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If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB)  North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales .

Flexible Contracts, significant package plus relocation.

About The Trust

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is the largest health board in Wales employing circa 16,500 staff, has a budget of around £1.2 billion and operates three district general hospitals, 22 other acute and community hospitals and a network of more than 90 health centres, clinics, community health team bases and mental health units.

The Health Board has a clear vision and ambition to provide truly outstanding health care services for all its communities and so has established an integrated radiology department operating from 3 sites. The post holders will be based in a brand new, purpose built Department at Glan Clwyd Hospital and will be part of multidisciplinary team supporting breast and other services in North Wales. The breast position is primarily to support symptomatic breast services, but the radiology division also has a number of consultants with commitments to the national breast screening service (Breast Test Wales) which is managed by Public Health Wales – a joint appointment may be considered.

Person Specification

The Health Board is seeking to expand its established team of consultants by appointing talented, ambitious, visionary clinician to join the North Wales radiology department through this dynamic phase of its development. Consultants are offered the opportunity to take a leading role in a particular area of MDT specialist interest such as breast. The flexibility of working off site clinical and supportive sessions is also in place and can be discussed in details with the interested candidates.

There is an established environment of teaching and training for junior radiology medical staff and other clinical groups. Support for the senior medical staff is also provided. An intradepartmental CPD programme involves learning from discrepancy, audit and governance meetings. This is further supplemented by hospital grand rounds and a variety of courses arranged by the postgraduate department aimed at career progression. Appropriate external CPD is funded.

Excited by this opportunity to pioneer contemporary solutions that will transform radiology service delivery across a very wide footprint, both within and outside Wales, you will offer a refreshing, entrepreneurial and naturally creative style together with the determination to deliver excellent service provision that sets you apart from your peers. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading edge radiology service and for candidates with an interest in service modernisation to develop their careers.

Breast Services

The breast consultant forms part of a dedicated multi-disciplinary team on site including surgeons, pathologists, oncologists, breast care clinical nurse specialists, research nurse specialists and mammographers. The clinicians in YGC have close links with the other sites as part of a regional service and also with the national screening service with three of the existing consultant radiologists within the Health Board being employed on split contracts with Breast Test Wales.

All mammography equipment across North Wales has been recently procured with tomosynthesis being a standard feature for breast imaging. Breast MR is undertaken and contrast enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) is about to commence within the service.
The service across North Wales diagnoses in the region of 2700 new cancer patients each year and is supported by digital pathology system and a regional PACS. Onco-plastic reconstructive surgery and OSNA are provided for the region in YGC and surveillance Breast MRI is provided in Ysbyty
The post holder will support a range of diagnostic and interventional
procedures including:

  • Interpretation of a wide range of breast imaging- mammograms/breast
    ultrasound and MRI
  • Undertaking FNAs, wide bore needle biopsies, image guided
    localisation, excisions and vacuum assisted biopsy procedures under
    US, tomo or stereo control

About North Wales

North Wales offers a myriad of opportunities for outside leisure interests such as sailing from Deganwy, climbing and walking in Snowdonia or Mountain biking in Llandegla. It offers excellent recreational facilities for families, access to higher and further education and you can talk to us if your partner is a Health Professional as well and we can consider how we might support their career too. You will work closely with the other tertiary centres in Cardiff, Liverpool and Manchester and have close links with Bangor University.

For a confidential and informal conversation please contact Ali Mirza, Managing Partner on 07775 996611or ali.mirza@globalexecsolutions.co.uk or our office on 0207 971 7969 or enquiries@globalexecsolutions.co.uk.

  • Full GMC registration
  • Eligible to be included on the specialist register
  • CCT or equivalent expected within 6 months of interview date
  • Job Type: Substantive - Flexible
  • Salary: £74,393- £96,583
  • Location: North Wales
  • Sector: NHS
  • Date Posted: 08-04-2021
  • Closing Date: 18th May, 2021
  • Interviews: TBC