This high performing NHS Foundation Trust are looking to recruit enthusiastic consultant oncologists with either FRCR, MRCP or equivalent training and qualifications to deliver an integrated oncology practice across the North East of England. There are opportunities to work in a city based hospital or another large, general hospital located more ruraly. In addition to the clinical foundations of the role, they can offer you a commitment to teaching, education, research and audit. Candidates for the post must be registered medical practitioners and on, or eligible to join, the Specialist Register within six months of the date of the Appointments Committee. Those with CESR aspirations can be considered though some preparatory work for the CESR application is expected prior to arrival in the UK.
WHAT IS THE NHS TRUST LIKE?
The trust has three main acute sites and is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. They have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK and with around 14,000 staff, the hospitals are one of the region’s major employers. They have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. They are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering their staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its best – with people at our heart”. The Trust's CQC report consistently scores highly and currently scores 'Outstanding;.
WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & JOB PLAN LIKE?
The Oncology department is experienced, vast and technologically advanced. With three main sites where oncological care can be provided there is a variety of environments you can work in.
They are looking to build the team and flex to the skillsets of new colleagues. There will be 8.5PAs for DCC including on call (1 in 22). The job plan will depend on the speciality/ specialities of interest but will include outpatient clinics, chemotherapy planning, radiotherapy planning (in the case of clinical oncology colleagues). We would like colleagues to be involved in one peripheral practice either in the east or west of the region. Time will be allocated for MDT attendance.
WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND?
The city is a regional capital for a population of c2.5 million people across North East England. A great city, once in the forefront of 19th century industrial innovation and now at the forefront of technical innovation, leisure and culture, it has a deserved reputation for being one of the friendliest and liveliest cities in Europe. In recent years it has been transformed into one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the country. With 2,000 years of fascinating history, the city has fabulous classical Georgian architecture in sweeping streets, wonderful restaurants and cafes, traditional pubs and contemporary bars, along with live music and theatre. National surveys often suggest that people in the north east enjoy a better quality of life than anywhere else in England. The region has beautiful countryside, friendly people and a low cost of living. Accommodation varies from central city and riverside, through suburban to the urban periphery, stretching into the neighbouring counties. The city is accessible by the East Coast Mainline rail service, with regular services through to London. In addition the Metro light-rail service connects to stations throughout the county and the A1(M) runs close by, with links to the national motorway network.