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Head of Breast Screening (fixed term 12 months)

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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Radiology: Breast
NHS AfC: Band 8a
12 Month fixed term to cover maternity leave
Full time: 37.5 hours, part time applicants will be considered
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Breast Screening Unit, Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum pro rata
Salary period
28/10/2020 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Applications are invited for a Head of Breast Screening post for a 12-month fixed term maternity leave cover.

The North Lancashire and South Cumbria Breast Screening Service, as part of the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, operates Breast Screening and Symptomatic services from dedicated imaging units at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Furness General Hospital and Westmorland General Hospital. In addition, we operate two mobile units in the community.

The North Lancashire and South Cumbria Breast Screening Service is a highly performing service for Breast Screening with a dedicated, caring and professional team of Consultant Radiologists, Consultant Radiographers, Advanced Practitioners, Mammographers, Assistant Practitioners, Clinical Support Workers, Programme Management and Admin teams.  The unit is fully digital with a robust PACS system. Our Radiology team is also part of the strong and effective UHMB Breast Multidisciplinary Team alongside members of the Surgical, Histopathology, Breast Care Nurses and Oncology services.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and hardworking individual with knowledge and experience within Breast Diagnostic Services to lead our team as the Head of Department. In this key role you will lead the Breast Screening Service for the North Lancashire and South Cumbria areas and the Radiographic Team for the Trust’s Symptomatic Service, liaising with Surgery. In return we offer a busy, friendly, supportive working environment with a competitive salary in a fantastic location near and within the Lake District National Park.

The successful candidate will be HCPC registered, with a BSc or diploma in Radiography. A post graduate award in Breast Imaging would be desirable but applications will be considered without this qualification. You will have well developed leadership and strong motivational skills and have had significant experience leading a team, including evidence of staff development.  A management qualification would be an advantage but is not necessary.

For any enquiries please contact Georgia Argent, Head of Breast Screening: Georgia.Argent@mbht.nhs.uk

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Georgia Argent
Job title
Head of Breast Screening
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01524 519455