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Oncology in the NHS offers career progression, leadership, a clear pathway to specialist registration with a competitive salary....

Oncology in the NHS branches into two main sub-specialisms, medical oncology and clinical oncology, and cancer waiting times are one of the most critical performance indicators an NHS trust is judged upon. As such oncology is an area with significant demand with numbers of qualified doctors in the NHS being relatively low. This means there are many fantastic opportunities available to oncologists offering CESR, CCT and specialist registration support, whilst leadership roles with significant career development are available to most specialists entering the UK system.

Requirements for an overseas doctor in these areas:

  • IELTS or OET
  • Medical Oncologists’ must obtain MRCP
  • Clinical Oncologists’ must obtain FRCR
  • EEA applicants will only require GMC registration and IELTS or OET

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What can you expect to do as part of a typical working week in the NHS?

Clinical oncologists often work in specialist cancer hospitals, large teaching hospitals and district general hospitals and your week will often include multidisciplinary team meetings, outpatients’ clinic, inpatient ward round, writing reports for GPs, teaching sessions for junior colleagues and very importantly, research. Research is an integral part of clinical oncology.

Medical oncologists work to provide the best possible outcome for cancer patients, whether that is cure, or palliation and prolongation of good quality life. In addition they also provide counselling for patients and their families, whilst clinical research is an important feature of their role like clincal oncologists. Clinical care, clinical trials, laboratory and translational cancer research form an integral part of the training and they are trained to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, being able to advise on all aspects of treatment including surgery and radiotherapy as well as having the skills to administer systemic therapies. A medical oncologists work also includes diagnosing cancers, discussing treatment options with patients, arranging and supervising drug treatment and therapies including the management of any complications that may arise and supporting patients and overseeing their care, including their lives after treatment.

Medical oncologists treat patients who have localised or metastatic malignancy in need of systemic therapy. They also treat patients whose cancer has potentially been cured by surgery but for whom further therapy improves their outlook.

Medical and clinical oncologists often work in partnership together, and clinical oncology covers both the therapeutic administration of ionising radiation (radiotherapy) and cytotoxic chemotherapy. However, only clinical oncologists administer radiotherapy.


Did you know? 

NHS Cancer targets work to 85% of patients to start their first cancer treatment for cancer within two months of an urgent GP referral. This timeframe is also applied to patients referred from an NHS cancer screening service however the operational threshold is set at 90%


 

 

£82,096 - £110,683
??????This high performing NHS Foundation Trust are looking to recruit enthusiastic consultant oncologists with either FRCR, MRCP or equivalent training and qualifications to deliver an integrated oncology practice across the North East of England. There are opportunities to work in a city based hospital or another large, general hospital located more ruraly. In addition to the clinical foundations of the role, they can offer you a commitment to teaching, education, research and audit. Candidates for the post must be registered medical practitioners and on, or eligible to join, the Specialist Register within six months of the date of the Appointments Committee. Those with CESR aspirations can be considered though some preparatory work for the CESR application is expected prior to arrival in the UK. 

WHAT IS THE NHS TRUST LIKE? 

The trust has three main acute sites and is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. They have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK and with around 14,000 staff, the hospitals are one of the region’s major employers. They have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. They are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering their staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its best – with people at our heart”. The Trust's CQC report consistently scores highly and currently scores 'Outstanding;.

WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & JOB PLAN LIKE?

The Oncology department is experienced, vast and technologically advanced. With three main sites where oncological care can be provided there is a variety of environments you can work in. 
They are looking to build the team and flex to the skillsets of new colleagues. There will be 8.5PAs for DCC including on call (1 in 22). The job plan will depend on the speciality/ specialities of interest but will include outpatient clinics, chemotherapy planning, radiotherapy planning (in the case of clinical oncology colleagues). We would like colleagues to be involved in one peripheral practice either in the east or west of the region. Time will be allocated for MDT attendance. 

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND?

