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Consultant Radiologist – NHS Highlands 62 views5 applications

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  • Career Level Consultant
  • Contract type Permanent
  • Hours Full Time
  • Salary £76 -103K

Consultant posts in breast, interventional, musculoskeletal and general
Job description and plans available on request and by negotiation
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WHOLE TIME (10 Programmed Activities) OR PART TIME

Due to continued population growth in the Highlands and  demand for  state of the art imaging and intervention including multiparametric prostate imaging, cardiac CT/MR and  EVAR,  NHS Highland are looking to recruit five diagnostic radiologists to join the existing team at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

Special interests in musculoskeletal, intervention,  and/or breast are required  but radiologists  with other  interests are also welcome to apply.  Successful applicants will join a dedicated  team of 10.5  radiologists in the Highlands. With a region wide  equipment inventory that includes five 64-slice CT scanners, four with up to date dose reduction technology, including a recently installed GE Discovery HD scanner, two 1.5T MRI scanners  both to be replaced imminently, a suite of recently purchased Philips Affiniti ultrasound machines, and a £4 million combined interventional radiology / cardiology suite, we are well equipped to meet the challenges of delivering a modern service to the largest catchment area in the UK, accounting for 40% of Scotland’s land mass.

NHS Highland’s Radiology Department provides a comprehensive diagnostic and interventional service to a widely dispersed resident population of over 320,000. The majority of services are delivered from Raigmore Hospital, the 450-bed regional hospital in Inverness, where there are currently ten consultant radiologists. Services are also provided at a network of rural general hospitals in Wick, Fort William and Oban (where there are currently two consultant radiologists).


The Centre for Health Science (, a unique £40 million collaboration between Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the European Union, provides exceptional postgraduate educational facilities on the Raigmore Hospital site. The centre is also the base for a range of undergraduate programmes run by Aberdeen and Stirling universities and home to a number of specialist clinical services and research institutes.  Participation in research and teaching is encouraged and there are opportunities for more substantial academic commitment if desired.  Adjacent to the hospital, the Inverness campus of the University of the Highlands and Islands has recently opened and will host part of the new Scottish postgraduate medical school– see to appreciate the scale and ambition of this project.

Radiology reporting is facilitated by NHS Scotland’s national PACS and  will benefit from the ambitious programme now under way delivering fibre-optic broadband internet service throughout the Highlands, allowing us to explore the feasibility of working from home. The department is supportive of flexible and part time working. The on-call commitment is currently a 1:10 rota, with outsourcing of most overnight CT scans  recently comprehensively extended to include  most evening and weekend work. This has been introduced to  support a positive work-life balance, to benefit the daytime work of the department and facilitate  a competitive recruitment environment.

The  radiology department has excellent working relationship with other clinical specialties in  Raigmore Hospital and the Highlands. There is a wide and growing  reputation for excellent junior training, high clinical standards, burgeoning academic profile and friendly constructive environment supporting professional development.

Applicants must be on the General Medical Council Specialist Register with a Licence to Practise or within six months of obtaining CCT in Radiology at time of interview. Interested candidates are  encouraged to visit the department with travel costs for family reimbursed upon application.

For further details contact Dr Alistair Todd, Lead Clinical Radiologist, NHS Highland on 01463 704000, email or Alex Javed, Interim Radiology Services Manager, on 01463 704000, email

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