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Consultant in Clinical Oncology

Employer
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Southampton, Hampshire
Salary
£93,666 - £126,281 per annum
Closing date
22 Mar 2024

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Profession
Specialist doctor, Oncology
Grade
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Setting
Hospital

JOB OVERVIEW

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to be in the position to offer an 10.25PA substantive Consultant Clinical Oncology post specialising in Gynaecological Cancer (including Brachytherapy) and one other tumour site. Whilst the job plan outlined in the Job Description is a Gynae, Skin & Acute Oncology job plan, other tumour sites combined with Gynae will be considered.

This is a post with a 10.25 PA job plan, but candidates wishing to work less than full time will be welcome to apply. 

MAIN DUTIES OF THE JOB

YOUR MAIN DUTIES

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities’ section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

WORKING FOR OUR ORGANISATION

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION AND MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

The post holder will work within the Clinical Oncology Team at Southampton providing a local and regional Oncology service. There are currently 2 substantive Gynae Consultants plus 1 locum Consultant. The role will cover the range of clinical oncology situations – from high grade to benign tumours. By its nature there will be attendance and contribution to a wide range of related multidisciplinary teams.

The post holder will participate in the Southampton Clinical Oncology on call rota. This provides evening / nighttime telephone advice during the week and ward rounds on Saturday and Sunday with a frequency of approximately 1:16

The Clinical Oncology service based in Southampton provides a local and regional service; treating patients from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, further afield across Wessex, and also the Channel Islands. There is a collaborative approach with neighboring Cancer Centers in Poole and Portsmouth, and active engagement in the Thames Valley and Wessex Operational Delivery Network (ODN).

There are 25 Consultant Clinical Oncologists and 4 SAS grade doctors working in the department. In addition, there are 9 whole time equivalent Specialist Registrars who take part in the Wessex clinical oncology training programme.

The radiotherapy department has undergone major development and investment over the last few years. This has included replacement of all 6 Southampton Elekta linacs and incorporating and matching the Elekta Linac on the Basingstoke Hospital site (North Hampshire Hospitals) as a satellite unit. 2 Southampton linacs have Exac Trac® and Hexa POD® couch for SRS and Head and neck cancer treatments. A superficial/orthovoltage facility is also available in Southampton for skin treatment.

UHS has strong links with the University of Southampton and there will be opportunities to become involved in collaborative research, clinical trials and medical student teaching.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Applicants should have CCT in Clinical Oncology. Consideration will also be given to applicants in the 6 months before their CCT or with Consultant level experience working towards GMC specialist registration.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate excellent communication skills to a professional standard.

Where equivalent qualifications or experience are being offered, it is essential that candidates should provide confirmation of this from the relevant College or Faculty in the United Kingdom and attach the confirmation to your application

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Individuals wishing to apply must be registered with the General Medical Council (GMC).

The successful candidate will be employed under the terms and conditions of service for Consultants (England) 2003. 

To apply, please click the Apply button.

Job Reference: MT1115- This vacancy closes on or before: 22nd March 2024

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

  • GMC Registration
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • CCT in Medical Oncology or appropriate qualifications

DESIRABLE CRITERIA

  • Recognised training in academic oncology with postgraduate qualification

PREVIOUS OR RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

  • Broad experience in Clinical Oncology
  • Experience of multidisciplinary team working
  • Experience in the management gynaecological and/or skin cancer

DESIRABLE CRITERIA

  • Significant experience in Oncology research
  • Experience of working within the NHS
  • Teaching experience

APTITUDES AND SKILLS

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

  • Good clinical and interpersonal skills
  • Good team worker
  • Ability to manage staff and resources
  • Evidence and ability to communicate and liaise effectively with patients and colleagues (verbal and written communication skills in English)
  • IT Skills

DESIRABLE CRITERIA

  • Track record or research including presentation and/or publications

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE POST

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

  • Gynae Brachytherapy experience (for those applying to gynae)

LIVING THE TRUST VALUES

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values: Patients First, Always Improving, Working Together

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.
 

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