Consultant Practitioner

Posted 21 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Breast Unit - Consultant Practitioner (up to 37.5 hours per week)

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Practitioner. The post involves working across all sites required by the service.

The post holder will deliver autonomous clinical practice to an equivalent level of a Consultant Radiologist. This will include, but is not limited to, interpretation of and reporting of all mammographic and ultrasound imaging of the breast and axillae. The post holder will also be responsible for aspiration and breast lesion localizations, needle core biopsies and vacuum assisted procedures under x-ray and ultrasound guidance. They will fulfil the quality standards required by the National Breast Screening Programme [NHSBSP] and confirm this by undertaking audit and clinical governance activities. The post holder will be required to lead, supervise, mentor and develop other team members, providing a model of expert practice in terms of knowledge and experience and use clinical research as a basis to extend the scope of practice within the unit. They will act as a source of expert professional advice to medical consultants, other professionals, multi-disciplinary groups, patients and their carers. They will be required to provide cover for the Radiology Breast Consultants duties and clinics when they are unavailable in order to ensure the continuity of the service.

The Breast Unit is a busy department working within both the National Breast Screening service and a Symptomatic Breast service. The ability to work in a team and to communicate in a wide variety of settings is essential.

Interviews will be held week beginning 16th November 2020 at The University Hospital North Tees. Candidates selected for interview will be required to deliver a short presentation.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameAmanda FirbyJob titleBreast screening and Symptomatic Services ManagerEmail addressTelephone numberAdditional contact information

Amanda Firby

Breast Screening and Symptomatic Services Manager

Reference: 40938118

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