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Locum Consultant Medical Oncology - Lung Cancer and Acute Oncology

Employer
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Manchester
Salary
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
6 Sep 2022

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Sector
Hospital, Oncology
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Part Time
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We are looking for a Consultant with a specialist interest in Lung Cancer and Acute Oncology who will join a team of 48 Medical Oncology Consultants at The Christie. This locum post is for 9 Programmed Activities (PAs) per week to provide consultant level acute oncology support to the inpatient service and oncology management and treatment within the Lung Cancer Disease Group. The post holder will undertake a broad range of clinical duties in support of the Lung service. They will work directly with consultant colleagues, clinical fellows, clinical nurse specialists and nurse clinicians. The successful candidate will have a wide experience of oncology and lung cancer and experience of independently managing oncology patients. They will have effective clinical leadership skills, be self-reliant and highly motivated.

Main duties of the job

The appointee will be based at The Christie and will provide consultant level care for patients admitted to The Christie and patients with Lung cancer at The Christie Withington site. This includes providing outpatient care through the outpatient clinics and day case units where Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy Treatments are delivered, as well as inpatient care on the main adult oncology wards.

Trial activity is embedded within clinical service activity across all Disease Groups at The Christie and the post holder will be expected to maintain existing research and trial activity within the Disease Group working with colleagues from Research and Development.

About us

In 2020/21 the Medical Oncology team saw c650 New Lung Cancer patients and around 6000 FU patients through the Lung Christie activity team clinics. These numbers are indicative and likely to continue to increase in coming years as the team has growth in patient activity with the introduction of new therapies and lines of treatment. There will be six substantive consultant posts working in the Lung team.

All Disease Group consultants work as part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting the delivery of this work including Nurse Clinicians, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Clinical Fellows, Specialist Trainees, Pharmacists and Research Nurses.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The role will be responsible for:

  • Management of patients with Lung Cancer receiving standard therapy and in phase I/II/III trials including treatment decisions and ongoing care.
  • In-patient care for non-surgical oncology patients at The Christie 2 sessions per week
  • Participating in all relevant aspects of clinical governance, including maintaining up to date protocols, guidelines and clinical audit, under the supervision of the other consultants in the unit.
  • Contribute to current research projects and establish new opportunities to expand and develop research within the team.
  • Revision and development of evidence-based protocols for patients and undertaking the administrative duties associated with the care of their patients.
  • Maintaining a level of continuing professional development consistent with the recommendations of the Royal College of Physicians.
  • Contributing to the undergraduate teaching of medical students on oncology topics.
  • Providing lectures for the busy postgraduate teaching programme.
  • Actively contributing to the training of junior doctors and other multi-disciplinary team members in both in-patient and outpatient departments including acting as clinical supervisor.
  • Undertake clinical audit as a member of The Christie Medical Staff Committee.


Please see the attached job description/person specification for further details of the main responsibilities and job role.

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

  • MRCP or equivalent qualification

Desirable

  • An appropriate higher degree (e.g. MD, PhD or equivalent)

Professional Qualifications
Essential

  • GMC registration
  • Entry on the General Medical Council (GMC) specialist register via one of the following: a. Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) (the proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview) b. Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration

Research / Publications
Essential

 

  • Evidence of productive ethical research relevant to oncology

Desirable

  • Recent publications in peer-reviewed journals

TRAINING
Essential

  • Wide experience of Oncology including Lung Cancer

EXPERIENCE Job Specific
Essential

  • Experience of independently managing Oncology patients

Management / Audit
Essential

  • Experience in teaching undergraduates
  • Experience of clinical audit

Desirable

  • Experience in teaching postgraduates
  • Experience in management/leadership in a service area

TEACHING
Essential

  • Evidence of contribution to teaching

PERSONAL SKILLS
Essential

  • Evidence of clinical leadership skills
  • Proven ability to lead a team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Flexibility, commitment and team work with colleagues and staff in the department
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Self-motivator and able to motivate team

CIRCUMSTANCES
Essential

  • Within 30 minutes travel time to the hospital
  • Occupational Health Clearance
  • Enhanced CRB Clearance

 


BMJRef: BMJ-88745/413-C2021-22476-JF-A

 

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