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Consultant Radiologist with a specialist interest in MSK

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Other allied health
Contract Type
Full Time
Applications are invited for a Consultant Radiologist post with interest in MSK imaging to strengthen a team of twenty Consultant radiologists, three international Clinical Fellows, two Clinical Fellows and six Registrars at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.

Applicants must have obtained the FRCR or equivalent, be on the specialist register or be within six months of attaining the CCST at the interview stage.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will participate in the radiological workload of the department. He/she will undertake sub-speciality work in the area of interest in addition to general cross sectional reporting including CT, MRI and ultrasound according to the requirements of the department and the experience of the candidate.

The post holder will work with a team of Radiologists contributing to local MSK Multi-Disciplinary Team meeting and may be required to contribute/deputise for the respective MDTs. The post holder will work across a multi-disciplinary team working with colleagues in other clinical specialities and organisations.

About us

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are the proud providers of acute hospital and community services to the people of the Wigan Borough and surrounding areas. At WWL, we value our staff believing that 'happy staff, makes for happy patients'. We have a recognised track record in staff engagement, and living our values 'the WWL Way'.

WWL are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that acknowledges and ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share our values and beliefs.

At WWL we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provision, with Consultant colleagues, of a Radiology service to Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust with responsibility for the adequate provision of a diagnostic service and proper functioning of the department.
  • To undertake emergency duties where appropriate out of hours and to under-take this duty on a rota basis with Consultant colleagues. Currently, the on-call consultants undertake/supervise and report appropriate urgent ultrasound, CT scans and urgent MRI Cauda Equina scans. Advice on plain films is provided where necessary. A full local interventional radiology on call service is not provided.
  • There is currently no on-call service for MRI or isotope scans.
  • Provision of cover for Consultant colleagues for periods of leave.
  • To clinically direct medical exposures performed by radiographic staff.
  • To participate in Clinical Audit.
  • Opportunities exist by agreement to follow individual research interests.
  • To participate in CME/CPD according to the requirements of the Royal College of Radiologists.

Person Specification



  • MBChB, FRCR or equivalent
  • Full GMC Registration and on the Specialist Register or within six months of being eligible


  • Post CCT fellowship in MSK Imaging



  • 1 Year in Clinical Practice after completing recognised training in Radiology
  • Able to demonstrate detailed knowledge of clinical governance and risk managment


  • Further experience in MSK imaging



  • Well-Developed leadership and motivational skill sto facilitate working within and leading a clinical team
  • Proficient in a wide range of clinical skills to undertake radiological procedures


  • Management training at Senior/Specialist Registrar level
  • Interest in training and in audit
  • Good Communication Skills



  • Completion of recognised Speciality Training Programme or equivalent leading to accreditation with Royal College of Radiologists or equivalent, (or within six months of completion of such at time of interview.)
  • Appropriate experience and training in the sub-speciality (MSK).
  • Conscientious and proven team worker with the ability to engage and influence people at all levels.

Employer details

Employer name

Wrightington Wigan & Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Albert and Edward Infirmary

Wigan Road



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