A large South-Eastern Trust are looking for full-time, permanent Medical Oncology Consultants 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:
The Trust consists of 4,500 employees, and provides services to approximately 336,000 people living across the southern counties.
The Trust has received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older people’s care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. They are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than £45 million in their physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.
THE ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT AND TEAM:
The Trust services have received International and National recognition and praise and our patients benefit from the latest and most innovative treatments available, delivered by a team of committed and highly skilled staff. We attract referrals from across the whole country for our specialist services, such as urology and brachytherapy.
The Trust is a clinically led service, drawing on the knowledge and experience of our team of 27 Oncologists. The Consultants delivering the service are involved in National and International teaching and research.
Across two sites, the radiotherapy department is well equipped with state of the art radiotherapy equipment. They are proud to be one of the few departments in the UK to have an Adaptive Varian ETHOS™, allowing real time adaptive radiotherapy, plus seven Varian Truebeam® (one STX with ExacTrac and four with 6 degrees of freedom couch). Furthermore, they have an established SABR programme for lung cancer, and oligometastes.
The Trust also provide a nationally renowned High dose rate brachytherapy service, including gynecological, prostate, rectal and oesophageal brachytherapy; with a dedicated brachytherapy theatre on-site, which is also used to house the Contact radiotherapy machine for rectal treatments.
There is a large SACT service, treating up to 200 patients a day across our four sites, with an ongoing focus on delivering chemo closer to home. Additionally, The Trust has a well established, innovative nurse led service, with nurse led SACT clinics and PICC service running daily.
The dedicated oncology / haemato-oncology inpatient ward (Onslow) has 34 beds. Chilworth Day Unit has designated facilities for day care chemotherapy and procedures. Chemotherapy is also provided in the community via a mobile infusion and injection service, with partnership with McKesson UK and Lloyd’s pharmacy Clinical Homecare Ltd (LPCH).
CAREER DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
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. There is a strong record of recruitment into clinical trials, including NCRN, commercial and Phase I/II trials, the latter in collaboration with the Clinical Research Centre at the local University. Strong links exist between the Centre and the University; four of our Oncology Consultants hold joint appointments with the University. All prospective post-holders will be expected and encouraged to perform research.
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.
LIFE IN SOUTH-EAST ENGLAND:
Southern England is a great place for you and your family to call home. 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.
The schools are some of the best in the country - across primary, secondary and University facilities.
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
To be eligible for this vacancy you will need the following:
This is a great opportunity for any experienced Medical Oncology Consultant 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.