Registrar in Clinical Oncology

  • £55,329 + enhancements
  • South Coast
  • Fixed

This is a great opportunity for a Medical Oncologist to join a University Teaching Hospital in the South of England. The successful doctor will join a dynamic and forward-thinking department as a full time Specialty  Registrar. The position will be for 1 year initially working in the dedicated Oncology centre, with a view to extend. 

The Department

The Trust boasts a purpose-built Haematology-Oncology Centre which has a 39-bed unit on one floor across 3 wards Haematology-Oncology Day Unit (HODU) is staffed by 13 full and part-time trained chemotherapy nurses and treat approximately 80 - 90 patients per day.  
The Acute Oncology Service (AOS) has six dedicated acute oncology assessment and treatment beds for patients presenting with complications from cancer treatment and the management of acute/emergency cancer symptoms. This service was commended in Quality in Care - Oncology Excellence Awards in 2013

The Job

Although this is a non-training post, the successful registrars will be assigned a consultant educational supervisor and will be encouraged to maintain a portfolio. It’s the perfect opportunity for any Junior or Middle Grade Oncologist who is interested in pursuing the training pathway or CESR for specialist registration.

You will be working together with 15 other Oncology Doctors rotating through attachments of 6 months covering a range of tumour types.

  • Provide Registrar level day to day care for oncology in-patients, together with ward rounds with the consultants.
  • Participate in the Registrar of the Week rota (1 in 10) Participate in the Oncology Registrar oncall rota (1 in 10 weekends, Saturday & Sunday 0900 - 2030)
  • Attend Medical Oncology clinics.
  • Participation in MDT meetings
  • Provision of clinical support to oncology clinical nurse specialists.
  • Coordinate and implement specialist care for patients with a new diagnosis of cancer or complications of cancer, initiate rapid referral to relevant oncology sub-site team and/or palliative care team.
  • Provide medical support for Haematology/ Oncology Day Unit.
  • Achieve basic competencies in Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatment prescribing and demonstrate progress.

Continual Professional Development 

  • The department is committed to research with participation in clinical trials in all major tumour sites.
  • There are also a wide range of opportunities in clinical audit and quality improvement projects.
  • Opportunities to attend local, regional and national networks/meetings.
  • Present at seminars/conferences/meetings.
  • There are regular educational, clinical governance and departmental meetings, as well as Wessex Regional Oncology study days.
  • Will join the junior doctor induction and education programme, journal club, and gain opportunities to teach on MRCP programmes within the Trust
  • Management and Leadership roles can be secured through participation in Chemotherapy Governance Group, Research Trial Protocol meetings, monthly Mortality/ Morbidity meetings


In order to apply for this role you will need:

  • GMC Registration complete (or awaiting ID check)
  • PLAB, MRCP or FRCR (or equivalent)
  • Language test (OET or IELTS)
  • ECFMG verification
  • Prior experience within Acute Oncology

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
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