Clinical Fellowship - Proton Therapy (Clinical Oncology) 3 posts

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£30,605 to £48,123
05 Apr 2018
01 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Full Time

1 Year (option to extend to 2 years)

As part of our clinical expansion to support opening of the Proton Beam Therapy Service at The Christie in August 2018, we are delighted to offer three fellowships in proton therapy.

Three one-year Fellowships have been created to allow the applicant to gain clinical and research experience in all aspects of proton therapy Each post will have both a clinical (70%) and a projects/CPD (30%) role. The posts are envisaged to be suitable for senior trainees in clinical oncology, post-FRCR or equivalent. Overseas applications are most welcome and we would support applications via the RCR International Sponsorship Scheme route. Although intended as one year fellowships there may be an option to extend the fellowship to two years in total subject to mutual consent.

Fellows will rotate on a four-monthly basis between all pertinent proton therapy teams offering acquisition of appropriate post-FRCR site-specific expertise: CNS tumours, sarcoma, paediatrics and head and neck as well as others as the service develops. As part of a large specialist service which includes paediatric and TYA patients, this fellowship offers comprehensive exposure to the management of all tumours, including those which are rare in adult practice.

Clinical experience will include outpatients, on treatment reviews, proton therapy planning, radiotherapy QA and participation in relevant MDTs.

The projects/CPD component will include the opportunity to focus on disease specific areas of interest, technical aspects of advanced radiotherapy, opportunities for publication, education and other projects of interest to the fellow and department.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and driven to improve patient care. They will be an excellent and meticulous oral and written communicator and they will use their clinical and professional skills to encourage and promote best outcomes for patients. Excellent interpersonal skills are paramount for this post together with confidence to engage and work with a range of colleagues at all levels and from all professional groups.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting either of the following;

Dr Ed Smith
Consultant Clinical Oncologist and Clinical Director (Proton Therapy)
Dr Daniel Saunders
Consultant Clinical Oncologist

Please quote job reference 413-J17056 on all correspondence.

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Closing date for receipt of applications is 1st May 2018. Please note advert may close early if sufficient interest is received.

The salary is payable in line with NHS experience, non-NHS experience is at the discretion of the Trust upon request. The base salary currently ranges between £30,605 - £40,491 per annum (pro rata). Candidates at post-CCT / post-FRCR level will be considered up to £48,123 per annum (pro rata) dependent upon experience.

The closing date for this post may be extended if there are insufficient applicants or brought forward if there is a high volume of applicants.

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The Inter-Authority Transfer (IAT) process is a critical and beneficial component of ESR and will form part of the recruitment process. In the event that you are successful following interview your previous NHS employment data, if applicable will be transferred from your current / most recent employer.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply for this position and who would require immigration sponsorship, may wish to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post on the UKBA website. 

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