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WHAT IS THE TRUST & HOSPITAL LIKE?
The trust provides both acute hospital and community health care and has nearly 10,000 staff and an annual budget in 2019/20 of over £715 million. The trust has two large general hospitals in the East of England, typically well performing hospitals scoring highly in their CQC reports.
WHAT IS THE PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE?
Their aim is to incorporate the latest technologies and innovations to ensure the service is prepared for current and future challenges of the modern NHS, and the Trust is working towards a collaboration with a large teaching hospital and tertiary centre in China. This will bring exciting opportunities to the Histopathology department with regards research and teaching. There will be programmes of fellowship including histopathology, collaborated research projects are already started and in progress.
- The post holder appointed will take a proportionate share in the provision of the service in surgical pathology, and cytopathology.
- Surgical cut-up is performed by Consultant Pathologists, Specialty Registrars and Biomedical Scientists.
- Two biomedical scientists have completed the Diploma of Expert Practice in Histological dissection (cut-up) and one is currently in training.
- Small biopsies are handled by the technical staff.
- The Consultant Pathologists report all FNA and non-cervical cytology specimens.
- There is no provision of FNA for one stop clinics and histopathologists are not involved in taking FNA samples.
- There is currently no true sub-specialisation in the reporting of surgical histology or diagnostic cytology, although there is a lead pathologist for each of the cancer sites who acts as a contact point within the Department and participates in multidisciplinary meetings.
- There is no on-call commitment.
- The post holder may choose to undertaken coronial post mortem examinations through direct agreement with the local coroners services. This is via agreement directly with the coroner, coverage of post mortem activity if offset by time shifting of contracted NHS time to take account of the time spent undertaking the coronial post mortems.
WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE REGION?
The hospital is located in a beautiful part of the UK and you’ll enjoy an enviable quality of life in this historic town. The area benefits from a wealth of affordable housing in one of the most attractive parts of Britain, yet is close to one of London's major airports and all the facilities of London. Your new home will also be great news if you’re bringing up a family, as this part of the UK is home to some excellent schools and great leisure facilities.
A relocation document can be provided along with job descriptions to those interested in finding out more.
ELIGIBILITY FOR THIS ROLE
To be considered for this role you must meet the following requirements:
- Specialist Registration in Histopathology or
- FRCPath and extensive consultant experience or
- GMC registration with reporting experience in a similar healthcare system
WHAT IS THE TRUST LIKE?
The Trust in the East of England with two main acute hospitals and has traditionally scored highly on their CQC reports and cancer waiting targets. Now with the delays to cancer care caused by covid-19 there is a real urgency to recruit and help recitfy some of the cancer targets that are being missed.
WHAT IS THE ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE?
This role will be based at the larger of the two sites, and if successful you would be joining a team of eight oncology consultants in their specialist cancer unit on site. The consultants are currently supported by a specialty doctor team and are a team of nine consultants total.
The post holder will work according to an agreed job plan of 10 PA (40-hours per week) with a minimum of 8.5 PAs dedicated to Direct Clinical Care (DCC) and 1.5 SPAs (supporting professional activities). There will also be some on call commitment to this role which can be discussed during interview. The role will embrace all aspects of Oncology including solid tumour chemotherapy and technically advanced radiotherapy (if a clinical oncologist).
The primary requirement is for Upper & Lower GI cancers and have an open interest to other tumour sites
WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE REGION?
WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU?
This role is primarily looking for clinical consultants on the specialist register for oncology however they can consider applicants from medical oncologists with similar interests, or doctors not yet on the specialist register.
For those not on the specialist register, support can be provided towards their CESR application
Consultants on the specialist register will be given autonomy and will freedom to develop their special interests, with access to additional leadership, research and teaching duties available for those that want it.
Regardless of specialism, all consultants will be fully integrated members of the oncology team and receive full induction process and will be involved in clinical audit and governance.
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
Requirements for this role are the following:
- MRCP or equivalent if Medical Oncologist
- FRCR or equivalent if Clinical Oncologist
- Extensive experience in oncology
- Previous consultant experience
- Interest in Urology, Upper GI and Hepatobiliary Cancer are preferred, other preference on cancer site can be accommodated however
Applicants for both pure breast radiology or breast and general radiology (or another subspecialty) are encouraged to apply.
Ideally, the applicant will be trained in screening, individuals with symptomatic breast training only will be considered. If the applicant wishes to train in screening this would also be supported by the Trust.
General Radiology duties will be based in the main department at one site, while sessions in breast imaging are located in a seperate site within the larger complex.
42,225 women were invited for screening in 2017/18 with an uptake of 78.9% and the very successful High Risk MR breast screening service was implemented in 2014.
Symptomatic breast imaging services are provided by the breast imaging team independently and the symptomatic service receives approximately 4500 referrals per year. All these referrals are seen in a one stop clinic with surgical and imaging assessment in the same visit.
You will be part of a team that includes the following:
- Four committed and enthusiastic breast radiologists based in the trust, forming an essential part of the localities Breast Screening Service.
- Two advanced radiographic practitioners will also support performing stereotactic biopsy and wire placement
- Four film reading radiographers providing screen reading.
- The clinics are well supported by specialist breast care nurses.
Equipment & Facilities:
Equipment is as the following:
- They have a fully digital service having 1 brand new GE Pristina mammography unit with DBT, CESM and 2D biopsy.
- There is a further Philips L30 with Diagnostic Scan mammography unit.
- There are 2 breast ultrasound rooms with voice recognition reporting equipped with new Canon Aplio machines.
- Vacuum assisted Encore biopsy is available in addition to standard 14G.
- MRI services are housed in a new diagnostic imaging centre adjacent to Gainsborough Wing.
- New breast coils and software are installed.
- Multi-disciplinary breast care meetings are held in the unit’s dedicated MDT room.
- The unit enjoys excellent working relationships with our colleagues in breast surgery, oncology and nursing care.
Requirements for this position are the following:
- FRCR or equivalent
- Unfortunately no PLAB candidates will be considered unless exceptional circumstances
- IETLS or OET and eligibility for GMC registration
- Extension experience trained in breast screening, whilst individuals with symptomatic breast training only will be considered
The trust will fully support training, development, CESR applications and is particularly welcoming to overseas candidates, though of course UK applicants with NHS experience will be warmly received too!
Fantastic opportunity for consultant looking to attain CESR in Geriatric Medicine with a supportive NHS department.
The trust provides healthcare services for a population of around 280,000 and is a replacement post for a retiring doctor.
This is a 10 PA post and the successful applicant will take responsibility for elderly patients on the main ward blocks, will independently lead two outpatient clinics per week for general geriatric medicine with on-call commitments for unselected admissions (1 in 14).
In addition there will be three weekly ward rounds, daily consultant input and regular MDTs.
You will also be fully expected to take an active involvement with directorate teaching, management and clinical governance activities.
Multidisciplinary team working and colleague support is very strong here and this hospital is a fantastic place for aspiring NHS consultants to work towards their CESR in Geriatric Medicine.
Requirements for this position are:
- MRCP UK
- OET or IELTS in place, or excellent english that allows for exemptions
- SCE in Geriatric Medicine is desirable
- Experience working at consultant level, ideally in either Acute, Acute Geriatrics or Geriatric Medicine
Again, this is a great opportunity for either UK based Geriatricians looking to further their careers - or international doctors looking to be supported through the CESR process. The trust has a fantastic record of supporting international doctors to become substantive consultants.