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Consultant Medical Oncologist - Colorectal/HPB/ AOS

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

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Hospital, Oncology
Career Level
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 Colorectal/HPB/AOS cancers to join our oncology team based at Peterborough City Hospital.

The historic City of Peterborough has been transformed by town development schemes bringing improvements 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, 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 assist in providing systemic anti-cancer treatments for Colorectal and Hepato-pancreato-biliary cancers, and acute oncology service. We will accommodate any special interests.

You will join our nationally recognised research programmes and continue promoting Clinical Trial development and recruitment.

By accepting our offer, 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 comprising of telephone advice for Peterborough City Hospital 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 Oncology service, in collaboration with other Oncologists, including inpatient care and referrals and outpatient referrals and treatment.

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

Below are some of the principle elements of the role. For further details please see the Job description and personal specification

Principal elements of the post will be:
  1. To work with NWAFT colleagues to strengthen existing Colorectal and HPB cancer 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 Colorectal, & HPB cancers
  3. To offer support to the Acute Oncology service. There may be a provision to consider leading AOS service depending on the requirement.
  4. Provision of systemic anti-cancer treatment for patients with colorectal & HPB
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
Management and Administrative Experience
  • Evidence can organise and manage daily activities and a complex work load
  • Experience of clinical audit
  • Evidence that able to meet trust and NHS targets
  • Leadership qualities
  • Management training course
  • Evidence of AUDIT participation
  • Evidence of entry on GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of receipt of CCT at time of interview
  • Evidence of MRCP or equivalent
  • Post graduate Thesis/ MD/PHD or equivalent
Clinical Experience
  • Training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining a UK CTT in medical oncology
  • Ability to offer clinical opinion in a range of oncological problems
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients
  • Experience of evidence of an interest in colorectal cancer
  • Clinical experience in HPB and AOS
Teaching experience
  • Experience of teaching 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
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional and national level
  • 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

Employer details
Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Peterborough City Hospital

Edith Cavell campus Bretton Gate



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