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Interventional Radiologist

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependant on experience
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
The Somerset FT Radiology Department provides a full imaging and interventional service to cover the Hospital's role as a busy District General Hospital.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic IR consultant who will join the team of 6 Interventional Radiologists (Dr Lewis, Dr Balasubramaniam, Dr White, Dr Ward, Dr Ashcroft, Dr Batra) while enjoying plentiful opportunities for professional development in vascular and non-vascular intervention.

Somerset and North Devon vascular network has a population of > 800,000 and incorporates North Devon and Yeovil districts in addition to the local Taunton and Somerset population All aneurysmal work, all emergency vascular treatments and vascular reporting is undertaken on the Taunton site. Elective IR work from Yeovil is performed at Taunton and we deliver a 'spoke service' to North Devon for day-case angioplasty. We accept various non-vascular referrals for IR from this territory.

We have consistently offered a 24/7 Interventional Radiology service since 2014 and there is on-call service commitment on either a 1:6 locally, or 1:10 though current networked on-call arrangements.

A broad repertoire of gastrointestinal, biliary and renal interventions are also undertaken. Other services offered include uterine fibroids and prostate artery embolisation, venous intervention, and oncology support services.

Main duties of the job

This post is for a Consultant in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology.

The post holder will be expected to contribute to general imaging and reporting, and the vascular and non-vascular interventional service.

The post holder will be expected to observe a degree of flexibility within the proposed job plan to allow for a flexible approach to service needs. The proposed timetable will be open to change following discussion with the Clinical Lead.

About us

As an organisation, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust offers employees a wide range of benefits including flexible working, NHS pension scheme, generous annual leave allowance and a commitment to career development.

You will be eligible for our Blue Light Card and a wide range of NHS exclusive shopping & leisure discounts.

We are proud of our skilled, diverse workforce and as an inclusive employer we welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Working in Somerset enables you to enjoy the idyllic countryside, areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable.

Somerset offers the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information please see the attached job description and person spec document, or contact Dr Hilary White, IR lead or Dr Paul Carruthers, Clinical Service Lead via email or 01823 342306.

Person Specification



  • FRCR
  • 4 years as Radiology SpR in an approved training post, or equivalent training or Previous Clinical fellow experience
  • Evidence of recent CME/reasonable training progression at this stage of career
  • Radiology training CCT


  • IR fellowship
  • post CCT experience in IR

Teaching skills


  • Evidence of teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and ability to teach clinical skills in multidisciplinary settings.
  • Willingness to contribute to departments teaching and training needs.


  • Formal teaching/training diploma or course
  • Experience in development and implementation of clinical guidelines.

Skills and knowledge


  • Active involvement in audit with demonstration of improved outcomes/change
  • Demonstrates knowledge of evidence informed practice.


  • Demonstrate wide awareness of issues in health care
  • Ability to take a leading developing/managing a clinical area

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Musgrove Radiology Department

Parkfield Drive



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