Locum Consultant in Medical Oncology
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
The closing date is 08 June 2023
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust was formed in April 2000. It consists of two District General Hospitals based at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells providing services to approximately 450,000 people living in Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, East Sussex and the surrounding areas.
Its major hospitals are The Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury near Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone Hospital. The Kent Oncology Centre in West Kent is based at Maidstone Hospital. The Trust manages the Oncology centre based at Maidstone and Canterbury. These services form an integral part of Kent's Cancer Services.
We are looking for the post holder to join our team of medical and clinical oncologists. We have a well-established oncology research department, providing the opportunity for the post holder to run and develop clinical trials.
Main duties of the job
Locum Consultant in Medical Oncology, to provide a high standard of care to any patient for whom you have clinical responsibility. This will include any patients referred to you and cared for by you personally or by members of your team and, in addition, any patients of consultant colleagues when you are covering on-call or for annual leave.
To participate in clinical and other service activities and developments with the aim of ensuring a high standard of patient care across the Trust.
To work in close co-operation with other medical, professional and managerial colleagues, both within and outside the specialty, to provide high quality health care to the Trust's patients, and to make a contribution to future thinking about the Trust's strategic direction.
The Trust provides general hospital services to a population of approximately 460,000 in West Kent and North East Sussex, and some specialist services to a considerably larger population.
Its major hospitals are Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury and Maidstone Hospital. The Trust's Headquarters are at Maidstone Hospital.
The Trust's Chairman is Mr David Highton, the Chief Executive is Mr Miles Scott and the Medical Director is Dr Peter Maskell. Clinical services are organised into nine clinical directorates. The Deputy Clinical Director's of the Kent Oncology Centre is Dr Kannon Nathan & Dr Timothy Sevitt. The Director of Operations for the Division is Katherine Goodwin, and the General Manager for Oncology is Naomi Butcher.
25 May 2023
Hospital medical and dental staff
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum / pro rata
Duties of this post will be to support the consultant service across a range of tumour types:
Attending Consultant led out-patient clinics (both in the Centre and Peripheral Clinics), and undertaking related admin and chemotherapy prescribing..
Supervision of SHOs and ward patients.
Review of patients attending for chemotherapy and radiotherapy if required by nursing or radiography staff.
Teaching of SHOs and medical students.
Involvement in clinical governance and audit activities.
- Full GMC Registration
- MRCP or equivalent
- Higher Qualification in Medicine or Surgery
- Clinical Training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CCT in specialty
- Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients
- Experience in Clinical Audit and Research.
- Experience in medical education
- Enthusiasm for developing tumour site specialisation and Cancer Services in Kent
- Ability to organise and manage
- An interest and a capacity to teach and learn from members of the multidisciplinary team
- Dedication to maintaining and developing the cancer care group in co-operation with other hospital departments
- Ability to work in a team.
- Good interpersonal skills.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
For questions about the job, contact:
Deputy Clinical Director
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