Consultant Paediatric Radiologist

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
February 16, 2023
Offerd Salary:£88,364 - £119,133
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Consultant Paediatric Radiologist NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant




Full time - 10 sessions per week

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Southampton General Hospital




£88,364 - £119,133 per annum

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16/02/2023 23:59
Job overview

We are looking for a motivated, skilled and caring professional to join the dedicated paediatric radiology team at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.


Southampton Children's Hospital is part of University Hospital Southampton and is a major centre for specialist paediatric services in the South of England. We provide acute specialist care to our local population in Southampton and the wider region, including the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands. We are a major paediatric trauma centre and part of the Oxford and Southampton Children's Hospital Network (cardiac, critical care, neuroscience, orthopaedics, rehabilitation and transitional care). Supporting the development of medical careers is one of our trust's key aims, and the hospital is a major teaching centre and is the base for the Wessex Radiology Training Scheme.

Main duties of the job


Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation


In recognition of the national shortage of paediatric radiologists, this post is currently eligible for a recruitment and retention incentive of £10,000 (pro rata) payable on joining the Trust (terms and conditions apply); this will be renegotiated annually until we are fully staffed.

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities



Paediatric radiology is an essential component of the Southampton Children's Hospital, and we have exciting plans to grow the service to continue to provide an excellent tertiary service and advise our local DGHs. The successful candidates will have subspecialist training in paediatric radiology and be able to participate fully with the varied work of the department including the dedicated on-call rota. The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop a subspecialty interest in collaboration with their colleagues. Paediatric neuroradiology is not essential, but we will endeavour to accommodate a strong interest in this subspecialty.

See job specification for specific skills and experience


Applicants should have a CCT or be on the GMC's Specialist Register or be within six months of obtaining their CCT on the date of the AAC. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate their competence to communicate in spoken and written English.

Where equivalent qualifications or experience are being offered, it is essential that candidates should provide confirmation of this from the relevant College or Faculty in the United Kingdom and attach the confirmation to your application.


Individuals wishing to apply must be fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and should be either already on or within 6 months of eligibility to be included on the specialist register of the GMC.

The successful candidate will be employed under the terms and conditions of service for Consultants (England) 2003.

Interviews will be held on TBC

Job Reference: 188-MT0875 - This vacancy closes on or before: 16th February 2023

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification Experience Essential criteria
  • • Independent performance of pneumatic reduction of intussusception and standard emergency paediatric fluoroscopy or readiness to be trained in this technique
  • Independent performance and reporting of all general paediatric diagnostic imaging.
  • Desirable criteria
  • • Experience of working in paediatric trauma imaging
  • • Independent performance of gastrojejunal feeding tube changes
  • Fellowship in Paediatric Radiology
  • Qualifications Essential criteria
  • • Experience of Paediatric Radiology with at least 1 year of subspecialty training in a recognised centre
  • FRCR or equivalent
  • • CCT Radiology
  • Desirable criteria
  • • MRCP or FRCS
  • • Publications in Paediatric Radiology
  • Skills Essential criteria
  • • Able to change and adapt, respond to changing circumstances and to cope with setbacks or pressure.
  • • Ability to communicate with clarity and intelligently in written and spoken English; ability to build rapport, listen, persuade/ negotiate
  • • Ability to work with children and parents
  • • Understand the role of clinical governance and audit in a successful department
  • • Radiology-specific audits leading to change in practice
  • • Enthusiastic and ability to work in a team. Showing Empathy, understanding, listening skills, patience and ability to work co- operatively with others.
  • • Ability to take responsibility, lead, make decisions and exert appropriate authority.
  • Desirable criteria
  • Demonstration of an understanding of NHS management, service improvement and implementing change
  • Values Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values  Patients First  Always Improving  Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, 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.

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    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Documents to download
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  • PS (PDF, 128.2KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact


    Dr Stuart Forbes

    Job title

    Lead Consultant in Paediatric Radiology

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