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Consultant Medical Oncologist

Job Reference: 358-2781914-CON

University Hospitals of Leicester
Medical Oncology
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£82,096 - £110,683

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

Full Time Consultant in Medical Oncology: Breast and Urology [including Germ Cell] tumour sites.

The post is based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary with some clinics and MDTs at Glenfield Hospital and Leicester General Hospital or on MS Teams, but provides advice across the whole Trust and for the community. UHL has a comprehensive trials unit and delivers all the up to date cutting edge treatments.

This post will give the candidate an excellent opportunity to be part of our Breast and Urology Oncology services: UHL has one of the biggest breast cancer services in the country, seeing 800-900 new breast cancers annually. Breast oncology is a very well established department with research embedded in daily working. There is opportunity to develop services and research with support from the established departments of both clinical and medical oncology. There is a busy portfolio of clinical trials which the post holder would be expected to take part in as co-investigator and develop their clinical research as principal investigator.

UHL acts as the specialist “hub” of a wide Urological MDT that includes Leicestershire & Rutland, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. This allows excellent communication and teamwork across specialities with opportunities to develop services and access a wide population for research purposes. As medical oncologists we work closely with our clinical oncology colleagues to support provision of treatments and have worked together to help develop wider aspects of patients care (e.g. PSMA PET imaging in Leicester). Germ Cell cancers are managed supra-regionally and the germ cell MDT is very active and supportive. UHL has a dynamic germ cell tumour practice and the post holder will be supported by an excellent team consisting of Urologists, Germ cell CNS team, TYA CNS team and chemotherapy specialist pharmacists. Clinical trials and research participation is strongly encouraged.

The Oncology Department offers a comprehensive service to these groups of patients including chemotherapy, targeted agents, complex IMRT and stereotactic treatments. The treatment of all cancers is becoming increasingly complex with an increase in the options of radiotherapy and systemic therapies available. With more and more treatments available, the activity continues to increase and this requires the addition of a new consultant colleague to maintain this service and we therefore require an additional post in Medical Oncology.

UHL has strategic objectives which include building a world class reputation in research, education and training relevant to the diverse population in Leicester, delivering an excellent patient experience and ensuring UHL is fit for purpose. UHL has recently successfully bid to host the East Midlands Radiotherapy Network.

UHL’s purpose is to deliver “Caring at its best” for all the people who visit Leicester’s hospitals, either as patients, the public or as staff. As one of the largest and busiest teaching hospitals, our vision is to move from where we are now to where we want to be and the Trust’s newly published Quality Strategy is called “Becoming the Best”.

In becoming part of our team you too can show your commitment to the delivery of high quality services to patients with our Trust values.



Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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.

UK Registration

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

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