The city is a regional capital for a population of c2.5 million people across North East England. A great city, once in the forefront of 19th century industrial innovation and now at the forefront of technical innovation, leisure and culture, it has a deserved reputation for being one of the friendliest and liveliest cities in Europe. In recent years it has been transformed into one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the country. With 2,000 years of fascinating history, the city has fabulous classical Georgian architecture in sweeping streets, wonderful restaurants and cafes, traditional pubs and contemporary bars, along with live music and theatre. National surveys often suggest that people in the north east enjoy a better quality of life than anywhere else in England. The region has beautiful countryside, friendly people and a low cost of living. Accommodation varies from central city and riverside, through suburban to the urban periphery, stretching into the neighbouring counties. The city is accessible by the East Coast Mainline rail service, with regular services through to London. In addition the Metro light-rail service connects to stations throughout the county and the A1(M) runs close by, with links to the national motorway network. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS ROLE:
  • MRCP UK for Medical Oncologists
  • FRCR for Clinical Oncologists
  • Specialist Registration or CESR in process
  • Experience as a consultant oncologist
  • Open to preference on cancer sites
£82,096 - £110,683
This is an excellent consultant opportunity for either clinical or medical oncologists to join a high-performing and well-regarded NHS Trust in the East of England. Applicants on the specialist register with CCT or CESR, or those not yet on the register can be considered, as the trust will support overseas candidates. The trust is the one of the largest NHS organisations in the East of England region, with their scale of size providing exciting opportunities for research, development, innovation, education and training. They have a track record of recruiting the best calibre consultants from within the UK and from overseas.

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?

The county and local town are a fantastic location for doctors and their families wishing to live in the East of England, close to London but without the high cost of living and property that is associated with life in London. You will find all the amenities required for a family in the region, with excellent schools, transport links and availability of housing both short and long term. You can live in the pretty and historic local town, or in the various little towns and villages dotted around the region. Neither urban town life or rural life is ever too far away and there is something for everyone here!

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
If you are either an overseas oncologist on the specialist register, or are in the process of preparing a CESR application, then enquire today!
£82,096 - £110,683

Medical & Clinical Oncology consultants looking to start or continue their careers in the NHS are invited to join excellent, large specialised hospital Trust on the South Coast of England. CESR candidates either completed or in process are invited to apply whilst candidates on the specialist will be warmly received of course. The Specialist Oncology Centre is based onsite and provides Cancer services to the local population in addition to parts of Sussex (Chichester) and the Isle of Wight. It is a friendly and integrated Centre, with enhanced treatment and facilities, nursing and pharmacy roles and encourages research and innovation.

They are looking to appoint both a clinical and medical oncologist and they can offer either permanent consultant roles or locum consultant roles with support for CESR depending on whether you are recognised as a specialist in the UK already. Additionally, these roles can cater for your cancer site interests amongst their most needed areas that include breast, brain tumour, colon, lung, head and neck and CNS.

The area combines the advantages of city life with rural villages and seaside towns, whilst the city centre itself is a thriving naval city, steeped in history, on the beautiful South Coast. It is ninety minutes from central London and has good transport links by ferry and airplane into Europe. Water sports facilities are excellent with access to the channel and sandy beaches are within easy reach. Inland is the spectacular and relatively unspoilt countryside of rural Hampshire, and the South Downs National Park.

Job requirements:

FRCR or equivalent for clinical oncologists
MRCP or equivalent for medical oncologists 
CCT or Specialist Registration eligibility 
IELTS/ OET
Extensive experience as an oncologist with interests in either of CNS, breast, brain tumour, colorectal, lung, head & neck and CNS.

Length of contract:
Either permanent or 24-month fixed term (subject to be renewed)

Benefits:
Queen Alexandra is a great hospital to work in, below are some of several key benefits to working at QEH Porstmouth and their Oncology Centre.

  • Attractive salary and relocation package 
  • Training and development opportunities within your areas of preference
  • Th centre acts as one the major cancer hubs on the South Coast of England and has established, high performing services
  • CESR support for those eligible and requiring it
  • Tier 2 Health and Care Visa (sponsorship for the whole family)
  • Guidance regarding the CV and full interview preparation
  • Assistance regarding the GMC registration, visa, accommodation and transportation by an experienced onboarding specialist
  • Complete IMG Relocation service from start to finish of process
  • New service for  SABR for primary lung cancer and oligometastatic disease will be up and running in the early part of 2021.
  • established brachytherapy program for both prostate cancer and gynaecological treatments, and laparoscopic and robotic surgery programmes are well developed. Both urology and gynaecology teams are a research active with a broad portfolio of clinical studies and strong track record of recruitment to clinical trials

Any Oncology Specialists with interest in breast, brain tumour, colon, lung, head and neck and CNS cancers are strongly invited to apply. CESR will be supported where needed and the trust will nurture your career and professional development goals.

 

£82,096 - £110,683

CESR supporting role available for consultants in medical oncology for a trust in the North of England. The trust will support overseas candidates not on the specialist register and is open to interests in a number of different cancer sites.

