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Clinical Fellow- Research- Renal Cancer

Employer
The Christie NHS FT
Location
Manchester
Salary
£43,923 to £63,152 per annum
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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This position is suitable for an enthusiastic and research-motivated applicant with a Medical degree, who is pursuing a career in Medical Oncology and has an interest in gaining further research and clinical trial experience in the area of Renal cancer.

The successful candidate must hold full General Medical Council (GMC) registration with license to practice and have International English Language Testing System (IELTS)/OET proficiency at the time of post commencement, as appropriate. The Fellowship is a two year, full-time position to support clinical research and to provide specialist experience and training for the successful applicant.

Salary will be on the Specialist Registrar scale. The salary will be dependent on previous experience and qualifications and aligned with the 2016 junior doctor contract (https://www.bma.org.uk/pay-and-contracts/pay). There is no on-call commitment attached to this post.

Main duties of the job

Successful applicants will need to divide their time between research and a moderate clinical commitment.

The post will be based within the Department of Medical Oncology under the supervision of a consultant clinician.

The post-holder will work closely with other members of the respective multidisciplinary teams and will support the consultants, clinical fellows, specialty trainees, clinical research nurses (CNSs) and advanced nurse practitioners (ANPs) in managing the renal cancer disease group patient workload and clinical trial portfolios. This will facilitate more rapid clinical decision making, an increase in the number of trials opened, together with increased recruitment of patients into new and existing research protocols.

The Fellow will attend appropriate clinics per week (a maximum of four clinics), and multidisciplinary meetings. In addition, they will participate in clinical research meetings and any other relevant trial planning or trial set-up meetings. The Fellow will also spend time reviewing clinical data, writing abstracts/manuscripts, planning new studies and attending educational meetings.

About us

The Christie is one of Europe's leading cancer centres, treating over 60,000 patients a year. We are based in Manchester and serve a population of 3.2 million across Greater Manchester & Cheshire, but as a national specialist around 15% patients are referred to us from other parts of the country. We provide radiotherapy through one of the largest radiotherapy departments in the world chemotherapy on site and through 14 other hospitals highly specialist surgery for complex and rare cancer and a wide range of support and diagnostic services. We are also an international leader in research, with world first breakthroughs for over 100 years. We run one of the largest early clinical trial units in Europe with over 300 trials every year. Cancer research in Manchester, most of which is undertaken on the Christie site, has been officially ranked the best in the UK.

Job description

Job responsibilities

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The medical establishment provides:

There are currently three substantive consultants working in the Renal cancer disease group (Dr Tom Waddell, Dr Manon Pillai and Dr Victoria Foy), each with a part-time contribution to renal cancer.

The appointee will be at The Christie and will be based within the Department of Medical Oncology under the supervision of the three consultants. The post-holder will work closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team and will support the consultants, clinical fellows, specialty trainees, CNSs and ANPs. They will also support the research team in managing the renal disease group clinical trials portfolio. This will help to facilitate an increase in the number of available recruiting trials, together with increased recruitment of patients into new and existing research protocols.

Clinical Research fellows will have the following opportunities within the Department of Medical Oncology:

Audit: Fellows play a key role in Clinical Audit as a member of The Christie Medical staff.

Clinics: Research fellows in Medical Oncology usually attend a number of outpatient clinics per week (seeing new referrals, follow-ups and patients on clinical trials) and are expected to undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of these patients.

Clinical Governance: Fellows are expected to participate in all relevant aspects of clinical governance, including maintaining up-to-date protocols, guidelines and clinical audit, under the supervision of the Consultants in the team.

Education: There are numerous courses organised annually by the School of Oncology at The Christie. Please refer to The School of Oncology website: http://www.christie.nhs.uk/school-of-oncology.aspx

Protocol Development: Fellows may assist with the revision and development of evidence-based clinical trial protocols for patients.

Research: There are excellent opportunities for research within the Department. Fellows are encouraged to contribute to current research projects within the unit and/or set up new projects. The Manchester Cancer Research Centre has been established to bring together the expertise, ambition and resources of partner organisations, which include the University of Manchester, the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, Cancer Research UK, in addition to The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.

In addition, there is an annual research event where all Medical Oncology fellows are encouraged to present their ongoing research and a little about themselves. There are also weekly teaching sessions in practical life skills related to Medical Oncology, such as interview skills, oral presentation skills, curriculum vitae preparation, media training, career development etc.

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.

Role Planning

The weekly timetable for the post is flexible and can be agreed with Dr Tom Waddell prior to commencement in post. As outlined previously, this would include a maximum of two research and two NHS clinics per week.

On call Commitments

This role does not require participation in the on-call rota.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential for the post

Desirable for the post

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT

1. ATTAINMENTS

Educational

Qualifications

Awarded MRCP (or equivalent) qualification

Prior formal research qualification (MRes, MD, PhD etc)

CE

Professional Qualifications

General Medical Council (GMC) registration

CE

Research / Publications

Evidence of prior publications

Recent publication in a peer-reviewed journal

AF

2. TRAINING

Good understanding of clinical trials in oncology

Prior direct trials experience in cancer esp renal cancer

I

3. EXPERIENCE

Job Specific

Have clinical experience in Medical Oncology

Have clinical experience in renal cancer

AF

Management / Audit

Participation in clinical audit

Leading a clinical audit

AF

4. TEACHING

Previous delivery of a teaching presentation / journal club

Ongoing involvement in teaching

AF

5. PERSONAL SKILLS

Acceptability

Leadership

Good team player

Evidence of previous leadership role

I

Self- reliance

Good written and verbal communication skills

I

Motivation

Proactive and flexible approach to work

Willing to undergo training and to learn new skills as required.

I

6. CIRCUMSTANCES

Domicile

Within 30 minutes travel time to the hospital.

Occupational Health Clearance.

Enhanced CRB Clearance.

I

Abbreviations for Methods of Assessment:

AF Application Form

I Interview

R References

CE Certification Evidence

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Awarded MRCP (or equivalent) qualification
  • General Medical Council (GMC) registration
  • Evidence of prior publications


Desirable

  • Prior formal research qualification (MRes, MD, PhD etc)
  • Recent publication in a peer-reviewed journal


Experience

Essential

  • Have clinical experience in Medical Oncology
  • Participation in clinical audit
  • Previous delivery of a teaching presentation / journal club


Desirable

  • Have clinical experience in renal cancer
  • Leading a clinical audit
  • Ongoing involvement in teaching


Training

Essential

  • Good understanding of clinical trials in oncology


Desirable

  • Prior direct trials experience in cancer esp renal cancer


Personal skills

Essential

  • Good team player
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Proactive and flexible approach to work
  • Willing to undergo training and to learn new skills as required.


Circumstances Domicile

Essential

  • Within 30 minutes travel time to the hospital.
  • Enhanced CRB Clearance.
  • Occupational Health Clearance.


Employer details

Employer name

The Christie NHS FT

Address

Renal - Q01128

Manchester

M20 4BX

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413-MD-C2024-23790

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