Consultant Clinical Oncologist - Colorectal and Upper Gastrointestinal
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
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You'll be joining an ambitious team with a reputation for punching above their weight, including a number of consultants who are active within national roles. We are a research orientated department with a dedicated clinical trials team and are one of the highest recruiters within the South West and nationally for a number of trials.
With your Clinical Service Lead you will agree a prospective Job Plan within 3 months of commencing the post that sets out your main duties and responsibilities, schedule for carrying out your Programmed Activities, managerial responsibilities, accountability arrangements, objectives and supporting resources, with the aim of seamless service provision. Please note that on occasion, you may be required to work some programmed activities during evenings and weekends but will have time off in lieu during the working week. This matter will be discussed with the post holder and the Associate Medical Director.
Main duties of the job
Clinical duties - As a consultant your duties are:
- To provide, to a high standard, the full range of specialist diagnosis, treatment and care to patients requiring Oncology services, as outlined in the proposed programme.
- With Dr Matthew Sephton, Clinical Service Lead for Oncology and Dr Saiqa Spensley, Associate Medical Director for the CSCS (Cancer Services and Clinical Support) Directorate, to organise, manage and be responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
- Except in emergencies or where otherwise agreed with your manager, you are responsible for fulfilling the duties and responsibilities and undertaking the Programmed Activities set out in your Job Plan, as reviewed annually and additionally when required.
- You are responsible for the associated duties set out in of the Terms and Conditions.
- The purpose of including agreed personal objectives in your Job Plan is to set out in clear and transparent terms what you and your clinical manager have agreed should reasonably be achieved in the year in question. These objectives are not contractually binding in themselves, but you have a duty to make all reasonable efforts to achieve them.
Somerset Foundation Trust and Yeovil District Hospital have merged as of April 2023. Both sites have significant capital programmes, which will be coming to fruition within the next two to three years. Yeovil District Hospital received a £15 million investment from the government to develop part of the Hospital and reduce waiting times for patients. The first part of our development plans will see Yeovil District Hospital's main theatre receive a significant refurbishment, including increasing space in the recovery area, and an extension that will add a fifth theatre, increasing the number of operations that can be performed. This is coupled with the £5 million investment into an additional new day surgery unit and modular outpatient unit. A new Surgical Centre will also be opening at Musgrove Park Hospital in the Spring of 2025. The county also has a well-established programme of improvement work supporting the effective and efficient management of outpatient services (Somerset Transformation of Outpatient Care). This includes expanding opportunities for running outpatient clinics in a range of community hospitals across the county.
The Acute Hospital Trust has recently merged with our community Trust. From 1st April 2023 it has now merged with Yeovil District Hospital to provide a unified secondary care provider for Somerset.
Please find the detailed job description attached for full details on the role and responsibilities.
Qualifications and Training
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