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Specialist Grade in Oncology

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£83,945 to £95,275 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
Applications are invited for enthusiastic, motivated and committed individuals to join our friendly and dynamic teams within the Oncology department at Colchester Hospital, part of the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust. There may be the opportunity in keeping with our Clinical Strategy for cross-site working at our other hospital site at Ipswich Hospital if service needs require.

Main duties of the job

The post holder would be expected to support the cancer services across a wide range of tumour sites. However, if the candidate has a special interest in certain tumour sites, it could be considered as part of the job plan.

The job plan will be reviewed annually. It will cover all aspects of a Specialist Grade professional practice including clinical work, research and education. In addition, it will include personal objectives, details of their link to wider service objectives and details of the support required by the doctor to fulfil the job plan and the objectives.

About us

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provides hospital and community health care . We serve a wide geographical area with a population approaching 800,000 residents. We deliver care services from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals, high street clinics and in patients' own homes. We have nearly 10,000 staff, with an annual budget of over �650 million. We are the largest NHS organisation in the East Anglia.

We are building for better care with an exciting capital development programme across our sites - totalling �100million over the next five years.

We are building a new elective orthopaedic centre for ESNEFT at Colchester Hospital. It will be one of the biggest centres in the country and will ensure we can retain complex and low volume cases locally for the people we serve.

We are also now building a �7million specialist interventional radiology and cardiac angiography unit at Colchester.

At Ipswich we are investing �35million in a new Emergency Department and co-located Urgent Treatment Centre, with additional diagnostic imaging kit (MRI and CT). There's a �5.3million molecular diagnostic laboratory soon to open at Ipswich, and works begins soon for a new Breast Care Centre and a Children's Unit.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Specialist Grades are required to have continuing responsibility for the care of patients in their charge and for the proper functioning of their departments. They are expected to undertake administrative duties that arise from these responsibilities.

10 PAs will be offered. A minimum of 8.5 PAs will be for direct patient care and 1.5 PAs for SPA. Expected commitments will include:

Multi-disciplinary ward meeting

New patient clinics

One or more chemotherapy review clinics

One or more follow-up clinics

Support to Radiotherapy units and Chemotherapy day units

Ward consultations

Other ward rounds

Attendance at relevant site-specific MDTs

Audit, research, CPD, appraisal and revalidation

In addition for Specialist doctor role:

Acute oncology service support (one or more sessions)

Expertise in clinical procedures such as pleural and ascitic drain placement would be beneficial

Independent clinics

Person Specification



  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council
  • For Specialist doctor post candidate must have completed 12 years Medical work (either continuous period or in aggregate) since obtaining primary Medical / Dental Qualification of which a minimum of six years should have been in a relevant specialty. Equivalent years' experience in a relevant specialty from other medical grades including from overseas will also be accepted
  • Shall meet the criteria set out in the specialist Grade generic capabilities framework
  • Wide experience in Oncology.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with appropriate inter-personal skills for effective team working.
  • Ability to motivate and develop junior medical and other staff.


  • Ability to develop and maintain a sub-specialty interest.
  • Evidence of presentations.
  • Evidence of audit participation.
  • Shows scientific approach to problem solving.
  • Willingness to develop new approaches to teaching.

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust





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