Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist
Applications are invited for a full time Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist. This post is based in Swansea however some clinical commitments may be required in local cancer units within the network. It is offered on the amended terms of the Consultant Contract on an optional whole time, 37.5 hours, working week - 10 session basis, although any candidate who is unable for personal reasons to work full time would be eligible to be considered for the post, and is subject to the terms and conditions of service governing the appointment of hospital medical and dental staff in Wales.
The Swansea Gynaecological Oncology Centre (SGOC) is based at Singleton Hospital and serves the population of South West Wales with a catchment of about 1 million. The service has a very well developed Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) represented by all the relevant specialties including clinical and medical oncology, pathology, palliative care, radiology, cancer specialist and research nurses. The SGOC provides comprehensive gynaecological oncology services to the region and there are well established links with local cancer units. The service is undergoing continuous expansion including the development of highly specialised surgical services hence the need to appoint another colleague to support and sustain the development of our secondary and tertiary service provision.
You will join a team comprising three full time gynaecological oncologists based at Swansea, who provide surgical treatment mainly across two sites: Singleton hospital, which is where the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is based and Morriston hospital, which is the main acute hospital in Swansea housing a range of tertiary services including Cardiac and Thoracic surgery, renal services and the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery.
The current service provided within Morriston Hospital has excellent clinical multi-disciplinary working relationships with Urology, Colorectal, hepatic-pancreatico biliary and Plastic Surgical services which support a well-established Pelvic Oncology MDT (which receives referrals from across South Wales for patients with locally advanced or recurrent pelvic cancer) an ultra-radical debulking surgery for ovarian cancer respectively. High volume advanced laparoscopic surgery is also undertaken at both hospital sites.
Singleton hospital is adjacent to the Swansea University campus and a gynaecological oncology research group has been successfully established on site with the Department of Molecular and cell biology, based at the Institute of Life Science. The Swansea School of Medicine is also based at Singleton and is home to Wales' fast-track Graduate-Entry MB, and to a vibrant research enterprise at the newly built £50M value Institute of Life Science. Our commitment to research is very strong and continues to develop, with two full time gynaecological oncology clinical research fellows in post.
The department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Swansea Bay UHB is staffed by 23 consultants with a broad range of special interests (based at Singleton and Princess of Wales hospitals). Swansea is staffed by 13 full-time, 2 part-time and 5 resident consultants. There is currently a 1:8 combined Obstetrics and Gynaecology rota. Due to the high volume of surgical activity, there is no obstetric component within the job plan although the successful candidate will be asked to participate in a gynae-oncology only on-call rota.
Situated in South Wales, the area surrounding the location boasts beautiful scenery, affordable housing, excellent schools and higher education and good road and rail links to London.
Consultants in the Health Board benefit from a 37.5-hour week plus a flexible approach to working practices. We place great emphasis on continuous professional development and will actively support you in the development and achievement of personal goals. There are modern seminar rooms, libraries and video libraries fully equipped with the latest technology on the Princess of Wales Hospital, Neath Port Talbot Hospital, as well as the Singleton and Morriston Hospital sites.
For further information and to arrange an informal visit please contact Prof. Kerryn Lutchman Singh (Clinical lead for Gynaecological oncology at Kerryn.Lutchman-Singh@wales.nhs.uk, 01792200373) and Mr. Marsham Moselhi (Clinical Director for Women's and Child health) at Marsham.Moselhi@wales.nhs.uk, 01792 286146)
This organisation uses the Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure system and will apply for an appropriate disclosure on all successful applicants where the post requires clearance.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Professor Kerryn Lutchman-Singh Email address Kerryn.Lutchman-Singh@wales.nhs.uk Telephone number 01792 200373
BMJ Ref: BMJ-54632/130-NPTSSG9738S