Consultant Oncologist - Breast Cancer and another tumour
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT
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To ensure the continued delivery of high-quality Oncological care to patients within the trust and to contribute to the further development of the service.
The appointee will be Lead Oncologist for Breast cancers and AOS and may share the responsibility for the treatment and management of another cancer of their choice. There is the possibility of working with the breast team at CUH, attending the weekly metastatic breast MDT and a weekly metastatic breast cancer clinic. For a clinical oncology applicant there Is the possibility of colorectal in CUH, covering clinics MDT and radiotherapy. Like most cancer units and centres, there has been a steady rise in the number of patients being referred for treatment of these malignancies and an increase in the use of multiple lines of chemotherapy, including the expansion in the use of monoclonal antibodies and other newer agents. The appointee will be expected to maintain and enhance the multidisciplinary management of patients with these malignancies, to increase entry of patients into clinical trials and to expand the service as required to meet patient's needs.
The appointed consultant would be expected to contribute to the on-going service improvement programme developing:
Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT)Cost Improvement programme (CIP)Implementing evidence based new ways of working when necessary
We also encourage consultants to apply for fellowship of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, to which we are an affiliated member.
Main duties of the job
To work with colleagues at the QEH, NNUH, CUH and the Cancer Network to provide a local cancer service to patients with Breast tumours.To participate in each of the multidisciplinary meetings reviewing all relevant histology and radiology.To provide clinical Leadership in a management role as Breast and AOS Lead.To actively participate in the consultant led ward service for the overall care of oncological in-patients and the AOS for in-patients and out-patients.To contribute to the ongoing research projects using the clinical and/or laboratory facilities available.
Teaching and training of junior staff, medical students and other healthcare professionals.To act as clinical/educational supervisor to locally employed doctors and doctors in training programmes of a variety of grades and experience as appropriate.To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance and audit.To provide leadership and support for the effective development of the service.To have responsibility for ensuring active participation in Continuing Professional Development (CPD).To further develop clinical protocols, guidelines, and concise care bundles.To carry out responsibilities with due regard to the Trust's Equal Opportunities Policy.To be aware of the responsibility of all employees to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors and staff and attend all relevant health and safety training.To ensure that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard.To carry out annual performance reviews with each member of their staff.To agree annual personal development plans with their staff and support them with any training or development requirements to fulfil their role.To attend all relevant management training in health and safety, risk assessment etc.To participate in personal objective setting and review, including the creation of a personal development plan and the Trust's appraisal process.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) King's Lynn is located near some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK, along the north Norfolk coast, and not far from Sandringham House.
We provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based healthcare services to around 331,000 people across west and north Norfolk, in addition to parts of Breckland, Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire.
We have more than 4,000 staff and volunteers, approximately 530 beds, and a helipad for air ambulances. We work with neighbouring hospitals for the provision of tertiary services, including as part of regional partnership and network models of care, such as the trauma network.
In February 2022 the significant progress that has been made at QEH was recognised by the Care Quality Commission who rated the Trust as 'Good' in all of the core services they inspected. They recommended the Trust moves out of the recovery support system (formerly special measures).
Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information regarding this role.
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