Consultant radiologist - head and neck

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

Applicants are invited to apply for the post of consultant radiologist to lead the head and neck imaging service.  This post is permanent.

We are inviting applicants for a full time consultant radiologist to lead the head and neck imaging service following the planned retirement of the current service lead. The successful candidate will be able to develop their career at one of the largest teaching hospitals, with opportunities for research, education at all levels, and radiological innovation.  The workload will be diverse, but will include CT and MRI staging / follow, petrous bone and cochlear implant imaging, sinus imaging, sialography and TMJ / other maxillo-facial imaging. The post holder will be responsible for the weekly head and neck MDT, and there will be the option to undertake some fluoroscopy / video swallow work if desired. Neck ultrasound experience would also be very valuable, and other specialist interests can be considered.


 The Trust is a major centre for teaching and research in association with the University of Southampton, offering opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and partners including the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust with excellent facilities for research and clinical care. The Hospital treats around 112,000 inpatients and day patients, including about 50,000 emergency admissions, approximately 375,000 people at outpatient appointments and around 110,000 cases in the Emergency Department. Southampton has a busy head and neck cancer service treating patients from the local area plus Salisbury, Winchester and the Channel Islands.  All patients are discussed in a weekly MDT and seen and treated by comprehensive and cohesive team of maxillofacial, ENT and onco-plastic surgeons, oncologists, SALT, dieticians and CNSs. The MDT benefits from specialist radiology and histo-pathology expertise. UHS is a high recruiting centre for national head and neck cancer trials and for commercial studies of new chemotherapy agents. The Head & Neck Radiology service is currently provided by a lead ENT radiologist with contribution from sub specialities including oncology radiology and neuroradiology


 The job will involve reporting benign and oncological ENT imaging studies (CT & MRI staging investigations, cochlear implant imaging, sinus imaging maxillofacial imaging, sialography) including inpatient / emergency work. The successful applicant will prepare and lead the head and neck MDT meeting (with support from colleagues in oncology radiology) and have involvement in the skull base MDT meeting. They will work closely with clinicians in the relevant specialties and provide consultations and imaging reviews as part of their job plan. Ideally, the post will also involve neck ultrasound lists and associated FNA / biopsy procedures. 

 Additional subspecialty interests may be accommodated but this post is primarily to lead the head and neck service. An on-call commitment is not essential, but could be considered depending on the applicant’s skillset and individual requirements.


 We are looking for a consultant radiologist with subspecialist head and neck radiology experience. Competency in neck ultrasound and associated procedures is also desirable. The applicant should demonstrate organisational, communication and professional skills to a level to effectively undertake the consultant role. They should have enthusiasm for teaching and be able to work well in a team.

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role.  Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible.  Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensur...

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

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Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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5 July 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire $1
Salary: £79,860 - £107,668 GBP per year
Work type:
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Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
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