Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist

Ipswich, Suffolk
£76,761 to £103,490
11 Jan 2018
19 Feb 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

A rare opportunity has arisen for a new colleague to join our team as a Consultant in Gynaecological Oncology due to retirement of a member of the team. Applicants must hold the MRCOG, have subspecialty accreditation in Gynaecological Oncology and be an accredited colposcopist.

The Centre serves a population of approximately one million, including the catchment populations of Chelmsford and Colchester in Essex and Ipswich in Suffolk. Dedicated operating theatres are sited within the Gynaecology block.

The new appointee will join the existing Consultants in a multidisciplinary team including Nurse Specialists, Consultant Oncologist, Anaesthetists, Radiologists and Pathologists. The post will include dealing with complex gynaecological cancer cases from the Chelmsford and Colchester catchment areas, as well as those originating within east Suffolk. Multidisciplinary team meetings take place weekly and will involve colleagues in Chelmsford and Colchester by videoconferencing. There is also a busy colposcopy service with which the post holder would be involved. There will be participation in an on call rota but this will not include Obstetric cover.

The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust is a busy District General Hospital covering a population of around 325,000 with full support services including ITU/HDU and good cooperation between Colorectal and Urological colleagues. A considerable degree of joint operating already takes place and we hope that the new appointment will allow further development in this area. We are merging with Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust in July 2018. Our new organisation will have over 1,000 beds and employee over 10,000 staff making it the largest NHS employer in East Anglia.

The hospital is set in the stunning county of Suffolk, loved by those who live here for the quality of life on offer, unrivalled so close to the Capital. 
The heritage coastline, ‘Constable Country’ and picture postcard villages are just a short drive away from Ipswich which offers all the advantages of urban living with reasonable house prices.

Applicants should have their CCST or be within 6 months of completion of training and be on, or eligible to be listed on, the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the unit and to meet prospective colleagues. Arrangements for visiting may be made with Mr Barnaby Rufford by calling 01473 703011.

ALL FUTURE CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE VIA E-MAIL AND NHS JOBS. This includes ‘Invitation to Interview’ so it is important you check your e-mail and NHS Jobs account on a regular basis.

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In submitting an application form, you authorise The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust. to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

If you are successful at interview, you will be required to complete a DBS application form. This application will be submitted to the DBS so that a DBS check can be carried out. Please ensure you read the attached Disclosure & Barring Service information sheet.

If you are successful in applying for this post we will require company email addresses for your referees (personal email addresses for employers are not acceptable). At least one of your referees must be your current/most recent line manager. We require references to cover 3 years employment history (unless just leaving education). 

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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Ipswich Hospital is one of the biggest acute hospitals in East Anglia, providing general acute services to around 330,500 people living in Mid and East Suffolk, and some specialist services to the population beyond that. The hospital has approximately 552 beds, we employ 3,500 people and have an annual turnover of £266m

Our most recent Care Quality Commission report rated the trust as "Good" with our Urgent and Emergency Services being rated as "Outstanding"

Ipswich Hospital has a strong track record in the provision of safe and high quality care. Among its many excellent services are an outstanding trauma and orthopaedics unit, a pioneering emergency assessment unit, a fully accredited gynae-oncology unit, level 2 neonatal care, and nationally recognised expertise in radiotherapy, diabetes and ENT. This hospital’s facilities include the Garrett Anderson Centre, opened in 2008, which provides excellent facilities for A&E, critical care and day surgery. The hospital also has particular strengths in research and education, with strong links to the Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia.

Our values place our patients first, safety above everything, and place a clear emphasis on strong teamwork. If you share these values, we look forward to hearing from you.