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Locum Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 Per Annum
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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

Job Details

Interviews are due to take place on 21st March 2024.

We require an ambitious candidate who will provide excellence in helping develop this rapidly changing and important service. We are keen to appoint a dynamic Consultant Clinical Oncologist to join our team of 23 Clinical Oncologists and 2 Medical Oncologists at the UHCW NHS Trust, ie the Arden Cancer Centre, serving Coventry and the adjoining Cancer Units at South Warwickshire Foundation Trust (SWFT), George Eliot Hospital (GEH), Stratford Rigby Unit and Rugby Maple Unit.

This 10 PA post is based at the UHCW NHS Trust, Coventry. Applicants who wish to work less than full time are also invited to apply.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our multi-disciplinary and Neuro-Oncology Team which includes Clinical Oncologists, Clinical Nurse Specialists, chemotherapy nurses and radiographers. The post-holder will also specialise in Head and Neck and provide cross-cover for thyroid cancers would join the relevant MDTs and support the outpatient clinic, radiotherapy and chemotherapy teams.

Main duties of the job

  1. The appointee will take ongoing responsibility for patients under their care.
  2. The appointee will provide a consultation service and advisory service to other clinical colleagues in other specialties within the Trust and Primary Care.
  3. The appointee will develop close collaborative links with clinicians working in their specialties and work to develop services provided to patients in these areas to the highest standards including the development of treatment protocols and guidelines.
  4. The appointee will attend the site-specific MDTs and participate in, and support, the multidisciplinary care team which includes Medical Oncologists, Clinical Oncologists, Surgeons, the relevant junior team, Specialist Nursing Staff, Therapists, Dietician, Social workers, Palliative Care and Psychology services for patients and families.
  5. The appointee will take part in the departmental audit programme as well as participating in multidisciplinary audit relating to their area of clinical interest.
  6. The appointee will participate in regular clinical meetings and other postgraduate activities.
  7. The appointee will supervise trainees working in the Department and will assist in their training and appraisal, including acting as Educational / Clinical supervisor.
  8. The appointee will participate in the Trust Performance and Annual Appraisal process and be responsible for ensuring that they support the principles of revalidation by the General Medical Council.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our skilled employees across our hospital sites in Coventry and Rugby, with high quality patient care positioned at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a national and international leader in healthcare.

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

There has never been a better time to join our team.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post is required to support the site-specialist consultant-led service including facilities for inpatients and outpatients, dedicated chemotherapy suites and radiotherapy facilities. The appointee will support the Acute Oncology Service as core member of the team, the ward inpatient care and contribute to the On Call rota (currently 1 in 18). The post holder will be expected to provide cross cover for MDTs (videoconferencing is available) and to liaise with the Acute Physicians/Emergency department as part of the supporting the Acute Nurse Led Oncology Service and when on call. Patients will be treated in both the Arden Cancer Centre on the UH site, the Maple Unit on the St Cross Hospital, Rugby and the Aylesford and Rigby units at the SWFT.

One of the key duties of this post will be to drive forward advanced and complex radiotherapy techniques for Neuro-Oncology and Head and Neck cancers, apart from augmenting immunotherapy and chemotherapy services for these sites. In due course, the post-holder will be expected to obtain ARSAC licence for supporting/cover for Radio-Iodine treatment for Thyroid cancers. In addition, there is an integrated Oncology Clinical Trials Centre and the department is currently growing its Medical Oncology team.

For more information on this job description and person specification, please refer to the job description and person specification.

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

  • Meets all essential

Desirable

  • Meets all desirable

Training (abilities/skills) and Experience
Essential

  • Meets all essential

Teaching/educational Experience
Essential

  • Meets all essential

Desirable

  • Meets all desirable

Clinical Governance
Essential

  • Meets all essential

Desirable

  • Meets all desirable

Management and Leadership
Essential

  • Meets all essential

Desirable

  • Meets All Desirable

Professional Development
Essential

  • Meets all essential

Desirable

  • Meets All Desirable

Personal Attributes
Essential

  • Meets All Essential

Desirable

  • Meets All Desirable

Commitment to trust values and behaviours
Essential

  • Meets All Essential

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