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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/12/2021.

Specialist Doctor Oncology

Job Reference: 384-KN-EMF9800

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
384 496180 Oncology Medical
Guildford, Surrey
£59,436 to £97,838 pa

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older people’s care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. We are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than £45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Oncology Specialist Doctor to join the Oncology team at St Luke’s Cancer Centre at the Royal Surrey Hospital.

The Oncology division is looking for a senior person who has the capability to independently manage Oncology patients with Lower GI tumours, and take named individual responsibility for such patients.

The successful applicant will be based at the RSH in Guildford providing a high level of medical care to the Oncology patients in the outpatient clinics , plus on the ward. The post holder will work closely with the Oncology Consultant team for Oncological care of the patient. The main objective of the role would be to address clinic demands and take responsibility for the management of Oncology patients within the specialist tumour groups.

This is a 10PA post consisting of outpatient clinics, ward work, MDT meetings, radiotherapy chemotherapy prescribing. In order to fulfil the responsibilities of this post you must be eligible for full GMC registration. This is a new post within the department.

Candidates will need to meet the criteria set out in the Specialist grade generic capabilities framework (Please click on the following link to view): sas-paper-2-specialist-grade-generic-capabilities-framework-2021.pdf (

The Royal Surrey County Hospital Foundation Trust provides specialist Cancer and Haemato-Oncological care, including complex Cancer surgery, to the population of the South West Surrey and Hampshire, a catchment area of approximately 1.4 million. Non-surgical oncological treatment for these patients is provided at the St. Luke’s Cancer Centre, which is an integral part of the Trust. There are close links with surrounding cancer units and the Surrey Clinical Research Centre.

Here at St Luke’s, we aim to provide first class, high quality care for all of our patients in a friendly and professional setting. Our services have received national recognition and praise and our patients benefit from the latest and most innovative treatments available, delivered by a team of committed and highly skilled staff. You will be joining our team of 27 oncologists, supported by a team of Specialist Registrars, Specialty Doctors, SHOs, AHP’s and Specialist Nurses.

For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact: Dr Essapen, Oncology Chief of service on or Dr Otter, Deputy Chief of service on

From early April 2022, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment for all NHS staff who perform regulated activity or who have frequent face-to-face contact with service users. This also means that by 3rd February 2022 all staff deemed within scope will need to have had their first COVID-19 vaccination. Should your role be identified as being within the scope of the legislation, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status or a legitimate exemption from these requirements as a condition of your employment.

The Royal Surrey is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can be made for any candidates with a disability. The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust has a safeguarding policy for both adults and children and is committed to all safeguarding legislation and current standards.

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be occasions when we close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. Please submit your application as early as possible to avoid regret. Please check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you during the recruitment process. If you have not heard from us within three weeks after the closing date, this usually means that your application was not successful. In submitting an application, you authorise Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

The Trust aims to treat all applicants fairly in regards to any disclosure of conviction revealed at the application stage. 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 and background of your offences. If you currently reside outside of the UK we will require documentary proof of security/police clearance, in English.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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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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