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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/05/2021.

Locum Consultant in Medical Oncology

Job Reference: 298-MED-2835

Leeds Cancer Centre
298 Medical Staff - Oncology Bexley Wing
St James University Hospital
£82,096 to £110,683 pa(+Out of Hours Enhancements)



Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Locum Consultant in Medical Oncology with sub-speciality expertise in urological cancers at St James’s Hospital


This is an outstanding opportunity to join the Medical Oncology team in Leeds Teaching Hospital for a 10 PA locum appointment for a Consultant Medical Oncologist, with special interests in urological cancers and carcinoma of unknown primary. This post will be available from immediate effect for a period of six months.


This opportunity will see you join a highly successful and responsive team of oncologists. This post will support the Urology team - Dr Ralph, Dr Vasudev and Dr Jagdev. The post-holder will provide a 1:16 on call. There will be opportunities to contribute to the MDT and departmental meetings.


Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest and busiest acute hospital trusts in the United Kingdom. LTHT is also one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in Europe, with access to leading clinical expertise and medical technology. We care for people from all over the country as well as the population of Leeds, which makes LTHT the 2nd largest city and the second-largest metropolitan district in the United Kingdom. A total population of over 3.4 million people look to Leeds to directly provide or inform their care. LTHT employs over 17,000 staff, each working to deliver on this expectation.


Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Cancer Centre (LCC) is one of the largest networked cancer centres in the UK; it serves as a tertiary cancer for the WY&H Alliance (formerly the YCN network area). It treats more than 5650 newly diagnosed patients each year and more than 17,000 treatments are delivered to patients.


The post will be based at Bexley Wing, St James Hospital.


The successful applicant should hold accreditation in Medical Oncology in the Royal College of Physicians or equivalent, and should be on the Specialist Register or within six months of being admitted to the Register for trainees if currently in a training programme within the UK, or have references which have been authorised by the Deputy Medical Director and Clinical Director.


Applicants should have established skills in medical oncology. Excellent communication and team working skills, a strong commitment to teaching and service development are essential.


Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the hospital, which can be arranged by contacting:


Dr Alison Young Lead Clinician

Consultant in Medical Oncology

Tel: 0113 2068938 or email


Dr Christy Ralph Consultant Medical Oncologist



This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

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