Doctors - Consultant Clinical Oncologist (Urology & Lung, Colorectal & Breast)

  • Department Oncology
  • Salary £82,096 - £110,683 per annum
  • Closing Date 31/08/2021
  • Location Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury
  • Grade Consultant
  • Job ref 223-MC482
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 10pas
  • Contact Dr Rozenn Allerton
  • Telephone 01743 261000

Job Overview

We are looking for highly motivated, proactive individuals who are able to work cooperatively and effectively in multi professional teams. Displaying Leadership qualities, a good time keeper, punctual, self-disciplined, flexible and able to adapt.  An effective communicator, sensitive and empathetic and capable of listening to others, displays honesty and takes responsibility for their own actions. Someone who manages to work under pressure and who is a bi-lateral thinking problem solver.

Main duties of the job


FRCR ( Clinical oncology) or equivalent qualification for Medical Oncology
Entry on the general Medical council (GMC) Specialist Register in Clinical Oncology via one of the following:-
Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) the proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview)
Certificate of eligibility for specialist registration (CESR)
European Community Rights
Evidence of achievement of competencies in line with GMC standards in Good Medical Practices

Working for our Organisation

Our Hospitals are located in Shrewsbury and Telford and are brimming with exemplary teams of hardworking individuals.

Shropshire is a beautiful county ideally located between the north and the south, making travelling around the UK extremely easy. As well as being only a short distance from major cities and busy transport links including Birmingham airport, our county also borders with beautiful north Wales which is abundant in outdoor activities, brilliant beaches, and thrilling scenery. 

Both hospitals are based in Shropshire, a short 20 minutes’ drive apart. Shrewsbury has recently been named in the ‘Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide’ as one of the top places to live in the country. It is a wonderful bustling place, with affordable housing, fantastic schools and great out-of-work activities for everyone. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The successful candidates will provide a comprehensive Oncology Service together with consultant colleagues.  They will provide Oncology expertise in the management and development of site-specialised cancer services.  To collaborate with colleagues within the Department to develop Oncology Services.   To be competence in advertised sites.

To work with and support the established multi-disciplinary site specific teams.
To participate in the out of hours service and provide acute oncology service.
To liaise closely with surgeons, physicians and staff in other specialties and within the Trust.
To provide cover for Consultant colleagues’ leave.
To provide supervision and management of junior medical staff.
To undertake teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required and to contribute to postgraduate and continuing education both locally and nationally.
To undertake clinical audit, continuing medical education, contribute to the annual appraisal process and undertake an annual job planning review.
To undertake research. The Trust has a thriving Clinical trials department with active encouragement in clinical trial participation.
To undertake work on both hospital sites, The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and Princess Royal Hospital (PRH), Telford.

           Willing to develop recently commissioned SBRT service

Person specification


Essential criteria

FRCR (Clinical Oncology) or equivalent qualification for Medical Oncology


Essential criteria

Entry on the General Medical Council (GMC) Specialist Register in Clinical Oncology via one of the following: Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) (the proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview), Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR), European Community Rights
Evidence of achievement of competencies in line with GMC standards in Good Medical Practice.

Clinical Experience

Essential criteria

Audit: Evidence of commitment to Clinical Audit and Research
Clinical governance: understanding and engaging in clinical governance: reporting errors, learning from errors.
Wide experience in all aspects of Oncology equivalent to requirement for gaining UK CCST in Oncology
Expertise in site specialty field where specified
Ability to take full responsibility for clinical care of patients

Teaching and Research

Essential criteria

Teaching: Ability to teach clinical skills, teach and lecture on speciality
Research: Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems

Communication Skills

Essential criteria

Effective communication skills: demonstrates clarity in written/spoken communication and capacity to adapt language as appropriate to the situation.
Empathy and sensitivity: capacity to listen and take in others’ perspectives.
Works in partnership with patients: always considers patients preferences when discussing treatment options.

Personal Skills

Essential criteria

Managing others & team involvement: capacity to work co-operatively with others and demonstrate leadership when appropriate. Capacity to work effectively in multi-professional teams.
Leadership: Recognised ability to work within and provide leadership in the MDT
Coping with pressure: capacity to operate under pressure. Demonstrates initiative and resilience to cope with setbacks & adapt to rapidly changing circumstances.
Problem solving & decision making: capacity to use logical/lateral thinking to solve problems & make decisions.
Organisation & planning: capacity to organise oneself and prioritise own work (including out-patient priorities. Demonstrates punctuality, preparation and self-discipline. Understands importance of information technology.
Flexible approach to work: able to adapt and work with employers to deliver improved patient care.
Equality and diversity: promotes equality and values diversity
Professional Development: commitment to continuing professional development.


Essential criteria

Professional integrity and respect for others: capacity to take responsibility for own actions and demonstrate a non-judgmental approach towards others. Displays honesty, integrity, awareness of confidentiality and ethical issues

Personal Circumstances

Essential criteria

Must live within 10 miles or 30 minutes drive of hospital where provides out of hours cover


The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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