A large south-central trust is looking for a Consultant Clinical Oncologist specialising in Lung / SABR on a permanent, full-time basis, considering either UK or overseas trained doctors in Clinical Oncology. The trust will support with CESR, and help consultants to develop their sub-specialty interests.
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 NHS. This role will provide an excellent springboard with which to further develop as a consultant, with substantial career development opportunities forthcoming.
WHAT IS THE ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT & LIKE?
This role will focus on supporting the existing Consultant Clinical Oncologists in the department, primarily in the care of lung cancer patients focussing on the implementation of SABR for lung cancer in 2021.The oncology department at the trust is multi-disciplined and highly motivated in the region leading implementation of SABR.
The diagnostic imaging department supports acute and cancer services with CT scanning, MRI, a proactive interventional radiology team, on site PET scanning, nuclear medicine, specialty reporting and dedicated support to cancer MDTs The Oncology department sees approximately 3,500 new referrals per year and delivers around 22,000 episodes of chemotherapy per year. The department has extensive support staff. Including, 7 clinical oncology registrars, 4 medical oncology registrars and SHOs on a variety of training schemes. There are 39 funded beds.
The oncology department utilises world-leading technologies, machines and resources. Including 4 matched Varian linear accelerators and a Toshiba CT simulator. There is an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Oncologist to join this growing department, which has achieved great results in recent years.
WHAT CAREER DEVELOPMENT & OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU?
The department and wider trust are extremely keen on assisting Consultants in developing their career. Consultants receive access to CESR support, access to specialty training from world-leading practitioners, and the opportunity to undertake relevant external duties to enhance continued career development.
In addition to the Trust’s medical library the department holds an extensive library of journals and relevant educational materials to support CPD. The department is forward-thinking and began utilising SABR for lung primaries and oligometastatic disease in March 2021. The oncology research team is dynamic and innovative, comprising research nurses, radiographers, pharmacists, clinical trials assistants and R&D colleagues, supporting a large portfolio of clinical trials. The Trust is firmly committed to offering the advantages of clinical research participation to as many of its patients as possible.
LIFE IN SOUTH ENGLAND
This is a thriving commercial and cultural centre. Just 90 minutes from central London benefitting from good road and rail links, as well as easy access to Europe. The trust is home to a thriving artistic community with a medley of museums and theatres. Developments within the city itself and on the harbour suggest a vibrant future for the area. Inland from the hospital is the beautiful and relatively unspoilt countryside of a National Park and New Forest.
The area combines the advantages of city life with pleasant villages and seaside towns. There are several first-rate schools both in the state and private sector and it is an excellent place to raise a family.
This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced radiation or clinical oncologists to further specialise in the NHS, or work towards their CESR and Specialist Registration in Clinical Oncology.