Consultant in Clinical Oncology

Truro, Cornwall
27 Apr 2018
28 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Clinical Oncology at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro specialising in the management of Colorectal and Gynaecological malignancies.

The Clinical Oncology (Sunrise) Centre at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, provides an outpatient service for patients with cancer who are either newly diagnosed, receiving active treatment, recovering from cancer or in need of palliative care. The Sunrise Centre runs outpatient clinics and a radiotherapy service. Radiotherapy have two beam matched True Beam linear accelerators with cone beam CT imaging, 6DoF couches and electron facilities, a wide bore CT scanner with contrast and gating facility and is just about to commence use of a superficial/orthovoltage treatment unit.Oncology inpatients are cared for and treated on Lowen ward which has 18 beds shared with Haematology. Patients requiring day treatments are cared for in a dedicated unit (Headland) or Mobile Chemotherapy Unit, which provides chemotherapy and transfusions services on site and out in the community.

These posts are in addition to the existing oncology workforce in order to meet the increasing demand for complex patients and to support the expansion of a committed and forward thinking team.

The department is actively involved in the delivery of new and innovative treatments. Research is encouraged and the team work closely with the research unit and trials team to provide a range of treatment options.

Cornwall is a beautiful county which offers an outstanding quality of life for both yourself and your family whilst being in easy reach of the rest of the country. The major route in and out of the county is the A30 which connects with the M5 motorway at Exeter. There is an excellent rail service with daily passenger and sleeper services and an airport at Newquay with daily connections to many cities throughout the UK and abroad.

Do you have a partner or family who would relocate with you then please contact us as we have a variety of employment opportunities within the hospital and would be happy to discuss this with you

Applicants are required to be on the GMC Specialist Register, or within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / EU equivalent certification at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

Informal enquiries regarding this post should be addressed to Dr Richard Ellis, or 01872 258303.

Alternatively, please click the apply button to apply.

The Royal Cornwall Hospital is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Benefits include optional pension and life assurance. The Trust has a dedicated Childcare Co-ordination Team who can support and advise staff on childcare related issues. 

We are committed to ensuring our staff are developed, engaged and supported to work in different ways to support a changing environment in which we operate and deliver services

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust is a non-smoking organisation. Smoking will not be permitted on any of the sites.

Should you require an alternative format of this application form (such as Braille, audio or large print), please telephone 01872 255080.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed to the post.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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