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Junior Fellow in Cancer Care

NHS Medical & Dental: Junior Clinical Fellow

Main area
Cancer care
NHS Medical & Dental: Junior Clinical Fellow
Fixed term: 6 months
Full time - 40 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
Salary period
28/09/2021 23:59

Job overview

Are you interested in a career in cancer care? Not sure exactly which speciality suits you best, and want a bit more information first? We may have a great opportunity for you.

Previous Cancer Care Fellows have presented posters at international conferences, completed significant Quality Improvement and audit projects and we have an excellent track-record of our Cancer Care Fellows progressing to attain training posts at CMT at ST3 level.

We will assign you an educational superviosur, and set a clear learning objectibves for your time with us. 

Main duties of the job



Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities’ section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 


We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


The majority of your time will be spent caring for inpatients and patients on the day unit, and you will have opportunities to attend clinics or radiotherapy planning, and teaching sessions. You will be able to take part in the on-call rota at a level appropriate for your clinical experience and training. 

You will be able to benefit from opportunities to work with colleagues in our cancer sciences department and the new centre for cancer immunotherapy, our stereotactic radiotherapy service, and our bone marrow transplant unit. The Trust is one of the most research active acute trusts in the UK, and a major research centre for the University of Southampton, hosting a Cancer Research UK Centre and an Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre.


 We have a busy and successful department, and we are looking for doctors at “FY3”/CT1/CT2 to help run our service especially our wards and day units. We are offering a unique experience to come and work with us and gain experience in different specialties. We will work with you to design a rotation giving you varied clinical exposure.



Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists).


Grades for Trust appointed (non-training) fellows will be paid a basic salary at a nodal pay point linked to the grade, at the rate set out in the National Medical and Dental pay circular. Basic salary detailed below plus any additional remuneration (as applicable) for hours set out in the doctors work schedule (e.g. additional hours, weekend allowance, and any hours which attract enhanced pay)

Basic Salary – MT03           £39,467                               

Travelling expenses will not be paid for attending interview

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role.  Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible.  Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application. 

Interviews will be held on TBC

Job Reference: MT0489 - This vacancy closes on or before:  28th September

Person specification

Qualifications / training required

Essential criteria
  • Full GMC Registration
Desirable criteria
  • MRCP Part 1 and Part 2 written

Previous or relevant experience necessary

Essential criteria
  • Broad experience in Acute Medicine
  • Experience of working with multidisciplinary teams
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience in Oncology
  • Publications
  • Experience of working within the NHS
  • Research and audit experience

Aptitudes and skills required

Essential criteria
  • Good clinical and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary group
  • Demonstrates clarity and breadth in use of verbal and written communication in relation to our patient group
  • Enthusiastic, reliable and flexible
  • Sensitive to patients’ needs
  • Demonstrates sound judgement
  • Good presentation skills
Desirable criteria
  • IT skills

Special requirements of the post

Desirable criteria
  • Considering a career in Oncology, Haematology or Palliative Medicine

Values and behaviours

Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Paul Fenton
Job title
Consultant in Clinical Oncology
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023 8120 5056

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