Consultant Radiologist with a Specialist Interest in Breast imaging
At Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
We are seeking a Breast Radiologist, to join our Breast Imaging team. This could be either a full time or part time post (with full time being 10 PAs). Experience and competency in general radiology and on call would be favourable, but are not necessary for the post. A second subspecialty interest could be incorporated. For a suitably trained candidate who wished to undertake Breast Screening sessions, we would support the candidate in obtaining sessions at a local Screening Unit, and such sessions could be incorporated in to the job plan.
The successful candidate would be expected to support the Breast MDT and offer specialist support and advice to the Department on Breast Imaging matters. They will be part of a strong Breast Imaging team and a strong multidisciplinary team.
The Trust has experienced an expansion in imaging over the last 2-3 years in all sub-specialties, including Breast Imaging. The Trust is undergoing major reconfiguration to support imaging as a key early component of the patient pathway. The strong partnership between the Radiology Department and our clinical teams will allow the successful candidate to have the opportunity to enhance and develop these pathways. The wide range of specialist Radiologists currently employed provides a supportive friendly atmosphere encouraging professional development. The Department receives trainees from the Leeds-Bradford Radiology Academy offering teaching and training opportunities. The department has championed and pioneered advanced practice for radiographers which provides valuable support to the Radiologist team.
We employ around 6,000 staff who deliver compassionate care from our two main hospitals,
Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary as well as in community sites, health
centres and in patients’ homes.
In 2016/17, 120,505 men, women and children were cared for as inpatients (stayed at least
one night) or day cases and more than 459,863 people attended our outpatient clinics. Our A&E
departments at both hospitals cared for more than 151,349 people.
266,209 people used our community therapy services and 310,376 used our community nursing services.
We are continuing to modernise and invest in our health services to build on our strong reputation. Foundation trusts are public leaders in improving quality in health services. They are part of the NHS – yet decisions about what they do and how they do it are driven by independent boards. Boards
listen to their Membership Council and respond to the needs of their members – patients, staff and
the local community.
Foundation trusts provide what the health service wants, yet are also free to invest quickly in the
changes to the local community needs, in striving to be the best, and in putting their patients first.