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Robert White Acute Oncology Fellow

Job Reference: 428-A-18-10146

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Come and join us at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Not only is it a great place to work; it's also a wonderful place to live. The town has great transport links, a bustling quay and some of the best beaches in England. You’ll also have easy access to the Dorset countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor activities.

Poole Hospital is one of the largest employers in the region and highly regarded across the NHS, consistently featuring within the top twenty per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys. We pride ourselves on positive team work, professional development and support staff to reach their fullest potential. All of this is underpinned by our unique philosophy, The Poole Approach, which pledges that we will strive at all times to provide friendly, professional, person-centred care with dignity and respect for all.

This is an exciting time for our staff, following a recent review of healthcare services in Dorset which will see major changes to the way healthcare is provided in our region. As one of the two acute NHS providers in the east of the county, our services will be closely linked to those provided at the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We’re working in close collaboration to deliver excellent emergency and planned care over the two sites, for the people of east Dorset.

Robert White Acute Oncology Fellow

Acute Oncology Clinical Fellow £31217- £41300 (MN35)

Due to commenceas sson as possible - A rewarding new post has been developed in the dynamic field of Acute Oncology. This has been made possible thanks to the generous legacy of Robert White, a gentleman who had a metastatic neuroendocrine tumour of the pancreas who was frustrated by the lack of evidence and research into innovative effective treatments for his condition.

The post has specifically been designed for those who are motivated and interested in service development and innovation within the NHS. The fellow will undertake a leading role to develop the Acute Oncology Service in Poole Hospital. The post will provide funding and dedicated time on a weekly basis to allow the fellow to undertake a formal leadership, management or teaching qualification during this one year full time fixed term post. Other time will be divided between service improvement projects such as the ongoing development and audit of telemedicine chemotherapy toxicity assessments and gaining further clinical experience in acute oncology, with a 1 in 6 on-call commitment. This timetable is flexible and can be negotiated. It would be ideally suited to an oncology trainee or an individual who has completed Core Medical Training who wishes to pursue a future career in oncology or general medicine but with an interest in acute oncology. There will be opportunities for presentation/publication of work such as at the Annual National Acute Oncology Conference.

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a 623-bed acute general hospital, predominantly serving the 272,000 people living in Poole, East Dorset and Purbeck. We are proud of the good reputation Poole Hospital enjoys within the local community, both as a provider of first-class health care services and as a major employer. We consistently feature within the top twenty per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys. Poole Hospital has also been voted as one of the top 100 hospitals to work for by the Nursing Times.

A quote from the present Acute Oncology Fellow:

‘This clinical fellowship has provided me with a very supportive environment to step up and work at a registrar level in Oncology. I felt immediately at home within the close knit Acute Oncology team here in Poole. A major strength of the job role is variability: it involves daily reviews of acute oncological emergencies, time available for radiotherapy planning and outpatient clinics, but also great opportunities for involvement in teaching, research, audit and governance. Furthermore, this flexible job role provided me with the opportunity to study a day a week for a masters in medical education at a university of my choosing. I have no doubt that the clinical experience I have gained from this fellowship has led directly to my success in attaining a national training number in Clinical Oncology. I do not regret my decision to select this clinical fellowship ahead of other similar opportunities in other hospitals.’

Further details can be found in the further particulars and job description forms attached to this post.

Visits are welcomed and can be arranged by contacting Dr A Harle





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