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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/08/2020.


Job Reference: J10-A-20-3042

NHS Professionals - Doctors

We are keen to appoint a dynamic Consultant Medical Oncologist to join our team of 54 Consultant Oncologists working whole-time or part-time in Oxford and the regional units (22 of whom are University appointments). This 10 PA post is based at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at the Churchill and visiting the Horton hospital. The post is available from March 2020.

The post specialises in Urological malignancies, and will work with existing Medical and Clinical Oncology colleagues, clinical nurse specialists, nurse and pharmacist prescribers, as well as other members of the multidisciplinary teams across these tumour sites. The post-holder will also participate in a 1:25 rota for Consultant of the week, AOS for the oncology ward and triage at the Churchill Hospital. We are keen that the post holder undertakes and supports the development of our telemedicine clinics, and there will be the opportunity to contribute to service improvement projects in this field.

The oncology department in Oxford moved into a £110M comprehensive diagnostic and treatment cancer centre in 2009. Chemotherapy is prescribed using a pan cancer network e-prescribing system (Aria). The department works closely with the University Department of Oncology providing excellent opportunities for collaborative cancer research.

The closing date for applications is 25/08/2020.

In the interest of equal opportunities, we want to make sure that information about candidates is provided in the same format so all applicants should fill in the standard application form on the NHS Jobs website.

2. Job Description

1. JOB TITLE: 10 PA Consultant in Medical Oncology


  1. 2. GRADE: Consultant


  1. 3. DEPARTMENT: Oncology


  1. 4. ACCOUNTABLE TO: Clinical Director Oncology Directorate via Lead for Uro-Oncology



The post-holder’s duties will be primarily at Churchill Hospital, Oxford, and the Horton Hospital, Banbury but it is a condition of the appointment that the post holder will be willing to work in any of the Trust’s locations or outreach district general hospital clinics. The post specialises in Urological malignancies. Each 4-hour clinic has 2 new and 7 follow up patients; for a 42 week year, this post holder is likely to see 240 - 300 new patients

3. Person Specification


Post: Consultant in SPECIALTY Medical Oncology Job reference: S5/







Qualifications / Training


Professional qualifications


MB ChB or equivalent. MRCP (UK) or equivalent.

Higher Medical / Research degree


Professional training

CCT or CESR in Medical Oncology; OR within six months of achieving CCT at the time of interview.




Work experience


General training in Medical Oncology to specialist level or equivalent


Research / Clinical trial experience / Publications

Type of experience

General training in all aspects of medical oncology and tumour sites

Uro-oncology experience

Level of responsibility

Evidence of ability to make decisions at consultant level

Skills and Knowledge

Leadership skills

Excellent leadership, organisational, communication, professional and personal skills sufficient to undertake effectively the role of consultant in Medical Oncology in a large teaching hospital.

Organisation and management skills

As above

Management training and experience

Professional - extra skills or achievements

As above

Knowledge of the organisation of the NHS and the Government’s agenda for Its modernisation.

Interpersonal skills

Good personal and interpersonal skills

Communication skills

Good spoken and written English. Communication skills should be highly developed.

Computing skills: ability to use word processor, spreadsheet programme and web browser

Teaching skills

Experience of teaching undergraduates and trainees

Clinical governance experience

Evidence of effective participation in clinical audit and risk management.

Research skills

ICH GCP training within last 12 months.

Evidence of active involvement in clinical research trials.

Publication of research.

Other Requirements

GMC Registration



Driving licence


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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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