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Breast Clinician – Specialist Doctor

NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor

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Breast Clinician – Specialist Doctor
NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
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Breast Test Wales
£80,693 - £91,584 per annum
Salary period
Today at 23:59
Interview date


Welcome to Public Health Wales, the National Public Health Institute in Wales

Our vision is Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales

To find out more visit Public Health Wales and read about our Strategic Plan

Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English. To support our all Wales service, we particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.



Job overview

At Public Health Wales our vision is 'Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales' where we play a pivotal role in driving improvements in population health and well-being, reducing health inequalities, improving healthcare outcomes, protecting the public and supporting the development of health in all policies across Wales. Our organisation is guided by our Values, 'Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference'. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values equality, diversity, and inclusion. We welcome applications which represent the rich diversity of the communities we serve and from those wishing to work part time or on a job share basis

This post would suit a qualified Doctor currently working as a Breast Clinician. Breast Test Wales (BTW) can offer an excellent work life balance, workplace support and good training opportunities for the successful applicant.

The successful applicant will become a key member of the multidisciplinary team. Part time post considered by negotiation – salary pro rata.

Potential applicants should contact Breast Test Wales to discuss the role and requirements prior to applying. For an informal discussion please contact Dr Andy Gash (Clinical Lead) or Mr Dean Phillips (Head of Programme)

Main duties of the job

Each Breast clinician may carry out the duties listed below. The exact duties will be agreed with their clinical supervisor and the Head of Programme.  In carrying out these duties the requirements of the BTW quality system, as documented in the BTW Quality Manual, and the BTW Health and Safety Policy must be adhered to. In particular, the Quality Manual contains detailed operational procedures covering the duties specified.

  • Read screening mammograms.
  • Carry out assessments as part of a specified multidisciplinary team.
  • Attend a weekly multidisciplinary clinico-pathological meeting.
  • Carry out necessary administration in relation to clinical work undertaken in the screening programme.
  • Participate in QA and report any recognised deficiencies in quality to the QA Radiologist or Director.
  • Attend relevant BTW QA meetings and events.
  • Participate in interval cancer reviews and other specified audits.
  • Optimising patient management
  • Collaborating in research

Working for our organisation

Public Health Wales is the National Public Health Institute in Wales. Our vision is 'Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales' where we play a pivotal role in driving improvements in population health and well-being, reducing health inequalities, improving healthcare outcomes, protecting the public and supporting the development of health in all policies across Wales.

Our organisation is guided by our Values, 'Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference'. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values equality, diversity and inclusion.  We welcome applications which represent the rich diversity of the communities we serve and from those wishing to work part time or on a job share basis.

To find out more about working for us, the benefits we offer and guidance on the application process, please visit  



Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac



Person specification


Desirable criteria
  • Welsh Language speaker


Essential criteria
  • Qualified Doctor with valid GMC number. Further training in Film reading: Breast Ultrasound: Breast Intervention: Triple assessment

Professional Values and Behaviours, Skills, and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Practises with the professional values and behaviours expected of all doctors as set out in GMC Good Medical Practice and the Generic Professional Capabilities Framework.
  • Demonstrates the underpinning subject-specific competencies i.e. knowledge, skills and behaviours relevant to the role setting and scope.
  • Clinically evaluates and manages a patient, formulating a prioritised differential diagnosis, initiating an appropriate management plan, and reviewing and adjusting this depending on the outcomes of treatment
  • Manages the difficulties of dealing with complexity and uncertainty in the care of patients; employing expertise and clinical decision-making skills of a senior and independent/autonomous practitioner. [All senior doctors/dentists (including consultants and GPs) work independently/ autonomously to a level of defined competencies, as agreed with local clinical governance frameworks).
  • Critically reflects on own competence, understands own limits, and seeks help when required
  • Communicates effectively and is able to share decision-making with patients, relatives and carers; treats patients as individuals, promoting a person-centred approach to their care, including self-management.
  • Respects patients’ dignity, ensures confidentiality and appropriate communication where potentially difficult or where barriers exist e.g., using interpreters and making adjustments for patients with communication difficulties.
  • Demonstrates key generic clinical skills around the areas of consent; ensuring humane interventions, prescribing medicines safely and using medical devices safely
  • Adheres to professional requirements, participating in annual appraisal, job planning and reviews of performance and profession.
  • Awareness of legal responsibilities relevant to the role, such as around mental capacity and deprivation of liberty; data protection; equality and diversity
  • Applies basic principles of public health; including population health, promoting health and wellbeing, work, nutrition, exercise, vaccination and illness prevention, as relevant to their speciality..

