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Consultant Interventional Radiologist

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

Radiologist with a specialist interest in interventional radiology to cover the 52 week service as part of the 6 IR consultant team, with lists in RDE and in South Devon, with approximately 4-5 IR lists a week on average.  The role will also include reporting, vetting and MDT time.

About the Role

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

About Us

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

We are looking for up to 2 outstanding radiologist with a specialist interest in interventional radiology to join our friendly team of 24 consultant radiologists (23.2 WTE), and 2.4 WTE interventional radiologists.

The RDE is the Vascular Centre for both Exeter and the South Devon (Torbay) Trusts, posts will include working in the endovascular theatre at the Torbay site.  There will be a flexible approach to cover the 52 week service as part of the 6 IR consultant team, with lists in RDE and in SD, with approximately 4-5 IR lists a week on average.  The role will also include reporting, vetting and MDT time.

The interventional service includes provision of vascular and non-vascular intervention including EVAR, microwave ablation of renal, liver and lung tumours, TACE, TIPSS, biliary and colonic stenting, a range of urological and hepato-biliary intervention, gastrostomy and general CT and US guided non-vascular intervention. The IR and vascular teams have a very good working relationship. Depending on the candidate, there may be general radiology in the job plan. Additional sub-speciality interests can be accommodated. The appointee will not be expected to take part in the general radiology oncall rota.

There are currently 5 IRs covering a 1 in 6 crosssite IR on call shared with the IR radiology team in Torbay. The 2 IRs in Torbay will be stopping on call in April 2023 and will be replaced on the rota by these posts and an IR already appointed and due to start in Summer 2023.

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides acute and community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our emergency and critical care services, and for caring trust-wide. There are strong links with the Exeter University Medical School affording exciting opportunities to participate in both undergraduate teaching and research. The Trust has a strong track record of providing excellent patient care, financial delivery and staff satisfaction in the region and has recently implemented a comprehensive Electronic Patient Record (EPR). The Radiology Department is ISAS/ QSI accredited and is a training department hosting up to 9 radiology registrars from the Peninsula Radiology Academy.

Exeter is a vibrant and welcoming Cathedral city. It has a highly rated University, excellent schools and an abundance of family amenities. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to Dartmoor and Exmoor, the surrounding countryside and the coast of Devon and Cornwall, promoting a lively outdoor lifestyle. The city is well served by rail, road and air links.

Applicants must have completed specialist training in Clinical Radiology and either a 6th year in IR or an IR fellowship or significant ongoing IR experience in a consultant post or equivalent prior to taking up the appointment; you should provide evidence of this with your application. When applying please include the contact details of a minimum of 3 referees which should cover the last 3 years of employment; if you are a Consultant one referee should be your current or most recent Medical Director, if you are a Locum Consultant one referee should be your Clinical Director. Additionally the Trust will need to contact your current Trust’s Responsible Officer in accordance with GMC Revalidation requirements so please also provide appropriate contact details of this individual.

Working Pattern: [10.5 to 11 PAs]

Interview Date: [14th December 2022]

For further information please contact Dr Andrew Redfern, Radiology Clinical Director, 01392 408725 and Dr Richard Guinness IR lead 07876 070392

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

It’s never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you'll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

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