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Clinical/Medical Oncologist

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Hospital, Oncology
Contract Type
Full Time

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is investing in the development of the Oncology services and is delighted to open the opportunity for a Medical or Clinical Oncologist to join the team. There are new opportunities across several cancer sites, which are negotiable depending on qualifications and experience. Lung, Breast, Head and Neck and Urology are leading sites in Plymouth Oncology, and we wish to expand these sites further.

Facilities include an on-site Chemotherapy Day unit, due to be moved and upgraded in 2024. Our Radiotherapy Suite is also undergoing a major upgrade for completion in 2024.

University Hospitals Plymouth is proud to offer our patients a broad portfolio of clinical trials and supports all staff to engage in research: developing their own projects and/or being site investigator for studies. All Oncology staff are supported with job-planned dedicated research time, a team of Research Nurses, a dedicated Research Physician Associate, and administrative staff.

All Consultants manage their own site-specific workload and participate in our Acute Oncology Service on a 1 week in 12 rotation. Appropriate relocation support will be offered to suitable candidates based on their individual circumstances.

If you share our ambition to provide high-quality patient-centred care and enjoy a lifestyle that is second to none, think Plymouth. Enquiries should be directed to Dr Udaiveer Panwar, Tel: 01752 432337.

Main duties of the job

This is a full-time position comprising of 10 programmed activities (PA's) based at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust NHS Trust. 2.5 are dedicated to SPAs (RCR guidance suggests a minimum of 1.5). You will be expected to participate in a minimum of 1 in 12 on-call rota. On call duties are supported by an Oncology SpR. Appropriate dedicated specialist nursing and administrative and operational support will also be provided.

All members of the consultant team would be expected to undertake the following weekly routines:

Two Inpatient ward rounds for your named patients

Cancer site specific MDTs

New Patient and Follow Up clinics.

Supporting junior medical staff with training.

AOS rounds (when undertaking on call weeks)

Radiotherapy planning

Chemotherapy prescribing

Peer review

About us

Patient facilities

Brent Ward provides 28-specialist Oncology inpatient beds and is supported by resident junior doctors, a team of specialist nurses, and a resident consultant-led End of Life and Palliative Care Team. There is also an assessment area located on Brent Ward to facilitate direct admissions as well as elective procedures this is staffed by AOS.

The Chemotherapy Day Case Unit currently has 24 treatment chairs and 3 side rooms and is in Fal Ward.

The Oncology Research Department and a Macmillan Cancer Support Centre are also located within the Oncology Centre. The latter offering a complete package of supportive care including complementary therapies, counselling, and financial advice.

Our offices and outpatient clinics are collocated with our Radiotherapy and Radiation Physics Team in a dedicated part of the trust main building.

Staff facilities

There is a dedicated Staff Support Hub, which pulls together a range of resources and materials to help colleagues. This is designed to help find information quickly to support staff health and wellbeing. There are four areas within the Support Hub which each contain more detail and further links to advice and guidance on the different Psychological, Financial,Physical and Professional support available to all.

The successful candidate will be provided with dedicated office space, their own desk and allocated a medical secretary to support patient administration.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more detailed information about the role.

Person Specification
Education, qualifications & special training

  • MRCP(UK) or equivalent medical qualification
  • Full GMC Registration with a licence to practice
  • Entry on 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 c.European Community Rights


  • Appropriate higher degree e.g. MD, PhD or equivalent

Skills and experience

  • Evidence of ability to take full responsibility for independent management of patients


  • Experience in an additional tumour site
  • Evidence of role in development of clinical service

Research & clinical audit

  • Able to conduct clinical audit with evidence of regular completion of audits, and demonstration of action on outcomes if appropriate
  • Able to demonstrate keeps self-up to date with current research and best practice, through appropriate continuing professional development activities and own independent study and reflection.


  • Evidence of being Principal Investigator of Clinical Trials
  • Evidence of teaching qualification or learning.


  • Evidence of commitment to formal and informal teaching and training of specialty registrars, core medical and foundation trainees, medical students, and allied health professionals.

Communication & interpersonal skills

  • Evidence of ability to work in a team with colleagues in own and other disciplines
  • Evidence of ability to organise time efficiently and effectively
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Evidence of good communication skills.
  • Information technology skills.
  • Leadership skills.

Leadership & Management

  • Evidence of management and leadership experience


  • Evidence of willingness to undertake management activities




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