A University Health Board in Wales are looking for a Consultant or Specialist in Clinical Oncology with a sub-specialty interest in Breast and Gynae. This is a permanent or fixed term contract type, considering either UK or Overseas trained doctors. The trust has excellent previous CESR experience and will support any overseas doctors with their CESR application. It 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.
This is a great job for any overseas oncologists looking for CESR support, with opportunity for beautiful countryside living or the Manchester or Liverpool city life.
What is the Health Board like?
The Health Board is largest health organisation in Wales, that are developing an integrated health service which provides excellent care delivered in partnership with the public and other statutory and third sector organisations. They have a budget of £1.3 billion and a workforce of over 17,000 staff, providing primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for the population of around 700,000 across North Wales. They continuously develop their workforce so that it has the right skills and operates in a research-rich learning culture. Besides their three main hospital sites, they are also responsible for community hospitals, health centres, clinics, mental health units, community teams, GP practices and other NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists. They plan to improve the health of the population, with particular focus upon the most vulnerable in our society.
What is the Oncology department like?
This job can be based at 2 Cancer Treatment Centres, providing radiotherapy treatment and specialist chemotherapy for the population of North Wales, (676,000), excluding paediatric patients and those needing brachytherapy. It includes a 20-bed in-patient ward, a spacious day-case systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT) unit (Heulwen) with facilities to treat up to 24 patients simultaneously, outpatient department with 10 clinical suites and radiotherapy review facilities
The medical staff includes: 7 substantive clinical oncologists, 1 locum clinical oncologist, 2 substantive medical oncologists, 1 locum medical oncologist and 1 vacant clinical oncology post.
The Radiotherapy Department has 4 Varian Linear Accelerators, a Gulmay Orthovoltage Unit, Phillips CT Planning Scanner, Prosoma, and an Eclipse Treatment Planning System supported by Limbus automated outlining. IMRT techniques are routine for most treatment sites with the addition of 4DCT and the centre is also actively working towards the implementation of SABR for lung.
Parenteral SACT is prepared in validated Pharmacy Aseptic facilities located within the acute hospital sites. Immunotherapy is given across all sites, with a newly-established, nurse-led immunotherapy toxicity service. The SACT service received a successful outcome of its first Peer Review in 2020.
What Career Development and Opportunities are available?
As this extremely supportive trust, there is opportunity for overseas doctors to work towards and complete CESR, there will also be opportunity to link in with the research teams in South Wales & both Bangor and Glyndwr Universities.
Life in North Wales
North Wales has a vast national park, purpose-built mountain biking trails, a breath taking coastal path, soaring zip wire, food festivals and world class sport and adventure around every corner and provides opportunities for a wide variety of sporting, fitness and recreational activities. Not only does it have lots of activities for you, it also has a wide selection of private housing is available, both traditional and modern in towns, villages and rural settings.
For doctors with family, the educational standards are consistently high in both the primary and secondary sectors. There are several well-established independent schools within North Wales and the surrounding area that cater for both day pupils and boarders.
You can say goodbye to heavy inner-city commuter traffic, and enjoy a breath-taking commute across North Wales.
Am I eligible for this role?
This is a great NHS job for any experienced Clinical / Radiation Oncologist working towards CESR and specialist registration in the UK.