Specialty Doctor in Oncology

  • £51,000 - £80,000 (dependant on years of experience)
  • North East
  • Fixed

Job Overview

A University Teaching Hospital in the North East is looking to appoint a Specialty Doctor in Oncology, and would be happy to consider doctors in either Clinical or Medical Oncology.

Clinical Supervision

You’ll be allocated a Clinical Supervisor who will offer relevant training and supervision, depending on your clinical abilities. This will include support with radiotherapy and systemic therapies across a range of different tumour sites with the aim for you to be comfortable delivering and managing patients receiving SACT and RT (including brachytherapy) in an NHS capacity. You’ll be expected to assess all stages of the cancer pathway, from diagnosis of patients to end-of-life care.

Educational Supervision

You’ll be assigned an Educational Supervisor who will mentor and guide you throughout the duration of this post and set realistic learning objectives. You’ll have an educational training record/portfolio with a log of completed cases and experiences and workplace-based assessments to receive regular, constructive feedback. You’ll be encouraged to take further postgraduate medical qualifications such as MRCP or FRCR and receive general exam guidance and regional revision courses. The contract will allow 30 days of study leave and this will be granted by your Educational Supervisor when appropriate.

Tumour site rotations

There are different multidisciplinary teams for each cancer type which you will be working alongside, and you’ll be rotating around different subsite specialities to gain wider exposure to NHS Oncology, which will be of great benefit for CESR applications. Each tumour site rotation will be 6 months and will come with close Consultant supervision. The site-specific oncology teams which you’ll be joining can be based around your preferred subsites, for example if you feel more comfortable practicing Breast you can start in this area. You can also choose to join the subspecialist site where you have had less experience to gain the necessary exposure and sign-off for CESR.

Acute Oncology

Once you’ve acclimatised to the post, you’ll be expected to contribute to the Acute Oncology service in the cancer assessment unit and day treatment unit, as well as take part in the on-call rota. You’ll be trained to manage acute diseases and treatment complications in line with NHS guidelines.


The Cancer Centre is also dedicated to promoting research and have several clinical trials open to take part in. You’ll be participating in research trials and contributing to the development of guidelines and protocols to implement new regimens and techniques. Other research-based activities will be article publications, collecting data, analysing statistics, publishing peer-reviewed journals and presenting in scientific meetings.


There’s also been a significant expansion of the Oncology workforce recently, and there will be plenty of opportunities to teach and train junior colleagues if you’re interested in education. The local Deanery rotation means that the Trust has established a regular group of specialist trainees and you’ll be expected to take an active role in supporting undergraduate medical students and trainees. There will be support and guidance to ensure you feel prepared to deliver appropriate and relevant teaching.

Key Details

  • Salary: £51,000 - £80,000 (dependant on years of experience)
  • Contract: 2 year Fixed Term
  • Location: North East

Cancer Centre

This is a Teaching Hospital which is closely linked with a local University and Medical School. You’ll be based in the largest Acute hospital in the Cancer Centre and might be required to attend clinics in some of the neighbouring hospitals. The Cancer Centre serves a population of close to 700,000 and has site-specific cancer wards and inpatient beds, purpose-built outpatient clinics, a SACT day-treatment unit and dedicated acute assessment unit. The Radiotherapy department has state-of-the-art equipment and treatment including linear accelerators including TrueBeam and Halcyon Machines, intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with advanced modes of image verification (Cone beam CTs) and the use of stereotactic radiotherapy (SBRT).


This is a coastal city with lots of see and do, including excellent shopping facilities, a wide range of places to eat and drink, as well as lots of park and ocean views. The city is very diverse and has an established multi-cultural community, offering lots of different religious amenities. Housing is affordable and the cost of living in the region is low. It’s a family-friendly area, particularly as there’s a selection of excellent schools for all ages. There are transport links via rail and road nationwide and an international airport nearby.


  • Full GMC Registration with License to Practice (essential)
  • Minimum 3 years of specialty specific experience in Oncology (essential)
  • MRCP (UK), FRCR (UK) or equivalent overseas postgraduate qualification (desirable)

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next Specialty Doctor in 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 Specialty Doctor 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 opportunity 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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