Consultant Medical Oncologist

  • £93,666 - £126,281
  • South West
  • Fixed

A Trust in the South West is expanding the Consultant workforce and shortlisting for a Medical Oncologist to manage Breast and a secondary tumour site of your preference. The Trust has an excellent reputation for providing a range of specialist services and a friendly environment to professionally develop. This is a great centre to join if it’s your first time in the NHS or your first Consultant role as there’s an on-going and established mentoring process for new Consultants, so you will be allocated a Consultant Mentor to support you along with the Clinical Lead. The Clinical Lead will set objectives, relevant job plan adjustments and complimenting supporting resources to ensure you can progress and develop Medical Oncology experience and exposure. This includes dedicated time to finalise Specialist Registration via CESR/Portfolio pathway.

The Oncology department meet weekly to discuss patients due to attend clinic to enable joint decision making and ensure patients receive the highest quality care. This also creates a cooperative and cohesive environment to learn and develop professionally and build good relationships with colleagues. Time for clinic administration is highly valued and prioritised and for each 1 PA (= 4 hours) of clinic, there is 0.5 PA ( = 2 hours) of time allocated for clinical admin, along with an additional 1 PA for general or additional administration duties. The department really values research and encourages consultants to work with the clinical trials team to recruit for a number of on-going trials.

The main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Partaking in site-specific outpatient clinics
  • Managing clinical administration
  • Supervising ward rounds
  • Contributing to multidisciplinary team meetings
  • Partaking in research activities and recruiting patients to clinical trials
  • Participating in clinical governance activities such as audit and quality improvement
  • Teaching and training junior colleagues
  • Supporting professional development and educational activities

Key Details

  • Contract: Fixed-Term
  • Salary: £93,666 - £126,281
  • Location: South West

Cancer Centre

The Cancer Centre is based in the largest hospital of the Trust and provides Clinical and Medical Oncology inpatient and outpatient services to all common tumour sites as week as an established Acute Oncology Service. The Cancer Centre cares for the population of the local county of around 500,000. There is a newly built oncology outpatient and day case treatment centre providing state-of-the-art facilities. Oncology inpatient facilities are provided in the main Cancer Centre as well as the periphery hospital sites. The Radiotherapy Department includes VMAT/IMRT for most planning cases, Canon Aquilion large bore CT simulator, Elekta Versa and Synergy and linear accelerators, XStrahl superficial x-ray unit, mould room and workshop, Elekta Mosaiq Oncology Management System, AcQSim Virtual Simulation and Pinnacle Treatment Planning System. There’s also a dedicated Multidisciplinary Team Meeting room and a Seminar Room, used for a range of meetings for different purposes including clinical and educational, audit, clinical trials and management discussions. Consultants are expected to actively contribute to departmental morbidity & mortality meetings and quality improvement projects, where appropriate.

This is a tight-knit and friendly Oncology team of 14 Consultants, 1 Specialist, 2 Specialty Doctors, Foundation Year doctors and an increasing number of Clinical/Medical Registrars on training rotations. Cancer Services are also supported by Cancer Nurse Specialists who contribute to Multidisciplinary team meetings. Along with the educational lead for Oncology, Clinical and Medical Oncology Consultants are involved with teaching and training junior doctors and ST3+ registrars and are responsible for their appraisals and tuition.


  • Full GMC Registration with License to Practice (essential)
  • Ability to practice independently at Consultant level in Medical Oncology (essential)
  • MRCP (UK) or equivalent post-graduate qualification (desirable)


  • The role is based in the main Cancer Centre which is in a town in a beautiful county in the South West of England
  • The town has access to plenty of shops and places to eat and drink
  • The area has an extremely low crime rate and a friendly local community
  • The county offers top state schools rated ‘outstanding’ and excellent private schools for all ages
  • The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside, great if you like outdoor activities such a walking, cycling, surfing and climbing
  • There’s a reliable local public transport network and excellent rail and road links to the rest of the UK

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next Consultant in Oncology role with BDI Resourcing, you’ll have the full support of an expert recruitment team who will assist, as standard, with:

  • CV Preparation using our recognised bespoke guidance
  • Application support with expert knowledge of specialisms, NHS and local support
  • Video based Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
  • Contract and offer negotiations for salary, relocation packages, tenure and more

Once you have accepted your new Consultant in Oncology role, you’ll then be met by one of our dedicated relocation executives who will guide you through all the way to starting to your new Oncology role in the NHS including:

  • Document gathering and checking
  • COS and Visa Application support if applicable
  • Short- and long-term accommodation sourcing
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Family support for finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this opportunity or if you would like to discuss your search for work and seek advice on other available posts then please send a copy of your most recent CV to and one of the specialist oncology team will be in touch to discuss your options.

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you all the best with your job search.


Alice Howe Executive Recruitment Consultant

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