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Speciality Doctor

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 per annum
Closing date
17 Oct 2023

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Specialist doctor
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

This post is for a speciality doctor in Oncology based at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust. They will work with the existing clinical teams to provide a clinical service for the management of cancer patients. The service will be conducted by regular outpatient clinics, day case attendance, and telephone and face to face consultations. The appointee will be required to manage new and follow up patients and those on systemic anticancer treatments, including management of side effects and prescribing of SACT.

The appointee will be expected to cross-cover with the existing consultant for periods of annual or study leave. The appointee will be expected to take part in the SpR on call rota.

The appointee will be expected to participate in clinical governance, audit, annual appraisal and continuing medical education (CPD) complying with the CPD specifications of the Royal College of Physicians scheme (or equivalent). The appointee will be expected to maintain GMC registration and participate in the GMC revalidation scheme, time for revalidation activities is incorporated into the generic component of the SPAs.

The doctor will be expected to participate in research and development.

Main duties of the job

This post for a Specialty Doctor in Oncology to be employed by University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust and based at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

The successful candidate must hold full registration (and a licence to practice) with the General Medical Council (GMC). The successful candidate will have a minimum of two years' experience in working in Oncology. The successful candidate will have some experience working in general medicine.

If there is no GMC registered candidate, the post will be considered for suitable candidates from outside UK. They will have completed oncology training and hold a postgraduate qualification in Oncology from their home country, with an associated registration from their local medical council. Those with a FRCR qualification will be preferred even if only part of their FRCR exam is cleared. Both clinical and medical oncology candidates will be considered.

This is a full-time, substantive post. Flexible working will be considered.

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The attached JD and Person Specification details the main responsibilities of the role and the essential and desirable qualities and skills required.

Person Specification

  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Full GMC Registration with License to practice or Equivalent Registration from a medical Council eligible to register with GMC after successful application. (International candidates who have cleared at least part 1 of FRCR Clinical Oncology will be considered and support will be provided for GMC registration if we have no suitable GMC registered candidate).


  • MRCP and FRCR

Training and skills

  • Appropriate knowledge base and ability to apply sound clinical judgement to oncological problems.
  • Experience of the basics of managing patients with cancer and systemic anticancer treatment.
  • Evidence of competence in management of oncology patients through continuous work-based assessments, portfolio evidence, including logbook documentation if applicable
  • Evidence of competence to work without direct supervision where appropriate
  • Demonstrates understanding of the basic principles of audit, clinical risk management, evidence-based practice, patient safety, and clinical quality improvement initiatives.


  • Demonstrates knowledge of evidence-informed practice

Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrable interest in and understanding of the specialty.
  • Commitment to personal and professional development
  • Shows initiative / drive / enthusiasm (self-starter, motivated, shows curiosity, initiative)


  • Evidence of attendance at organised teaching and training programme



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