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Academic Clinical Fellowship in Clinical Oncology

Job Description

Health Education England East of England

Job Title - NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Clinical Oncology

Grade – ST3

Anticipated number of posts: 1 post (Please note: There is 1 post available in either Clinical Oncology or Medical Oncology)

Expected start date – August 2017

The post will be based at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Addenbrooke’s Hospital. It provides an exciting balance of clinical and research training and carries an academic training number – NTN(A). The Academic Clinical Fellowship will allow the successful candidate to spend 75% of their time in clinical training and 25% of their time in research. Candidates will be encouraged to explore potential research opportunities with the laboratory research groups on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and with the Computational Radiotherapy Group based on the Campus and at the Cavendish Laboratory.

The Cambridge Clinical Oncology Program has an excellent track record for our previous Academic Clinical fellows, with all candidates successfully starting PhD’s within the timeframe as well as passing FRCR part 2 exams. All trainees are also released to attend the ICR revision course for FRCR exams.

CUHNFT comprises approximately 1000 beds and provides local and regional services across all specialties (apart from cardiothoracic surgery which is located at Papworth Hospital, 15 miles northwest of Cambridge). The Oncology Centre is supported by a bed complement of about 30 beds, with an associated day unit and chemotherapy suite. Two side rooms are also available for the administration of unsealed sources. Facilities for haematological oncology are fully integrated within the Centre and have been fully refurbished as part of the development of a separate 14-bedded specialist Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit and ward based day unit. The necessary facilities are available to provide high quality inpatient intensive therapies for leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. A dedicated Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) Unit was opened during 2012. There is an 8-bedded Oncology Hostel situated close to the ward block.

The department has a full range of radiotherapy equipment – 8 linear accelerators, including 2 TomoTherapy units, and 2 Elekta accelerators capable of VMAT rotational IMRT. A programme of replacement is on-going and a Novalis radiosurgery platform will be installed and commence clinical treatment in April 2017. In addition the department has an orthovoltage (Pantak) unit and 2 CTs for treatment planning. High dose rate brachytherapy for gynaecological and prostate cancers is in routine use. The department was the first NHS hospital to install a TomoTherapy unit for image guided IMRT (2007), and the first to have a second unit. Additional techniques include total body irradiation, total marrow and lymph node irradiation, stereotactic body radiotherapy, IMRT for paediatric radiotherapy, and radiotherapy retreatments.

The Academic Clinical Fellowship Programme is coordinated by Dr Raj Jena. Academic Educational Supervisors are Dr Charlotte Coles and Dr Raj Jena. The clinical training programme is directed by Dr Gail Horan.

The Postgraduate Dean confirms that this placement and/or programme has the required educational and dean’s approval.

The application window opens on Monday 10 October 2016 at 0900 hours and closes on Monday 07 November 2016 at 1700 hours. You will not be able to submit your application after this time. Please ensure that you have completed all relevant sections of the application form as missing information will deem your application incomplete and it will not be considered.

You must apply via our online recruitment system, Oriel, Oriel can be accessed from the link provided.

The qualifications and professional registration requirements plus other eligibility criteria can be found in the person specification. The person specification for this specialty is available from the Specialty Training website which can be accessed from Oriel.

Please visit Health Education England East of England website for the further vacancy information and job description.

Eligibility Criteria for recruitment to Specialty Training 2017 – Immigration requirements

You are eligible to be considered for ACF training in Round 1 if:

  • You are a UK or EEA national
  • You are a non-UK or non-EEA national and your immigration status allows you to work without restriction in the UK. For example, if you have Tier 1 or dependent status, and no restriction against working as a doctor or dentist in training
  • You are a non-UK or non-EEA national, you graduated from a UK medical or dental school, your immigration status currently entitles you to work in the Foundation Programme and where you would have previously been eligible for Tier 1 (PSW). You will need to apply for Tier 2 sponsorship, but you will be exempt from the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) in this instance.

Evidence of immigration status should normally consist of a biometric residence card, date stamped passport, and accompanying letter from the Home Office. Please visit their website for more information.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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