Consultant Clinical Neuro Oncologist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Clinical Oncology
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
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Southampton General Hospital
£76,761 - £103,490 pa
17/06/2018 23:59

Online applications are invited for a full time post as a consultant clinical oncologist – sub-specialising in neuro-oncology and sarcoma commencing asap. This post is permanent.

 This is an exciting time to join the Southampton Oncology centre. We are partially through a fully funded equipment replacement program, installing state of the art Elekta Linacs. Our first replacement Linac, housed in a state of the art facility, is now fully operational. It features an Agility head, ExacTrac imaging, Hexapod couch and Apex DMLC. The centre has been awarded tenders from NHS England for the provision of SRS/SRST and SABR.

The Cancer Care Group is part of Division A and is formed by the Departments of Medical Oncology, Clinical Oncology, Haematology and Palliative Care. The Divisional Clinical Lead is Mr Andrew Webb, consultant OMF surgeon. The Cancer Care Clinical Lead is Dr Tim Iveson, Consultant Medical Oncologist. 

 The Southampton Oncology Centre provides comprehensive cancer services to a population of approximately 1.7 million and fulfils the criteria for a stand-alone Cancer Centre as described in the document “Policy Framework for Commissioning of Cancer Services”. The Centre provides a high degree of specialisation with many multidisciplinary clinics.

The Oncology Centre at Southampton General Hospital provides inpatient and out-patient facilities for Clinical Oncology, Medical Oncology and Malignant/Non Malignant Haematology, together with two day units, chemotherapy delivery suite and dedicated oncology pharmacy incorporating an aseptic unit. Current radiotherapy facilities on this site include a planning suite, six multimodality linear accelerators and a deep/superficial unit. There is a dedicated Oncology Radiology Department with ultrasound and multislice CT scanner.

 Inpatient care is provided on 4 wards, C4 with a focus on clinical oncology, D3 with a focus on medical oncology, C6 Haematology, including the Bone Marrow Transplant unit and D2 Haematology and Oncology and palliative care. There is also an age appropriate Teenage Young Adult Unit supported by the Teenage Cancer Trust with both inpatient and day case facilities.

 Paediatric Oncology patients are managed in Piam Brown Ward, which is a specialist unit dedicated solely to the care of children with cancer.

 There is a 27 bedded hospice with a community nurse team as well as a day centre and outpatient area located at West End on the Moorgreen site.

 Clinical cancer research is fully embedded in to the ethos of the cancer centre. Currently University Hospitals Southampton is the 3rd highest recruiting trust to cancer trials nationally with Wessex the top recruiting network for clinical cancer research. Laboratory cancer research facilities are based at the General Hospital campus, where a major laboratory facility was opened in 2002 and a Cancer Immunology and Genomics Research Centre has been completed in April 2018. These complement the Southampton Oncology Centre. This research/clinical interface facilitate the rapid translation of first class science into effective cancer therapy. 

 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. 

 We’ve worked hard as a Trust to improve the efficiency of our services and as a result, we are currently in financial surplus. We are one of England's largest acute teaching trusts and have recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC. In the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked;

  • seventh in the country for staff engagement
  • fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care

 Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep.

 The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy. 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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