County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
As a Consultant Radiologist you will be joining our current tream to deliver diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology services across the Trust. You will contribute to delivering a combination of Plain film, CT, MRI, Ultrasound and non vascular intervention. The on-call rota is as second on-call from home from 5pm through to 9am similarly at weekends with outsourcing providing first on call for CT outside of normal office hours. Home reporting has been implemented successfully and the Trust is committed to further expansion.

Main duties of the job

As a consultant radiologist you will work as part of a wider health care team bringing excellence in heath care to the population of Durham and Darlington. The role involves reporting imaging studies and communicating with colleagues from multiple disciplines inside and outside radiology with a positive approach to problem solving utalising available resources to provide a safe and effective imaging service. A basic level of interventional practice is expected including percutaneous drain insertion for collections and oncology biopsy considered as a general radiology skill.

About us

We are one of the largest integrated care providers in England. Over 7,000 Staff serve a population of around 650,000 people in the North East,

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

At County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust our aim is to always deliver excellent care with compassion to deliver the highest quality of care our patients deserve. We value the personal skills, experiences and qualities that individuals bring to the Trust creating an inclusive working environment to attract talented people who feel motivated, involved and able to influence the future direction of our services. The wellbeing of staff is important to us we have a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team who provide support on a range of topics.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

Reporting and image review will be performed via PACS reporting stations presently using GE PACS and CRIS with Dragon voice recognition for reproting and vetting studies. Trust email is available via either through MS Outlook or weblink. PACS Reporting stations are installed at Darlington Memorial Hospital, University Hospital North Durham and Bishop Auckland General Hospital. Some colleagues have reporting stations installed within their own homes and the Trust is comitted to expanding this provision based around a direct link to applicants own home on demonstration of adequate service after appointment and adequacy of internet to premises.

Consultants are expected to work across the Trust as required. Secretarial support is available at both acute hospitals. The trust has three 1.5T MRI scanners, two new Phillips Ingenia scanners are now installed at Darlington and at Bishop Auckland Hospital and third is currently being installed at UHND. CISCO state of the art teleconferencing facilities to the Cancer Centre for the purpose of Multi-disciplinary Team Meetings is installed in the Radiology Departments at Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital North Durham with additional facility in the Postgraduate Medical Education Centre at Bishop Auckland.

The Trust hosts the Regional IMAC training lab for Radiology Trainees across the North East on behalf of the School of Radiology, and is a recognised training provider for trainees via Health Education North East. The Trust is also a provider of undergraduate training for medical students from the University of Newcastle Medical School. Presently there are six Radiology trainees at CDDFT across the sites.

Agreement will be reached between you and the Clinical Director after appointment with regard to specific job planned activities scheduling activities, baseline SPA is 1.5PA with 1 PA admin as stanadard reduced pro-rata for less than whole time appointments. The job plan will be reviewed annually in accordance with the Trust policy on Consultant Job Planning.

Person Specification

Statutory Registration


  • Applicants should have attained or be within 6 months of attaining CCST in Radiology at time of interview.
  • Current full registration with GMC and a Licence to practice. Reporting Plain film, CT, MRI. Performing, reporting and reviewing Ultrasound. Basic intervention drainage and biopsy.


  • Applicants yet to obtain CESR or planning to attempt CESR may be offered a fixed term locum position. Specialist radiology examinations and interventions.

Special Skills & Knowledge


  • Reporting Plain film, CT, MRI. Performing, reporting and reviewing Ultrasound. Basic intervention drainage and biopsy


  • Specialist radiology examinations and interventions.

special requirements


  • Teamworking
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Working with colleagues for patients.



  • Experience in general radiology


  • Subspecialty Radiology.
  • Interventional Radiology



  • MBBS
  • FRCR or Equivalent Subspecialty Radiology. interventional Radiology

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust


Darlington Memorial Hospital NHS Trust

Hollyhurst Road


County Durham


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