate of Diagnostic Imaging and the post holder will be expected to support the Clinical Director across the whole range of their managerial and administrative functions.

The successful candidate will be an employee of the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and will assist in the smooth running of the Directorate and with colleagues in the provision of an effective and efficient service.  You will be expected to undertake managerial functions appropriate to their role, and to support the Trust Strategy and Objectives and also take part in the management of the service and attend meetings of the Diagnostic Imaging Directorate, the Medical Staffing Committee and such other committees they may be appointed to by clinical colleagues.

All Consultants are expected to support the Directorate and Division in managerial roles as required. All Consultants are eligible for consideration of appointment by the Chief Executive to the office of Clinical Director.

You may be expected to attend meetings convened by management, which directly affect the work of their department.
All Consultants meet monthly for a Directorate meeting and Audit meetings, which are chaired by the Clinical Director and Clinical Governance Lead respectively. The Medical Staffing Committee meets alternative months.

Please see the Job Description for further information, 

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.

We would be happy to answer any queries you may have regarding this post and any enquiries should be made with Dr James Simpson Clinical Director of Diagnostic Imaging via email: or Dr Kamna Mehta Associate Clinical Director via email:

Informal clinical enquiries and requests to visit are welcome.  Arrangements should be made via Ruth Mills, Personal Assistant; via email please:;

Informal enquiries and requests to visit the Hospitals are welcome and should be made, following shortlisting, with Dr. Geraldine Skailes, Medical Director and Kevin McGee, Chief Executive (01772) 522692.

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        



Person specification


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
  • PLAB or equivalent standards
Desirable criteria
  • Higher degree / PHD / Masters
  • Eligibility for ARSAC certification

Experience & Skills

Essential criteria
  • Minimum of four years at middle grade level in Clinical Radiology
  • Wide experience in cross-sectional radiology
  • The ability to work / report independently
  • Experience in audit
  • IT and computing skills
  • Evidence of participation in and commitment to, teaching. The ability to train and supervise junior medical staff and medical students
Desirable criteria
  • Proven ability to lead radiology discussion within sub-specialty MDTs
  • Experience / evidence of Oncology and / or PET-CT/ NVIR
  • MDT involvement
  • Attendance at appropriate professional meetings and courses
  • Evidence of commitment to audit
  • Previous participation in a management role
  • GCP certification

Research & Development

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

Dr James Simpson
Job title
Radiology CD
Email address
Telephone number
01772 524558
Additional information

Informal clinical enquiries and requests to visit are welcome.  Arrangements should preferably be made via Ruth Mills, Personal Assistant; via email please:;