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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week (10 PAs)
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Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Employer type
£84,559 - £114,003 Per annum
Salary period
22/12/2021 23:59

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Medical Oncologist Consultant

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Job overview

Medical Oncology Consultant required to cover the following tumour sites: Urology, Sarcoma, GIST, Germ cell.

We also have vacancies in other tumour sites which include a Clinical  Oncologist  to  cover Gynaecology, Lung and Breast

Medical Oncologist for AOS services

Relevant Job plans can be provided for the JD


It is essential that the post-holder should hold the MRCP (UK) or an equivalent qualification and be on the GMC specialist register or will obtain a relevant CCT/CESR(CP) within 6 months of interview.


This vacancy is pending Royal College Approval. 

Main duties of the job

Initially, the job plan is 10 PAs and includes 8.50 of Direct Clinical Care, 1.50 of SPA and

1 in 12 On Call (rota)


The successful candidate will be required to undertake managerial duties associated with the care of their patients and the running of their Clinical Department.

They will have an understanding of the wider health agenda and modern NHS. The successful candidate will be required to work in a multidisciplinary team and supervise juniors.

Education of undergraduate and postgraduate trainees and other health care professionals is part of the consultant role. Opportunities exist to expand on this educational role. Office space, computer access and secretarial support will be made available

See attached Job Description for further information. 

Working for our organisation

NGH is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we modernise and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

With over 200 consultants, a similar number of trainees and approximately 60 medical undergraduates throughout the year, NGH provides comprehensive care and extensive training opportunities.

With this in mind, we have built a state of the art emergency assessment unit (Nye Bevan building) and are developing new ways of working to streamline in-patient care and optimize working with our partners.

NGH has an excellent social centre with a large library, gym with swimming pool and the Cripps Education Centre where lunch and snacks are available away from the main hospital. Frequent educational sessions run in the Centre for all levels of staff and it serves as an oasis from the clinical areas.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

·         To undertake clinical and managerial responsibility for the agreed Oncology specialties and patients. This includes liaison with consultant colleagues, department team of clinicians, other hospital staff and general practitioners involved in the diagnosis and management of Oncology patients.

·         Continuing responsibility for the care of patients in your charge in liaison with consultant colleagues and for the proper functioning of the department in line with the Operational Policy and Strategic Plan (as amended from time to time).

·         To attend and partake in the management of patients through the specific MDT, maintaining national standards and participating in Peer Review.

·         To undertake research and show commitment to entering patients into clinical trials.

·         To share responsibility for the clinical standards of the Oncology service including liaison with other members of the multidisciplinary team and the Centre.

·         To show responsibility for professional standards within Oncology and ensure compliance with the standards required to satisfy national standards and the local quality system.

·         To work as part of the Multidisciplinary Team in the Directorate.

·         To attend national, network and local meetings as appropriate including ECAGs.

·         To demonstrate a firm commitment to clinical governance including participation in effective clinical audit and continuing medical education

·         Requirement to co-operate with local management in the efficient running of services and an expectation to share with consultant colleagues in the medical contribution to management. To contribute to management within the Trust through the Directorate.

·         To participate in all teaching programmes for medical staff, medical students and other hospital employees as required. There is an introductory teaching programme for the Senior House Officers in Oncology and Clinical Haematology and the post-holder would be expected to and participate in this. Medical student teaching is expanding, mostly from University of Leicester Medical School.

·         To take part with other consultants in the Centre’s on call rota

·         To comply with departmental and Trust policies and procedures.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • GMC registered
Desirable criteria
  • NHS experince

Years of experience

Essential criteria
  • Working as a Consultant


Essential criteria
  • Tumour sites

On call requirement

Essential criteria
  • Able to undertake on-call
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Harieta Garofide
Job title
Clinical Director for Oncology
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Telephone number
01604 634700
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