Job requirements:
MRCP UK or equivalent
IELTS / OET
SCE Medical Oncology is desirable
Extensive experience as a medical oncologist
Previous consultant experience

Length of contract:
12 month fixed-term (subject to be renewed) or substantive for those with Specialist Registration in Medical Oncology

Benefits:
  • Attractive salary and relocation package
  • Training and development opportunities
  • CESR support for those eligible
  • Tier 2 Health and Care Visa (sponsorship for the whole family
  • Guidance regarding the CV and full interview preparation
  • Assistance regarding the GMC registration, visa, accommodation and transportation by an experienced onboarding specialist
  • Complete IMG Relocation service from start to finish of process

Grade:
Consultant
Associate Specialist can be considered for good candidates lacking enough experience for consultant roles.

Specialty:
Medical Oncology
Interests in urological, melanoma (skin), acute oncology are preferable, however breast, gynae, colorectal, lung and other special interests can all be considered

£82,096 - £110,683
Well regarded NHS Foundation Trust are looking consultant oncologists to join the experienced Oncology department in the North East of England. 

Job requirements:
MRCP / FRCR or Specialist Registration in Medical / Clinical Oncology
IELTS / OET
Extensive experience as a an oncologist
Experience with upper GI, lower GI and breast cancer sites preferable

Length of contract:
12 month fixed term (extendable until CESR)

Benefits:
  • Attractive salary and relocation package
  • Training and development opportunities
  • CESR support for those eligible
  • Tier 2 Health and Care Visa (sponsorship for the whole family)
  • Guidance regarding the CV and full interview preparation
  • Assistance regarding the GMC registration, visa, accommodation and transportation by an experienced onboarding specialist
  • Complete IMG Relocation service from start to finish of process
Grade:
Consultant or Associate Specialist

Specialty:
Medical or Clinical Oncology
Interests in Breast Cancer, Upper and Lower GI cancers
£82,096 - £110,683

NHS Foundation Trust recruiting for experienced clinical / radiation oncology consultants, interests in breast, upper and lower GI, lung, brain, CNS or general roles. This is a highly performing Trust based in the North Midlands amongst the picturesque green rolling hills of England.

This is an ideal location for those with families or those looking for an outdoor lifestyle amongst smaller cities of the UK. 

Job requirements:

Specialist Registration in Oncology
IELTS/ OET
Previous consultant experience

Length of contract:
Substantive / Permanent

Benefits:

  • Attractive salary and relocation package
  • Training and development opportunities
  • CESR support for those eligible
  • Tier 2 Health and Care Visa (sponsorship for the whole family)
  • Guidance regarding the CV and full interview preparation
  • Assistance regarding the GMC registration, visa, accommodation and transportation by an experienced onboarding specialist
  • Complete IMG Relocation service from start to finish of process

Grade:
Consultant 

Specialty:
Clinical Oncology 
Open to all special interests / general roles

£82,000 - £110,000

NHS Teaching Hospital are recruiting for an experienced clinical oncologist on the South of England.

Job requirements:
Specialist Registration or FRCR
IELTS / OET
Extensive experience as a consultant oncologist 
Developed special interest in colorectal & urological cancers

Length of contract:
Permanent
Can be offered fixed term (subject to be renewed)

Benefits:

  • Attractive salary and relocation package
  • Training and development opportunities
  • CESR support for those eligible
  • Tier 2 Health and Care Visa (sponsorship for the whole family)
  • Guidance regarding the CV and full interview preparation
  • Assistance regarding the GMC registration, visa, accommodation and transportation by an experienced onboarding specialist
  • Complete IMG Relocation service from start to finish of process

Grade:
Consultant or Locum Consultant

Specialty:
Clinical Oncology

£79,000 - £107,000

An exciting consultant medical oncology vacancy to join a dynamic and committed team. You will join an existing team of 5 consultants providing a full range of oncology services for the common cancers.  

All sub-specialty preferences will be considered, including all tumour sites. 

The department is modern with state-of-the-art facilities. In addition you will have access to first class learning and development opportunities, including CESR support.

There will be the opportunity to develop related interests according to your experience and interests.

The department will also provide mentorship from a senior member of the team within the department.

The Trust is  and associated teaching hospital and is committed to an active research programme in cancer and participates in several National Cancer Research studies. 

requirements: 

  • MRCP 
  • Consultant oncology experience 

If you are looking to work towards CESR, whilst joining an established and modern Medical Oncology team, then this will be an excellent consultant vacancy for you. 

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