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Consultant Radiologist with Subspecialist Interest in MSK Imaging

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum and pro rata
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
This is a substantive post for a general radiologist with a subspecialist interest in Musculoskeletal (MSK) Imaging. The candidate must have extensive experience in MSK imaging and general radiology, a second area of subspecialist interest would be desirable but is not mandatory.

The successful applicant will be joining a highly motivated and enthusiastic team of 11 consultant radiologists. There will be an average of 8 PAs of direct clinical care and 2 PAs are allocated for supporting professional activities over a 4 day working week, with the possibility for additional PA's should the successful applicant wish to work over 5 days. All Consultants have the option of 1 day working from home should they wish.

Main duties of the job

Clinical responsibilities
  • To provide, in conjunction with consultant colleagues, a comprehensive Radiology service.
  • To provide a daily and an advisory out of hours service together with other Consultants in line with an agreed job plan with on call rota and prospective cover
  • To maintain and promote team and multi-disciplinary working within the Radiology department.
  • To participate in Governance process.
  • To take part in continuing medical education activities

Teaching and academic activity:The post holder will participate in the postgraduate and undergraduate teaching and training programme within the hospital.

Research and development: The trust is keen to support high quality R& D and innovation. There are opportunities for consultant radiologists to take part in clinical trials and associated research.

Management and clinical audit: The appointee will be expected to take part in the management and routine administrative duties associated with their work and the supervision of junior medical staff. In addition, he or she will be expected to adopt an active role in the wider management arena within the directorate where appropriate.

Continuing professional development: Continuing professional development is an integral part of a consultant post. The appointee will be encouraged to ensure that his/her full entitlement to study leave is taken, as well as attend annual job plan review with the Clinical Lead/Associate Medical Director of the service.

About us

Homerton Hospital is an acute modern hospital housed in an award-winning development serving the population of Hackney. It has good transport links via the Overground to Stratford (10 mins links to Jubilee and Central lines), Highbury and Islington (8 mins links to Victoria line) and Stratford International (high speed links to Kent). The area surrounding the hospital has undergone immense change over the last few years with substantial public and private investment which has succeeded in making it an incredibly popular place to reside due to its burgeoning caf society, great local parks and vastly improved schools. Hackney is a diverse area to work in and the consultant body reflects this with both UK trained and many non UK trained radiologists working in the department.

As a senior employee of the Trust you will work in close co-operation with and support other clinical, medical, professional and managerial colleagues in providing high quality, safe health care to patients. Integral to these responsibilities is the following:
  • the provision of an exceptional service
  • undertaking all work in accordance with trust policies and procedures including the Code of Behaviour
  • conducting clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of Homerton's business plans
  • contribute to the management of the clinical service and service development

Job description

Job responsibilities

The session content will vary depending upon the subspecialist skills of the applicant and is negotiable.

It is anticipated the job plan will consist of: 2 sessions Ultrasound, 1.5 session MR, 2 sessions CT (1 acute CT and 1 session cold reporting), 0.5 session X-ray reporting/ Duty Radiologist, 1 session meetings/prep (monthly Ortho MDT and 0.5 MRI and Consultant meetings), 1 session On Call and 2 SPAs. Part time applications would be considered.

The post holder will be expected to be flexible and co-operative in accordance with the requirements of the departments.

The on call commitment varies depending upon staffing levels within the department but will not exceed 1 in 10 weekends.

An allowance of 1 PA for on call is provided in the job plan. Following an on call weekend consultants are not given clinical duties on the following Monday. The post is resident on call on weekday evenings until 19:00. Weekend on call duties require on site presence for minimum of 8 hours on a Saturday. Sunday on call work may potentially be carried out from home (all consultants have home workstations).

Overnight scans (19:00- 08:00) are outsourced to a private company 7 days a week. An adequate home broadband speed is required in order for off-site weekend on call work and to facilitate home working. Currently all Consultants have 1 day per week working from home (subject to staffing levels).

Changes to these arrangements are possible as part of 7 day working.

Plain Imaging Reporting

The consultant body reports approximately 15% of the acquired x-ray images with a well- established team of reporting radiographers undertake the remaining 85%.


The successful candidate would be expected to be competent in general ultrasound imaging, including abdominal US and DVT scans, as well as dedicated musculoskeletal imaging including joint injections. Experience in neck/soft tissue US and fine needle aspiration is beneficial but not essential.

Computed Tomography

There is 1 acute CT session in this post, which involves reporting of all ED and IP CT and MRI performed during the session. There is also time allocated for cold CT for reporting of outpatient scans.

Expertise in general body and neuroradiology imaging will be required for the reporting of adult patients.


Experience in adult MR reporting, in particular MRI Brains and spines, is required. The successful candidate must be proficient in subspecialist MSK reporting, experience of MR arthrography would be beneficial.


Experience of fluoroscopy for arthrography (predominantly shoulders) would be desirable but is not essential.


It would be desirable if the applicant is competent at basic interventional procedures, eg US or CT guided biopsies and drainages of intra-abdominal collections or ascites.

Person Specification



  • On GMC's specialist register relevant to the post or a Specialist Registrar who is within 6 months of being admitted to the GMC's specialist register by date of interview
  • FRCR (or equivalent)


  • Other higher degree or diploma (i.e. MD, PhD) MRCP or equivalent

Relevant experience in speciality/sub speciality


  • Extensive experience in MSK imaging
  • Participation in Orthopaedic/Rheumatology MDTs


  • Fellowship in MSK imaging

Clinical Skills


  • Able to report a range of CT and MRI (MSK/neuro/spine) imaging independently.
  • Competent at general ultrasound, MSK ultrasound and plain x-ray reporting.


  • Competent at joint injections and arthrography
  • Basic interventional procedures, eg drain insertion/FNA

Management Skills


  • Awareness of the overall business environment in which the hospital operates
  • Knowledge of regulatory frameworks


  • Management of team or programme or projec

Teaching & training


  • Experience of undergraduate and post-graduate teaching


  • Experience of educational supervision, teaching skills course/ qualification

Clinical Governance


  • Evidence of contribution to effective audit and clinical risk management



  • Understanding of principles and application of clinical research


  • Relevant research experience
  • Publication of peer reviewed papers

Communication skills


  • Ability to communicate with clarity in written and spoken English
  • IT skills and computer literacy


  • Communication skills course attendance

Patient focused skills


  • Empathy, understanding, listening skills, patience, social skills appropriate to different types of client

Interpersonal skills


  • Excellent interpersonal skills coupled with an ability to cooperate, persuade, and negotiate within a senior clinical and management team.
  • Excellent ability to work as a team, flexibility.

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton University NHS Trust


E9 6SR

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