This is an exciting opportunity to join a diverse and welcoming team as a Locum Consultant in Medical Oncology. Your job plan will include covering clinical oncology work, teaching, participating in oncology research and taking on managerial responsibilities. You will be provided with an Oncology Consultant as your mentor to support your professional development/CESR portfolio. As with most Medical Oncology Consultant jobs, the rota will be on the basis of a standard 10 PA = 40 hour p/w job plan, which is likely to include the following;

  • Specialisation in 2 tumour sites (the preference is for Breast and Gynae, however this can flexible to accommodate the interests of the right candidate)
  • Running outpatient clinics
  • Participating in MDT meetings
  • Supporting Professional Activities (non-clinical time for personal development)
  • Leading Ward Rounds
  • Teaching/Training junior staff (both doctors and nurses)
  • Taking part in clinical research/clinical trials
  • Inclusion in the on-call rota (this will only be included when you are fully comfortable in post)

The department are also willing to consider applications from overseas Medical Oncology Consultants who would like to start their NHS oncology career at a Specialist or Specialty Doctor grade in the first instance – once acclimatised to the NHS system you would then be supported in stepping back into independent work as a Medical Oncology Consultant. In this regard, the department are extremely supportive of international oncology candidates and can offer a compassionate and safe environment to start your NHS career.

Key Details

Salary - £88,364 - £119,133

Location – North West

Duration – Fixed Term 1 Year (with a view to extend)

Oncology Cancer Centre

The Trust hosts a major Oncology Cancer Centre for the region and is part of an NHS Teaching Hospitals Trust collaboration which covers a wide geographical area and treats all common and intermediate frequency cancers including Breast, Lung, GI, HPB, Gynae, CUP and Urology. The centre has a well-established Medical Oncology practice and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. Moreover, the Trust has recently invested in a research institute that works in partnership with local universities, providing a platform to promote and develop cancer research programmes and involvement. There is also a Chemocare electronic prescribing system in place.

If you are an international Medical Oncology Consultant currently, you will be in a cancer centre with a national reputation for supporting overseas trained Medical Oncologists in their career development in the NHS. There will be a supportive induction period, and a clinical oncology mentor in post to ensure that you feel comfortable and equipped to practice independently.

The Location

  • The Trust is located near a number of major cities in the North of England, with great transport link to a number of beautiful, unspoilt National Parks and countryside. There are excellent road, rail and air transport links too.
  • The cost of living in the North of England is significantly lower than in other areas of the UK, whilst still having access to all the amenities you need – making your salary go even further
  • There are outstanding schools nearby for all ages, including a selection of grammar schools and state schools.
  • The region is very multicultural and friendly; you would benefit from living in a very welcoming and safe community

The Requirements

In order to apply for the role, you will need:

  • Full GMC Registration
  • Full MRCP(UK) or equivalent post-graduate qualification
  • Ability to work independently at Consultant level within Medical Oncology

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next Medical Oncology Consultant 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 the oncology specialty, the NHS system and local regional information  
  • 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 Medical Oncology Consultant 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 oncology 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 [email protected] 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!


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