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Specialty Doctor in Clinical Oncology

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A large South-Eastern Trust are looking for a full-time, permanent Clinical Oncology Specialty Doctor across all specialisms. The trust is considering either UK or Overseas trained doctors in other specialties. The trust will support with CESR.  

This is a high performing and supportive department for overseas doctors new to the NHS, or UK-based doctors looking to further careers in the UK.


The Trust consists of 10,000 employees, and provides services to approximately 700,000 people living in surrounding areas.  

These services form an integral part of South-Eastern Cancer Services. The Department of Oncology is managed within the Oncology, Haematology, Radiotherapy and Breast Services Clinical Delivery Group which is part of ESNEFT’s Cancer & Diagnostics Division.

The Oncology Team is located across two sites. There is also an opportunity and an expectation that some cross site working will take place in the future.  The Department has a full range of equipment, which includes four matched Varian TrueBeam Linacs, undertaking IGRT and IMRT. Localisation is carried out on a Toshiba Wide Bore CT scanner and planning is carried out using Prosoma Virtual Simulation Software. All of these units are fully networked with the Eclipse planning systems via the ARIA network. There are full mouldroom facilities and an Orthovoltage and Superficial unit as well as HDR brachytherapy.

The Trust provide state-of-the-art facilities in which to deliver first class medical care and the most advanced Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy treatments, alongside a range of complementary and alternative therapies, in a purpose-built sympathetic environment, which enables the best possible holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to the care of all cancer patients and their loved ones. There are currently 28 beds on West Bergholt Ward for Oncology and Haematology patients. The Oncology Department has close links with St Helena Hospice and Farleigh Hospice, both of which provide in-patient and day-care facilities. The hospital Specialist Palliative Care team consists of a Palliative Care consultant and several Nurse Practitioners.

The department has three linear accelerators and a ‘decant’ bunker. Each machine has 2 or 3 photon energies, a range of electron energies, IMRT and VMAT, CBCT capabilities (Varian on board imager) and respiratory gating, the latest Truebeam also has 6DoF couch. In addition both TrueBeam have flattening filter free energies.


The Trust provides fantastic career development opportunities.  The Trust also has a well-established oncology research department, providing the opportunity for the post holder to run and develop clinical trials. 

The post-holder will be required to participate in programmes for teaching medical students, training junior doctors and in clinical examinations. It is expected that this will be an integral part of everyday clinical activity. The post-holder will be required to keep himself/herself fully up-to-date with their relevant area of practice and to be able to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of the Trust. Professional or study leave will be granted at the discretion of the Trust, to support appropriate study, postgraduate training activities, relevant CME courses and other appropriate personal development needs.


Southern England is a great place for you and your family to call home. Ne Thanks to the size, location and geography of the region, there’s a huge diversity to the places where people live.

350 miles of stunning coastline and huge skies. Estuaries, beaches, cliffs, wildlife and water sports – the South-East has it all. With excellent transport links into the City, the South-East offers many of the benefits of living in London, without a lot of the drawbacks - plus, of course, the additional benefits of living in the countryside. 

Southern counties  has lots of different options for housing whether you’re looking to rent or buy. Whether you want to live urban, rural or coastal, there are options to suit budgets of all kinds and prices that compare well to other parts of the South East.

There are fast services into Liverpool St or Fenchurch St from most parts of the county (and Tube services on the border with London). You can head into London after work and still be home in good time. The capital offers a world of attractions on weekends. Southend Airport, Stansted Airport and City Airport (in London’s Docklands) offer a quick route to the continent. Ferries from Harwich to Belgium and Holland are often an overlooked option – and Eurotunnel and Eurostar are conveniently close and make a great way to access Europe.

Good schools and a great quality of life make the South-East a big draw for families – the open space and coast make a great natural playground, with parkland, country trails and rockpools to enjoy.


To be eligible for this vacancy you will need the following:

EEA Candidates:

  • Recognised European Medical Degree or Specialist Qualification in Clinical Oncology
  • IELTS or OET

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCP/FRCR/PLAB qualifications
  • Experience in Oncology
  • IELTS or OET

UK-Based Candidates:

  • MRCP or FRCR qualifications
  • Four years experience in Oncology

This is a great opportunity for any experienced Oncologist working towards CESR in the UK and Specialist Registration in Oncology. There will be opportunity to develop and lead on sub-specialist areas of cancer care.


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