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Specialty Doctor in Oncology (supporting CESR)

Job Description

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Specialty Doctor in Oncology to join the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, a large acute, advanced, high performing and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of the county and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond. The Trust operates hospital-based services from three different sites. The post is suitable for overseas specialty doctors, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. 

WHAT IS NHS TRUST LIKE? 

The NHS Trust is runs three hospitals in their main area. The NHS Trust's workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and their caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. The NHS Trust is truly committed to recruiting the best people, that will work with them to achieve their Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for the Trust's communities, leading and supporting their teams to move forward.

The NHS Trust always strives to be better, and better never stops! Their Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for the Trust, their hospitals, services and role in the wider health and care system. The Trust makes sure that their teams are empowered and equipped with the skills, tools, techniques and mindset to drive continuous improvement in every part of the Trust. The NHS Trust is rated good in effective & caring.

WHAT IS THE ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE? 

The new Oncology Centre opened in 2014 at the one of their sites. It serves the county’s population of 600,000. The oncology centre is now fully functional with state of the art equipment and facilities in radiotherapy. The Department of Oncology is dynamic and forward looking with a friendly, supportive and approachable ethos. It has rapidly expanded and provides specialist cancer care across the three hospital sites that make up this large Acute Trust.

Oncology inpatients are primarily based on the 15 bedded Laurel 2 Oncology Ward, which is located in the Trust's main hospital building. There are no dedicated oncology inpatient beds at AH or KTC. A 5-chaired AOS assessment bay has recently been developed within the oncology ward; it is open 9am-9pm every day including weekends. In addition to the consultant oncologists, 4 specialty doctors in oncology provide countywide support to outpatient clinics, chemotherapy clinics and AOS. There is a dedicated team of Acute Oncology CNSs who provide support at both sites for oncology emergencies and inpatients.

The post holder will work as part of a team with Oncologists to help with support for the Chemotherapy and radiotherapy service and outpatients clinics across the hospital sites and working with the oncology ward, assist in the provision of an Acute Oncology service. There will also be the opportunity to contribute to teaching, clinical research and audit. There is an on-call rota, of which the applicant can be part of.

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN WEST MIDLANDS?  

From the thriving city of Birmingham to the green spaces of Herefordshire and Shropshire, the West Midlands is a region of catering to all preferences. Places like the historic Stratford-upon-Avon and the luxury in affluent Solihull further add to the region, as do the miles of canals left over from its industrial past. The West Midlands is a uniquely beautiful place to call home.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT WORCESTERSHIRE ACUTE HOSPITALS NHS TRUST?

With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, exams, get involved in active research and many aspects of CPD. 

Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?

EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Oncology
  • European Specialist Qualification in Oncology

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Oncology

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Oncology
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT

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