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Consultant in Clinical Oncology (Gynae & Lower GI)

Employer
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Leeds
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
29 Mar 2024

Job Details

Required to fill this replacement post within the Clinical Oncology Department at St Jamess University Hospital.

This is a full time appointment for a Clinical Oncology Consultant, with a special interest in Gynaecological and Lower Gastrointestinal cancers, including anal cancer.

The successful applicant should possess FRCR (or equivalent) and should be included on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, if currently within a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.

Applicants should have established skills in Clinical Oncology including brachytherapy. A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and a research interest is desirable.

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share.

If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10-minute presentation on:

Opportunities to improve and challenges in the pre-treatment patient pathway

INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD VIA MS TEAMS: Tuesday 30 April 2024 (AM)

Main duties of the job

This post will deliver 10 PAs supporting the Gynaecological and Lower Gastrointestinal Clinical Oncology teams which each currently have 3 substantive consultants. The post-holder will provide Gynaecological and Lower Gastrointestinal clinical oncology services in outpatient and ward settings. The post-holder will have a Brachytherapy theatre list as specified in the job plan for the treatment of patients with gynaecological cancer. The post-holder will be responsible for planning and supervising radiotherapy as well as prescribing and being responsible for the delivery of systemic therapy. There will also be opportunities to contribute to the teaching and education programme, as well as research.

About us

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one the largest teaching hospital trusts in Europe, with access to leading clinical expertise and medical technology. We care for people from all over the country as well as the 780,000 residents of Leeds itself. The Trust has a budget of £1.1 billion. Our 20,000 staff ensure that every year we see and treat over 1,500,000 people in our 2,000 beds or out-patient settings, comprising 100,000 day cases, 125,000 in-patients, 260,000 A& E visits and 1,050,000 out-patient appointments. We operate from 7 hospitals on 5 sites all linked by the same vision, philosophy and culture to be the best for specialist and integrated care.

Our vision is based on The Leeds Way, which is a clear statement of who we are and what we believe, founded on values of working that were put forward by our own staff. Our values are to be:

Patient-centred

Fair

Collaborative

Accountable

Empowered

We believe that by being true to these values, we will consistently achieve and continuously improve our results in relation to our goals, which are to be:

1. The best for patient safety, quality and experience

2. The best place to work

3. A centre of excellence for specialist services, education, research and innovation

4. Hospitals that offer seamless, integrated care

5. Financially sustainable

Job description
Job responsibilities

This is a 10 PA appointment for a Clinical Oncology Consultant, with a special interest in Gynaecological and Lower Gastrointestinal cancers, including anal cancer.

This post will deliver 10 PAs supporting the Gynaecological and Lower Gastrointestinal Clinical Oncology teams which each currently have 3 substantive consultants. The post-holder will provide Gynaecological and Lower Gastrointestinal clinical oncology services in brachytherapy theatres, outpatient and ward settings. The post-holder will have a Brachytherapy theatre list as specified in the job plan for the treatment of patients with gynaecological cancer. The post-holder will be responsible for planning and supervising radiotherapy as well as prescribing and being responsible for the delivery of systemic therapy. There will also be opportunities to contribute to the teaching and education programme, as well as research.

The post will be based at Bexley Wing, St Jamess University Teaching Hospital.

As part of the trusts resource commitment, the post holder will have access to secretarial assistance as required, and will be supplied with adequate office space and IT equipment to support fulfilling their job plan.

The Bexley Wing is one of the largest oncology facilities in the UK, within one of the largest acute general hospitals in Europe. There are 350 beds, day-care and out-patient facilities and a patient hotel. The Bexley Wing incorporates services in non-surgical oncology, haematology, the Academic Unit clinical offices and support areas and substantial services in cancer surgery. There is a dedicated Clinical Research Facility for patients in early-phase clinical trials.

Clinical and Medical Oncology are based in the Bexley Wing, and run as an integrated service within a single bed base, and integrated site specialist teams. The service provides comprehensive non-surgical oncology services to the Trust and to the population of West and the majority of North Yorkshire. They are key components of the Leeds Cancer Centre. There is a hub and spoke arrangement with the surrounding cancer units in Airedale, Bradford, Dewsbury, Halifax, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Pontefract, Wakefield and York. This covers a population of approximately 2.7 million. In addition, there are other tertiary referrals from a more extensive catchment area from East Yorkshire, East Lancashire and North Yorkshire.

The Leeds radiotherapy service treats over 7000 new patients a year with radiotherapy. The department has twelve linear accelerators. There are three CT simulators and an MRI simulator. The building houses a dedicated brachytherapy suite containing two theatres. Shielded treatment rooms on the wards support unsealed source therapy. There are dedicated clinical cancer research facilities with beds and a nursing research team. The links to the Academic Unit of Cancer Medicine are strong and there are world class molecular oncology labs and research programmes on site.

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

  • FRCR or equivalent qualification.
  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice. YOU MUST STATE YOUR GMC NUMBER ON YOUR APPLICATION FORM TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE ROLE.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Is up to date and fit to practise safely.

Desirable

  • Relevant higher degree.

Experience
Essential

  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in Clinical Oncology.
  • Specifically, must demonstrate higher training in managing patients with lower gastrointestinal and gynaecological cancers. Must have experience of delivering systemic therapy and brachytherapy.
  • Evidence of continuous career progression consistent with personal circumstances.

Training, Research, Teaching & Audit
Essential

  • Should have completed a recognised training programme in Clinical Oncology.
  • Evidence of the ability to carry out medical research.
  • Experience in training undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors.
  • Experience of participation in regular clinical audit.

Desirable

  • Previous experience of supervising research by junior staff.
  • Previous attendance on Appraisal Techniques and Small Group Teaching Workshops.

Management, Interpersonal Skills and other requirements
Essential

  • Understanding of current issues in the NHS.
  • *Well organised and skilled in good time management.
  • *Effective interpersonal skills.
  • *Demonstrate ability to relate to and work within a team.
  • *Hold full GMC Registration with a license to practice.
  • *Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via:
  • -CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview) CESR (or) international applicants should comply with the GMC specialty registration process: https://www.gmc-uk.org/news/news-archive/brexitinformation-for-doctors

Desirable

  • Attendance at recognised management course.

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