Locum Consultant General Radiologist with a Sub-Speciality Interest

  • £93,666 - £126,281 per annum
  • North West
  • Fixed

If you are a motivated radiologist who is looking for a challenging, fast-paced, and growing radiology department with access to the latest technology and state-of-the-art facilities then look no further. Join an NHS Foundation Trust, an integrated provider of acute and community services. 

The clinical commitments of this post will include responsibility for provision of all aspects of a Diagnostic Radiology Service including CT, MRI, Plain Film, NM, and Ultrasound. A sub-specialty interest is welcomed, in particular, in Urology and Intervention, Breast, Paediatric and Head & Neck and ENT Imaging. 

  • Direct Clinical Care: 8 PAs per week 
  • Supporting Professional Activities: 1.5 PAs 
  • On calls: 1:18 PAs

The main clinical duties of the post include the following  

  1. The clinical commitments of this post will include responsibility for provision of all aspects of a Diagnostic Radiology Service including CT, MRI, Plain Film, NM, and Ultrasound.
  2. There may also be an occasion a requirement to provide diagnostic reports on patients at CDC sites and community hospitals.  
  3. Able to demonstrate a professional excellence and the ability to deliver effective care. 
  4. Teaching and supervision of radiology trainees 
  5. Maintain and promote team and multi-disciplinary work
  6. Participation in the on-call service

Our client is focused on improvement, particularly regarding technology. This forward-thinking hospital is currently utilising the best medical tech to help both staff and patients. 

Getting on the specialist register is a goal for many IMGs. Luckily, gaining your Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration is especially encouraged, which allows you to earn a higher salary with increased responsibility as a Substantive Consultant. That means doctors are provided with educational funding and high levels of CESR support, an initiative that the trust is extremely proud of. Thanks to it, the NHS trust has a proven track record of getting Radiology doctors through CESR.

The Location

Situated just a forty-five-minute drive from Manchester to the 445,000 population of the Fylde coast health economy and the estimated 11 million visitors to its seaside town.

With patients and families at the heart of all it does, it is committed to creating a culture that empowers its staff and inspires them to deliver first class clinical care. 

It sits on the north western coast, home to a long beach, promenade, and three Victorian piers. The hospital itself is not located in the city centre. It is based in very picturesque surroundings with lots of greenery around. There are golf courses to enjoy, and it’s next to the zoo, one of the UK’s best animal parks! You may find yourself listening to the sound of parrots or elephants on your walk to the hospital!

As an IMG living in the area, you’ll likely settle down away from the bustling seafront; instead, you can make the most of the friendly and diverse neighbourhoods you’ll find throughout the town. Here are just some of the things that make this vibrant town an excellent place to live.

The region offers much lower housing costs than the national UK average. It has plenty of nearby towns and villages that make great places to live for doctors working at the hospital. Located a 25-minute train ride to another bustling city, offering great food, art galleries, markets, and a rich history to explore.

Getting around the area is easy even if you don’t have a car, thanks to the many buses and trams running through the town. Better yet, both forms of public transport are very affordable so that you can get from A to B with ease. If you want to travel out of the area, there are train links to Manchester, Liverpool, and other bustling UK cities.

One of the best things about these easy transportation links is that they provide access to excellent schools in the area. If you have kids, that’s crucial to get the right access to their education. 

The County itself has a diverse population, with 14.4% of the population in the North West considered an ethnic minority group. You’ll find people from many different religions and ethnic backgrounds, making it an inclusive place to live. In the Trust, you’ll meet people from all over the world. For instance, Wales, Ireland, Denmark, Hungary, Sweden, Algeria, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Trinidad, America and Australia, and all the countries in between! At the moment, there are 76 different nationalities employed by the Trust.

You will also find many places of worship in Blackpool, including the Central Mosque for the Islamic community, the Jewish Reform Synagogue for the local Jewish community, and a range of Christian churches. Christianity is the most popular religion in this region, but you’ll still find plenty of accommodations for other religions, too. Currently, people working at the Trust claim their beliefs as Atheism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism and Sikhism, but all religions are accepted in this welcoming place. 

Person specification

Education and skills

(Essential criteria)

  • Full GMC registration
  • Fellowship Royal College of Radiologists (or equivalent). 
  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CCT in radiology. 
  • IELTS or OET if you are coming from overseas.
  • Able to work independently at consultant level. 

Clinical skills

  • Broad experience of general diagnostic radiology  
  • Higher sub-speciality training 
  • Experience of running MDTs 
  • Understanding of clinical risk management
  • An ability to communicate well with patients and staff

(Desirable skills) 

  1. CCT in radiology and entry on Specialist Register (or expected within 6 months of interview).
  2. Evidence of managerial skills: Achievements / Course attended
  3. Research experience
  4. Publications 
  5. Prizes and honours

How BDI Resourcing can support

  • When choosing to apply for your next role with BDI Resourcing, you’ll have the full support of an expert recruitment team who will assist, as standard, with:
  • CV Preparation using our recognised bespoke guidance
  • Application support with expert knowledge of specialisms, NHS and local support
  • Video based Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
  • Contract and offer negotiations for salary, relocation packages, tenure and more

Once you have accepted your new role, you’ll then be met by one of our dedicated relocation executives who will guide you through all the way to starting to your new role including:

  • Document gathering and checking 
  • COS and Visa Application support if applicable
  • Short- and long-term accommodation sourcing
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Family support for finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this vacancy or if you would like to discuss your search for work and seek advice on other available posts then please send a copy of your most recent CV to apply@bdiresourcing.com and one of the team will be in touch to discuss your options. 

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you all the best with your job search.

Nicola Humroy Director

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