Doctors - Consultant Oncologist (Uro/Lung/Colo/Breast)

  • Department Oncology
  • Salary 84,559 - 114,003 Per Annum
  • Closing Date 31/05/2022
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade Consultant
  • Job ref 223-MC482-E
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract permanent
  • Hours 10 Programmed Activities

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.

There is one new post and one vacant post which requires site specialist interest in Lung and Urology & Colorectal and Breast.

Main Duties of the job

A formal job plan will be agreed between the successful candidate and their Clinical Director and consultant colleagues, on behalf of the Medical Director within 3 months of starting in post. A full-time job plan is based on a 10 PA working week. The job plan will be reviewed annually and is a prospective agreement that sets out the consultant's duties, responsibilities, and objectives for the coming year. It covers all aspects of a consultant’s professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research, education and managerial responsibilities. It will provide a clear schedule of commitments, both internal and external and will include personal objectives, detailing links to wider service improvements and trust strategic priorities

Working for our Organisation

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.

Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales, the Trust’s catchment stretches from the Cambrian Mountains in the west, to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east. The main towns include: Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch (in Shropshire); Newport, Telford and Wellington (in Telford & Wrekin); and Newtown and Welshpool (in Powys) – all beautiful and unique.

We are committed to providing the best possible diagnostic facilities and high-quality clinical care in a clean, supportive environment where patients are treated effectively with respect and dignity.

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust continues to work with our partners in health and social care in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and mid Wales to develop patient-focused services that meet the needs of our communities.

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.  

Clinical Duties include:

  • To provide a comprehensive Oncology Service together with consultant colleagues and 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 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 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.
  • To have excellent team-working skills with the abilities and professional attitude to work well in a multi-professional team.
  • To deliver clinical and quality targets agreed both nationally and locally with clinical teams and commissioners.
  • To follow patients throughout their clinical pathways.


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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