Consultant Medical Oncologist - Breast/CUP/AOS

  • Peterborough
  • North West Anglia Nhs Foundation Trust
Employer heading Consultant Medical Oncologist - Breast/CUP/AOS Consultant We run three busy hospital sites at Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford and provide outpatient services in two community hospitals in Ely and Doddington. Our 7,000 staff serve a growing population of 800,000 across North Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.As a larger organisation we have increased opportunities to enhance services, ensuring we provide the best patient experience and clinical outcomes. For our staff this means they can experience a wide and varied career within the one organisation. We offer a real commitment to supporting your career in an environment where your skills and ideas are valued, where you are supported in developing your full potential and where your individual contribution is recognised, respected and rewarded. Job overview At North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, we believe in research and innovation to find the best patient-centred treatment solutions for our oncology patients. We are in search of dedicated Consultants in Medical Oncology to specialise in Breast/CUP cancers to join our oncology team based at Peterborough City Hospital.The historic City of Peterborough has been transformed by town development schemes bringing improvements in housing, education, and employment opportunities. The hospital is accessible by road or train within easy commute distance from London, Cambridge, Leicester or Birmingham. A generous relocation package will be provided. With a passion for cancer research and innovation, you will thrive on finding creative ways to consolidate current cancer services and lead the development of initiatives, studies, and clinical trials regionally, nationally and internationally, while adhering to clinical effectiveness and the practice of evidence-based medicine.By joining an inclusive and supportive multidisciplinary team, you will provide inpatient and outpatient treatment for breast cancers, carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP) and acute oncology services. We will accommodate any special interests.You will join our nationally recognised research programme for breast cancer trials and continue promoting Clinical Trial development and recruitment.By accepting our offer, you will receive a £7,000 sign-on bonus when you join us on an assignment of a minimum of 2 years. Main duties of the job The job plan is anticipated to contain 10 programmed activities, PA's of direct clinical care and SPA's per week. The job plan may be reviewed after 3 months, and we are open to consider alternative job content on a personal basis.You will participate to out-of-hours consultant rota on a 1:9 basis. There are currently 6 consultant clinical oncologists and 4 Consultant Medical Oncologists.You will ensure the provision of a comprehensive Breast cancer and CUP services, in collaboration with other Oncologists, including inpatient care and referrals and outpatient referrals and treatment. You will lead the CUP service.You will attend the weekly relevant multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings and scheduling a weekly clinic on an alternate day/time to the existing clinics to enable patient choice and the workload to be shared. Monthly management and governance meetings attendance is required.Professional supervision and training of junior medical staff is a must. You will contribute to the education of junior staff in the department and 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.If you like to find more about the role and organise an informal visit, we are welcoming you to contact Samantha O’Herlihy, Divisional Operations Manager – Cancer Services, on 01733 677790 or 01480 416416 or . Working for our organisation 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 you• 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);• NHS Pension Scheme:• Flexible working opportunities;• Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours night shifts, weekends, bank holidays;• Career development and training;• Wellbeing support and activities;• In-house physiotherapy Service;• On-site canteens with subsidised meals;• Subsidised staff parking (currently free). • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Detailed job description and main responsibilities Some of the Principal elements of the post will be as listed below. For more information please check the Job description and personal specification. To work with NWAFT colleagues to strengthen existing Breast cancer and CUP services and to further develop AOS services.To develop the Trust’s strategy in partnership with the chair of the Trust’s multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings leads’ and to be an active participant in the Breast, & CUP cancersTo lead the CUP service.To offer support to the Acute Oncology service. There may be a provision to consider leading AOS service depending on the requirement.Provision of systemic anti-cancer treatment for patients with breast & CUPTo 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 enable additional consultant ward rounds to enable a consultant ward rounds to occur at PCH daily.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. Person specification Other Essential criteria Ability to work in a teamGood interpersonal skillsCaring attitude to patientsEnquiring, critical approach to workAbility to communicate effectively with patients, relatives, GPs, nurses and other agenciesCommitment to Continuing Professional Development and the requirements of Clinical Governance and AuditWillingness to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional or national levels Education/ Qualifications Essential criteria Evidence that on GMC specialist register/ within 6 months of receipt of CCTMRCP or equivalent Desirable criteria Post graduate Thesis/ MD/PhD or equivalent Clinical experience Essential criteria Clinical training and experience equivalent to the UK CCTAbility to offer expert clinical opinion on a range of Oncological problemsAbility to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients Desirable criteria Experience or evidence of interest in Breast oncologyClinical experience of CUP and AOS Management experience Essential criteria Ability to organise and manage daily working prioritiesExperience of AuditLeadership qualitiesAbility and willingness to work within the Trust and NHS performance framework and targets Desirable criteria Management training courseEvidence of AUDIT participation Teaching Essential criteria Experience of supervisions of FY1's and ST'sAbility to teach clinical skills Desirable criteria Formal Training/teaching course Research Experience Essential criteria Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problemsPublications in peer-reviewed journals Desirable criteria Evidence of involvement in clinical trial recruitment COVID-19 VaccinationsAll individuals should receive COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters to protect themselves and others unless they are exempt from doing so. if you have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccination, we strongly advise you to do so as soon as possible. Click here to At NWAnglia, we will require evidence of your COVID-19 vaccine status as part of our pre-employment checksIf the role you are applying for requires a DBS Check and you are not on the update service or the role is not eligible for a free fast track service, you will be charged for the cost of the check. The cost of the check is currently £38 for an enhanced check and £22 for a standard check or basic check.We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date should we receive sufficient applications.Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. 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Further details / informal visits contact NameSamantha O'HerlihyJob titleDivisional Operations manager - Cancer ServicesEmail Telephone number07562 434652Additional information01733 677790 If you have problems applying, contact Address North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust Resourcing Department Hinchingbrooke Hospital Hinchingbrooke Park Huntingdon Cambs PE29 6NT Telephone 01480 363941