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Consultant in clinical oncology specialising in gynaecological cancers

Job Description

A large Yorkshire NHS Trust are looking for a Consultant Clinical Oncologist, primarily focussed on treating patients with Gynaecological Cancers. This is a high-performing department and supportive department for overseas doctors new to the NHS, or UK based doctors looking to further careers. Radiation Oncologists will be considered for the post. 

This trust will assist with CESR support. 

INTRODUCTION TO THE NHS TRUST:

The Trust is in the top 5 largest trusts in England and provides acute care for a local population of 600,000 and over 1.2 million people for tertiary services. The Trust covers a large geographical area, much of which is rural, encompassing East Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, Scarborough and a region of both North Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. The population for this area is around 1.25 million.

The total number of referrals received into the Hull, Scarborough and Grimsby Trusts combined is nearly 4,500 new cancer patients per year. 

THE ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT AND TEAM:

The oncology and haematology department offers a full range of adult cancer services with 116 inpatient beds, full outpatient facilities including a designated chemotherapy delivery suite and 6 linear accelerators. They are keen to continue to build on their excellent reputation in training, research and the development of advanced radiotherapy techniques. 

All grades of nursing staff undertake a rotational programme to maintain and develop the unit’s skill mix. Within the outpatient facility, the service comprises a spacious outpatient clinic area staffed with dedicated oncology nurses and the Chemotherapy Day Treatment Unit (DTU). The department has recently received a £4.9M grant from Yorkshire Cancer Research to fund research into inequalities in outcomes in cancer care with a particular emphasis on age and social deprivation. 

THE CANCER PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICE:

The team has a cancer psychological service in which workers are trained in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and psychological support workers, all of whom are backed up by an administration and secretarial team. The service is for patients affected by cancer and any members of their family or friends they would like to be involved in their care. 

CLINICAL TRIALS IN THE ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT:

Together the academic team oversee an active clinical and basic science research programme in oncology which includes collaboration with scientists at Medical Schools where there is an established basic sciences research laboratory. The Academic Department is within a purpose-built clinical trials office staffed by dedicated trials nurses and data managers. This provides the infrastructure for high quality clinical trials and ensures the seamless integration of trials into everyday clinical work. There are also dedicated research roles within the radiotherapy physics and therapeutic radiographer workforce.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT: 

This role is a fantastic one for ambitious consultants looking to expand their career opportunities, including significant support with CESR. The department is also exceptionally well-funded for research.Together the academic team oversees an active clinical and basic science research programme in oncology which includes collaboration with scientists at Medical Schools where there is an established basic sciences research laboratory.

A successful consultant in this role will learn daily from, and with world-leading oncologists in a diverse department. This role will provide opportunities in the future to lead teams in sub-specialisms and represent the department at domestic & international conferences. 

LIFE IN YORKSHIRE:

Yorkshire is a thriving area in England. Located 50 miles (80km) east of Leeds, 34 miles (55km) south-east of York and 54 miles (87km) northeast of Sheffield. Yorkshire is a cultural hotspot, home to festivals, art galleries, theatre companies, and live comedy and music venues. 

Yorkshire is a great region for sporting fans and exercise-lovers alike. Sports in the city include professional football, rugby league, golf, darts, athletics and water sports. The region's professional football club, Hull FC play in the Championship.
Schooling is a prominent feature of the area. Some of the top performing schools are Kingswood Academy, Hull Trinity House and St Mary’s Voluntary Catholic Academy, which scored very highly in the progress made by students between Kay Stage 2 and 4.

Yorkshire is well served by rail and road. You can hop on a train at King's Cross and be in the city centre fewer than three hours later. The nearest airport is Humberside Airport 20 miles (32 km) away in Lincolnshire, which provides high-frequency flights to Amsterdam with KLM and Aberdeen with Eastern Airways each day.

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE? 

EEA Candidates: 

  • Recognised European Medical Degree or Specialist Qualification
  • Interest or Experience in Gynaecological Cancer

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCP or equivalent qualification 
  • Interest or Experience in Gynaecological Cancer

UK Based Candidates: 

  • MRCP qualification
  • Interest or Experience in Gynaecological Cancer

This is a great opportunity for any experienced Consultant Clinical Oncologist working towards CESR in Gynaecological Cancer and specialist registration in the UK. 

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