The role is based in the largest hospital in a Trust in the East Midlands. As a fixed-term Locum Consultant, you will be practicing as a senior Oncologist in the department, with the option of moving to a permanent contract once you’ve received Specialist Registration. As a consultant you’ll be offered a mentor to provide on-going support in post to acclimatise and progress in the new role. Doctors pursuing Specialist Registration via CESR pathway will be offered support with the portfolio. The main tumour site requirements in the Trust are Skin, H&N and Lymphoma, so applicants with experience in these areas will be preferred, however there can be some flexibility with the subsite specialisation. The job plan is 10PA = 40 hours per week, with an additional optional PA of on-calls for weekend ward rounds. There is dedicated time in the job plan for Continuing Professional Development, which can be used to work on CESR portfolio, research, and other supporting activities. The job plan will include:
- Working as part of multidisciplinary team to manage subsite specialisation
- Managing new patient and follow up outpatient clinics, with dedicated clinical admin time
- Prescribing SACT and planning RT (Medical Oncology applicants will also be considered)
- Providing educational/clinical supervision for trainee doctors
- Attending department meetings, Clinical Governance meetings and site-specific Multidisciplinary team meetings
- Continuing Professional Development, such as non-clinical supporting activities
- Contributing to research and recruiting for clinical trials
- Optional weekend ward rounds during on call (additional PA)
- Contract: Fixed Term
- Salary: £84,559 - £114,003
- Location: East Midlands
This is a large acute NHS Trust serving a population of close to 800,000. It delivers care in 3 hospital sites and this role is based in the cancer centre in the largest hospital sites. The cancer centre has close links with local Medical Schools and provides undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, supported by an active postgraduate medical education programme and educational facilities. There are dedicated specialist services, including a purpose-built oncology and haematology ward, Oncology Assessment Unit, day case chemotherapy suite and Outpatient station. The radiotherapy department has a full range of equipment including Varian Truebeam Linacs capable of 3D and cone beam-IGRT, MLC, EPI, IMRT & IGRT. Treatment are CT planned and IMRT and VMAT are used combined with IGRT and CBCT. There’s also SGRT using optical AlignRT system. There’s a dedicated theatre for Brachytherapy using HDR, and the centre is a regional referral centre for brachytherapy.
The centre is well-staffed by Clinical and Medical Oncologists, Specialty Doctors, Foundation Year doctors, Advanced Care Practitioners, Pharmacists, Radiographers, and the management team. Research is encouraged and the cancer research team manage a number of clinical trials which you can get involved with. The centre supports medical students from two local Universities and you’re encouraged to supervise and teach them.
- The Trust is in a city in the East Midlands, providing you with access to everything you need and a very low cost of living.
- The city has a selection of shopping facilities, international communities and religious amenities, lots of places to eat and drink and historical/cultural landmarks to visit.
- It is a very compact city so it’s very easy to get around, and there are excellent transport links to travel nationally and internationally.
- There is a selection of top schools in the city for all ages, including private and state schools. There is also a university in the city with a thriving youth culture and other Universities nearby which you can travel easily to, making it a very family-friendly place to live.
- GMC Registered with License to Practice – essential
- Experience practicing Oncology independently – essential
- MRCP (UK), FRCR (UK) or equivalent postgraduate qualification – desirable
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 vacancy 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 email@example.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.