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Consultant Clinical Oncologist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
10 PA
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£77,913 - £105,042 pa
23/05/2019 23:59

There has never been a better time to come and work at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.  The Trust was formed on 1 July 2018 to bring together our five hospitals – in Derby, Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth – to provide the highest quality care to patients across southern Derbyshire and south east Staffordshire. 

With over 12,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds. All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

University Hospitals of Derby & Burton are seeking to recruit two Consultant Clinical Oncologists, who together with 12 other Consultant Oncologists will provide a comprehensive service for the people of Southern Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.

We are looking for Clinical Oncologists with interest in Urology, Lung, Gynaecology, Breast however there could be some flexibility and would be more than happy to discuss this.

The Cancer Business Unit is proud to offer high quality clinical care within flexible and sustainable job plan structures. We positively encourage part time working and are happy to recruit less than full time candidates to complement our existing medical team. If your preference is for less than full time hours, we have a number of potential job plans including a one tumour site 6 PA post working either 4 days per week or 5 days per week.  We are happy to discuss other options if these are of interest.

The Royal Derby Hospital Chemotherapy facility includes a state of the art Day Unit with 24 outpatient chemotherapy chairs, a 5 chair assessment bay for unwell patients, two 2 bedded siderooms, and 4 counselling/clinic rooms. Chemotherapy is prepared in a satellite pharmacy within the Unit. Treatment is provided by experienced chemotherapy nurses who are well versed in cannulation and administering chemotherapy.  There are plans to move the unwell assessment area to the inpatient ward later this year.

The Queens Hospital Burton Chemotherapy facility includes a state of the art Chemotherapy Unit with 18 outpatient chemotherapy chairs, two bedded side-rooms for assessing and treating unwell patients, and 7 counselling/clinic rooms integrated with Oncology.

We have 40 dedicated oncology beds at the RDH, and provision of side rooms for neutropenic patients and special requirements. The Oncology service is well supported by a well-established Haematology Service, Palliative Medicine Service including inpatient unit, Clinical Psychologists, interpreters and bereavement support staff.

Radiotherapy, Brachytherapy and Radiotherapy Physics are housed together in a purpose-built centre, with the following equipment:

  • 4 Linear Accelerators – 3 Varian TrueBeam and 1 Siemens Artiste,
  • Aria Oncology management system and Eclipse treatment planning.
  • HDR Brachytherapy Unit
  • Xstrahl Superficial Xray therapy – 80kV & 120kV
  • Toshiba wide-bore CT-simulator, with Prosoma Virtual simulation 

The Trust has seen the opening of a graduate entry Medical School - a satellite of the University of Nottingham, which has greatly enhanced the teaching and research opportunities for medical staff.

The posts are based at the Royal Derby Hospital and Queens Hospital Burton which provide Cancer Services for the population of Southern Derbyshire and South East Staffordshire. 

Applicants for these appointments should have full registration with the General Medical Council with a license to practice. Evidence of entry on the GMC Specialist Register/have CCT or be within 6 months of attaining CCT at time of interview and entry on GMC Specialist Register by date of commencement.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust will consider relocation expenses and enhanced Terms and Conditions on appointment, depending on previous experience.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Kate Shankland, Assistant Clinical Director for Oncology on 01332 783158

Dr Adrian Smith, Clinical Director for the Cancer Business Unit on 01332 787973

Mike Carr, General Manager 01332 787790

If you have problems applying, contact

Medical Recruitment
Royal Derby Hospital
Uttoxeter Road
DE22 3NE
01332 789248