NHS Locum Consultant in Clinical Oncology in Lung and Lower GI

  • £88,364 - £119,133
  • North West
  • Fixed

A leading regional cancer centre are looking to add an NHS Locum Consultant in Clinical Oncology to join their expanding Lung and Lower GI teams to provide specialist radiotherapy and clinical care to the centre’s surrounding catchment. Applicants wishing to take an alternative secondary site to Lower GI will be considered, however, Lung will be a prerequisite for the successful applicant. The applicant will be a senior member of the multidisciplinary Lung and Lower GI multidisciplinary teams and will be invited to join the Lung radiotherapy clinical trials team to strengthen their research portfolio. Individuals working towards GMC Specialist Registration via the CESR pathway will be assigned an Educational Supervisor and will receive guidance and SPA support to sign off competencies for their portfolio. This is a standard 10PA You can expect the following duties:

  • To provide comprehensive Oncology care with consultant colleagues in the management and development of site specialist cancer services.
  • Independently prescribing and managing patients for Lung and Lower GI
  • Planning RT for tumour site specific patients  
  • To liaise closely with surgeons, physicians and colleagues in other disciplines 
  • To undertaking teaching and contribute to postgraduate education
  • Participating in medical audit and continuing medical education
  • Attending relevant MDTs as senior contributor
  • Participating in peer review and QA meetings
  • Engaging with the recruitment and running of clinical trials
  • Providing telephonic advice in on-call rota with other consultant colleagues
  • Supporting professional activities (SPA)

Key Details

  • Salary: £88,364 - £119,133
  • Location – North West  
  • Duration – Fixed Term (with view to extend)


Cancer Centre

The Trust is home to a regional referral centre with a core catchment area of 1.8 million. The main cancer centre is the lead adult radiotherapy provider in the region, providing radiotherapy treatments for 4x neighbouring Trusts that provide systemic therapies service for patients in the region. The cancer centre is linked a high-performing university teaching hospital, which boasts a very strong research base and large clinical trials portfolio. You will be working alongside a friendly team of clinical and medical oncologists, physicists, surgical oncologists, clinical nurse specialists and management to deliver top-tier cancer care across the region. The Department have a 24 bed bespoke oncology ward, which has been fully-refurbished, along with the out-patient clinical space, within the last year. Additional radiotherapy facilities include:

  • 7 Elekta Linear Accelerators, all of which are equipped with CBCT and many with flattening filter free treatment capability and equipped with Response ABC system.
  • Pinnacle and Raystation treatment planning systems
  • 2 dedicated Philips Big Bore CT scanners with full IV contrast facilities and 4D capabilities
  • Surface Guided Radiotherapy (SGRT) from VisionRT LTD
  • Superficial therapy unit (Xstrahl) – currently being replaced/refurbished
  • Brachytherapy service (in construction)

The Requirements

  • Full GMC Registration (or invitation to GMC ID check) – essential
  • Ability to work independently at Consultant level within Clinical Oncology – essential
  • Full FRCR (UK) or equivalent post-graduate qualification – desirable  
  • Previous NHS experience – desirable

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next Consultant in Clinical 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 Clinical 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 oncology@bdiresourcing.com 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!

Rich Halliday Managing Consultant

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