Specialist in Clinical/Medical Oncology

  • £83,945 - £95,275
  • North East
  • Fixed

This is a Specialist contract with a University Teaching Hospital in the North East, providing wide-ranging experience in Clinical/Medical Oncology including opportunities to train in novel radiotherapy technology and systemic therapies. The role will be based in the main Cancer Centre and there may be some responsibilities to support clinics in neighbouring hospital sites. The main requirements for tumour site specialisation are Lung, Urology and Breast, and flexibility will be given if you have other preferences or would like to change tumour site in-post. I.e., if you need wider exposure for CESR/Portfolio pathway. The job plan will be full-time 10PA = 40 hours per week, with 8PA = 32 hours per week of direct clinical care and 2PA= 8 hours week of supporting professional activities. You are expected to be:

  • Partaking in site-specialist outpatient clinics
  • Prescribing SACT and managing clinical admin
  • Planning Radiotherapy and participating in peer-review meetings
  • Supporting inpatient work and attending ward rounds
  • Participating in multidisciplinary team meetings
  • Contributing to research and educational activities
  • Attending appraisals and service meetings
  • Teaching and training junior colleagues and medical students
  • Contributing to clinical governance and audit

Key Details

  • Contract: Permanent
  • Location: North East
  • Salary: £83,945 - £95,275

Cancer Centre

The cancer services covers a large geographical area caring for a population of over 1 million patients and is home to well-established site-specific multidisciplinary teams. The oncology ward is supported by specialist oncology trained nurses and the inpatient beds are exclusively for patients under the care of oncologists and haematologists. The inpatients wards are tumour site specific, which allows junior doctors and consultants to focus on specific site training and development and reduces the number of ward rounds. The Chemotherapy Day Unit is a purpose-built unit for delivering outpatient chemotherapy treatment. The outpatient clinics have beautiful views of the surrounding fields and woodlands. The acute assessment unit is well-staffed by advanced clinical practitioners, senior house officers and registrars. The unit is integral in reducing the use of inpatient beds. The radiotherapy department is well-equipped and constantly expanding. It offers:

  • Contact brachytherapy centre
  • Varian ARIA for Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy
  • Siemen wide bore CT units
  • ARIA – Eclipse for External Beam RT
  • Oncocentra for Brachytherapy
  • HDR Flexitron Unit
  • Papillion 50 contact brachytherapy unit
  • Varian IX (6MV and 15MV), OBI, VMAT, Gating
  • Varian Truebeams (6MV and 15MV), OBI, VMAT, Gating
  • Varian Halcyon
  • Medium Voltage Therapy (Xstrahl - Superficial Unit

The Academic Department is home to an active academic team who work in close collaboration with the Medical School and University. There’s a purpose-built clinical trials office and ongoing cancer research projects and programmes to get involved with. The Trust has a large postgraduate research student population and offers a range of programmes in medical education.


  • The Trust is in a coastal city with a unique cultural personality, offering a variety of things to do such as museums, galleries, live music, aquariums and places to eat and drink
  • The city is very industrial with great job opportunities outside of the medical sector as well as a choice of state and private schools for all ages, making it a great location for the whole family
  • The area is extremely multicultural, home to a diverse range of communities and specific religious amenities/places of worship
  • It is very well-connected, with a number of direct trainlines to the rest of the UK, including London. There are also main roads which make it very accessible and a few international airports nearby
  • The city is surrounded by impressive countryside, with protected natural parks, stunning beaches and picturesque towns and villages to visit


  • GMC Registration with Licence to Practice (essential)
  • 12 years postgraduate experience and 6 years specialty specific experience in oncology (essential)
  • FRCR, MRCP or equivalent postgraduate qualification (desirable)

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next 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 Specialist 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 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.

Alice Howe Executive Recruitment Consultant

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