Consultant Medical Oncologist

Joint GWH & OUH Medical Oncology Advertisement

The Great Western Hospital & Oxford University Hospital are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and forward thinking Consultant in Medical Oncology to join and help develop the successful service that the Trusts provide. This is an exciting opportunity for a new team member to join a progressive forward thinking cancer service working between the Great Western Hospital, Swindon and Oxford University Hospital, Oxford. The post holder will be expected to work primarily in Swindon with some work at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford. The preference would be for a 4 day GWH/1 day OUH split with a specialism in Breast Oncology and another specialty to be decided dependent on experience. It is essential for the candidate to be dedicated to providing a first class service where the patient and their relatives come first.

Applications are invited for a Medical oncologist (10 PAs) in the Oncology Department at The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GWH) in Swindon and Oxford University Hospital Foundation Trust. Within the standard job plan there will be 1 Flexible PA which can be used to undertake a variety of work of the candidates choosing (subject to approval on appointment). Examples of what this time could be used for include Quality Improvement projects, Educational Roles, Clinics in a chosen sub-specialty or Developmental work.

The Great Western Hosptal is ideally located with good access to additional private work that candidates could also explore if appointed. We have an onsite private facility (The Shalbourne) and a BMI private hospital nearby.

The appointed candidate will join a happy team that enjoys the luxury of not having to participate in an on call rota.

The Great Western Hospital Department serves a population of 350,000 and is part of the Thames Valley Cancer Network. There are 3 medical oncologists based at GWH and 5 clinical oncology consultants visit from Oxford. There are 5 Haematology consultants at GWH and the departments have shared outpatient and day ward facilities and a wide range of outpatient oncology chemotherapy is undertaken on site. The departments are well supported by clinical nurse specialists and there are both local and network wide (video-conferenced) multidisciplinary team meetings. The Haematology department provides BCSH level 3 care (leukaemia induction chemotherapy, and autologous stem cell transplantation). The Trust is planning to develop radiotherapy as a satellite of the Oxford Centre in 2020. There is an active cancer clinical trials team and the departments participate in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

The Oxford Oncology Department saw around 6,000 new referrals during 2018-19 in Oxford and the Horton, and provides patients with comprehensive care to include full assessment and treatment with both radiotherapy (3400 new patients, 52,000 fractions, 874 courses of inverse planned IMRT, 50 courses of SABR) and chemotherapy (11,000 day unit attendances in OUH and Horton). In addition, a significant outpatient and chemotherapy workload is undertaken by our consultants visiting surrounding DGHs.

There are 54 consultant oncology posts. There are 19 Medical Oncology posts (of whom 8 are in university posts). There is close integration between the NHS Department of Oncology (Clinical Director, Prof Bass Hassan) and the University of Oxford Department of Oncology (Current Head, Prof Mark Middleton) and the Institute of Radiation Oncology (Head Prof Amato Giaccia, Clinical Director, Prof Tim Maughan). All consultants (NHS and University, Clinical and Medical Oncology) have shared offices and secretarial support in the Cancer Centre; grouped together in tumour sites.

Candidates are required to be within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview or currently hold CCT or equivalent. As such the post holder should be trained in all aspects of General Medicine, special interests are encouraged and will be supported as much as possible.

Full GMC registration is essential. A work permit may be applied for if the successful candidate is non-UK/EU resident. An enhanced CRB disclosure will be requested in the event of a successful application. A disclosed conviction will not automatically bar an individual from obtaining a position within the trust. The starting salary will reflect the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Relocation package of £8,000 available.

Swindon, Wiltshire and the Cotswolds

Swindon is a thriving town set between the Cotswolds to the North and West, the Upper Thames Valley to the East and the Marlborough Downs to the South. London, Bristol and Oxford are all within easy reach, approximately one hour by car with good links by public transport. The rail journey to London Paddington from Swindon is approximately 55 minutes and Heathrow Airport is only an hour away from Swindon by car.

There are beautiful villages with excellent housing in the surrounding rural areas of Wiltshire, the Cotswolds and Marlborough. Marlborough is a bustling market town located in Savernake Forest only 10 miles away from the Great Western and offers a variety of housing and renowned educational institutions. Cirencester, capital of the Cotswolds, is only twenty miles away with great amenities and picturesque surroundings.

How to Apply

Before you apply by completing the online application form, please feel free to visit the trust, discuss your ideas and ask any questions you may have. Dr Omar Khan and the team can be contacted on , email or Prof Bass Hassan, Clinical Director Oncology & Haematology

To apply, please complete the application form and upload a copy of your CV.

Reference: 40883137

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