Doctors - Consultant Oncologist (Breast & Colo, Uro & Lung)

  • Department Oncology
  • Salary 84,559 - 114,003
  • Closing Date 03/11/2021
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade Consultant
  • Job ref 223-MC482-B
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 40

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Consultant in Oncology

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. 

We want you to find out more about the department and our hospitals, and we invite you to contact us with any questions you may have or even arrange a visit. Please also take the time to read any supporting documentation to really get to know us.


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


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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