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Specialty Doctor in Clinical Oncology

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Job Description

An outstanding opportunity awaits you! Join a dynamic Oncology team - a robust team of 14 consultants, fostering an environment of growth and collaboration. Alongside these accomplished oncologists, together with 10 other specialty doctors and 15 Consultant Oncologists would provide a comprehensive service. The Oncology Department is renowned for its comprehensive clinical, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy services, catering to a population of over 1.1 million residents in their area. 

The department are looking for a Clinical Oncologist, there can be some flexibility regarding site and this can be discussed further at interview. Applicants for these appointments should have full registration with the UK's General Medical Council and be on the specialist register, or within 6 months of CCT or CESR at time of interview. The posts are based at the Royal Derby Hospital and Queens Hospital Burton which provide Cancer Services for the population of Southern Derbyshire and South East Staffordshire.


The trust is renowned in the region for it's well run clinical services, excellent leadership structure and friendly culture, welcoming to doctors and healthcare professionals the world over. The Trust was formed in July 2018 and brings together five hospitals in the local area to provide the highest quality care to patients across the county. The trust has over 13,000 members of staff offers huge opportunity for development, training and personal growth. The trust's recent CQC report highlights these very areas and scored 'Good' in it's most recent.


The Cancer Business Unit offers high quality clinical care within flexible and sustainable job plan structures. Recently the Trust has seen the opening of a graduate entry Medical School which has greatly enhanced the teaching and research opportunities for medical staff.

The Chemotherapy facility includes a state of the art Day Unit with 24 outpatient chemotherapy chairs, a 5 chair assessment bay for unwell patients, two 2 bedded siderooms, and 4 counselling/clinic rooms. Chemotherapy is prepared in a satellite pharmacy within the Unit. Treatment is provided by experienced chemotherapy nurses who are well versed in cannulation and administering chemotherapy. There are plans to move the unwell assessment area to the inpatient ward very shortly. They have 70 dedicated oncology beds across the trust and provision of side rooms for neutropenic patients and special requirements. The Oncology service is well supported by a well-established Haematology Service, Palliative Medicine Service including inpatient unit, Clinical Psychologists, interpreters and bereavement support staff.

Radiotherapy, Brachytherapy and Radiotherapy Physics are housed together in a purpose-built centre, with the following equipment:
  • 4 Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerators
  • Aria Oncology management system and Eclipse treatment planning.
  • HDR Brachytherapy Unit
  • Xstrahl Superficial Xray therapy – 80kV & 120kV
  • Toshiba wide-bore CT-simulator, with Prosoma Virtual simulation

The hospitals are located in the north east midlands with great access to the North Westerly cities, Birmingham, London and the rest of the UK with its excellent national transport connections. The local region is beautiful, not far from the world-famous Peak District National Park and home to some of the UK’s most beautiful and dramatic countryside with nature, fresh air and wildlife being the cornerstone of this stunning part of the UK. It is not just a rural area however, and the area is well developed with two cities and several towns offering a feasible location for individuals to set up home.


Requirements for this role include:
  • 4 years of postgraduate training in oncology (NHS experience is desirable but not essential), and either;
    • PLAB or FRCR UK
    • European Primary or Specialist certification
    • GMC eligibility via any other route
  • IELTS or OET either passed or in process
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