Locum Consultant Paediatric Oncologist
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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We are seeking highly exceptional and enthusiastic consultant colleagues to join us in the Children's and Young People's Cancer service (CYPCS) at University College London Hospital (UCLH) for 2 locum consultant posts in paediatric and TYA oncology.
These posts offer candidates an opportunity to gain experience in teenage neuro-oncology and the other solid tumours of this age group (older cohorts of paediatric embryonal tumours; germ cell tumours, LCH, thyroid cancer and younger cohorts presenting with adult cancers). There is also an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of concurrent active management for children and teenagers referred for photon/ proton/ stereotactic and brachytherapy and participate in the medical management of those undergoing molecular radiotherapy. The roles would include out of hours support to the children and young people's sarcoma patients.This is an exciting time of growth and development for the Childrens and Young Peoples Cancer Services at UCLH. The current rapid expansion is based on the additional new workload to accommodate the national referral pathways for proton beam therapy and a recognised requirement to drive innovation in outcomes for TYA orphan cancers and deliver expertise in both targeted and cellular therapies. The plan is to substantiate these roles in due course.
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Main duties of the job
Eligibility for full GMC registration and specialty accreditation in Paediatric Oncology (or equivalent) are required. Applicants who will be within 6 months of obtaining CCT at time of interview may apply.
The successful candidates will join the existing team in CYPCS, where there is flexibility to align the candidates interests to complement existing speciality interests.
In addition to sub-speciality work, the post holders will contribute to the general paediatric oncology service, teaching and educational supervision roles. The posts will contribute to the CYPCS acute on-call rota. This will be a 1:5.5 consultant on call for paediatric oncology and 1:7 out of hours on call and weekends, with ward rounds on site each day; and subsequently on call from home with return if necessary. The CYPCS haematologists who are responsible for haematologic malignancy, run separate attending and on call rotas. The general paediatric team includes 14 paediatricians (10.6 WTE). Most participate in a consultant-of-the-week attending service, general paediatric clinics and participate in a 1:10 on-call.
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.
We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
- University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
- National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
- Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
- University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
- Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
- University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
- The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
- University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street
We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.
At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.
For more information regarding the main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached Job Description.
Childrens and Young Peoples Cancer Services at UCLH: CYPCS is hosted within the Childrens and Young persons Division at UCLH and sits alongside other tertiary and secondary paediatric services. CYPCS also benefits from being nested within a large adult cancer hospital and from its close working relationships for TYA neuro-oncology with the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, the largest neurology service in the country. With established links to both UCL and the UCL medical school we support ongoing excellence in medical education and link in with innovative researchers in novel, but important future research drivers, such as AI.
The current CYPCS team consists of 7 WTE CYP oncologists and 6 WTE TYA haematologists. The CYP oncology services provide care for the largest specialist radiotherapy cohort in the UK: UCH is one of two national providers for PBT and molecular radiotherapy and the national provider for paediatric brachytherapy. In addition, the team look after the entire range of TYA oncology diagnoses and host the chemoradiotherapy treatment options for the regional London Sarcoma Service.
Together, UCH and GOSH provide services for the North London ODN via the Childrens and TYA Primary Treatment Centres. A Joint GOSH-UCLH Partnership board, chaired by both Trusts CEOs, supports service delivery and development. UCH CYPCS is well supported by onsite HDU provision and a developmentally appropriate ICU for TYA patients and GOSH ICU for patients requiring PICU care < 13 years age.
Specialist senior nurse teams have led the innovation of independent practices in ambulatory care, provide nurse consultant clinics and lead a highly specialist nursing workforce. We are fortunate to have multi-disciplinary teams expert in complex trauma care and safeguarding and allied health professionals with complementary specialist expertise in prehabilitation and rehabilitation.
Our facilities include the state-of-the-art Grafton Way Building which hosts the PBT services; the UCLH Macmillan cancer centre, a £100 million facility offering TYA inpatient chemotherapy protocols in an ambulatory care setting supported by local hotels with capability to support treatment for at least 100 new patients per year and age-appropriate cancer facilities across 2 floors of inpatient services. There are currently 20 inpatient beds in the UCLH Tower for the TYA age group and a further 10 15 beds for inpatient/ ambulatory care of children, including lead lined suites for the national therapeutic molecular radioisotope service.
UCLH are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.
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