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


Job Reference: J10-A-20-3043

NHS Professionals - Doctors
Medical Oncology

This 10PA Locum post is now available at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The post is specialising in Breast, Thyroid and Endocrine Malignancies. The post is open to both Clinical and Medical Oncology applicants. A detailed job plan will be confirmed depending on the candidate’s experience. The post is Oxford based with some commitments at the Horton in Banbury.
The oncology department in Oxford moved into a new £108M cancer centre in 2009 with 6 Varian linacs, four with CBCT. 4DCT, MRI and PET CT planning is routinely used. The department is one of only 7 selected to deliver SABR for all NHSE CtE indications, along with SRS for brain metastases. Lung SABR has been delivered since 2012 and IMRT is routine for most radically treated patients in the department. Rapid Arc is installed on 3 linacs as well as ExacTrac for the stereotactic programme. Chemotherapy is prescribed using a pan cancer network e-prescribing system (Aria).
The department works closely with the University Department of Oncology including the CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology, providing excellent opportunities for collaborative radiotherapy research. In 2016, the department was designated an NCRI Established Centre of Excellence in Academic Radiation Oncology (currently only 3 in the UK). The department is taking forward plans to develop satellite radiotherapy units in Swindon (building work commenced due to open in 2019) and Milton Keynes (business case in development).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: Full time (10PA) Locum Consultant in Clinical or Medical Oncology
2. GRADE: Consultant
3. DEPARTMENT: Oncology
4. ACCOUNTABLE TO: Clinical Director Oncology Directorate via the Oncology Clinical Lead
for Breast oncology
The postholder’s duties will be primarily at Churchill Hospital, Oxford, and Horton General Hospital, Banbury, but it is a condition of the appointment that the postholder will be willing to work in any of the Trust’s locations or outreach district general hospital clinics. The post is specialising in Breast Cancer and Endocrine 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 250 - 300 new patients.

3. Person Specification


Post:       Locum Consultant in SPECIALTY Clinical Oncology                                               Job reference: S5/   






Qualifications / Training



Professional qualifications 


MB ChB or equivalent. MRCP,  FRCR (Clinical Oncology) 

Higher medical degree


Professional training 

CCST in  Clinical or Medical Oncology;  OR

Registration on GMC Specialist Register in Clinical or Medical Oncology ;  OR  within six months of achieving CCST at the time of interview.



IMRT training course.


Educational Supervisor training (if not completed pre interview a formal commitment to completion before commencement of post will be required)


Further qualification in teaching or education role




Work experience                   


General training in  Clinical or Medical Oncology  to specialist level or equivalent IMRT treatment planning. 

IGRT (4DCT planning and CBCT image verification) 


Experience in managing chemotherapy for breast cancer

Additional experience in Breast Cancer and Endocrine Malignancies, including isotope therapies

Interest in research with publications. 


Type of experience




 Level of responsibility 

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 Clinical or 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. Familiarity with the national Cancer Strategy.

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.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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