Consultant Radiologist (Head and Neck imaging) - Portsmouth

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Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust is the largest non-teaching hospital trust in England. With strong local ties and serving around 675,000 residents in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire, they pride themselves on providing comprehensive acute and specialist services.

The Trust has one main site, Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, and looks after six peripheral community sites for outpatient activity.

Here at Portsmouth Staff Bank, we support the Trust with temporary staff in all staff groups. We offer our workers an excellent service that allows them to work flexibly whilst enjoying several benefits including:

  • Online timesheets

  • Weekly pay

  • Priority over agency workers

  • Supportive on-site teams

  • And many more

    To make sure that our bank workers are fully supported we have a dedicated recruitment and compliance team. They work hard to ensure that our workers can start booking shifts as soon as possible. In addition, a helpful bookings desk and on-site team are there to assist them and answer any questions.

Consultant Radiologist (Head and Neck imaging)

Key Responsibilities:
• Participate fully in the provision of head and neck and diagnostic neuroradiology/stroke imaging, in collaboration with the 3 (2.65WTE) existing consultants in the team. Colleagues will be encouraged to support the ethos of service redesign with flexible working, role extension and mentoring of junior and paramedical colleagues.
• General work
 Acute in-patient cross-sectional imaging
 On-call service. Max 1:9, currently 1:14 supported by local trainees until 2200hrs
 Outsourced CT 2200hrs to 0900hrs
 Weekend on call working is in and working for between 8-10 hrs, compensated with time in lieu (time and a third). This can be taken within three months of the on-call date.
• Provide training for the Portsmouth Radiology Training Scheme Specialty Trainees and other Southampton based rotating Wessex SPRs.
• Share with colleagues in the training, supervision and support of radiographers and ultra sonographers, including skill mix training.
• The job comprises 8 direct clinical care (DCC) and 2 supporting programme activities (SPA). One of the SPA sessions can be taken off site. We are happy to support flexible working (e.g. compressed job plan, four day working, home reporting etc.) Extra DDC PAs may be available following consultation with the Clinical Director, depending on departmental and personal requirements. Applicants interested in part time working are also welcome.

Person Specification


- Full GMC Registration with a licence to practice
- Entry on the GMC specialist register via CCT (proposed date must be within 6 months), CESR or European Community Rights
- Fellowship of Royal College of Radiologists, or equivalent.
- Subspecialty experience in Head and Neck imaging

- Management course or experience.
- Fellowship level training in Head and Neck imaging

Clinical Experience

- Higher subspecialty training in Head and Neck imaging in a recognised cancer centre (min of 6 months) including demonstrable, significant and ongoing experience in Ultrasound, CT and MRI imaging of head and neck
- General Diagnostic Radiology skills to support local requirements for acute general radiology service weekday time and on call/ in and working at weekend.
- Understanding of clinical risk management.

- Fellowship level training in Head and Neck imaging
- Training and experience in teaching of medical, radiographic and nursing staff.


- Professional skills of high standard in Clinical Radiology.
- Demonstrable basic management skills.
- Excellent time management.
- Computer literacy.

- Appropriate and relevant publications in peer reviewed journals; presentations at national or international meetings.
- Evidence of clinical research training and significant involvement in research projects.
- Advanced computer skills.
- Knowledge of the principles of service redesign.

- Able to demonstrate appropriate level of clinical knowledge
- Knowledge and use of evidence based practice
- IT skills
- Effective, confident presentation ability
- Experience in and outside speciality

- Evidence of participation in audit
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Publications
- Prizes and honours
- Logical thinking, problem solving and decision making
- Demonstrable experience and ability in teaching, both formally and informally
- Multidisciplinary team working

Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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