Trust Grade Registrar in Oncology

  • £37,068 - £57,570 (depending on years of experience) + banding
  • London
  • Fixed

We are super excited to be working in partnership with one of the largest integrated care NHS Trusts in the country, that combines hospitals and community services all over London.

This is an exciting full-time job as a Specialist Registrar in Oncology, where the successful applicant will have the opportunity to work at a University Healthcare NHS Trust in the North of London. The job focuses on caring for patients during chemotherapy, handling acute oncology cases, and assisting with outpatient clinics for palliative chemotherapy.

The person hired for this position will have the opportunity to work with various types of cancer, which will help them gain expertise in specific cancer types under the guidance of consultant specialists.
 Previous and significant experience in oncology is needed for an application because the successful applicant need to follow specific procedures for prescribing chemotherapy, with approval for independent prescribing.

The Trust/Service

The NHS Trust, attached to a University and located in the North of London, have a team of over 8,200 doctors, nurses, and other staff who help almost a million people with their healthcare needs.

The Trust operates two major centers where people with complex colorectal cancer and head and neck cancers are referred for specialized care. They collaborate closely with Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and another centralised Trust in London for advanced surgical and cancer treatments, including all radiotherapy services.

At the main Hospital site, the Trusts chemotherapy unit is bustling with activity, serving patients with blood cancers and solid tumours. This unit is currently going through an expansion to meet increasing demand and bring treatment closer to where patients live. Plans are also underway to establish a chemotherapy unit at another one of the hospital sites in London.

The Trusts Hemato-oncology service is highly regarded in London for its outstanding patient outcomes and commitment to clinical research and education. They offer specialized care for hemato-oncology patients and provide primary outpatient supportive care services.

As an officially recognized Hemato-oncology Research Unit, many of the patients participate in clinical trials across different cancer disciplines, including hematology, colorectal, breast, urology, and ENT. The pharmacy team is innovative and highly praised, operating large units for chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition manufacturing right on site.

The Trust is also fortunate to have a robust team of cancer clinical nurse specialists (CNS) supported by Macmillan, providing invaluable support to patients across all cancer specialties.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • The post-holder will be working a full time 10 PA position
  • Managing patients undergoing chemotherapy, acute oncology care, and supporting outpatient clinics for palliative chemotherapy.
  • The post-holder will be primarily based in the Chemotherapy Day Unit – which treats patients with malignant solid tumours and has 40 patients attending daily Monday to Friday.
  • Working with various types of cancer alongside consultant specialists to gain experience in specific areas.
  • Active participation in clinical teams at the Cancer and Haematology Centre, as well as contributing to the management of patients in clinical trials.
  • Support the daily acute oncology ward round
  • The post holder will be expected to work closely with the Trust research and development team and their colleagues to develop the Oncology trials portfolio
  • The final Job Plan for the post will be agreed with the clinical director upon appointment and will be subject to renegotiation at least annually.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Opportunities:

  • The hospital boasts an active Postgraduate Education department, hosting numerous weekly meetings across different medical specialties.
  • Additionally, there's a weekly Grand Round during lunchtime, attended by medical staff from all departments.
  • In recent years, the postgraduate center has undergone significant improvements, including the addition of a spacious lecture theatre, multiple seminar rooms, and a well-equipped library with advanced literature search capabilities. This library offers comprehensive resources covering various medical topics, including computer facilities with internet access and a clinical video library.
  • One of the trusts Hospital collaborates with the University of Buckinghamshire to accommodate postgraduate students.
  • The Trust Research and development Department is highly active both locally and nationally, collaborating extensively to support clinical research. The experienced team is involved in a wide array of studies covering areas such as Cancer, Cardiology, Dementia, Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease, Medicines for Children, Rheumatology, and Stroke.
  • The Trust places significant emphasis on supporting research, particularly when it can directly impact patient care. To further research efforts, they have partnered with Imperial Innovations Ltd., who are located on-site to help foster and develop new ideas by expanding intellectual property.
  • The Trust is collaborating with the NPMIR and local Phase 1 clinical trials providers to establish on-site facilities for Clinical Trials. As these facilities grow, the appointee will be responsible for supporting oncology research and the organizational development of this service alongside the R&D team.
  • The Trust has a busy level 3 Haemato-oncology service which is well recognised across London for its excellent clinical outcomes and approach to Clinical Research and Education, embedded in clinical practice. 


  • Full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) is required
  • Previous oncology experience is required as there is a requirement to complete chemotherapy prescribing SOPs with sign off for independent prescribing.
  • We prefer candidates with experience in clinical trial work
  • 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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