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Locum Consultant Clinical Oncologist (Urology, Colorectal, AOS)

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Job Description

A Cancer Centre in Wales are looking for a Consultant or Specialist in Clinical Oncology with a sub-specialty interest in Urology, Colorectal cancer and Acute Oncology Services. They are considering either UK or Overseas trained doctors for a permanent or fixed term contract type. The trust will support with CESR support for those who are looking to attain CESR and Specialist Registration. This is a high performing and friendly department for overseas doctors new to the NHS, or UK-based doctors looking to further careers in the UK.

This is a great job for any overseas oncologists looking for any overseas oncologists looking for CESR-support and great career development in a beautiful part of Wales. 

What is the Welsh Health Board like?

The Health Board are one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK, providing primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for the population of over 900,000. They have a budget of around £1bn and employ approximately 12,500 staff. Besides their three major hospital sites, they are also responsible for community hospitals, health centres, clinics, mental health units, community teams, GP practices and other services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists. Their mission is to improve the health, wealth and wellbeing of the people of Wales and the rest of the world.

What is the Oncology Department like?

This Cancer Centre provides a high degree of specialisation for all the major cancers. It has one dedicated ward of 30 beds (with scope to increase to 36 beds at periods of high demand) for both oncology and haematology patients, together with a chemotherapy and haematology day unit, and an aseptic unit on site. There are also two laminar flow rooms for patients requiring bone marrow/stem cell transplantation and one dedicated room for radioactive isotope therapy. There is a state of the art telemedicine facility allowing regular multi-professional meetings between oncologists, physicians, surgeons and AHPs in Wales. The system has the capacity to transmit and view both high quality radiological images and histopathological slides. The department is also developing a SABR programme for lung cancer.

The clinical team are supported by highly-experienced support teams of nurses, radiographers, research officers and admin staff. The new consultant will be joining a friendly and forward thinking consultant team of 14 clinical and medical oncologists who are committed to delivering highest standards of cancer care. There are also 9 Specialty Registrars in Oncology (6 Clinical and 3 Medical).
What Career Development and Opportunities are available?

The Cancer Centre is heavily involved in training. This training takes place at all levels from undergraduate lectures and clinical teaching, through to Foundation and Core Medical trainee clinical and educational supervision, and higher specialist training. There is real opportunity to progress through CESR at pace here, with a strong desire for newly-qualified consultants to develop their specialty areas of interest and undertake in various cancer trials and research projects where possible. Learning and development is very much a key focus and drive for the Trust.

Life in South Wales

Based in South Wales, the area is fast becoming one of the most popular places to live in the UK. This waterfront location is actually Wales’s second most populated city and county, offering all the benefits and amenities of a built-up urban environment, alongside a 5 mile stretch of a pristine, sandy coastline. 

The city is home to multiple live music venues, showcasing everything from small gigs to orchestral performances. Annually, the city hosts a number of different festivals, attracting artists from across Wales and the UK. Today, new regeneration is planned which will only increase its popularity, amenities, and modernity. The city is experiencing a period of development and a resurgence of new business and investment, with the city council focusing on creating a culture of creativity and an emphasis on attracting tech led businesses.

The area also has good travel links. Its an easy drive to Port Talbot and Cardiff and you can get to London via the M4, and around Wales on the A48. There are also regular trains to Cardiff, Newport and London. For international and domestic flights, Cardiff Airport is just 44 miles away.

Am I eligible for this role?

EEA candidates: 
•    Recognised European Medical Degree or Specialist Qualification in Clinical Oncology
•    Extensive experience in Urology, Colorectal Cancer and Acute Oncology Services
Non-EEA candidates: 
•    FRCR or FRANZCR Radiation Oncology
•    Extensive experience in Urology, Colorectal cancer and Acute Oncology Services
UK-based candidates: 
•    Extensive experience in Urology, Colorectal cancer and Acute Oncology Services
•    Within 6-months of CESR or CCT in Clinical Oncology

This is a great job for any experienced overseas Clinical Oncologists working towards CESR and specialist registration in the UK.
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