We are currently welcoming applications for a Consultant in Clinical Oncology at a renowned Teaching Hospital that is perfectly located within some of Britain’s most vibrant and attractive settings, with a great many places of natural beauty and historic interest. The expanding Trust in the North East of England are keen to continue to build on their excellent reputation in training, research and the development of advanced radiotherapy techniques. With this in mind, they would particularly welcome applications from those with an interest in education, clinical trials or radiation technology.
- It is anticipated that the post of Consultant Clinical Oncologist will specifically be responsible for caring for patients with breast cancer.
- The radiotherapy department has an integrated equipment profile for external beam radiotherapy. The service is a Varian site with ARIA Eclipse treatment planning system. The two wide bore Siemens CT scanners transfer the localisation plans to Eclipse in preparation for volumes and contouring.
- A second site of specialisation is encouraged in which case the job plan would be amended to reflect two sites of specialisation rather than one to suit individual preferences. The ambitious expansion plans mean that those who would prefer to specialise in cancer sites other than breast cancer are welcome to apply and discuss their preference with the clinical lead.
- Any additional programmed activities above 10PAs will be agreed during the job planning process with the clinical lead and clinical director.
Duties of the post:
- The provision of high-quality care for patients is your top priority and indeed the Trusts very purpose. They believe that by enabling a research-intensive organisation, staff can contribute to the delivery of a Research and Innovation Strategy that will contribute significantly to the aspiration for a vibrant and healthy city.
- The Consultants have a responsibility to the Chief Executive and a commensurate authority in respect of the reasonable and effective use of such resources and staff as they use and influence. The successful candidate will be expected to operate within the agreed speciality budget and workload target.
- The applicant must have a high level of experience and expertise in the relevant tumour sites and should be able to demonstrate expertise at consultant level in oncology.
- Participation in audit / appraisal and CME is mandatory under clinical governance.
- Time is allowed within core SPAs to take part in audit and there is a dedicated audit lead for the department. 10 days of study leave are funded for CPD and training.
- Research is conducted in 25 separate clinical areas in the Trust with the support of around 65 key staff and there are key academic research units.
- The Trust is committed to supporting the requirements for continuing education and professional development is laid down by the Royal Colleges. A personal development review will be undertaken by the Clinical Area Lead annually and objectives agreed. Appraisal is carried out according to GMC guidance in preparation for revalidation.
- Secretarial support and appropriate office accommodation and IT facilities will be provided.