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Specialist Grade Medical Oncologist - Urology/ Breast

Employer
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Peterborough
Salary
Depending on experience
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Oncology department at North West Anglia Foundation Trust is looking for a highly motivated Specialist Grade Doctor to join our team in providing high quality patient care, predominantly in Urology, or breast with AOS desirable, however, we would consider a candidates specialist interest.

The role includes working at our two main sites at Peterborough City Hospital and Hinchingbrooke Hospital, with the additional consideration of a day at Cambridge University Hospital, and again any specialism would be considered.

The new post holder would treat urological cancers, and/or breast cancers as well as acute oncology in collaboration with existing Clinical and Medical Oncology consultant colleagues together with support for the acute oncology service nursing team (AOS). There could be flexibility in oncological sites to accommodate the successful candidate's interests.

Main duties of the job

  • To work with NWAFT colleagues to strengthen existing Urological cancers, Breast cancers and to further develop AOS services
  • To offer support to the Acute Oncology service.
  • Provision of systemic anti-cancer treatment for patients with urological & Breast.
  • To develop and participate in collaborative initiatives, studies and trials regionally, nationally and internationally, having a high regard for clinical effectiveness and to the practice of evidence-based medicine.
  • To collaborate with colleagues at the Regional Cancer Centre (Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trusts (CUH), Cancer Units and other agencies to ensure optimum quality of care for cancer patients including referring patients to the phase I trials unit at CUH.
  • Provision of a comprehensive Oncology service, in collaboration with other Oncologists, including inpatient care and referrals and outpatient referrals and treatment. This post will support the consultant rounds ensuring continuity of daily provision of care to the patients at Peterborough City Hospital.


  • About us

    We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.

    We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.

    Benefits to youo 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff) o NHS Pension Scheme:o Flexible working opportunities o Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays o Career development and training o Wellbeing support and activities o In-house physiotherapy Service o On-site canteens with subsidised meals o Subsidised staff parking (currently free).o Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

  • To work with NWAFT colleagues to strengthen existing Urological cancers and breast cancer services and to further develop AOS services.
  • To offer support to the Acute Oncology service.
  • Provision of systemic anti-cancer treatment for patients with urological cancers/breast cancers
  • To develop and participate in collaborative initiatives, studies and trials regionally, nationally and internationally, having a high regard for clinical effectiveness and to the practice of evidence-based medicine.
  • To collaborate with colleagues at the Regional Cancer Centre (Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trusts (CUH), Cancer Units and other agencies to ensure optimum quality of care for cancer patients including referring patients to the phase I trials unit at CUH.
  • Provision of a comprehensive Oncology service, in collaboration with other Oncologists, including inpatient care and referrals and outpatient referrals and treatment. This post will support the consultant rounds ensuring continuity of daily provision of care to the patients at Peterborough City Hospital.
  • Active participation in clinical audit, continuing professional development and research as appropriate. There is access to a study leave budget for appropriate CPD activities. The post holder will be expected to contribute to the Trust and CBU Clinical Governance processes including the dedicated monthly half days.
  • Out-of-hours participation maybe required. The on-call arrangements will be discussed between the successful applicant and the Clinical Lead.
  • Professional supervision and training of junior medical staff. Education of junior staff in the department is encouraged and there are opportunities to act as clinical and educational supervisors. This may include a medical oncology spR who are currently on rotation from CUH and under clinical supervision whilst in post.
  • Responsibilities for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required and for contributing to undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development activity, locally and nationally.
  • To collaborate with colleagues to promote the collective aims of the directorate.
  • To be aware of managerial and budgetary considerations, work within these constraints and assume responsibilities where appropriate. To recognise his/her responsibility towards achieving the Trusts cancer targets and patient rights. To ensure that all patients get treated equally, fairly and as quickly and effectively as possible, escalating concerns should this not be the case.
  • NWAFT has an active research programme and is nationally recognised for its cancer trials. This post would be expected to continue promoting Clinical Trial development and recruitment.


  • Person Specification

    Education and Qualifications

    Essential

    • MBBS (or equivalent medical qualification)
    • Current certification in ATLS, ALS, APLS/EPLS or their equivalent with at least one at instructor level
    • Full GMC registration with a license to practice
    • CCT in General Practice OR Registered on GMC specialist register with licence to practice
    • Able to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients within the Urology Department


    Clinical Experience and Knowledge

    Essential

    • A minimum of 12 years full time postgraduate training (or equivalent gained either part time or through Less Than Full Time Training) since obtaining a primary medical qualification
    • A minimum of 6 years' experience in the Specialty Doctor/SAS Grade or equivalent in the Medical Oncology specialty or similar specialty
    • Clinically evaluates and manages a patient, formulating a prioritised differential diagnosis, initiating an appropriate management plan, and reviewing and adjusting this depending on the outcomes of treatment.
    • Demonstrates key generic clinical skills around the areas of consent ensuring humane interventions, prescribing medicines safely and using medical devices safely
    • Adheres to professional requirements, participating in annual appraisal, job planning and reviews of performance and progression.


    Leadership and team working

    Essential

    • Awareness of their leadership responsibilities as a clinician and demonstrates appropriate leadership behaviour
    • Develops effective relationships across teams and promotes and participates in both multidisciplinary and interprofessional team working
    • Demonstrates ability to challenge others, escalating concerns when necessary.
    • Critically appraises performance of self, colleagues or peers and systems to enhance performance and support development.


    Education and Training

    Essential

    • Critically assesses own learning needs and ensures a personal development plan reflects both clinical practice and the relevant generic capabilities to lead and develop services
    • Promotes and participates in individual and team learning supporting the educational needs of individuals and teams for uni-professional, multidisciplinary and inter-professional learning.
    • Plans and provides effective teaching and training activities as required by the role.


    Research

    Essential

    • Keeps up to date with current research and best practice in Medical Oncology, through appropriate continuing professional development activities and their own independent study and reflection.
    • Communicates and interprets research evidence in a meaningful way for patients to support shared decision-making.


    Desirable

    • Critically appraises and understands the relevance of the literature, conducting literature searches and reviews disseminates best practice including from quality improvement projects
    • Works towards identifying the need for further research to strengthen the evidence base or where there are gaps in knowledge, networking with teams within and outside the organisation.


    Employer details

    Employer name

    North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    Peterborough City Hospital

    Edith Cavell Campus, Bretton Gate

    Peterborough

    PE3 9GZ

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    176-M-NA-5973134-A

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