Specialty Doctor – Medical Oncology and General Medicine

  • £52,542 - £82,418
  • Wales
  • Permanent

We are super excited to be working with one of the seven Health Boards in Wales, who are looking for a Middle Grade doctor to join the Oncology and Medicine department in a dual specialised role.  The small district general hospital is perfect for doctors considering their first role within the NHS.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an international medical graduate to join a small yet welcoming department, who can offer them a strong induction into the NHS. Given the varied nature of the role, working across Oncology, Haematology and General Medicine, this is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to progress through the CESR route to specialist registration.

The chosen candidate will be an integral part of the GIM team, contributing to the development of a broad range of services including acute cancer and Haematology.

Given that the department is a slightly smaller unit, there is huge potential for an internal promotion to Specialist and progression thereafter to Locum Consultant. The department of medicine and Oncology have a consistent track record for supporting doctors post core medical training onto the middle grade and senior rota and in supporting completion of MRCP exams and applications for specialist registration with the GMC.

There is a large amount of flexibility in regards to the job plan and so if you are an Oncologist or GIM doctor, looking for an opportunity to kick-start your career in the NHS.. look no further!  

The Trust/Service

The Hospital in West Wales is uniquely situated in the middle of the coast and is proud to be one of the smallest acute District General Hospitals in the UK.

The hospital has developed a reputation of innovation and forward-thinking and has led the way in adopting new technology to enhance clinical services. Cancer MDT’s, Neurology Clinics and other services utilise teleconferencing facilities to provide local access to Tertiary Services.

Responsibilities and Duties:

The work programme of this position is not fixed and so will be discussed with successful applicants during and after interview – a really exciting element of this particular position.

  • The post-holder would be expected to manage inpatients on a day-to day basis and carry out acute medical work, in conjunction with the regular Consultant input & ward rounds and cover of shifts for doctors on leave
  • The successful applicant will be offered continuous support across all duties, until they would like to take up a further degree of independence.
  • You will be expected to support with various clinics, non-tumour-site-specific. This is a huge benefit for Oncologists wishing to keep their exposure broad whilst working towards a CESR application.
  • As a Specialty Doctor, you will be expected to supervise admissions to the GIM and Acute Oncology Wards.
  • Responsible for the Clinical investigation, diagnosis and treatment of all patients admitted to General Medical and Oncology ward as well as assisting in running Outpatient Clinics.
  • The duties also involve maintaining patient's clinical notes and discharge summaries.
  • The post holder undertakes exceptionally to perform additional duties in occasional emergencies and unforeseen circumstances. The post holder will participate in regular audit meetings and postgraduate teaching sessions held by the appropriate Consultants.
  • You will take part in the second on-call rota with the Middle Grade/SpR Doctors in the Medical Department. Acute medical care on a 1:11 rota take all age groups but cross referral to other physicians is encouraged on a need basis.
  • You would work in both the acute, secondary care setting and in the community as required supporting the innovative and exciting work occurring outside the acute hospital.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Opportunities:

  • The Department has a very keen interest in Post Graduate activities to assist Junior and middle grade Medical Staff to obtain both parts of MRCP and subsequent Specialist training posts.
  • The Health Board offer Clinical Tuition with regular short and long case examinations, MRCP level bedside teaching, dedicated F1, F2 and CMT level teaching programmes, a weekly Journal Club, regular X-Ray, Pathology and combined Clinical Meetings.
  • Study Leave is available for attending approved courses.
  • There is an excellent up-to-date Medical Library, with a fully qualified Medical Librarian in attendance.
  • A series of Post-Graduate lectures are held for Medical Staff
  • Other occasional lectures arranged by the B.M.A. and/or Local Medical Society


  • Full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) is required
  • Experience prescribing SACT
  • Experience working in General Medicine
  • Ability to take full responsibility for clinical care of patients
  • Commitment to continuous professional development and evidence-based practice.
Alice Howe Executive Recruitment Consultant

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