Specialty Doctor in Oncology | BDI Resourcing

Specialty Doctor in Oncology

  • £52,530 - £82,400
  • South East
  • Fixed

One of the largest Trust’s in the country is expanding the middle grade team and looking to appoint x2 Specialty Doctors on permanent contracts. The role is based within the Cancer Centre in the University Hospital and will provide good experience for career development within oncology. You’ll be allocated a Consultant mentor who will ensure you maintain and develop clinical skills and identify individual areas for training and development. There will also be group teaching and practice sessions in order to develop specialist training and skills. There will be the opportunity to cover a wide variety of tumour sites, which will contribute towards the CESR portfolio. This role will also provide an excellent foundation for doctors wishing to gain some more NHS experience before applying to specialty training. It’s a 10PA job plan (40 hours per week) with no on-call commitments. The role involves:

  • Working as part of multidisciplinary team
  • Supporting consultant led outpatient clinics and assessing patients having outpatient chemotherapy
  • Planning radiotherapy (for Clinical Oncology doctors)
  • Attending relevant multidisciplinary team meetings
  • Participating in the Acute Oncology Service
  • Covering chemotherapy unit
  • Undertaking continuing medical education facilitated by funded study leave (MRCP or FRCR, for example)
  • Participating in clinical audit
  • Undertaking administrative duties for patient care
  • Teaching and training junior colleagues
  • Partaking in research and supporting clinical trials

Key Details

  • Contract: Permanent
  • Location: South East
  • Salary: £52,530 - £82,400

Cancer Centre

The Trust has a workforce of 15,000 and serves a population of over 1 million. Outpatient services are provided across all three hospital sites. The University Hospital is the largest and is home to the main Cancer Centre which has a bespoke Oncology Ward and purpose-built Chemotherapy Treatment Unit. The Radiotherapy Department has the following facilities: Elekta Versa HD Linear Accelerators with 6 & 10MV photon energies, electron treatment capabilities and cone beam imaging, Elekta Flexitron, HDR Brachytherapy unit situated in a dedicated small ops theatre with adjacent recovery, Cannon Aquilion wide-bore CT-Sim, Mosaiq record and verify system, Mould Room available to produce bespoke beam directional and mobilisation equipment, Treatment planning systems include Monaco and Prosoma Core, Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SABR), VMAT, IGRT, Brachytherapy. The Oncology doctors in the Radiotherapy Department also work closely alongside Radiographers, Physicists and admin/clerical staff.

The Cancer Centre is well-staffed with Consultants in Clinical and Medical Oncology, Specialty Doctors, Specialty Trainees, Clinical Fellows, and Foundation Year doctors. The University status of the hospital means that the centre prioritises supporting medical students and junior doctors, and you can participate in teaching and training of undergraduates and postgraduates. There will also be opportunities to supervise and contribute to research and peer review journals.


  • The University Hospital Cancer Centre is based in the South East, close to Greater London
  • There’s several options close to the Cancer Centre you can choose to live in: a large seaside town, close to the beach with access to all the amentieis you need; an inland city with a large multicultural population; in London with a short, straight-forward commute to the Hospital
  • The area is very diverse with access to a variety of religious amenities
  • There are excellent schools in the area for all ages, including primary and secondary, state and grammar/private
  • There’s an array of shopping facilities, leisure and sports activities to get involved with, and the countryside is a short journey away
  • There are neighbourhoods with affordable housing and it’s a family-friendly place to live


  • GMC Registration with License to Practice (essential)
  • Minimum 3 years specialty specific experience in Oncology (essential)
  • PLAB, MRCP, FRCR 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 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.


Sibiyah Bevan Senior Recruitment Consultant

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