Specialist Doctor Medical Oncologist (HpB and Renal Cancer)

  • £83,945 – £95,275
  • East Midlands
  • Permanent

Job overview

A brand-new opportunity to join the largest specialist non-surgical cancer centre in the East Midlands as a Specialist Doctor Medical Oncologist has recently become available for interview, due to a recent service expansion. The successful candidate will be part of a subspecialist senior team covering Hepatobiliary and Renal cancer disease sites, however, applicants with additional outside interests are also encouraged to apply as job plan variations may be possible. This is a fantastic opportunity for oncology doctors looking to take a step up into senior practice or individuals looking to broaden their clinical experience in a leading tertiary cancer centre. As a Specialist Doctor you will be paired with a clinical mentor who sits within your multidisciplinary team to support with any clinical queries, and an Educational Supervisor to support your professional development. This includes receiving guidance and structural support to sign off competencies for CESR, as part of your portfolio pathway application for Specialist Registration. As part of your standard 10 PA (40-hour per-week) job plan you can expect the following duties:

You can expect the following duties and responsibilities from the job plan:

  • Actively contributing to the relevant MDT and peer review meetings in relevant subsites
  • Independent prescribing systemic anticancer therapy
  • Conducting new patient, follow up and on-treatment review outpatient clinics for your assigned disease sites
  • Supervising care of inpatients with relevant malignancies
  • Participating in the recruitment and running of clinical trials for patients that meet eligibility criteria
  • Maintaining personal Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development, with the guidance of a Mentor (Study leave and Study Bursary available)
  • Participating in clinical governance and audit activities
  • Supporting Acute Oncology Service on rotational basis (1:20)

Key Details

  • Post: Specialist Doctor Medical Oncologist (HpB and Renal Cancer)
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary: £83,945 – £95,275

Cancer Centre

The Cancer Centre is the largest specialist non-surgical cancer centre in the region and is part of a large University Hospital Trust, which is also a major trauma centre and leading research centre. The specialty provides a comprehensive range of non-surgical oncology services to a resident population of approximately 1.1 million and is a referral centre for specialist areas of interest and rare tumours. The department has 4 dedicated oncology inpatient wards with 66 beds, which also encompasses a Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) unit with its own facilities. There are 2 additional systemic therapy outpatient wards with 35 chairs and an additional 11 chairs based at a nearby community satellite clinic. The department run their own 24-hour Acute Oncology Service (AOS) admissions, which are supported by a highly trained Acute Oncology Cancer Nurses Specialist (CNS) team. The Oncology Consultant team currently consists of 10 Medical Oncologists and 22 Clinical Oncologists, which provide site-specific specialist care in multidisciplinary teams. The department are expanding their senior team with new Specialist appointments and there is a Medical Oncology Higher Specialist Training programme (9 posts) and a Clinical Oncology Higher Specialist programme (13 posts). Alongside this, the department have additional clinical support from several Clinical Fellows and Specialty Doctors that support the senior teams with in and out-patient requirements. The department has fantastic academic links with their local university and oncologists are encouraged to participate in research, clinical trials and teaching. The Trust regularly onboards International Medical Graduates across all specialties and the Cancer Centre is currently supporting several overseas trained oncologists to complete their CESR portfolio pathways to attain GMC Specialist Registration.


  • This is one of the UK’s largest cities, however it still feels very accessible and friendly, with close community within the hospital
  • The house and rent prices in this city are a lot lower than in other areas of the UK and the average cost of living is a lot lower
  • The city offers access to a wide range of shops, restaurants and day/night activities which attract tourist and locals alike, such as a music scene and sporting facilities
  • There is a high number of school, including several rated outstanding, in and around the city for all ages, and offering both state and grammar/private options. The local University and Medical School is also very well-rated and attracts a student community
  • There are stunning green spaces within the city as well as beautiful protected countryside, such as fields, hills, forests and lakes, which are a short journey from the city
  • The public transport links are very reliable within the city (bus, train, tram, cycle) and it’s a very well-connected area, so you can travel nationally and internationally easily via rail, road and air


  • GMC Registration with License to Practice – essential
  • Ability to practice independently at senior level – essential  
  • MRCP (UK) or equivalent postgraduate medical qualification – desirable  

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next Medical 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 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 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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