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Clinical Fellow

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
£40,257 to £58,398 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Doctor - other
Contract Type
Full Time
This post will offer experience in the whole spectrum of cancer management, from radical treatment to palliative care and from outpatient based ambulatory management to inpatient intensive high dose regimes.

The Junior Oncology Fellow will gain experience in the management of a range of malignancies and will work with a number of oncology teams gaining experience of both medical and clinical oncology. Each fellow will be supported by a team of consultants, registrars, and specialist nurses with them aim of gaining experience of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and palliative care.

The attachment will allow the Junior Oncology Fellow to develop an understanding of and experience in the general principles behind non-surgical cancer treatments.

This role does not currently have an agreed rota commitment. This will be agreed upon appointment but will include on call cover to support the service.

Main duties of the job

Research and Audit

Postholders will be encouraged to undertake a piece of audit/research during their tenure. Similarly, they will be encouraged to engage in in-house clinical governance projects to improve patient management/experience and/or optimize patient pathways.

Education and Training

Postholders will have an allocated educational supervisor. Individual appraisal will be carried in

conjunction with the educational supervisor. Mentorship opportunities and career guidance will also be available. The aim would be for the post holders to sufficiently improve their portfolios enabling them to compete nationally for medical/ clinical oncology or palliative medicine specialty rotations. The experience can also be useful for those wishing to pursue GP training schemes / non oncology hospital specialties.

There is a weekly teaching session which the JOF's will be expected to attend and input to on a regular basis. There is also a weekly feedback session with senior medical staff to discuss clinical issues. JOF's will also be encouraged to attend various educational lectures, meeting and seminars.

About us

There is an excellent medical library with good information technology facilities on site.

JOF's will be able to apply for leave and funding for approved courses of study (including attendance at examinations).

These posts are ideal for applicants who have completed two years general professional training, with an interest in pursuing a career in Oncology or a related field.

Please note that these posts are not recognised for training.

Continuing Professional Development

The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development (CPD) as laid down by the GMC and surgical colleges and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.The Christie remains one of Europe's leading cancer centres and have always retained the treasured 'family spirit', with the patient being at the very heart of everything.

The Christie serves a population of 3.2 million people across Greater Manchester and Cheshire, while 26% of patients are referred to The Christie from across the UK. The Christie has an annual turnover of �230 million, operating with 2,500 staff, 300 volunteers, 30,000 public members and one of the largest hospital charities in the UK.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role is accountable to the Divisional Clinical Director. Close working links include consultants senior clinicians critical care outreach and ward staff. Participation in the primary medical care of patients admitted to the Christie Hospital.

The admission, assessment and management of patients along with all assessment of on-going care needs including arranging routine and special investigations. There will be opportunities for trainees to attend outpatient clinics, radiotherapy planning clinics, and multi-disciplinary team meetings.

The Trust has an Acute Assessment Unit (AAU) which serves as entry point for non-elective admissions for unwell Christie patients. During working hours there is on site Acute Medicine Consultant support available (full time). The successful appointees will rotate through the AAU during their tenure at the Trust.

The junior doctor accepts that he/she will also perform duties in occasional emergencies and unforeseen circumstances at the request of the appropriate Consultant, in consultation where practicable with his/her colleagues both senior and junior. It has been agreed between the professions and the department that while juniors accept that they will perform such duties, the Secretary of State stresses that additional commitments arising under this sub-section are exceptional and that juniors should not be required to undertake work of this kind for prolonged periods or on a regular basis.

Person Specification



  • Medical Qualifications
  • GMC registration and licensed to practice
  • Evidence of attainment of Foundation competencies.
  • 2 years postgraduate experience
  • Demonstrates understanding of the importance of audit and research
  • Demonstrates involvement in education of others


  • ALS MRCP Part 1
  • Demonstration of aptitude for carrying out research
  • Previous NHS Experience

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Christie NHS FT


General Surgery - E00337


M20 4BX

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