Clinical Effectiveness Unit
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Clinical Fellow for National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit
The National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit is seeking an ambitious clinical fellow who will be part of a multidisciplinary team working in partnership with senior members of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons, British Society of Gastroenterology and Royal College of Radiologists. The candidate will support the further development of the Audit, data analysis, and reporting of its findings and policy implications. The candidate will be expected to have a high output of academic papers, to attend national and international conferences and to use their work as the basis for an MD/PhD thesis.
The Audit evaluates the quality of care received by patients with oesophago-gastric (OG) cancer in England and Wales. Its aim is to assess the organisation of cancer services as well as the diagnosis and staging process and the outcomes of treatment. The successful candidate will help with a continuing aim to widen the scope of the Audit (including patients treated outside hospital) and to extend its time horizon (assessing long-term patient outcomes up to five years after diagnosis).
The post will be based in The Clinical Effectiveness Unit, a joint unit of The Royal College of Surgeons of England and The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Its remit is to carry out national clinical audits, develop audit methodologies and produce evidence on clinical and cost-effectiveness of surgical procedures.
The Audit is funded by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership. It is carried out by the Clinical Effectiveness Unit in partnership with the Association of Upper GI Surgeons, British Society of Gastroenterologists, Royal College of Radiologists, and NHS Digital.
The candidate should have clinical experience in a relevant discipline (surgery, gastroenterology, oncology) and have passed a Membership/ Fellowship exam of a relevant Royal College. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and good organisational abilities are essential. Research experience is an advantage but further training in research methods and statistical analysis will be provided.
The post is offered full-time for 2 years. There will be no clinical duties or on-call commitments but there is flexibility to allow the post-holder to continue their clinical practice. The salary will be between £35,093 and £42,399 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience.
Informal enquiries regarding this post should be directed to Prof David Cromwell, (firstname.lastname@example.org).
College Benefits include:
- 25 days' holiday (pro rata)
- Up to 4 College privilege days
- Contributory pension scheme
- In-house gym
Closing date: 27 August 2018
Interview date: TBC
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