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Consultant in Clinical Oncology

Job Description

New colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust. You will be working alongside high calibre staff, many of whom have a national and international reputation for specialist expertise and world-class care, focusing on providing the best services to our patients. The CQC recently rated the care we provide as outstanding.

The Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, and the surrounding towns and villages in North East Somerset and West Wiltshire. Our values; Everyone Matters, Working Together, Making a Difference, represent our aspiration for the type of hospitals we want to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

We are proud of our innovative approach to improving patient care and experience and we regularly receive national recognition for the quality of the care we provide. We were recently named as a centre of excellence by LUPUS UK in recognition of our approach to the management of lupus, and honoured at the Nursing Times Awards for our patient safety improvement work. The quality of our environment and our food has also been praised; awarded two Construction Excellence Awards for our IT and medical Records building, and also presented with a prestigious Soil Association catering mark for the food we serve.

The beautiful, historic City of Bath is one of the most visited cities in the UK outside of London. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Bath is a wonderful place to live, work and play. The hospital is served by great transport links from the city centre, by Park & Ride services from the centre of town and Odd Down, and is accessible via national cycle route 24, 244 and the beautiful Two Tunnels Greenway.

We are recruiting a consultant colleague to provide and develop oncology services for patients with Breast and Gynaecological cancers in Bath. The successful applicant will be working with a cohesive and committed team including 6 Clinical Oncologists and 3 Medical Oncologists.

The Cancer Centre provides comprehensive in and outpatient specialist services for all common cancers with links to the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre for the treatment of rare cancers. There is strong engagement with research both within the Centre’s clinical trials unit and with Cancer Research at Bath University (CR@B). Provision of radiotherapy with VMAT and IGRT is current standard of care for appropriate patients with opportunities for new technical radiotherapy delivery in the near future. The Centre is an integral part of the trusts medical division providing a comprehensive Acute Oncology Service. With a dedicated on site PET CT scan scheduled for April this year and planning well underway for a brand new Comprehensive Cancer Centre (The Dyson Cancer Centre) due for completion in 2020 this post offers a unbeatable opportunity for the right candidate.

The Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, and the surrounding towns and villages in North East Somerset and Western Wiltshire. The hospital occupies a 52-acre site close to the centre of the beautiful and historic World Heritage City of Bath, attracting and retaining a very high caliber of staff across the trust.

Bath has excellent road and rail links with the rest of the country and the City provides excellent facilities for families, including some of the best state and private schools in the UK, as well as a wealth of cultural and leisure opportunites.

Enquiries are welcomed by Dr Mark Beresford (Consultant Clinical Oncologist on  ( Phone number removed ) ), Dr Rebecca Bowen (Consultant Medical Oncologist on  ( Phone number removed ) ) and Dr Emma de Winton (Consultant Clinical Oncologist and Clinical lead on  ( Phone number removed ) )

Should we receive high level of applications, this vacancy may be expired early. We therefore encourage you to submit your application as soon as you are able to. If you feel you need additional time to do this please contact the recruitment team to discuss how we may be able to help.

Notifications & Communication:
All communications will be sent to you by email, via NHS Jobs. Please ensure you check your NHS Jobs account regularly for communications. If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date (5 weeks for consultant posts) you should assume you have not been shortlisted for interview. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we will not be able to provide feeback on application forms.

The Trust will request references covering the last three years of work or study by email. One referee must be your current/most recent line manager or tutor. Please supply an organisational email address for your referees on your application form so that we can verify the reference.

Disclosure & Barring Service:
All posts within the Trust are subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, according to the guidelines set out by the DBS.

Tier 2 Sponsorship (formerly Work Permit):
Applicants 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 suitable EU/EEA candidate is appointable as the employing body is unlikely to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test required by UK Visas and Immigration. For further information please visit UK Visas and Immigration website.

Please note, unless stated in the advert, we are not able to pay interview or relocation expenses.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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