Locum Consultant in Medical Oncology (Breast)

  • £93,666- £126,281
  • Wales
  • Fixed

This is an excellent opportunity within the Medical Oncology department at a fantastic NHS Health Board in the South of Wales, well known for the support they can provide and the possibility for continuing professional development. This post has been created for those with an interest in pursuing a job plan in Breast.

You will be working in a dynamic, ambitious department with links to a high ranking UK medical school, within minutes from a beach and with a track record of enabling remote working to support work life balance.

This is a brilliant opportunity for any Oncologist wanting support with CESR preparation.

Key Details

  • Job title: Locum Consultant in Medical Oncology (Breast)
  • Location: Wales
  • Salary: £93,666- £126,281
  • Contract: 12 months (with a view to extend)

The Job 

The post is offered as 10 sessions (with 2 SPA’s) however we will also welcome applications from those wishing to work less than full time. The successful applicant will be responsible for the delivery SACT for breast cancer.
The successful Consultant will be an integral member of the Breast Cancer team, following a recent expansion in the number of breast surgeons at the Trust. 

The on call commitment is 1 in 21 non-resident on call which is of low intensity and attracts 0.25 WTE session per week in the job plan. It’s important to note, that it is highly unlikely that the consultant on call will be disturbed after 10pm at night.. 

The Health Board / Centre

The Cancer Centre provides a high degree of specialisation for all the major cancers and comprises in-patient facilities for Oncology and Malignant Haematology, together with a chemotherapy and haematology day unit, with an aseptic unit on site.

The chemotherapy day unit (CDU) provides a comprehensive service for patients with solid tumours. Chemotherapy is prescribed using an electronic prescribing system (ChemoCare) which is networked to all chemotherapy units in South West Wales.

The Health Board hosts modern diagnostic radiology and pathology departments with all the sub-specialties required for cancer services. It also boasts a state of the art telemedicine facility allowing regular multi-professional meetings between oncologists, physicians, surgeons and AHPs in the South West Region, and Wales as a whole. 

The Cancer Centre is involved in training, through links with multiple local Universities, The Deanery, South Wales Cancer Network, and Velindre Cancer Centre. Training takes place at all levels from undergraduate lectures and clinical teaching, through to Foundation and Core Medical trainee clinical and educational supervision, and higher specialist training. 

Main Duties

  • Responsible for delivery of SACT
  • On call commitment 
  • Supporting service development and opening of clinical trials.
  • Actively support patients and their families, communicating clinical information to explain a diagnosis, stage of cancer and treatment options using a variety of methods, to ensure practical understanding.
  • Assist in managing the side effects and symptoms of cancer and its treatment including pain management.
  • Coordinate treatment plans and prescribe various types of treatment, including chemotherapy and immunotherapy.
  • Treat patients with radiation therapy (applies to Clinical Oncologists only).
  • Provide constant monitoring and care for patients in seriously ill or unstable conditions.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team

Professional Development

  • Support for CESR preparation will be provided.
  • From the day you join the department you will be required to follow a programme of continuing education to encourage your personal development
  • You will be required to participate in clinical governance and quality improvement projects, with opportunities to collab with other departments across the Trrust.
  • The Cancer Centre has a dedicated trials unit which consists of nurses, radiographers, research officers and admin staff.  R&D cancer research staff are funded via Health and Care Research Wales annual grant and income generated via commercial trials.   
  • Newly qualified Consultants will be allocated a clinical mentor from within the Directorate  


In order to apply for this role you will need:

  • Full GMC Registration (you do NOT need to be on the Specialist Register).
  • Have relevant experience at Consultant level, or references to support your transition up to Consultant level.

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next 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 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 role 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

We look forward to hearing from you regrading this exciting opportunity!

Alice Howe Executive Recruitment Consultant

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