Grade: Consultant or Specialty Doctor
Specialty: Clinical Oncology
Contract Type: Permanent or fixed-term
Looking to start your career in the NHS? If you're driven & highly-skilled, then this position is perfect for you! This Trust, which was rated "Good" recently by the CQC, is hiring a full-time Consultant in Clinical Oncology. The service aims to become the leading authority in Oncology management. You will be joining a team of driven and ambitious doctors, who make sure to provide specialised care, as well as working to enhance the department's profile through teaching & education.
The Trust will support with CESR support for those who are looking to attain CESR and Specialist Registration. This is a great job for any overseas Consultants looking for CESR-support and great opportunities for career development in the UK!
WHAT IS THE TRUST LIKE?
The Trust is a prominent District General Hospital and the largest employer in its town. The hospital has the potential to serve as a central facility for one of the country's new medical schools. Currently, the Trust is embarking on a significant modernisation project to improve its services and infrastructure. This long-term initiative involves substantial investments over the next decade and requires collaboration with public and private sector partners to achieve its goals.
The Hospital has received a 'Good' rating in the recent inspection conducted by the CQC. The hospital has made significant improvements, contributing to its positive evaluation. They offer a comprehensive range of services on a single site, including Accident and Emergency, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Intensive Care, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Genitourinary Medicine, Ophthalmology, ENT, Paediatrics (including a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), General Medicine (including specialised units like Coronary Care, Renal Unit, Intensive Care, and Gastroenterology), Radiotherapy and Oncology, as well as various surgical specialities like Bariatrics.
WHAT IS THE ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE?
The Oncology Department operates within the Cancer Centre Directorate, which is a part of the Planned Care Group at the Hospital. As a Cancer Centre, the hospital actively participates in its regional Cancer Alliance. The Consultant team consists of two medical oncologists (soon to be three) and nine clinical oncologists who are primarily stationed at the Cancer Centre in the Hospital. They conduct outpatient sessions and chemotherapy clinics in various nearby locations.
The service participates in multidisciplinary team meetings. The Trust has a dedicated Acute Oncology Service led by one of the Medical Oncologists, with support from senior Clinical Nurse Specialists. In addition, there is a shared Oncology and Haematology ward with 20+ beds. Inpatient care for oncology patients is managed by the appropriate medical or surgical teams, with regular input from the Acute Oncology and specialist oncology teams.
The post holder will share clinical and managerial leadership within the Oncology department with the present consultants. The post holder will be provided with a designated office base with full secretarial and administrative support. This support and the working conditions provided will be equitable across all of the Consultants within the Oncology department.
WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU?
The trust is committed to ongoing training and support of consultants, There is a structured two year programme of induction and leadership development. Every consultant appointed is offered a choice of mentors and expected to meet with them on a regular basis.
The Trust has established itself as a reputable institution in the field of education, as evidenced by its positive evaluations in the PMETB report and feedback from trainees and medical students. It has made significant investments in enhancing its educational resources, including a recently upgraded medical library, an active clinical librarian service, a clinical skills unit, and a state-of-the-art simulation centre that was inaugurated in 2009. Collaborative efforts with other departments and the local University are actively pursued, and the Trust is actively engaged in numerous local and national research projects.
WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE AREA?
The town, located in the heart of England, offers a picturesque setting with stunning natural landscapes, vibrant towns, and a rich cultural heritage. Its prime location near London and excellent transport links provide the perfect combination of countryside serenity and urban opportunities. The county hosts a diverse range of industries, including finance, technology, pharmaceuticals, and professional services.
This area provides an excellent quality of life, with outstanding schools and educational institutions ensuring top-notch education for your family. Charming market towns and picturesque villages with boutique shops, farmers' markets, and cozy pubs dot the area, each offering its unique character and amenities. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the county's beautiful countryside, featuring expansive parks, ancient woodlands, and tranquil river walks.
With its strategic location, strong economy, exceptional amenities, and natural beauty, This town is an enticing destination for individuals and families considering relocation. Whether you're seeking career growth, a tranquil countryside retreat, or an active and culturally rich lifestyle, it offers something for everyone.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
UK based applicants