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NHS Specialist Doctor in Clinical Oncology

£80,693 - £91,584
UK / Wales

A leading cancer centre in Wales is looking for a Specialist Doctor in Clinical Oncology to join the Gynae and H&N multidisciplinary teams to provide specialist clinical oncology expertise (mainly radiotherapy, with some concurrent SACT RT) to patients that have been referred to the centre. This is a newly developed post, and you will have the have the option to deliver or receive training in Brachytherapy and work towards securing an ARSAC license with the Brachytherapy team. You will be supported during an induction period and will receive guidance and rotational exposure to sign off competencies for CESR to work towards GMC Specialist Registration. This is a standard 10PA – 40-hour p/w job plan with no on-call commitments and you will be provided with SPA time for your professional development in post. You can expect the following duties:

  • Planning RT and prescribing SACT
  • Delivering Brachytherapy in a theatre setting (optional)
  • Conducting new, follow up and on treatment review outpatient clinics
  • Supporting the Acute Oncology Service
  • Attending relevant MDT
  • Supervising inpatient care
  • Participating in Peer review and RT QA meetings
  • Engaging with the recruitment and running of clinical trials
  • Providing telephonic advice in on-call rota
  • Supporting professional activities (SPA) and Continuing Professional Development

Key Details

  • Salary: £80,693 – £91,584
  • Location – Wales
  • Duration – Permanent  

Cancer Centre

The Trust is home to a large specialist referral cancer centre serving a population of over 900,000 across Wales and the centre provides multidisciplinary clinics for all major tumour sites. You will be working alongside a friendly team of clinical and oncologists, surgeons, radiotherapy physics, clinical nurse specialists and the cancer services management team to develop excellent care to patients of the service. There is a bespoke Oncology and Haematology and Oncology ward and a large purpose build centre for outpatient cancer care with an adjacent Oncology pharmacy. The radiotherapy facilities include

  • The radiotherapy department includes 2 state of the art, wide bore CT scanners, 1 with Sentinel System and 5 moving lasers.
  • 4 Elekta Linear Accelerators, 1 Elekta Precise, 2 Elekta Agility Synergy and 1 Elekta Synergy Versa HD with SGRT facility. 
  • A further Elekta Synergy Versa HD with SGRT facility is currently being installed in the department.
  • The 4 Elekta linear accelerators (linacs) delivering photon and electron treatments. IMRT has been routinely delivered in the department since 2012 was recently top in the UK for percentage of RT fractions delivered by IMRT.
  • Active Radiotherapy trials group with a dedicated Research Radiographer and trials nurses with a significant number of open and in set-up RT Phase II and III clinical trials.
  • The Centre benefits from national expertise in RT Trials Quality Assurance and currently also has a RT Research Fellow programme.
  • The department is developing a SABR programme for lung cancer.

The Requirements

  • Full GMC Registration (or invitation to GMC ID check) – essential
  • Ability to work independently at consultant level within Clinical Oncology
  • Full FRCR (UK) or equivalent post-graduate qualification – desirable
  • Previous Brachytherapy experience – desirable

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next Clinical 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 Clinical 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 [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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