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Consultant clinical oncologist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Clinical oncology
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£82,096 - £110,683 per annum
Salary period
04/10/2021 23:59

Job overview

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation trust is pleased to be in the position to offer an 11PA substantive Consultant Clinical Oncology post specialising in the treatment of Head and Neck cancer, and Skin cancer.

This is a replacement post with an 11 PA job plan, but candidates wishing to work less than full time will be welcome to apply.

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

What we can offer you

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. 

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. 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 post holder will work within the Head and Neck Team at Southampton General Hospital, joining the current Clinical Oncologists: Dr Harinaryanan, Dr Ramkumar and Dr Martins Alzamora. The successful candidate will also share the oncology management of non-melanomatous skin cancer with Dr Clare Crowley. Radiotherapy referrals will also be received from the Melanoma service.

The post holder will participate in the Southampton Clinical Oncology on call rota. This provides evening / night time telephone advice during the week and ward rounds on Saturday and Sunday with a frequency of approximately 1:16


The Clinical Oncology service based in Southampton provides a local and regional service; treating patients from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, further afield across Wessex, and also the Channel Islands. There is a collaborative approach with neighbouring Cancer Centres in Poole and Portsmouth, and active engagement in the Thames Valley and Wessex Operational Delivery Network (ODN).

There are 19 Consultant Clinical Oncologists and 4 SAS grade doctors working in the department. In addition there are 8 whole time equivalent Specialist Registrars who take part in the Wessex clinical oncology training programme.

The radiotherapy department has undergone major development and investment over the last few years. This has included replacement of all 6 Southampton Elekta linacs and incorporating and matching the Elekta Linac on the Basingstoke Hospital site (North Hampshire Hospitals) as a satellite unit. 2 Southampton linacs have Exac Trac® and Hexa POD® couch for SRS and Head and neck cancer treatments. A superficial/orthovoltage facility is also available in Southampton for skin treatment.

UHS has strong links with the University of Southampton and there will be opportunities to become involved in collaborative research, clinical trials and medical student teaching.


Applicants will be expected to demonstrate excellent communication skills, to a professional standard, in spoken and written English.

Where equivalent qualifications or experience are being offered, it is essential that candidates should provide confirmation of this from the relevant College or Faculty in the United Kingdom and attach the confirmation to your application.

When applying please remember to include your CCT date in the membership of professional bodies section of the online application form, which is where you must also record your GMC number.

All applications must be made online.  CV or paper applications are not accepted.


Additional information

Individuals wishing to apply must be fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and should be either already on or within 6 months of eligibility to be included on the specialist register of the GMC.

The successful candidate will be employed under the terms and conditions of service for Consultants (England) 2003. 

Interviews will be held on TBC.

Job Reference: MT0544 - This vacancy closes on or before:  4th October 2021

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • GMC Registration
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • CCT in Clinical Oncology or appropriate qualifications and experience to allow entry on to the Specialist Register
Desirable criteria
  • Recognised training in academic oncology with postgraduate qualification


Essential criteria
  • Broad experience in Clinical Oncology
  • Experience of multidisciplinary team working
  • Experience in the management of Head and Neck Cancers, Melanoma and non-melanomatous skin cancer
Desirable criteria
  • Significant experience in Oncology research
  • Experience of working within the NHS
  • Teaching experience

Aptitudes and Skills

Essential criteria
  • Good clinical and interpersonal skills
  • Good team worker
  • Ability to manage staff and resources
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • IT Skills
Desirable criteria
  • Track record or research including presentation and/or publications

Trust Values

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

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Tim Iveson
Job title
Cancer Care Group Clinical Lead
Email address
Additional information

Dr Andrew Bateman - Clinical Oncology Clinical Lead - Andrew.Bateman@uhs.nhs.uk

Collette Byelong - Care Group Manager for Cancer Care - collette.byelong@uhs.nhs.uk