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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/10/2021.

Locum Consultant of Oncology

Job Reference: 304-21C048

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust - Medical & Dental
84,559 - 114,003

UHB is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England, serving a regional, national, and international population.

Our multiple sites, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic allow people to be treated as close to home as possible.

We see and treat more than 2.2 million people every year across our sites and our hospitals deliver more babies than anywhere else in Europe.

We are a regional centre for cancer, bone marrow transplants, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics, HIV and AIDS, as well as respiratory conditions like cystic fibrosis; thoracic surgery and have the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe.

We provide a series of highly specialist cardiac, liver and neurosurgery services to patients from across the UK.

We are world-renowned for our trauma care and have developed pioneering surgical techniques in the management of ballistic and blast injuries, including bespoke surgical solutions for previously unseen injuries. We are a designated a Level 1 Trauma Centre and host of the UK’s only £20m National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC).

We have over 20,000 members of staff and we are committed to investing in their development and their health and wellbeing.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Switchboard: 0121 627 2000 and for Non-Medical (inc. Nursing) Ext. 16800, Doctors & Dentists Ext. 18384 or 18395, Bank posts 0121 371 8280.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders





Job Summary


University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) is recruiting to a Fixed Term Locum Consultant Clinical Oncologist (10 PA) post for an initial six month period. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing Oncology department, in one of the largest Trusts in the UK. The successful candidate will cover Urology-Oncology tumours, manage a clinical caseload and deliver radiotherapy, whilst being supported by an innovative and supportive clinical team and a dedicated administrative team. The successful candidate will join a team of 41 Consultant Oncologists, delivering Oncology care across the Birmingham region. The post is a 10 PA role. The role will be based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, but will include cross-site clinic cover.


Main Duties of the Role


The successful appointee will deliver a Urology-Oncology service inclusive of outpatient clinics, radiotherapy planning and MDT contribution and attendance. The post holder will also contribute to a 1:14 on-call rota.


A brief job plan is outline below. This will be confirmed on appointment.









QE CLINIC 09:00 – 13:00 (1 PA)



CLINIC BHH 09:00 – 13:00 (1 PA)

RT SESSION 09:00 – 13:00 (1 PA)


QE MDT 09:00 – 13:00 (0.5 PA)


Admin/SPA (0.5PA)


QE CLINIC 13:30 – 17:30 (1 PA)




SPA (0.5PA )

Admin / SPA (1PA)



RT SESSION 13:00 - 17:00 (1 PA)



About us

Bespoke Day Units at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Heartlands Hospital, facilitate the delivery of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and radiotherapy, to patients across the Birmingham region. UHB’s Oncology department also specialises in young people’s cancer, delivering specialist care through designated Young Persons Unit’s.

Inpatient Oncology care is also delivered across the sites. Elective inpatient chemotherapy is delivered via two dedicated Oncology wards at QEHB, whilst emergency admissions are managed by the Acute Oncology Service (AOS), present at each hospital site.


As the second largest city in the UK, Birmingham offers a range of lifestyles, whether that be the rural life and pursuit of outdoor interests or vibrant, inner city living. Birmingham’s culture is ever changing through on-going regeneration and grand-scale construction, making it a city that has a multitude of opportunities to offer.

Each of our hospital sites across the city boast excellent transport links and a shuttle bus service is also offered, to enable staff to travel between sites.

Applicant Information

Applicants must have full GMC Registration, MRCP or equivalent. Previous experience/training in the required specialities is essential.

Further details may be obtained from: Dr Q Ghafoor (Clinical Service Lead – Oncology), telephone No via Switchboard on 0121 371 2000.

All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. However, having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences‎.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc will be given.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Visas and Immigration website.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

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