Consultant in Radiology

Posted 5 February by NHS Ayrshire and Arran Featured
NHS Ayrshire and Arran is making a significant investment in radiological services as part of a programme of improvement supporting the redesign of "front door" emergency services and delivery of the 18 weeks referral to treatment standard. The aim is to enhance local service infrastructure to deliver timely and integrated radiological support to clinical teams. Four Consultant radiologist posts are offered at either University Hospital Crosshouse or University Hospital Ayr with an option of cross-site working.
The successful candidates will be encouraged to take on a Specialist Interest(s) which complements the existing department. Sub-speciality interest in Musculoskeletal Radiology Breast Radiology Vascular and Non-Vascular Intervention Chest Head and Neck Urology Nuclear Medicine GI and Oncology will be welcome.
The imaging departments at both University Hospitals Crosshouse and Ayr are well equipped each having a 1.5T MR scanner 64 or 128 slice CT Ultrasound Digital Fluoroscopy Nuclear Medicine and Mammography. Both hospitals utilise the national PACS system along with the RIS Web radiology ordering system. A programme of IT development is underway to implement a new Patient Management System which will further integrate the radiology system with other elements of the hospital system. Teleradiology is available for on-call CT. The directorate has been proactive in reviewing skill mix and developing extended radiographer roles.
There are excellent on-site educational and library facilities. The hospitals receive trainees from the West of Scotland Radiology Training Scheme. Ayrshire is one of the most scenic regions of Scotland with excellent recreational facilities first class transport links and offers excellent housing and schooling and serves a population of 375000. Services are delivered from two linked District General Hospitals Crosshouse (539 beds) and Ayr (353 beds) within a single medical imaging directorate.
The successful applicants will join the existing complement of 19 Radiologists in Ayrshire. At present each hospital operates its own on-call rota. The delivery of the on-call service is currently under review. There is a well established outsourcing overnight on-call to a nighthawk service.
The Terms and Conditions of Service are those determined by the new Consultant Contract (Scotland) 2004 and are offered on a 10 programmed activity basis. Applications from individuals who may wish to work on a part-time or job share basis will be considered. Extended day and flexible family friendly working patterns will be considered where feasible. Opportunities may exist for Extra Programmed Activities subject to service requirements.
The successful applicants should possess the FRCR (or equivalent). Applicants must have Full GMC Registration with a current Licence to Practice and must be on the Specialist Register or be within 6 months of the anticipated award of a CCT or a CESR at the time of interview for the post.
Interested applicants are invited to visit the departments and/or discuss the posts further with Dr Sudhakar Unnam Clinical Director for Radiology Telemail or Dr Calum Morrison Associate Medical Director Woman Children and Diagnostic Services Telemail
Applications in the form of a current CV with supporting documentary evidence of your entry onto the Specialist Register/CCT/CESR date together with the names postal and email addresses of 2 referees including your current and most recent line manager and completed Section 1 - 6 from the Job Pack should be submitted to: no later than 5 March 2018. Quote Ref MD/706/17. Please note interviews are scheduled to be held on 9 April 2018.
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