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Applicants are invited to apply for the post of Consultant in Cardiothoracic Radiology.

As the successful candidate you will be providing an expert opinion in Cardiothoracic Radiology. The Trust provides comprehensive cardiothoracic services including oncology, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, congenital and acquired heart disease and transplantation. Services are delivered across 2 sites with the opportunity to contribute at both hospitals. The RVI houses the Emergency Department and is a Major Trauma Centre. The regional tertiary Interstitial Lung Disease service is based there, with input from many national experts in the fields of Respiratory Medicine, Pathology, Rheumatology and Palliative Care. General Respiratory Medicine at the RVI and Freeman Hospital encompasses a wide range of services including asthma, bronchiectasis, COPD, CF, lung cancer, occupational lung disease and the regional rapid access TB service.

The Freeman Hospital is home to the Institute of Transplantation (the only centre in the country bringing together all aspects of transplantation under one roof) and the regional tertiary Pulmonary Hypertension Service, to which the successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute. There is a streamlined, rapid access lung cancer pathway with the possibility to be involved with diagnostic and therapeutic radiological aspects of care. There is scope to be involved in the tertiary cardiac imaging service encompassing cardiac CT and MRI in adults and children, including contributing to the internationally esteemed Congenital Heart Disease service. Imagers in the trust have access to the latest scanning hardware with a newly installed Siemens Sola MRI scanner and both Siemens Force and Flash dual source CT scanners. There is a thriving cardiothoracic research programme that works closely with radiology in the delivery of clinical trials.

In addition to the challenges of the role, we can offer you a commitment to teaching, education, research and audit.

Candidates for the post must be registered medical practitioners and on, or eligible to join, the Specialist Register within six months of the date of the Appointments Committee.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment.  We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under-represented groups.

For an informal discussion and further information regarding the opportunity and Directorate, please contact: Anna Louise Beattie on 0191 2829610, or via email at

All successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.  The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.  You will be required to sign a DBS payment form which will be issued to you as part of your recruitment process.

To apply for this post, please visit NHS Jobs and complete the application form in full, please ensure that you provide references to cover the last 3 years. For any further queries, please contact Jane Padget, Assistant HR Officer at, quoting the post reference number.

Closing Date:               24 January 2019

Interview Date:            TBC

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