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Locum Consultant Radiology with interest in Thoracic/Lymphoma Imaging

NHS Medical & Dental: Locum Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Locum Consultant
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 10 sessions per week (0.2 additional PAs)
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University Hospitals North Midlands
Stoke on Trent
£84,559 - £114,003 pa
Salary period
30/01/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

UHNM are looking for a Locum Body radiologist with subspecialist interest to enhance a team of four radiologists with an interest in Cardiothoracic Imaging and one in Lymphoma Imaging within a department 41.5wte Consultant Radiologists. The post holder will contribute to the delivery of a high quality radiology service  within a busy imaging department providing both general and specialist services in diagnostics and interventional imaging which performs more than 600,000 Imaging examinations and procedures per year.


Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a member of a team of 18wte Consultant Body Radiologists within a department of 41.5 wte Consultant Radiologists. At UHNM there are currently four consultant radiologists with an interest in cardiothoracic imaging and one with a specialist interest in lymphoma, as well as a team of Advanced Practitioner Chest Reporting Radiographers and Consultant Radiographers.

The post holder will contribute to the provision of a first class service supporting 10 respiratory physicians, 4 onco-haematologists, 6 cardiothoracic surgeons, 16 cardiologists and the clinical and medical oncologists, from UHNM and Leighton Hospitals.

The appointed radiologist would be expected to engage with the Imaging Department service delivery including:

  • On call
  • Cross-site working at the County Hospital

It is essential for the applicant to be proficient in USG and CT guided thoracic intervention.

In addition to core thoracic radiology service the applicant would be expected to contribute to a variety of oncological imaging with particular focus on Lymphoma imaging and participation in Lymphoma MDT.

The Body Radiologists provide a full on-call service, currently on a 1 in 18 weekdays and 1 in 10 Saturday or Sunday rota, with SpRs providing the first level of cover. Separate on-call cover is provided by neuroradiology and Vascular Radiology colleagues.


Working for our organisation

At UHNM the cross sectional radiologists work closely with their colleagues through cancer MDTs and joint clinico-radiological conferences. The successful applicant will share responsibilities covering elements of Thoracic and Cardiac Imaging on a rota sharing MDT cover on a Monday and attendance at the Respiratory Meeting on a Friday. Other MDTs and clinic-radiological meetings would be according to further sub-specialty interests.

The Imaging Services are based on a strong ethos of Quality assurance, Audit, Evidence and Research.  Successful applicants would be expected to actively engage in Governance and Audit and specifically contribute to the Department’s on-going QSI accreditation.  UHNM is a research active organisation. There is a large number of active oncology trials, many of which require radiology support. The Imaging Department is also building up a portfolio of imaging-based research aligning to the Trust priority to become a major clinical research centre and developing a research interest will be actively encouraged.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The details job description and responsibilities can be found within the attached supporting documents. 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Full Registration with the GMC
  • FRCR or equivalent
  • MBBS or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • Other higher Degree (PhD, Masters)
  • Fellowship in Chest Imaging, Body Imaging or equivalent

Skills and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Experience in oncological and thoracic imaging including thoracic intervention
  • At least 6 years experience in a relevant speciality
Desirable criteria
  • Management Experience

Leadership and Team Working

Essential criteria
  • Awareness of leadership responsibilities as clinician
  • Ability to manage situations that are unfamiliar or complex
  • Promotes and participates in both multidisciplinary and interprofessional team working

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Essential criteria
  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary and interprofessional teams to manage risks and issues across organisations and settings
  • Evaluates and audits own and other clinical practices and acts on the findings
  • Evidence of experience of research
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of Implementing Change within a department/service
  • Evidence of attendance at MDT
  • Evidence of continued research
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Samavia Raza
Job title
Clinical Director Imaging
Email address
Telephone number
01782 675864
Additional information

PA:  Diane Heath


Tel: 01782 675864

Dr Nicola Lane

Consultant Radiologist and Clinical Lead for Body Radiology


Directorate Manager & Professional Head of Imaging:   Deonne Lee



If you have problems applying, contact

2nd Floor, Springfield Building
Royal Stoke Hospital
Newcastle Road
Stoke On Trent