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Locum Consultant Oncologist in Breast Cancer & Melanoma

Job Description

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Locum Consultant Clinical or Medical Oncologist with Special interest in Breast Cancer and Melanoma (10PAs)

Maternity leave

A locum opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Clinical or medical Oncologist, with a special interest in Breast cancer (and melanoma), to join the team at Worthing (West Sussex Hospitals Trust) and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals. This is in advance of a substantive post, but initially is to cover a period of one year’s maternity leave. We anticipate the permanent post to be advertised shortly.

The post-holder will provide additional support for the current breast oncology team in West Sussex, at Worthing hospital, with commitments also at the Cancer Centre in Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH). These centres have an impressive local and regional reputation with Worthing Hospital being rated as Outstanding in their recent CQC inspection as part of West Sussex Hospitals Trust, and BSUH being the academic centre of excellence in Sussex, in affiliation with Brighton and Sussex Medical Schools. The state of art £77 million Breast Unit at Worthing, built in 2014, houses a new and improved symptomatic service for women with breast cancer and allows close working with breast surgeons, breast care nurses and radiologists, whilst BSUH has secured central funding and commenced work on re-development of the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH). The Breast Unit has a progressive view of cancer survivorship including a founding relationship with ‘C U Fitter’: the first cancer patient’s exercise program established and run by breast cancer patients.

Ideally, we would want this post holder to join the melanoma team, currently based at the cancer centre for the region, with Dr Sarah Westwell. The expansion in therapeutic options is increasing demand for this service and is an exciting opportunity to work with the team to improve provision for patients in Sussex.

In addition to supplying us with your referee details for the last 3 years of professional employment (non academic) and please also provide us with the contact details of your Responsible Officer for Appraisial and Revalidation

In addition to supplying us with your referee details for the last 3 years please also provide us with the contact details of your Responsible Officer for Appraisial and Revalidation

In the interest of equal opportunities, we want to make sure that information about candidates is provided in the same format so all applicants should fill in the standard application form on the NHS Jobs website and attach their cv.

Closing date 12 November 2016 at 12pm

No Agencies

Please note that the Trust are unable to offer telephone interviews.

In the interests of economy only those candidates who are shortlisted will be notified.

Please ensure that you have read the Job Description attached before applying.

Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications, however under the Residence Labour Market Test non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

At BSUH we are committed to assisting our staff to achieve a better work-life balance through a variety of flexible working arrangements.

All staff members have a responsibility to treat all colleagues, patients and clients with respect, and to ensure that the work environment is secure, mutually supportive and free from harassment and discrimination. All staff members have a duty to report any incident which contravenes this to their line manager.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients' ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust is a Smoke Free Trust. Smoking is not permitted on Trust Premises or grounds or in any Trust owned vehicle.

Please ensure you provide references for the last 5 years of your employment and that any gaps in your employment history are accounted for.

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.

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