Locum Consultant Radiologist with an interest in Paediatric Radiology

  • £88,364 - £119,113k per annum
  • South West
  • Fixed


Dreamt of relocating to the UK for an equal work life balance, then look no further. We are excited to share with you an amazing opportunity to join one of the largest acute Trusts in the country. Here you can enjoy city living, countryside or be by the seaside, with easy access to all the South West offers and beyond.

The Post

These is 1 replacement, full time (10 PA) Consultant Paediatric Radiology post based at a Children’s Hospital. The successful candidate will work with the existing team to provide secondary and tertiary paediatric imaging and will be encouraged to develop a sub-specialty interest. The on-call commitment will be 1:7 for general paediatric radiology.

Clinical duties

  • Take part in the delivery of the emergency paediatric imaging services for the Trust.
  • This will include all relevant modalities, such as, plain film reporting, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, and interventional procedures.
  • Take a central role in MDTs and clinic radiological meetings.
  • Take an active part in teaching and training the radiology registrars as well as other groups including reporting radiographers and sonographers.
  • Work with service managers and clinical colleagues to manage their case load in a flexible way, to ensure that clinical, national, and local priorities, such as maximum waiting times for referral to treatment, are achieved.
  • Take a full role in the delivery of the Trust’s wide agenda for Governance.
  • Play an active part in the department audit arrangements.

The Trust 

  • NHS Foundation Trust committed to provide patient care, education and research of the highest quality.
  • 13,000 staff offer over 100 different clinical services across ten different sites.
  • Providing general medical and emergency services to the local population, and a broad range of specialist services across a region that extends from Cornwall to Gloucestershire, into South Wales.
  • Aim to provide healthcare, research and teaching of the very highest quality and recognised as one of the highest-performing Acute trusts in the country.
  •  Rated Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an inspection in November 2021.

The department 

  • Join a team of 6 general paediatric radiologists.
  • Radiology is the largest department in the Division of Diagnostics and Therapies with an annual budget of around £15m.
  • Radiologists report to the Clinical Lead for Radiology via a specialty lead where appropriate.
  • The work in paediatric radiology department is organised in subspecialties (general, neuro and cardiac radiologist).
  • For general paediatric radiology there is the support of one sonographer and 2 reporting radiographers.

The Location

  • Many doctors choose to live in this city, as it provides an easy commute to other regions including London in 1 hr 30 mins.
  • A cultural hub with a multitude of restaurants, bars, sports venues, and music and theatre events (Glastonbury is on your doorstep). For those who love the outdoors, The Mendips, Cotswolds and Quantocks all provide beautiful locations for countryside walks, and the beach isn’t too far away either.
  • Recognised worldwide for marching to its own beat, this location is the UK's only European Green Capital and it's been voted the best place to live outside of London.
  • Consistently listed in The Times Best Places to Live in the UK, was the UK's first cycling city and one of the best cities in the world.
  • When it comes to the property market, costs are significantly lower than in London. Providing a quieter pace of life while still having plenty of things to do

Person specification

Education and skills /Essential criteria

  • Full and specialist registration with the General Medical Council (GMC).
  • 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  
  • Experience of sub-speciality Paediatric radiology  
  • Experience of running MDTs
  • Understanding of clinical risk management
  • An ability to communicate well with patients and staff

Desirable skills

  • CCT in radiology and entry on Specialist Register (or expected within 6 months of interview).
  • Evidence of managerial skills: Achievements / Course attended/ Research experience/ Publications/ 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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