Consultant Oncologist - Gynaecology & Colorectal

6 days left

King's Lynn
£84,559 to £114,003 a year Per annum
22 Oct 2021
05 Dec 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking an experienced Consultant Oncologist - Gynaecology & Colorectal to join our friendly team within our Women & Children (W & C) Division. The appointee will be required to have the skills, knowledge and experience to ensure the continued delivery of high-quality Oncological care to patients within the Trust and to contribute to the further development of the W & C service.

The appointee will be Lead Oncologist for Gynaecological cancers and share the responsibility for the treatment and management of Colorectal cancers. Like most cancer units and centres, there has been a steady rise in the number of patients being referred for treatment of these malignancies and an increase in the use of multiple lines of chemotherapy, including the expansion in the use of monoclonal antibodies and other newer agents.

The appointee will be expected to maintain and enhance the multidisciplinary management of patients with these malignancies, to increase entry of patients into clinical trials and to expand the service as required to meet patient's needs.

Main duties of the job

The appointed consultant would be expected to contribute to the on-going service improvement programme developing:

  • Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT)
  • Cost Improvement programme (CIP)
  • Implementing evidence based new ways of working when necessary

We also encourage consultants to apply for fellowship of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, to which we are an affiliated member.

About us

With over 4,000 staff (known as TeamQEH), the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn is one of the biggest employers in West Norfolk, supporting the health and wellbeing of the local community. QEH has 518 beds, 18 wards, a budget of circa £220m and provides a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based services to those who live in the three counties of Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

We are passionate about our journey of improvement. Our vision is to become the best rural district general hospital for patient and staff experience in the UK. We strive to deliver services that our local communities can be proud of, and to deliver exceptionally high standards of care, consistently for our patients and their families. Team QEH are one of the most research-active organisations for our size in the UK, recruiting 2,188 patients in 20/21, and were ranked 27/507 nationally for Covid related research. We have a wide-ranging and diverse portfolio of clinical studies and are recognised as one of the fastest trusts in the country from set up to recruitment.

Job description

Main Duties & Responsibilities


  • To work with colleagues at the QEH, NNUH, CUH and the Cancer Network to provide a local cancer service to patients with gynaecological and colorectal tumours.
  • To participate in each of the multidisciplinary meetings reviewing all relevant histology and radiology.
  • To provide clinical Leadership in a management role as Gynaecology Oncology Lead.
  • To actively participate in the consultant led ward service for the overall care of oncological in-patients and the AOS for in-patients and out-patients.
  • To contribute to the ongoing research projects using the clinical and/or laboratory facilities available.


  • Teaching and training of junior staff, medical students and other healthcare professionals.
  • To act as clinical/educational supervisor to locally employed doctors and doctors in training programmes of a variety of grades and experience as appropriate.
  • To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance and audit.
  • To provide leadership and support for the effective development of the service.
  • To have responsibility for ensuring active participation in Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
  • To further develop clinical protocols, guidelines, and concise care bundles.
  • To carry out responsibilities with due regard to the Trusts Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • To be aware of the responsibility of all employees to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors and staff and attend all relevant health and safety training.
  • To ensure that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard.
  • To carry out annual performance reviews with each member of their staff.
  • To agree annual personal development plans with their staff and support them with any training or development requirements to fulfil their role.
  • To attend all relevant management training in health and safety, risk assessment etc.
  • To participate in personal objective setting and review, including the creation of a personal development plan and the Trusts appraisal process.

Additional Duties: This job description is not intended to be exhaustive but provide an indication of the range and complexity of the work to be undertaken.

Person Specification

  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • MRCP Part 1 and Part 2
  • Full Registration and a licence to practise with the General Medical Council.
  • Entry on GMC Specialist Register; eligible for entry on Register or within six months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) at time of interview


  • Postgraduate thesis awarded or pending

Experience and Knowledge

  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CCT in Medical Oncology
  • Wide experience of prescribing chemotherapy including E-prescribing.
  • Experience of Acute Oncology
  • Meets the criteria set out in the Specialist generic capabilities framework

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