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Junior Clinical Fellow in Surgical Gynaecological Oncology

Barts Health NHS Trust
£37,068 to £57,570 per annum
Closing date
5 Oct 2023

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Hospital, Obstetrics and gynaecology
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

We are looking to appoint a junior clinical fellow based at Royal London Hospital in the Department of surgical Gynaecological Oncology. The post is initially for six months, with a possible extension to twelve months. The post holders will play an integral role working in the multi-disciplinary team in our award-winning Cancer Centre of excellence. The post holder will work with the team of 6 Consultant Gynaecological Oncologists, 3 sub-specialty fellows, 2 research clinical fellows and 8 junior clinical fellows including this post. The post holders will actively contribute to the on-going research in the department.

Surgical gynaecological oncology inpatients are managed on the surgical ward. There are 7 all day operating lists 4 days a week (3 x 2 parallel list, 1 x single list). Many cases are operated on laparoscopically and robotically which facilitates rapid patient turnover. We also perform ultra-radical ovarian cancer surgery. The inpatient service is supported by dedicated ward staff with expertise in gynaecological oncology nursing and physiotherapy as well as a team of clinical nurse specialists. The post-holders will be expected to liaise with the Medical, Clinical Oncology and Palliative Medicine teams and to see inpatient referrals.

This post will not count towards general Obstetrics and Gynaecology or surgical training and so would be suitable for a surgical or Obstetrics and gynaecology trainee.

Main duties of the job

The post will involve providing peri-operative care, admission and discharge procedures, training in theatre, assisting in complex surgical procedures, attending out-patient clinics, rapid access clinic, involvement in MDT functioning and all aspects of gynaecological oncology patient care. There will be no Obstetric work.

About us

Barts Health NHS Trust is one of Britain's leading healthcare providers and the largest trust in the NHS. It was created on 1 April 2012 by bringing together three trusts: Barts and The London NHS Trust, Newham University Hospital NHS Trust and Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust. The new trust has a turnover of approximately 1.1 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.

Together our hospitals - Newham University Hospital in Plaistow, St Bartholomew's (Barts) in the City, The Royal London in Whitechapel and Whipps Cross in Leytonstone - deliver high quality clinical care to the people of east London and further afield.

Our vision is to create a world-class health organisation that builds on strong relations with our partners and the communities we serve - one dedicated to ending the historic health inequalities in east London. We will build an international reputation for excellence in patient care, research and education. And as members of UCLPartners, the largest academic health sciences system in the world, we will ensure that our patients are some of the first in the country to benefit from the latest drugs and treatments

Job description
Job responsibilities

We anticipate the post holders will be able to undertake training to achieve the following skills in Surgical Gynaecological Oncology:

  • Work in a Multidisciplinary Team with close association with colleagues in the cancer centre.
  • Ensure effective and efficient clinical service and access for women with suspected gynaecological cancers.
  • Have a good understanding of gynaecological cancers and their treatment.
  • Be clinically competent at recognising symptoms and presentations of gynaecological cancers.
  • Understanding management of gynaecological cancers in accordance with National recommendations.
  • Develop basic and intermediate surgical skills.
  • Be able to undertake audit projects and present at departmental, national and international meetings.

Person Specification

  • The applicant must have achieved a primary medical qualification as recognised by the General Medical Council (GMC) and have current Full Registration and Licence to Practice with the GMC


  • MRCOG Part 1

Clinical Knowledge & Skills

  • Good clinical care
  • Maintaining good medical practice
  • Teaching and training, appraising and assessing
  • Relationships with patients, and can apply this understanding
  • Probity and Health


  • Prior NHS experience
  • Prior Gynaecology experience

Language & Communication Skills

  • Ability to communicate with clarity & intelligently in written and spoken English ability to build rapport, listen, negotiate with colleagues, patients, relatives, GPs, nurses and other agencies.
  • Ability to work with other teams within the Trust.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to be flexible and considerate, take responsibility, lead and make decisions
  • Ability to see patients as people, ability to empathise and work co-operatively with others


  • An understanding of the importance of the patient as the central focus of care
  • The ability to prioritise tasks and information appropriately
  • An understanding of the importance of working effectively with others
  • The ability to communicate effectively with both colleagues and patients
  • Initiative and the ability to deal effectively with pressure and/or challenge
  • An understanding of the principles of equality and diversity


  • The applicant must demonstrate appropriate professional behaviour, i.e. integrity, honesty, confidentiality as set out in the GMC's Good Medical Practice (2006)
  • The applicant must have criminal records clearance at the appropriate level subject to prevailing UK legislation




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