An excellent opportunity has arisen to become part of the Oncology team at The Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust. The post is specialising in Breast and skin cancers.
You will be part of a team of 8 Consultant Oncologists providing care to the population of Shropshire and Mid-Wales – catchment of 520,000 people.
This appointment is based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH). There is a 1:9 on-call commitment and 10 Programmed Activities per week. Applications are welcome from those unable to work full-time for personal reasons.
The new £4.8m state of the art Cancer & Haematology Centre providing dedicated facilities to patients at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Clinical Oncology occupies the ground floor with Out-Patient clinics, Chemotherapy Day Centre (24 stations) and Radiotherapy facilities being co-located. The Radiotherapy Department offers an established Varian Truebeam linear accelerator, a newly commissioned Truebeam with 6DoF couch, in addition to a 2100iX linear accelerator that provides KV imaging and CBCT to enable improved image guided radiotherapy. The latter will be replaced with a third Truebeam in 2018. IMRT (mainly Rapidarc) and IGRT is offered as standard to appropriate sites and the department has consistently achieved the required national targets with further planned increases. 4DCT lung and DIBH breast treatments are in clinical use.
The in-patient facilities have been recently refurbished and a 30 bedded Haematology / Oncology Ward providing Specialised Care to Patients in a single setting. The department is highly research active with 396 patients recruited into 42 cancer trials in 2016/17, supported by a team of dedicated Oncology Research Nurses, Research Radiographers and Administrative support.
Specialist Registrars rotate to the Centre as part of the West Midland’s Deanery Clinical Oncology.
It is essential that you possess FRCR (or equivalent training and experience), and are on the GMC Specialist Register in Oncology, or within six months of obtaining a CCT at time of interview, CESR or European Community Rights
Shropshire is the largest inland county in the UK with Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, World Heritage sites and access to Mid Wales and the Welsh coast. There are good schools, amazingly affordable housing and a wide range of leisure pursuits.
Any candidate who wishes to be considered for part-time or flexible working is welcome to apply.