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Consultant Medical Oncologist - Breast/CUP/AOS

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum + Signing on bonus + Relocation package.
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Specialist doctor, Oncology
Contract Type
Full Time
At North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, we believe in research and innovation to find the best patient-centred treatment solutions for our oncology patients.

We are in search of dedicated Consultants in Medical Oncology to specialise in Breast/CUP cancers to join our oncology team.

This will be a joint post with Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH).

The historic City of Peterborough has been transformed by town development schemes in housing, education, and employment opportunities. The hospital is accessible by road or train within easy commute distance from London, Cambridge, Leicester or Birmingham. A generous relocation package will be provided.

With a passion for cancer research and innovation, you will thrive on finding creative ways to consolidate current cancer services and lead the development of initiatives, studies, and clinical trials regionally, nationally and internationally, while adhering to clinical effectiveness and the practice of evidence-based medicine.

By joining an inclusive and supportive multidisciplinary team, you will provide inpatient and outpatient treatment for breast cancers, carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP) and acute oncology services. We will accommodate any special interests.

You will join our nationally recognised research programme for breast cancer trials and continue promoting Clinical Trial development and recruitment.

You will receive a 7,000 sign-on bonus when you join us on an assignment of a minimum of 2 years.
Main duties of the job

The job plan is anticipated to contain 10 programmed activities, 8.5 PA's of direct clinical care and 1.5 SPA's per week. The job plan may be reviewed after 3 months, and we are open to consider alternative job content on a personal basis.

You will participate to out-of-hours consultant rota on a 1:9 basis. There are currently 6 consultant clinical oncologists and 4 Consultant Medical Oncologists.

You will ensure the provision of a comprehensive Breast cancer and CUP services, in collaboration with other Oncologists, including inpatient care and referrals and outpatient referrals and treatment. You will lead the CUP service.

You will attend the weekly relevant multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings and scheduling a weekly clinic on an alternate day/time to the existing clinics to enable patient choice and the workload to be shared. Monthly management and governance meetings attendance is required.

Professional supervision and training of junior medical staff is a must. You will contribute to the education of junior staff in the department and to act as clinical and educational supervisors. This may include a medical oncology SpR who are currently on rotation from CUH and under clinical supervision whilst in post.

If you like to find more about the role and organise an informal visit, we are welcoming you to contact Samantha O'Herlihy, Divisional Operations Manager - Cancer Services, on 01733 677790 or 01480 416416 or
About us

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.

Benefits to youo 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff) o NHS Pension Scheme:o Flexible working opportunities o Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays o Career development and training o Wellbeing support and activities o In-house physiotherapy Service o On-site canteens with subsidised meals o Subsidised staff parking (currently free).o Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description
Job responsibilities

Some of the Principal elements of the post will be as listed below. For more information please check the Job description and personal specification.
  1. To work with NWAFT colleagues to strengthen existing Breast cancer and CUP services and to further develop AOS services.
  2. To develop the Trusts strategy in partnership with the chair of the Trusts multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings leads and to be an active participant in the Breast, & CUP cancers
  3. To lead the CUP service.
  4. To offer support to the Acute Oncology service. There may be a provision to consider leading AOS service depending on the requirement.
  5. Provision of systemic anti-cancer treatment for patients with breast & CUP
  6. To develop and participate in collaborative initiatives, studies and trials regionally, nationally and internationally, having a high regard for clinical effectiveness and to the practice of evidence-based medicine.
  7. To collaborate with colleagues at the Regional Cancer Centre (Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trusts (CUH), Cancer Units and other agencies to ensure optimum quality of care for cancer patients including referring patients to the phase I trials unit at CUH.
  8. Provision of a comprehensive Oncology service, in collaboration with other Oncologists, including inpatient care and referrals and outpatient referrals and treatment. This post will enable additional consultant ward rounds to enable a consultant ward rounds to occur at PCH daily.
  9. Active participation in clinical audit, continuing professional development and research as appropriate. There is access to a study leave budget for appropriate CPD activities. The post holder will be expected to contribute to the Trust and CBU Clinical Governance processes including the dedicated monthly half days.

Person Specification
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Caring attitude to patients
  • Enquiring, critical approach to work
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, relatives, GPs, nurses and other agencies
  • Commitment to Continuing Professional Development and the requirements of Clinical Governance and Audit
  • Willingness to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional or national levels
Education/ Qualifications
  • Evidence that on GMC specialist register/ within 6 months of receipt of CCT
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • Post graduate Thesis/ MD/PhD or equivalent
Clinical experience
  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to the UK CCT
  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on a range of Oncological problems
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients
  • Experience or evidence of interest in Breast oncology
  • Clinical experience of CUP and AOS
Management experience
  • Ability to organise and manage daily working priorities
  • Experience of Audit
  • Leadership qualities
  • Ability and willingness to work within the Trust and NHS performance framework and targets
  • Management training course
  • Evidence of AUDIT participation
  • Experience of supervisions of FY1's and ST's
  • Ability to teach clinical skills
  • Formal Training/teaching course
Research Experience
  • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Evidence of involvement in clinical trial recruitment

Employer details
Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Peterborough City Hospital

Edith Cavell Campus, Bretton Gate



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