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Consultant Oncologist - Urology/Breast

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 Per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Specialist doctor, Oncology, Urology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Two full-time Consultant Clinical Oncologists are required for The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. This post is a replacement appointment which attracts 10 Programmed Activities and an on-call supplement. Applications are welcome from those who wish to work full-time, part time or job share.

There is one new post and one vacancy which requires site specialist interest in Lung and Urology & Colorectal and Breast.

Main duties of the job


  • To provide a comprehensive Oncology Service together with consultant colleagues and provide Oncology expertise in the management and development of site-specialised cancer services. To collaborate with colleagues within the Department to develop Oncology Services.
  • To work with and support the established multi-disciplinary site specific teams.
  • To participate in the out of hours service and provide acute oncology service.
  • To liaise closely with surgeons, physicians and staff in other specialties and within the Trust.
  • To provide supervision and management of junior medical staff.
  • To undertake teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required and to contribute to postgraduate and continuing education both locally and nationally.
  • To undertake clinical audit, continuing medical education, contribute to the annual appraisal process and undertake an annual job planning review.
  • To undertake research. The Trust has a thriving Clinical trials department with active encouragement in clinical trial participation.
  • To undertake work on both hospital sites, The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and Princess Royal Hospital (PRH), Telford.
  • To have excellent team-working skills with the abilities and professional attitude to work well in a multi-professional team.
  • To deliver clinical and quality targets agreed both nationally and locally with clinical teams and commissioners.
  • To follow patients throughout their clinical pathways.

About us

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales, the Trust's catchment stretches from the Cambrian Mountains in the west, to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east. The main towns include: Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch (in Shropshire) Newport, Telford and Wellington (in Telford & Wrekin) and Newtown and Welshpool (in Powys) - all beautiful and unique.Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes' drive apart. Together they provide 99% of our activity. Both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital services including accident & emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.

Job description
Job responsibilities

A formal job plan will be agreed between the successful candidate and their Clinical Director and consultant colleagues, on behalf of the Medical Director within 3 months of starting in post. A full-time job plan is based on a 10 PA working week. The job plan will be reviewed annually and is a prospective agreement that sets out the consultant's duties, responsibilities, and objectives for the coming year. It covers all aspects of a consultants professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research, education and managerial responsibilities. It will provide a clear schedule of commitments, both internal and external and will include personal objectives, detailing links to wider service improvements and trust strategic priorities.

For a full-time contract, the job plan will be divided on average per week (pro-rata for a part time post) as:

  • 7.5 Programmed Activities (PAs) of Direct Clinical Care - includes clinical activity, clinically related activity and predictable and unpredictable emergency work.
  • 2.5 Supporting Professional Activities (SPAs) - includes CPD, audit, teaching and research.
  • Out of hours activity on-call is non-resident 1:9 attracting a 3% supplement.

The allocation of PAs is reviewed and may be subject to adjustment when a further diary exercise is undertaken or if the service demands a review of the team job plan.

Any applicant who is unable, for personal reasons, to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis with the Trust in consultation with other consultant colleagues.

Person Specification

  • MBBS, MbChB or equivalent medical qualification.
  • FRCR (Clinical Oncology) or equivalent qualification for Medical Oncology
  • MRCP or equivalent

Entry Criteria

  • Full Registration and a licence to practise with the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Entry onto the General Medical Council (GMC) Specialist Register in Clinical Oncology via one of the following: -Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) (the proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview) -Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) -European Community Rights
  • Expertise in site specialty field where specified
  • Ability to take full responsibility for clinical care of patients
  • Evidence of achievement of competencies in line with GMC standards in Good Medical Practice.
  • Previous experience in the management of one or more of the following sites: Urology, Colorectal, Acute Oncology.
  • Extensive training and broad experience in Clinical Oncology
  • Meets the criteria set out in the generic capabilities framework -detailed below





The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales. Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes’ drive apart covering a range of specialties and providing care to the local population. Almost a quarter of the county is designated as the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and we have three national nature reserves. We also have internationally important wetland sites, special areas of conservation (of European significance) and many sites of special scientific interest.

We are entering an exciting phase of change at SaTH with the transformation of the Princess Royal Hospital into a specialised site for planned care, and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital site a specialised site for emergency care through our Hospital Transformation Programme.



Company info
01743 261000
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Mytton Oak Road,
United Kingdom

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