Leadership and Teamworking

Essential criteria
  • Awareness of their leadership responsibilities as a clinician and demonstrates appropriate leadership behaviour; managing situations that are unfamiliar, complex, or unpredictable and seeking to build collaboration with, and confidence in, others.
  • Demonstrates understanding of a range of leadership principles, approaches and techniques so can adapt leadership behaviours to improve engagement and outcomes – appreciates own leadership style and its impact on others.
  • Develops effective relationships across teams and contributes to work and success of these teams – promotes and participates in both multidisciplinary and interprofessional team working.
  • Critically reflects on decision-making processes and explains those decisions to others in an honest and transparent way
  • Critically appraises performance of self, colleagues or peers and systems to enhance performance and support development
  • Demonstrates ability to challenge others, escalating concerns when necessary.
  • Develops practice in response to changing population health need, engaging in horizon scanning for future developments

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Essential criteria
  • Takes prompt action where there is an issue with the safety or quality of patient care, raises and escalates concerns, through clinical governance systems, where necessary
  • Applies basic human factors principles and practice at individual, team, organisation and system levels
  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary and interprofessional teams to manage risk and issues across organisations and settings, with respect for and recognition of the roles of other health professionals
  • Advocates for, and contributes to, organisational learning
  • Seeks feedback and involvement from individuals, families, carers, communities and colleagues in safety and quality service improvements reviews
  • Leads new practice and service redesign in response to feedback, evaluation and need, promoting best practice.
  • Evaluates and audits own and others’ clinical practice and acts on the findings
  • Reflects on personal behaviour and practice, responding to learning and opportunities.
  • Implements quality improvement methods and repeats quality improvement cycles to refine practice; designing projects and evaluating their impact
  • Critically appraises and synthesises the outcomes of audit, inquiries, critical incidents or complaints and implements appropriate changes
  • Engages with relevant stakeholders to develop and implement robust governance systems and systematic documentation processes.

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups

Essential criteria
  • Recognises and takes responsibility for safeguarding children, young people, and adults, using appropriate systems for identifying, sharing information, recording, and raising concerns, obtaining advice, and taking action.
  • Applies appropriate equality and diversity legislation, including disability discrimination requirements, in the context of patient care.

Education and Training

Essential criteria
  • Critically assesses own learning needs and ensures a personal development plan reflects both clinical practice and the relevant generic capabilities to lead and develop services.
  • Promotes and participates in individual and team learning; supporting the education needs of individuals and teams for uni-professional multidisciplinary and interprofessional learning.
  • Identifies and creates safe and supporting working and learning environments.
  • Can act as a role model, educator, supervisor, coach or mentor for medical and non-medical practitioners.
  • Creates effective learning opportunities and provides developmental feedback, both verbally and in writing, to learners and doctors/dentists in training, as required by the role.
  • Plans and provides effective teaching and training activities as required by the role
  • Understands how to raise concerns about the behaviour or performance of any learner who is under their clinical supervision (leadership).
  • Takes part in patient education.

Research and Scholarship

Essential criteria
  • Keeps up-to-date with current research and best practice in the individual’s specific area of practice, through appropriate continuing professional development activities and their own independent study and reflection.
  • Critically appraises and understands the relevance of the literature, conducting literature searches and reviews; disseminates best practice including from quality improvement projects
  • Locates and uses clinical guidelines appropriately
  • Communicates and interprets research evidence in a meaningful way for patients to support shared decision-making.
  • Works towards identifying the need for further research to strengthen the evidence base or where there are gaps in knowledge, networking with teams within and outside the organisation.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantHappy to Talk Flexible WorkingMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Stop Smoking Wales is the NHS Smoking Cessation Service in WalesImproving working livesAge positiveCorporate Health StandardsDisability confident leaderCore principlesEmployer pledge demonstrating a commitment to change how we think and act about mental healthStep into healthPrentisiaethau Apprenticeships2022 Stonewall Top 100 Employer

Applicant requirements

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.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Dean Phillips
Job title
Head of Programme, Breast Test Wales
Email address
Telephone number
02920 104419

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