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Medical Oncologist - Lung & Hepatobiliary (CESR support available)

£ 84,559 - £ 114,003

Job Description

This specialist cancer centre are looking for full-time, permanent or locum Medical Oncology Consultants specialising in Lung and Hepatobiliary Cancers. The trust is considering either UK or Overseas trained doctors in other specialties. The trust will support with CESR and provides a full induction programme for doctors new to the NHS.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.


It is a highly-respected specialist treatment, teaching, research and development centre for non-surgical tertiary and secondary oncology services. It is proud of its reputation for providing a first-class patient experience where the patient are at the centre of everything it does. It has created an environment of compassion and care, where staff go the ‘extra mile’ to meet the needs of patients, families and carers. The first Cancer Patient Experience Survey produced by the Welsh Government and Macmillan Cancer Support highlighted it as one of the best in the UK.


The department is responsible for SACT services for adults with solid tumours in the region of Wales. The majority (60%) of day-case services are delivered on site, while there is a long-established network of outreach sites in LHB acute and community hospitals, and based with 3rd-sector providers.

Based on its professional and public reputation for delivering excellence in terms of patient and staff experience, the Trust has has been selected to lead the ‘Transforming Cancer Services’ programme and to build a new hospital. The new site will be a £200million pound development and will open in the coming years. It will be nearly twice the size of the current hospital and will be equipped with brand new, state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facilities

The new site will have 10 new linear accelerators, 2 CT and 2 MRI scanners to support precision image-guided and adaptive radiotherapy. There will be a dedicated clinical trials treatment unit including a 10-bedded early phase trials unit, and 2 isotope cubicles for molecular radiotherapy treatments.


Lung Cancer: The post holder will provide medical oncology services for patients with lung cancer working closely alongside consultants and the Health Board Respiratory team, clinical nurse specialists and research team and clinical nurse specialist. The post-holder will lead on developing the lung SACT trial portfolio, including early phase trials, to increase the recruitment to lung cancer trials.

Hepatobiliary Cancer: The post holder will provide services tas a core member of the Upper GI MDT joining consultants treating oesophago-gastric cancer.  The hepatobiliary team is well complemented and the SABR service currently provided by two consultants. The postholder would also attend the regional pancreatic and hepatocellular cancer MDTs, and lead on trial development opportunities in these cancer sites.

The Trust provides fantastic career development opportunities.

As a member of Kent’s Oncology Centre there will be a commitment to participate fully in a Kent wide approach to the delivery of cancer care.  This includes attendance at governance meetings, multi-disciplinary team meetings and the practice of cross-referral with other site specialists. All Kent consultants are encouraged and supported to take leadership roles within the department, at an appropriate point in their consultant development, in audit, governance, tumour-site specific groups, research and education.


Wales has a lot to offer, and the local area has recently beaten off popular regions of the North West and South West to be awarded the city with the “Best Quality of Life”. The City is easily accessible via motorway, and London is a comfortable drive away. It has rail links to the rest of the UK and has good international access.

There is also spectacular countryside, a National Park and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a beautiful coastline.

The people of Wales are immensely proud of our rich history and culture, which can been seen throughout our many castles and museums, and of our ancient language which you can try out for yourself.  Above all else, they are proud of their friendliness and welcome (and singing ability!). The area has been assessed as one of the top cities in the UK and compares very favourably with many larger cities for house price growth, the cost of renting, average salaries and quality of life. There is a wide choice of schooling including English- and Welsh-medium schools at all levels. The local University offers a wide variety of highly rated courses and ensure that the city is is a thriving city for young people.  


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

EEA Candidates:

  • Recognised Specialist Qualification in Clinical Oncology
  • IELTS or OET
  • Experience or interest in Gynaecological and Colorectal Cancer

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • FRCR Qualification
  • IELTS or OET
  • Experience or interest in Gynaecological and Colorectal Cancer

UK-Based Candidates:

  • Experience or interest in Gynaecological and Colorectal Cancer
  • Experience at Consultant Grade

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

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