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Consultant Medical Oncologist in Breast Cancer

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Glasgow, Glasgow City
£96,963 - £128,841
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Specialist doctor, Oncology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Specialist Oncology

Location: Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre provides Specialist Oncology Services to 60% of the Scottish population, delivering local, regional and national services. The centre sees over 8,000 new patients a year and over 60,000 return patients. Over 105, 000 fractions of radiotherapy and over 26,000 cycles of SACT are delivered each year. 

The Specialist Oncology Service is looking for a forward-thinking Medical Oncologist to join the team.

This post represents a career opportunity for a clinician with imagination, drive and commitment to work with the other oncology consultants and the wider cancer multidisciplinary team. You will provide Breast Oncology expertise and will be largely based in Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

Your duties

Clinical Commitments:

You will take up a post providing specialist Oncology input into Breast services. The cancer services in the West of Scotland are linked to the relevant local and regional MDTs. These services are mature, developed and supported by teams of existing consultant clinical and medical oncologists. The breast service to be provided within this post is largely based in Forth Valley Royal Hospital (FVRH).

A proposed timetable for the post is detailed below. The Forth Valley cover includes new patient clinics as well as chemotherapy assessment clinics and review clinics for adjuvant neo-adjuvant and metastatic patients. Breast clinic services new and review adjuvant and neo-adjuvant breast cancer patients. Most consultant posts with significant peripheral commitments will generally attract additional travel time remuneration. 

Cross cover is provided by named colleagues. Note that you will work as part of the team to manage cross-cover for clinics. 

The on-call frequency based at the BWoSCC is 1 week on call in 25. When on call the consultant is expected to reduce/cancel scheduled off site clinical activities to participate in on call duties and the review of unscheduled admissions.

You are expected to participate in yearly appraisal and job planning with the Clinical Director.

Teaching, Management, Research and Audit:

You will be expected to participate in clinical supervision of trainees. Clinical trial recruitment is embedded within clinical practice within both NHS Forth Valley and BWoSCC and both have excellent supportive trials team and an exceptional track record for opening and recruiting to trials. Both the BWOSCC, and FVRH has a suite of seminar rooms for lectures and meetings. There is a well-developed program of postgraduate medical education within the BWoSCC department, held on a Friday afternoon.

Research Opportunities:

The BWoSCC has an excellent track record in clinical research. It is a major contributor to local, national and international trials with about 1000 patients a year being entered and randomised through the Clinical Trials Unit. Patient numbers are such that we are often among the global top recruiting sites in international trials, ensuring high-impact publications for committed investigators. The Forth Valley Breast Oncology team makes a significant contribution to this.

To apply, please click the apply button below.

Contact details for informal contact: Ionna Nixon, 0141 301 7118, 

Interview date: 19 June 2024.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde- NHS Scotland encourages applications from all sections of the community. We promote a culture of inclusion across the organisation and are proud of the diverse workforce we have. 

By signing the Armed Forces Covenant, NHSGGC has pledged its commitment to being a Forces Friendly Employer. We support applications from across the Armed Forces Community, recognising military skills, experience and qualifications during the recruitment and selection process.  


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